3rd National Youth Parliament Festival (NYPF) begins in New Delhi.

  • The 3rd edition of the National Youth Parliament Festival (NYPF) has been organised jointly by Lok Sabha Secretariat and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on March 10 and 11, 2022, in the Central Hall of Parliament, New Delhi.
  • Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur will address the inaugural session of NYPF on March 10, while the Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will address the valedictory function on March 11.
  • The objective of the NYPF is to hear the voice of the youth, between 18 and less than 25 years of age, who will join various careers in coming years, including public services.
  • The top three National level youth winners will get an opportunity to speak before the Lok Sabha Speaker during the valedictory function.

India’s 1st fully women-owned industrial park becomes operational in Hyderabad.

  • India’s 1st 100% women-owned industrial park became operational on March 08, 2022, in Hyderabad, Telangana.
  • The industrial park is promoted by the FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) in partnership with the state government of Telangana.
  • The 1st of its kind FLO industrial park is spread over 50-acre area in Sultanpur near Patancheru industrial area.
  • The estimated investment cost of the project is Rs 250 crore.
  • Initially, the park has 25 women owned and operated units, across 16 different green category industrial segments.

Axis Bank launches "HouseWorkIsWork" initiative to bring educated urban women to workforce.

  • Axis Bank has rolled out an initiative called HouseWorkIsWork to offer opportunities to such urban educated women who want to rejoin the professional space.
  • The initiative has been launched as the bank feels that the participation of urban educated women in the workforce is still not at desired levels.
  • Through HouseWorkIsWork initiative, the bank aims to get these women back to work, by giving them confidence that they are employable, they have skills and they can fit in various job roles in a bank.

India and World Bank inks US$125 million loan to support access to Social Protection Services in West Bengal.

  • The World Bank has signed a $125 million loan agreement with the Government of India and the Government of West Bengal to support efforts in giving access to social protection services to poor and vulnerable groups in the state.
  • The loan for the project titled West Bengal Building State Capability for Inclusive Social Protection Project, will be extended through IBRD.

Chhattisgarh announces "Kaushalya Matritva Yojana" to give Rs 5000 support on birth of second girl child.

  • Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel launched a new scheme titled Kaushalya Matritva Yojana on March 07, 2022.
  • The scheme aims to give financial assistance of Rs 5000 to women on the birth of second girl child.
  • During the launch of the scheme, CM Baghel gave away cheques of Rs 5,000 each to five women beneficiaries for safe motherhood.

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