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Tamil Nadu cabinet meeting decided to increase the senior citizen allowance to Rs.1,200
  • The Tamil Nadu Cabinet meeting was held today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister M. K. Stalin. Minister Thangam met and talked to the Southern press about the decisions taken in this cabinet meeting
  • Out of which, about 30 lakh people in Tamil Nadu are benefited through social welfare schemes. Steps will be taken to provide retirement soon to those who may have applied for pension and waited. For social welfare schemes Rs. 845 crore will cost extra.
  • The monthly stipend for the elderly and destitute has been increased to Rs.1,200. The stipend for maids is also Rs. 1000 to Rs. 1,200 to be raised. Allowance for differently abled Rs. 1,500 to be raised. The increased stipends will be disbursed from August onwards.
PM Modi issued 70,000 job appointment orders
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Rojkar Mela (Employment Festival) on October 22. On that day, in the first phase, he gave orders for government jobs to 75,226 people. After this, it is targeted to provide employment to 10,00,000 people in government departments. So far, he has given employment orders to 4,30,000 people under this scheme
  • Following this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today issued orders for government jobs to 70,000 people through video.
Union Hydropower Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat released the Disaster Management Plan Manual
  • Union Jal Shakti Minister Mr. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat released the Manual for Disaster Management Plan at the two-day National Conference of Rural Wash Partners concluded at Vigyan Bhavan, Delhi. 
  • This manual has been developed by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation to ensure safety, uninterrupted supply and minimum loss of drinking water, sanitation, assets and services involving stakeholders at national, state, district and village levels. 
  • It includes two flagship programs on WASH implemented by the department, Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) and Swachh Bharat Mission-Grameen (SPM-G).
  • A disaster plan is developed based on the advice given by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) which under Section 37 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 requires each Ministry / Department to develop its own disaster plan to face and prepare for any emergency that may arise in the future. 
  • The objective of the program is to ensure prompt WASH response to disasters as per agreed standards; Improving WASH resilience to reduce disaster vulnerability; Establishing a strong environment, finance and coordination mechanism to achieve the desired goals; and developing a plan that addresses disaster preparedness, response, recovery, reconstruction and mitigation.
  • Giving high priority to the issue of disaster recovery, the manual provides a holistic approach that addresses community preparedness, technology application and international cooperation. 
  • The document focuses on the four stages of planning – preparedness, response, recovery and reconstruction, and besides mitigation, addresses the issues according to the 10-point agenda for risk reduction.

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