Telangana govt. has announced KCR Mega Health Cum Life Insurance Scheme for Ryots. Subsequently, the state govt. will provide an insurance cover of Rs. 5 lakh per annum for health-care and hospitalization and even in the case of death. Accordingly, KCR govt. is going to allocate Rs. 500 crore in Telangana Budget 2018-19. . . . .
Women in Saudi Arabia are now permitted to enlist in the army as the kingdom continues to enact reforms granting females more access to a wide range of previously forbidden careers. Women are now able to apply for positions with the rank of soldier in the provinces of Riyadh, Mecca, al-Qassim and Medina. A list of requirements. . . . .
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the nodal authority for issuing Aadhaar cards has rollout ‘Bal Aadhaar’, meant for kids under 5 years of age. Bal Aadhaar literally means Kid’s Aadhaar. It will have the blue colour to differentiate it with regular Aadhaar. To recall all children below the age. . . . .
Telangana Industry Minister K. T. Rama Rao said that the Telangana government aims to double the valuation of its life sciences ecosystem to $100 billion in 10 years. K. T. R made this announcement after he inaugurated the 15th BioAsia Summit. He said that 4 lakh jobs will be created in the life sciences industry in the. . . . .
Kerala government has made vaccination compulsory for school admissions from next academic year onwards. Parents will have to show details of shots given to children at the time of enrolment in schools. The health minister of Kerala KK Shailaja has released the new health policy draft. The move. . . . .
The Haryana government launched Parivartan, a scheme designed to address 10 issues, including cleanliness and pollution, in 46 developmental blocks of the state. The scheme was launched by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and 46 top officials of the state, including those from the IAS, IFS and. . . . .
Uttar Pradesh's Khadi and Village Industries Board signed a pact with Amazon India to facilitate online selling of Khadi products. As part of a MoU, Amazon India will educate, train and enable rural khadi artisans to directly sell their products to Amazon.in customers across the country under the brand. . . . .
The Union Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare has launched six new features of National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) Platform to make it more us users friendly. The six new features are e-NAM Mobile App, BHIM payment facility, new and improved Web site with eLearning Module, MIS Dashboard, Grievance Redressal. . . . .
The Delhi administration will launch ‘Mission Buniyaad’ from April this year to improve learning levels of students attending primary classes in the state government and municipal schools. The project is on the lines of government’s previous scheme called "Chunauti", which assessed students of Class 6 to Class. . . . .
Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Shri R.K Singh, launched a Web-based monitoring System and a Fly Ash mobile application named ASH TRACK. These platforms will enable better management of the ash produced by thermal power plants by providing an interface between. . . . .
The Haryana government has launched the 'Gobardhan Yojana' to provide for the sale of organic manure and cow urine with an aim to benefit farmers. A provision of Rs 11 crore has been made to provide benefits of various projects under this scheme. The Gobardhan Yojana would help in doubling the income. . . . .
Arunachal Pradesh government has launched two new contraceptives - an injectable one and a pill - under separate programmes to expand people's choice contraceptives. The injectable contraceptive was launched under the 'Antara' programme and the pill under 'Chhaya'. Gynecologists of various districts. . . . .
The Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Jai Ram Thakur launched the ‘Shakti’ app for women’s safety in the state. The app was developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) of the Himachal Pradesh government, which comes with a panic button. It would be available in both Hindi and English languages. . . . .
Minister for Science and Technology launched four new schemes which seek to help young researchers to realize their potential more fully for their own benefit as well as for the betterment of the society at large. The first initiative called Teacher Associateship for Research Excellence (TARE) Scheme. The. . . . .
Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced the list of nine new Smart Cities, which have emerged winners in Round 4. These nine cities are, Silvassa in Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Erode in Tamil Nadu, Diu in Daman and Diu, Bihar Sharif in Bihar, Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, Itanagar in Arunachal. . . . .
The government has decided to set up a Cyber Warrior Police Force (CWPF) and Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) to tackle internet-related crimes such as cyber threats, child pornography, and online stalking. The CWPF is likely to operate under the National Information Security Policy and Guidelines. . . . .