Deendayal Rasoi Yojna launched in Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh government kick-started its ambitious ‘Deendayal Rasoi Yojana’ under which subsidised meals will be available at Rs 5 per plate to people, especially the economically disadvantaged sections of society.
The initiative is on the lines of state run Amma Canteens, started by the former chief minister J Jayalalithaa, which served subsidised food at low prices. Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated the scheme at Gwalior. In the first phase, the scheme would be inaugurated in 49 districts.
India's first transgender police officer appointed in Tamil Nadu
K Prithika Yashini, aged around 25 years, is the first transgender person to become a police official in India, appointed in Tamil Nadu. After struggling with the social dogma and gender bias, she recently applied to become a police sub-inspector in Dharampuri, Tamil Nadu. A court in Chennai, Madras has now ruled in her favour.
Haryana government to provide Rs 21,000 to families for third girl child
Haryana government has decided to provide a one-time grant of Rs 21,000 to all those families whose third girl child was born after August 24, 2015, under the 'Aapki Beti, Hamari Beti' scheme. Under the scheme, the eligible families will receive the amount irrespective of their caste, creed, religion, income and number of sons.
Berhampur Thakurani Yatra fetival begins in Odisha
The famous Berhampur Thakurani Yatra, one of the biggest festivals of southern Odisha, has been celebrated with pomp and gaiety.Nearly a month-long festival celebrates the journey of the deity Maa Budhi Thakurani.
Jhargram becomes 22nd Bengal district
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee declared Jhargram as the 22nd district of West Bengal.Jhargram has been formed by bifurcating West Midnapore, which has a population of more than 11.37 lakh. Mamta Banerjee announced a budget of Rs 200 crore for the development of Jhargram.