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Major News and Events of 18 October 2017

What Happened on 18 October 2017


Defence Minister reaches Port Blair on a two day visit to Andaman & Nicobar Island

According to reports, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has reached Port Blair for a 2 day visit of Andaman and Nicobar Island.During her stay, Sitharaman will celebrate Diwali with the troops of Andaman and Nicobar Command and interact with their families during various events.The Minister will also visit the operational area of the Command and Air Force Station Car Nicobar. The Minister will lay wreaths at the Swatantra Jyoti in Cellular Jail and Tsunami Memorial at Car Nicobar.

Chhattisgarh govt reduces interest on loan under Saksham Yojna

According to reports, Chhattisgarh government has reduced the rate of interest on loan given to women and their self help groups under Saksham Yojna from 6.5 per cent to 5 per cent. States Women and Child Development Minister Ramsheela Sahu took decision in this regard, while chairing a meeting of the governing body of Chhattisgarh Mahila Kosh. The initiative will allow the women and SHGs to easily avail the loan facility for self-employment and thereby become self-dependent.The Chhattisgarh Mahila Kosh is operated by state's women and child development department to disburse easy term loans to women and SHGs.




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