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“Digital Screens” launched by Ministry of Railways to spread awareness about Indian Railways Heritage
On August 16, 2018, Ministry of Railways launches “Digital Screens” to spread awareness about Indian Railways Heritage.
i. From the Independence Day on (August 15, 2018), “digital screens” has been made operational at 22 railway stations.
ii. Addirionally, QR code based posters on Railway Heritage are also being displayed at these stations.
iii. These would allow passengers to scan and view a streaming video on their mobile on Railway heritages.
iv. Dedicated heritage video walls are being installed in New Delhi and Howrah.

About ‘Digital Screens’:
i. This screens will how one to two minute-long movie clips on digital LED screens at the entrance gate of railway stations and also at different comfort areas.
ii. The short films will showcase heritage buildings, locomotives and spread awareness about heritage of Indian Railways.
iii. Few of the railway station where these have been launched are:
New Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Howrah, Sealdah, Jaipur, Agra  Cantonment, Coimbatore, Lucknow, Varanasi.

Kanyashree Prakalpa scheme: West Bengal Government removed family income ceiling.
On August 16, 2018, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee lifted family income ceiling for the beneficiaries of  women welfare scheme ‘Kanyashree’.

i. Earlier the ceiling was : Rs 120,000 or less.
ii. This would cost the state government an additional Rs 200 crore.
iii. The state had already incurred an annual expenditure of Rs 1200 crore under the scheme in 2017.

Other Announcements:
i. A university for the girls under this scheme to pursue higher education would be built.
ii.The state education ministry would hold special training camps for the girls to provide skill trainings for jobs.

About ‘Kanyashree’:
Kanyashree was launched in 2013 to prevent early marriage of girl children of socio-economically disadvantaged families whose annual income is Rs 120,000 or less.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launches Dial 100 Police Mobile App
On 15th August 2018, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched Dial 100 Mobile app, to help the needy at the time of emergency.

Dial 100 Mobile App:
i. Once Madhya Pradesh Police receive a call through Dial 100 mobile app, they will reach the location as soon as possible, to help the people in distress.
ii. Shivraj Singh Chouhan also announced that more CCTV cameras will be fixed outside schools, public and private areas.

Some National Parks in Madhya Pradesh:
♦ Van Vihar National Park
♦ Ghughua Fossil Park
♦ Satpura National Park

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