National News Affairs

  • Maharashtra today became the first state to install first-of-its-kind automated weather stations for farmers in the region.
    • The state government aims to install a total of 2,065 such units at the village/mandal level across Maharashtra.
  • Uttar Pradesh state government is going to waive loans of up to ₹1lakh of ‘Divyangs’(differently-abled).
    • The government also plans to hold “Samadhan Diwas” every month to resolve their problems.
  • Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain today flagged off Assam‘s first Shatabdi Expressfrom Dibrugarh.
  • Haryana police today relaunched ‘Operation Durga‘ to ensure women’s safety.
    • The state government had started the operation earlier this month but it was stopped within a week.
  • Women and children will be allowed to use toilet facilities at hotels and restaurants, including five-stars, in South Delhi for free from today (1st May 2017).
  • The Real Estate Act which aims to protect the interests of homebuyers by ensuring transparency has come into effect.