Anurag Thakur launches mascot, logo and jersey of Khelo India Youth Games.

  • Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur has launched the mascot Dhakad along with the official logo and official jersey of the Fourth Khelo India Youth Games at Panchkula and lauded the effort of Haryana to host the games.
  • The competition is being organized by the Sports Authority of India and the state government of Haryana.
  • In this edition of the Khelo India Youth Games, over 8,500 athletes will be participating.
  • Haryana will set an example by hosting the fourth edition of the Khelo India Youth Games from June 4 to June 13 at Panchkula, Chandigarh, Shahabad, Ambala and Delhi.

Indian Army Chief General Manoj Pandey received Param Vishisht Seva Medal.

  • Indian Army Chief General Manoj Pandey was awarded the Param Vishisht Seva Medal by President Ram Nath Kovind.
  • Constituted in 1960, the Param Vishisht Seva Medal is granted to all positions of the Indian Armed Forces in acknowledgment of peace-time service of the most exceptional order.
  • General Manoj Pandey is the first engineer who has been posted as the Chief of Army Staff.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind also conferred 14 PVSM, four Uttam Yudh Seva Medals (UYSM) and 24 Ati Vishisht Seva Medal.
  • General Pandey took over as the 29th Chief of the Army Staff on 30 April.
  • Earlier he served as Chief of the Army Staff from 01 February and before that as Eastern Army Commander.s (AVSM) for distinguished service of an exceptional order.

Northern Railway introduces foldable baby berths on trains to support mothers.

  • The Indian Railways introduced a separate Baby Berth (seats for newly-born children) in trains where the infants will now be able to sleep alongside their mother.
  • The lower berths already reserved for women have been placed next to baby berths so that young children can travel with their mother without any inconvenience.
  • According to official information, two berths have been added in the Lucknow Mail going from Lucknow to New Delhi.
  • The Railways will not charge any extra fare for the seat meant for infants.

Tamil Nadu CM Stalin announces free breakfast and nutrition schemes for children.

  • Tamil Nadu chief minister M K Stalin announced a free breakfast scheme for government primary school students.
  • The scheme, in the first phase, would be implemented in a few corporations, municipalities and remote villages.
  • It would be extended across the state in a phased manner.
  • Tamil Nadu is set to become the first state to offer breakfast along with midday meals.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister launched Ladli Laxmi scheme 2.0.

  • Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister launched the second phase of the Ladli Laxmi scheme (Ladli Laxmi scheme-2.0).
  • Ladli Laxmi scheme – 2.0 is an innovative initiative to encourage girl children to pursue higher education and make them self-dependent.
  • Ladli Laxmi Scheme is being implemented by the government of Madhya Pradesh since 2007 to enhance the economic and educational status of the girls.
  • Ladli Laxmi scheme is a comprehensive scheme that offers financial assistance for a girl from birth until her marriage in installments.

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