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Raising awareness about women's issues, Mission Shakti touches 5 crore lives in UP

Launched in October 2020 in Uttar Pradesh, Mission Shakti aims to progress and uplift the societal-status of women.

Uttar Pradesh launched an active campaign under the wing of Mission Shakti to channelise women empowerment in the state. Launched in October 2020, the Department of Women and Child Development in UP has stated that programmes under this initiative have touched the lives of as many as 5 crore citizens, creating awareness about the women's issues. Platforms like 'Shakti Samvad' and 'Haq ki Baat' are also being used to redress the grievances of both rural and urban women.


UP's effective approach to empower women upliftment

Uttar Pradesh government has custom-stitched a programme to uplift the position of women in the rural and urban landscapes, providing provisions of security, opportunity and recognition. To further acknowledge the contribution of women and girls in different fields, events such as Nayika Mega Event, Gender Champion are being held on a regular basis, as well.

The state government has helped 27.95 lakh women, through the Nirashrit Mahila Pension Scheme while 5.80 lakh girls have received the benefits of Kanya Sumangala Yojana. About 51,25,579 girls have got the direct benefit of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme. Meanwhile, about 4,937 victims of violence have been supported through the Rani Lakshmi Bai Mahila Evam Samman Kosh Yojana.

Women Development in Uttar Pradesh

The Director, Women Welfare Department stated that they are dedicated to making women and girls self-reliant by means of government welfare schemes. Committed to providing benefit to women of the state, including those who belong to the poorest section of the society, the department looks at the holistic growth and development of women and girls. In addition to this, both government and non-governmental organisations are making rural women aware about the new job opportunities.

In sessions and awareness programmes under such initiatives and development programmes, they are being trained to work in small and cottage industries. Further, training is also being provided organic farming, mask making, dress stitching and designing contemporary jewellery.

​Students of DAVV in Indore to turn ideas into business models with the help of ISCDL

Indore Smart City Development Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidhyalaya, valid for 2 years

Aiming to support and nurture the startup ecosystem in the city, the Indore Smart City Seed Incubation Centre will now help the students of Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidhyalaya (DAVV) turn their ideas into successful business projects.The Indore Smart City Development Limited (ISCDL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the DAVV for the same. Notably, ISCDL will provide handholding mentorship to the budding entrepreneurs of the university by helping them right from the primitive stage.

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Purvanchal Expressway to get world's largest painting on Dec 20 to mark Kakori Martyrs' Day

Images of freedom fighters- Ram Prasad Bismil, Ashfaq Ullah Khan, Rajendra Nath Lahiri and Roshan Singh will be painted on the expressway

In a bid to commemorate the occasion of Kakori Martyrs' Day, the administration of Lucknow is all set to make the largest painting in the world on the newly inaugurated Purvanchal Expressway on December 20. The state government will pay homage to the freedom fighters by painting the images of Ram Prasad Bismil, Ashfaq Ullah Khan, Rajendra Nath Lahiri and Roshan Singh on the expressway. Notably, the Kakori Martyrs' Day is celebrated every year on December 19 to mark the sacrifice of the rebels who fought to death in the quest for our independence.

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Commercial activities at Amber & Nahargarh Forst in Jaipur face a complete ban

The light & sound show held at the Kesar Kyari at Amber foothill has also been called off until further notice

This tourist season, travellers and visitors will no longer be able to indulge in any commercial activity at the Amber and Nahargarh Forts in Jaipur. The archaeological department on Tuesday issued an order, in compliance with the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to ban all mercantile setups here.

The NGT had previously declared all businesses in the Nahargarh Wildlife Sanctuary & Fort area as illegal, resulting in their pack-up effective from December 1, this year. Besides, the light and sound show held at the Kesar Kyari at Amber foothill have also been shut until further notice read reports.

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New 'ultra risk' travel category instated in Maharashtra as state revises airport norms

Fully vaccinated domestic travellers no longer need to produce a negative RT-PCR test report on arrival in Maharashtra

Amidst revision of state travel norms, the Maharashtra administration has instated a new 'ultra risk' category for flyers arriving from South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Eswatini and Lesotho. Besides them, all international travellers of other passengers with a travel history in the last 15 days from Omicron infected 'high risk' countries will have to undergo mandatory 7-day institutional quarantine on arrival.

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Amplus Solar introduces the HomeScape range in Lucknow to power a lifestyle upgrade

Homescape by Amplus Solar blends fashion with feasibility to add value to your lifestyle and savings to your account!

Going big on power savings with Smart Solar at home is Lucknow's new standard of style! Homescape by Amplus Solar meets all these needs and how! It's an innovative solar pergola is designed to suit the aesthetics of your home perfectly. Be it an open backyard, garden, front porch, or terrace - this versatile premium range becomes a part of your home as you need it.

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'Kapda Bank' to be set up in Lucknow to help the poor stay warm this winter season!

Under the ambit of this project, anyone can donate new or used clothes to the underprivileged people by contacting the nearest zonal office

District Administration along with the Lucknow Municipal Corporation has come up with a unique initiative to help keep the poor and destitute people warm this winter. As per the announcement by the District Magistrate of Lucknow, 8 zones in the city have been listed for setting up the 'Kapda Bank'. Under the ambit of this project, anyone can donate new or used clothes to underprivileged people by contacting the nearest zonal office.

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Omicron alert in Rajasthan as 4 travellers from South Africa test COVID positive

The patients are presently isolating in Jaipur

After the reports of 2 confirmed Omicron cases in Karanataka, health officials suspect a variant infiltration in Rajasthan too as a family of 4 South African travellers tested COVID positive here. As per reports, the samples of these patients have been forwarded for further tests to confirm if these are cases of mutation. In the interim, the family is isolated in Jaipur.

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