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  • 18-Nov-2016
  • Nitish Kumar launches free power connection programme

    • Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday launched “Har ghar bijli lagatar” scheme.
    • About 50 lakh homes in Bihar will be provided free electricity connection by 2018.
  • 14-Nov-2016
  • Union Government launches ‘Kahin Bhi-Kabhi Bhi’ medical facilities for ESIC beneficiaries of Delhi

    •  Shri Bandaru Dattatreya Launches Kahin Bhi-Kabhi Bhi medical facilities for ESIC beneficiaries of Delhi 
    • All 4 ESIC Hospitals of Delhi at Basaidarapur, Rohini, Okhla and Jhilmil will also be converted into super specialty hospitals


  • 11-Nov-2016
  • Union Government launches Smart India Hackathon

    •  The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has launched Smart India Hackathon 2017
    • The Hackathon aims to find digital solutions by using  creativity and technical expertise of over 30 lakh students
  • 10-Nov-2016
  • Union Government launches Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana

    • The Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has launched of Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana (PMYY)
    • PMYY is MSDE’s flagship scheme on entrepreneurship education and training. The scheme spans over five years (2016-17 to 2020-21) with a project cost of 499.94 crore rupees.

  • 09-Nov-2016
  • Union Cabinet approves skill training through Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana


    • The Union Cabinet, on Wednesday, approved the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)  to impart skill training to one crore people over the next four years 
    • The objective of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana  is to enable a large number of Indian youth to take up industry-relevant skill training that will help them in securing a better livelihood
  • J&K govt launches cycle scheme for poor students

    • Jammu and Kashmir government has launched the All Terrain Bike programme for meritorious students of the lower economic strata. 
    • The cycles would be given to any Class X student belonging to lower economic background, who has to cover over 2 km to reach his school.
  • 30-Sep-2016
  • West Bengal government has decided to install monorail from Budge Budge in South 24-Parganas to Ruby Connector in Kolkata. The 14-kilometre-long monorail route will connect Budge Budge to Ruby via Taratala, New Alipore and Prince Anwar Shah Road
  • Railways Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on 29 September 2016 launched various Railways Services and dedicated them to the nation. These Railways services are:

    • Liberalised station to station special freight rates policy.
    • Policy providing sub quota of 33% to women within reserved categories for the allotment in catering units.
    • Policy giving preference to local domicile holders for commercial licenses at stations.
    • New system of allocating vacant berths after final charting to wayside stations.
    • Launch of the new tag Train at a Glance 2016 and new Time Table effective from 1 October 2016.
  • 29-Sep-2016
  • India is going to invest 2 billion dollars in Sri Lanka in the next three-four years. It was announced by Union Minister for State (MoS) Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman during her visit to Sri Lanka. She had visited Sri Lanka for talks on the Economic and Technological Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) to discuss the terms of the agreement.

  • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Telangana government on 28 September 2016 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide digital classes across the state through its state channel Mana TV.As per the MoU, the ISRO’s Development & Educational Communication Unit (DECU) will work with the state government to disseminate educational content using satellite technology.

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