States Current Affairs - 2019

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Maharashtra Govt. raises Financial Aid for Martyrs’ Kin to Rs.1 crore

The Maharashtra government has approved an increase in financial assistance given to families of martyred and disabled soldiers hailing from state who lay down their life in the line of duty. The approved four-time increase in compensation from Rs 25 lakh to Rs.1 crore for Kin of martyred soldiers will be implemented from January 1, 2019.

This decision by Maharashtra Cabinet replicates enhanced compensations announced by Centre and some other states, including Madhya Pradesh. After Pulwama attack (on February 14) on CRPF personnel, Centre had enhanced compensation for kin of soldiers, who have attained martyrdom, to Rs.1 crore.

Key Highlights

So far, families of martyred soldiers or jawans who lost their lives defending country were getting Rs 25 lakh as ex-gratia, they will now get Rs.1 crore.

Personnel wounded in conflict: Similarly jawans who sustained injuries were getting between Rs 8.5 lakh and Rs 15 lakh, depending on severity of injuries. This amount has now been increased to Rs 20-60 lakh.

Eligible: Personnel who are residents of Maharashtra and have joined any security force like Indian Army, Navy, Air Force, Border Security Force (BSF) and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) among others, and get killed in military action even outside country will get compensation,

Also, now the families of martyred soldiers need not come to government office for aide.

Compensation Amount:

If a jawan is martyred, one-time compensation has now been increased to Rs.1 crore.

If disability ranges from 1 to 25% Rs.20 lakh will be provided.

If disability ranges from 26% to 50% Rs.34 lakh will be provided.

If disability is as severe as 51% to 100% Rs.60 lakh.

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MP gets its 1st international flight with Air India’s Indore-Dubai service

Indore, the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh recently made it to international aviation map with national carrier Air India launching its flight service to Dubai from MP Airport. Air India Flight AI903 took wings from Indore’s Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar International Airport with 150 passengers on. This was the 1st international commercial flight from Madhya Pradesh.

Key Highlights

The non-stop flight fulfilled long-standing desire from travel fraternity and tourists for direct connectivity to Gulf region. This flight will also improve Dubai’s business relationship with Indore.

Air India is operating 162-seater A-320 Neo aircraft on Indore-Dubai route.

It will fly directly to Dubai on every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday while return flight from Dubai will be on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.

Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar International Airport:

It is named after Maharani Ahilya Bai Holkar of Indore (1725–1795), who belonged to Holkar dynasty of Maratha Empire.

It is considered as busiest airport in Central India.

It has been bestowed Worlds Standardization Certification by United Kingdom (UK).

Background

On 29 May 2019 Central Government designated Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport, Indore of Madhya Pradesh State as an international airport. This was in pursuance of sub-rule (b) of rule 3 of Passport (Entry into India) Rules, 1950, that made the Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport as an authorized Immigration Check Post for entry into/exit from India with valid documents for all classes of passengers.

An international airport has customs and border control facilities enabling passengers to travel between two countries.

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