सामयिक विषय: Planning & Project

Award Scheme for the women announced by Chhattisgarh Government

Question: In whose name Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, announced the special award for the women of the state?
(a) Padam Chandrakar
(b) Raimuni Bhagat
(c) Kunwar Bai
(d) Teejan Bai
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • On March 8th, 2018, On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has announced special award scheme for women of Chhattisgarh.
  • This announcement was made by the Chief Minister while addressing the Livelihood Convention organized on the occasion of International Women’s Day in Somni village of Rajnandgaon district
  • This award will be given in the name of Cleanliness Ambassador of Chhattisgarh Mrs. Kunwar Bai.
  • in the field of cleanliness and livelihood, women self-help groups and women will be provided award of Rs 1.50 lakh.
  • Dr Singh also announced that an education hub will be developed in Rajnandgaon district at the cost of Rs 12 crore, and said that in this huge educational premise, 33 per cent seats will be reserved for girls.
  • The convention was organized by State Rural Livelihood Mission, on behalf of Panchayat and Rural Development Department.
  • On the occasion, 30 women were provided e-rickshaw, three women were provided vehicle for taxi business and two women were provided cheques of financial aid for solar energy based mini cold storage, under Deendayal Antyoday Yojana- State Rural Livelihood Mission. Dr Singh distributed 20 micro ATMs to ‘Bank Sakhi’ women.


Multi-Skill Centre by CII

Question- Recently, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) announced the establishment of a multi-skill center at which place in West Bengal?
(a) Veerbhumi
(b) Darjeeling
(c) Hugli
(d) Vardhman
Answer: (b) 
Related Facts: 

  • On March 13th, 2018, multi-skill centre was announced to set up in Darjeeling, West Bengal by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
  • This announcement was made by CII Director General Chandrajit Banerjee during the two-day Darjeeling Business Summit held in Darjeeling.
  • India Industries Federation (CII) will establish this multi-skill center in partnership with Gorkha Regional Administration.
  • This multi-skill center will provide training in hospitality, beauty and wellness and health care in the beginning.


Insurance Scheme for Journalists

Question: Which of the following states government recently announced the introduction of insurance scheme for journalists?
(a) Chhattisgarh
(b) Kerala
(c) Assam
(d) Manipur
Answer: (c) 
Related Facts 

  • The Assam Government has proposed an insurance plan for journalists and their families in the state budget of 2018-19.
  • On March 12th, 2018, this announcement was made by Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma during the presentation of the state budget of the year 2018-19.
  • 63 crore has been allocated budget for the year 2018-19 for the scheme and information and public relations department has been allocated Rs. 63 crore.
  • Information and Public Relations Department will implement the scheme related to journalists.
  • This journalist insurance scheme will ensure the safety of journalists and their families.


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