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Daily Current Affairs, 05th March 2018







1)  Conrad Sangma To Be Next Meghalaya CM
•National People's Party (NPP) President Conrad Sangma will be the new chief minister of Meghalaya. There would be no deputy chief minister for the state.

•He will replace Mukul Sangma. 

2)  “Namaste Shalom”- Magazine On India-Israel Relations Launched
•The Union Minister of State (I/C) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh, launched the social media of “Namaste Shalom”, a magazine on India-Israel relations.

•The magazine ‘Namaste Shalom’ is edited by Tarun Vijay, former MP.

3)  Shigmotsav 2018 Celebrated In Goa
•Shigmotsav has been organized enthusiastically in Goa. Shigmotsav or Shigmo is one of the several cultural festivals of the coastal state and is celebrated through colours, costumes, music, dance and parades.

•Shigmo parades offer glimpses of Goan life depicted through folk dance and music performances by locals. It is marked by long processions and festivities on the streets and is a major draw for tourists and locals.

4)  Odisha Launches 'KHUSHI' Scheme To Provide Free Sanitary Pads
•The Odisha government launched KHUSHI scheme to provide free sanitary napkins to school girls across the state. The scheme will be implemented by the health and family welfare department of the state at a cost of 70 crore per year.

•Under the scheme, the state will provide free sanitary napkins to 17 lakh girls studying in Classes 6 to 12 in government and government-aided schools. The announcement was made by the CM of Odisha Naveen Patnaik.

5)  Government Constitutes A Steering Committee On Fintech Related Issues
•The Odisha government launched KHUSHI scheme to provide free sanitary napkins to school girls across the state. The scheme will be implemented by the health and family welfare department of the state at a cost of 70 crore per year.

•Under the scheme, the state will provide free sanitary napkins to 17 lakh girls studying in Classes 6 to 12 in government and government-aided schools. The announcement was made by the CM of Odisha Naveen Patnaik.

6)  Karnataka Unveils Healthcare Scheme 'Arogya Karnataka'
•Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah unveiled a healthcare scheme named 'Arogya Karnataka' (Healthy Karnataka) aimed at benefitting about 1.43 crore households in the state. It will provide quality primary, secondary and tertiary treatment to both below-poverty-line (BPL) and above-poverty-line (APL) families in the state.

•Through the scheme, all the BPL households will get free treatment at government hospitals while for  APL households, the state will bear about 30% of the treatment cost.




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