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Free Ration Scheme - Cabinet approves extension till September

  • People suffered due to the economic crisis and lack of income. Due to this the Prime Minister introduced the Prime Minister Kareeb Kalyan Anna Yojana to protect millions of people. The scheme will provide an additional 5 kg of food grains per household per month in addition to the food grains available under the National Food Security Act.
  • Thus the people affected by the curfew and corona continue to benefit. The project continued to be extended, although Corona was somewhat restrained. In November last year it was announced that the project would be extended for the next 4 months. Accordingly, it will be in force till March, 2022.
  • In this context, Prime Minister Kareeb Kalyan has ordered the extension of the Anna Yojana for the next 6 months. The cabinet said the move was approved at a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • The central government has said that Rs 80,000 crore will be spent on the free ration scheme, which will be extended till September this year.
Dubai Chief Minister MK Stalin has signed an agreement for an investment of Rs 2,600 crore
  • During a meeting of UAE investors in Dubai, the Dubai-based White House signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up two integrated sewing plants with an investment of Rs 500 crore to create 3,000 jobs.
  • Noble Steels has agreed to employ 1,200 people with an investment of Rs 1,000 crore, TransWorld Group with an investment of Rs 100 crore, Jobs with an investment of Rs 100 crore, Aster TM Healthcare with an investment of Rs 500 crore with 3,500 people and Shrop Group with an investment of Rs 500 crore.
  • The foundation stone for the first furniture furniture park in India has been laid at the port of Thoothukudi. On the day of the laying of the foundation stone, investments of $ 375 million were attracted.
  • In the last 10 months alone, 120 memorandums of understanding (MoUs) have been signed to attract $ 800 billion in investments and 2 lakh new jobs have been created. During the last financial year 2020-2021, the overall growth of Tamil Nadu was 5.8 percent.
The first steel road in the country was built in Gujarat
  • Gujarat is the first state in the country to build a road with steel waste. Steel mills across India are said to emit 1.9 crore tonnes of steel waste a year. It was decided to use such waste to pave the road instead of wasting it on the ground and the study was carried out. 
  • Subsequently, a road was constructed with steel scrap at the Hazira Industrial Estate in Surat, Gujarat. It was funded by the Scientific and Industrial Research Council (CSIR) and the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) with the assistance of the Ministry of Steel and the Policy Commission and the Finance Commission.
  • This pioneer road project is set to be 1 km long, 6 lane highway. This road is made of 100% steel instead of other materials used as usual. The thickness of the road has also been reduced by 30 per cent. Thus, it is hoped that this new system will protect roads from seasonal damage.
  • With the success of such a pioneering project, the central government is planning to build stronger roads in the future using this steel waste in highway construction works.
Ritu Kanthuri elected first female Speaker of Uttarakhand
  • Ritu Kanthuri, daughter of former Chief Minister PC Kanthuri, won the Godwar constituency in the Uttarakhand assembly elections on behalf of BJP. In this situation, the election to elect the Speaker of the State Legislative Assembly was held. The opposition Congress candidate withdrew without stopping.
  • Following this, it has been announced that Ritu Kanthuri has been elected as the Speaker without contest. This is the first time a woman has been elected Speaker of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly.
Sainik School in 21 places including Thoothukudi - Union Government approval
  • The Defense Ministry has approved the opening of 21 new military schools in the first phase of the project, which was conceived by Prime Minister Modi. 21 new Sainik schools have been allowed to start in collaboration with the private sector. Of these, 7 schools will be regular schools and 14 schools will be boarding schools.
  • Admission to new Sainik schools will be from 6th standard onwards. Permission has been granted to set up a Sainik School in association with a private school in the Thoothukudi district in Tamil Nadu.
Gender Equality Campus for LGBTQ Students - Announced by the National Institute of Law
  • The National University of Legal Education and Research (NALSAR) has announced that the move will give equal rights to all genders. Located on the ground floor of our university campus, GH 6 is exclusively for the LGBTQ class. Using this the other LGBTQ class can get to know each other.
  • Steps have been taken to set up special rooms in the hostel with admission for their education. The other rooms on the ground floor are also designed to accommodate gender equality.
  • The Tata Institute of Social Sciences, formerly based in Mumbai, set up the hostel in 2018 for the first time in India with gender equality.
Tamil Senthilkumaran receiving the International Photo Award
  • Famous photographer Senthilkumaran is from Madurai. He has been performing many feats in the field of photography. He received the Royal Geographical Society of London Award for Best Photographer in 2007, among other important awards.
  • Also, another iconic photo of a wounded saree on the banks of the river Ganges is Vilan. He sent it to the competition for the best photo of the Royal Geographical Society.
  • In this case, the photo he took on behalf of the wildlife has now received an award. He has been announced the recipient of the World Press Photo Award for Magazine Photographer. This is the first time a Tamil has won an international award.
Central Ministry of AYUSH and the World Health Organization sign an agreement to establish a World Heritage Medical Center
  • The Ministry of AYUSH, India, the center of the World Health Organization, has signed an agreement with the World Health Organization to set up a World Health Organization World Traditional Medicine Center in Jamnagar, Gujarat.
  • Its interim office is located at the Ayurvedic Research and Training Institute, Gujarat. The center will operate with a US $ 250 million investment from the federal government.
  • The aim is to improve the traditional medical resources around the world through modern science and technology in order to improve the overall health of the world's population.
  • The agreement was signed on March 25 in Geneva by Dr. Rajesh Kottecha, Secretary of the Ministry of AYUSH, and Dr. Tetros Adanam Caprias, Director-General of the World Health Organization. The establishment of the center was approved by the Union Cabinet last month.

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