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16 October 2018 Current Events Government announces Rs 100 crore award for states under Saubhagya Scheme

The Power Ministry of India has announced and award of Rs 100 crore for the states that would be completing the household electrification early under the Saubhagya Scheme. Apart from this, the employees will also get a prize of Rs 50 lakhs for completing the task of electrification of households under this scheme that was launched by Prime Minister Modi last year in September. Several states have achieved 99 percent of household electrification so they are kept out of the award scheme. Gujarat, Punjab, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Himachal Pradesh are the states kept under this scheme.


Youth Olympic Games: Indian Men and Women teams bags silver medals

Both men and women hockey teams of India weren't able to win a gold medal for the country in the Youth Olympic Games taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Both men and women's team won silver medals in the Hockey 5s competition. The men team lost to Malaysia by 2-4 while the women's team was defeated by Argentina by 1-3.


Government announces Rs 100 crore award for states under Saubhagya Scheme

The Power Ministry of India has announced and award of Rs 100 crore for the states that would be completing the household electrification early under the Saubhagya Scheme. Apart from this, the employees will also get a prize of Rs 50 lakhs for completing the task of electrification of households under this scheme that was launched by Prime Minister Modi last year in September. Several states have achieved 99 percent of household electrification so they are kept out of the award scheme. Gujarat, Punjab, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Himachal Pradesh are the states kept under this scheme.

Youth Olympic Games: Indian Men and Women teams bags silver medals

Both men and women hockey teams of India weren't able to win a gold medal for the country in the Youth Olympic Games taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Both men and women's team won silver medals in the Hockey 5s competition. The men team lost to Malaysia by 2-4 while the women's team was defeated by Argentina by 1-3.




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