NATIONAL AFFAIRS

10L people have been rewarded under Digi Dhan Yojana:

Addressing the nation in the 29th edition of radio programme ‘Mann ki Baat’, PM Narendra Modi said that under the Digi Dhan Yojana, 10 lakh people were rewarded. “Under this Yojana, over 100 winners have received Rs.1 lakh as reward.”More than 4,000 businessmen have received Rs. 50,000 as reward“.


Chandigarh might face total liquor ban from April 1:

As the Supreme Court judgement banning liquor shops along state and national highways takes effect from April 1, all liquor shops in Chandigarh might face closure. On record, all major roads in Chandigarh are listed as state highways and fall under the judgement. The categorisation was done two decades back so that the Union Territory administration could maintain the roads.


Aadhaar linking must for PDS in Karnataka:

Below poverty line and above poverty line families in Karnataka will not get their monthly ration under the Public Distribution System (PDS) from April 1, if they fail to link the Aadhaar number with the Food and Civil Supplies Department. The Centre has set June 30 as the deadline to link Aadhaar with ration cards.


All popular colas banned at 300-odd railway stations by the Western Central Railways of India:

The Western Central Railways of India – constituting three divisions, namely Bhopal, Jabalpur and Kota – has banned the sale of all colas in over 300 of its stations.” This verdict was administered when the health certification on these cold drinks was found to have expired, and now, there is speculation that these drinks contain metals like cadmium and chromium. 


INS Viraat to be decommissioned on March 6: