Kerala across the globe celebrating "Thiruonam" the auspicious day of Onam.

  • Keralalites across the globe are celebrating Thiruonam on the 10th and the most auspicious day of Onam, the biggest cultural festival of the State.
  • Onam, the harvest festival of Kerala, symbolises prosperity, secularism,and harmony.
  • Keralites celebrate the festival welcoming the visit of the righteous and mythical king Mahabali,in the memory of good old days.
  • Thiruonam is being celebrated in all its cultural and traditional glory instilling the minds with hope.

Maharashtra signs MoU with Germany's professional association football.

  • The Maharashtra Government has signed an MoU with Germany's professional association football league, Bundesliga, to build a football team for players under the age of 14.
  • Aim: To help young footballers to develop their skills and potentially compete at a high level.
  • The Bundesliga is Germany’s premier professional football league.
  • It is one of the leading football leagues in Europe and the best football players and teams belong to the league.

CM Stalin launched expansion of breakfast scheme for Tamil Nadu govt school.

  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin launched the expansion of the state government’s breakfast scheme at Thirukkuvalai.
  • TThe scheme has been extended to 31,000 government schools across the state benefitting 17 lakh students.
  • TInitially, the scheme was devised to provide nutritious breakfast to 1,14,095 students of classes 1 to 5 studying in 1,545 government schools and an amount of Rs 33.56 crore was allocated for this scheme.

Kolkata becomes the third Indian city to adopt an Air Quality Early Warning System.

  • Kolkata became the third Indian city to adopt the Air Quality Early Warning System (AQEWS) to combat rising air pollution.
  • The system, developed by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) in Pune, aims to address rising air pollution levels in urban areas.
  • AQEWS in Kolkata uses an advanced sensor network to provide real-time monitoring of the Air Quality Index (AQI).
  • AQI is a standardized measure of the level of air pollution, with a value ranging from 0 to 500.
  • The system focuses on PM2.5 (particles with a diameter of 2.5 micrometers or smaller) levels, which is a major contributor to health problems due to its ability to enter the lungs.

MP announced Ladli Behna Yojana aid hike, 35% job reservation for women.

  • Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan raised the financial aid given to women in the Ladli Behna scheme from Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,250 per month.
  • He also announced 35 percent reservation for them in government jobs and provided gas cylinders for Rs 450.
  • Under the programme, women between the ages of 23 and 60, who do not pay income taxes and whose families make less than Rs 2.5 lakh annually, receive Rs 1,000 every month.

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