1. PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates UP Investors Summit in Lucknow
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 2-Day long UP Investors Summit in Lucknow. The mega event has been organised by the Uttar Pradesh government. It is aimed at showcasing investment opportunities and potential across various sectors in Uttar Pradesh.
According to the UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, 900 MoUs have already been finalised ahead of the Summit. Representatives from Mauritius, Japan,the Netherlands, Finland, CzechRepublic, Thailand and Slovakia will also participate in the event.
UP Governor- Ram Naik.
Pilibhit Tiger Reserve & Wildlife Sanctuary is located in UP.
2. Haryana Government Launched 4 Subsidized Food Canteens Under 'Antyodaya Aahaar Yojna'
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar launched 4 food canteens at Faridabad,Gurugram, Hisar, and Yamunanagar via video-conferencing from Chandigarh.
These have been set up under the ‘Antyodaya Aahaar Yojana’ to provide healthy, nutritious and hygienic food at only Rs 10 per meal to all poor and needy.
Haryana Governor- Kaptan Singh Solanki.
Kalesar National Park and Sultanpur National Park are situated in Haryana.
3. Maharashtra Government to Launch Asmita Yojana to Provide Cheap Sanitary Pads
Maharashtra government will roll out 'Asmita Yojana' on the International Women’s Day (March 8, 2018) to provide cheap (subsidised) sanitary pads to school girls and women.
Under the scheme, schoolgirls studying in Zilla Parishad schools will get sanitary napkin packet at Rs 5 while rural women can avail it at the subsidised rate of Rs.24 and Rs.29.
Maharashtra CM- Devendra Fadnavis, Governor- C V Rao.
4. Delhi Government to Launch 'Mission Buniyaad' To Fix Learning Crisis In Delhi Schools
The Delhi government announced the launch of "Mission Buniyaad" for improving learning skills of children studying in state and municipal-run schools. The announcement was made by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
Under the programme which will run from April to June for Class 3 to 5 in Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) schools and for Class 6 to 8 in government's schools, children will undergo a reading level assessment based on which they will be enrolled in specialised "Mission Buniyaad" classes.
5. Centre Constitutes Committee to Study Brahmaputra and Flood Control Measures in Assam
The Centre has constituted a committee headed by the Vice Chairman of the NITI Aayog Mr Rajiv Kumar to study the Brahmaputra and flood control measures in Assam and neighbouring states.
According to the Assam Water Resource minister, Keshab Mahanta, measures are being taken by the Water Resource department to repair the damaged river embankment due to flood.