Madhya Pradesh

MP Government announces 33 percent quota for women in government jobs

Madhya Pradesh government has decided to provide 33 percent reservation to women in government jobs.

Decision in this regard was taken by state cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

With this, the reservation to women in government jobs in the state has been increased from present 30 per cent to 33 per cent.

Apart from this decision, state Cabinet also gave its approval to a proposal providing compensation to farmers i.e. they have to repay only 90 thousand rupees on a loan of one lakh rupees.

State Government has forwarded these proposals to the Election Commission of India (ECI) for its approval as Model Code of Conduct is in place in Jhabua-Ratlam Parliamentary Constituency and Dewas Assembly constituency where by-elections are to be held in November 2015.

It was also decided to give monthly pension of 2500 rupees to the relatives of those who were killed in anti-Sikh riots of 1984 in the state.


Anti-Tank guided Amogha-I Missile test fired

An indigenously developed second generation anti-tank guided missile, Amogha-I was successfully test fired.

Test: Test firing was carried out on September 10, 2015 at Babina Army Range, Madhya Pradesh. In the test two missiles were fired and both hit targets placed at 2.8 km as well as 2.6 km respectively. Both missile flights met all design parameters and designed path profile without any deviation.

About Amogha-I Missile

  • Indigenously developed by state owned Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL).
  • It has maximum target range of 2.8 kms.
  • The missiles will be inducted into Indian Army after due qualification and validation trials.


Tenth World Hindi Conference begins in Bhopal

The Tenth World Hindi Conference (विश्व हिंदी सम्मेलन) has begun in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh with the theme of Hindi Jagat-Vistar and Sambhavnaye.

The three-day conference was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It has been organised in Madhya Pradesh for the first time and being held in India after 32 years.

It is joint event of Union Ministry of External Affairs in partnership with the state Government of Madhya Pradesh.

This edition of conference will host scholars from 39 countries who are going to discuss issues like Hindi in administration, foreign policy and law during the event. An exhibition showcasing assimilation of Hindi with modern techniques also has been set up at the conference venue.

World Hindi Conference

  • The First World Hindi Conference was organized in Nagpur by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. It was held from 10 to 12 January 1975. Since then every year 10th January is being observed as the World Hindi Day.
  • In the first conference, then Prime Minister of Mauritius Seewoosagur Ramgoolam was Chief Guest and it was attended by 122 delegates from 30 countries.
  • Ninth edition of World Hindi Conference was held in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2012.