7 crore LPG connections distributed under Ujjwala Yojana in 34 months
LPG connections distributed under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana touched the 7 crore mark with Geeta Devi becoming the seventh crore beneficiary of the scheme. Launched in 2016, the flagship scheme has achieved this “milestone” in just 34 months.
WB CM announces new scheme ‘Yuvashree Arpan’ for employment of youth
Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced a grant of 1 lakh to graduatesof the state’s 214 polytechnics and Industrial Training Institutes (ITI), to set up small businesses. The CM introduced the scheme, Yuvashree Arpan, in Howrah district.
Uttarakhand CM launches free milk scheme for anganwadi children
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat launched the Mukhyamantri Anchal Amrit Yojana in Dehradun, under which 2.5 lakh children at 20,000 Anganwadi kendras in the state will be given 100 ml milk twice a week for free.
Kerala’s Marayoor Jaggery Gets Geographical Indication Tag
The Marayoor Jaggery, the traditional and handmade product from Idukki district of Kerala received the Geographical Indication (GI) tag from the Central Government. It is dark brown in colour, high in sweetness and iron, with less sodium content and insoluble impurities.
BANKING AND FINANCE
India, World Bank And Representatives Of 5 States Signed Loan Agreement For DRIP
The World Bank, the Government of India and representatives of 5 States of Government of India and Implementing Agencies signed in New Delhi the Loan Agreement for Additional Financing of $137 Million for the Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP).
Hasmukh Adhia appointed as chancellor of Gujarat Central University
Former Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia was appointed as the chancellor of Gujarat Central University. He will hold the post for a period of five years. The appointment was approved by President Ram Nath Kovind.
Acko conferred with Golden Peacock award for innovative product
ACKO General Insurance a new-age digital insurance company, was awarded the coveted Golden Peacock Innovative Product Award – 2019, for their contextual microinsurance product –“Ola Ride Insurance”. The award was presented to Biresh Giri, Appointed Actuary & CRO, Acko in the presence of global business leaders at the recently held event in Dubai.
Bhubaneswar’s Biju Patnaik International Airport wins the prestigious ASQ award
The Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Bhubaneswar has won the 2018 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) awardas the leading airport in size and region. The Airports Council International selected BPIA for the prestigious award. The award is accorded on the basis of independent survey amongst passengers on various parameters of security, safety, experience, ambience, ease of availability and cleanliness, Hota stated.
Former Puducherry LG Virendra Kataria passes away
Former Puducherry LG Virendra Kataria passed away in New Delhi at the age of 87. A former Rajya Sabha MP, Kataria served as the lieutenant governor of Puducherry from July 2013 to July 2014.
Iniyan becomes India’s 61st Grandmaster
India got their 61st Grandmaster when 16-year-old P. Iniyan, hailing from Erode, won at the ongoing Noisiel Open in France. Iniyan defeated GM Sergey Fedorchuk of Ukraine in the sixth round to become the 61st Grandmaster for India as he crossed the 2500-point in ELO ratings.