States Current Affairs - 2019

Current Affairs 2019-2020 of all States with latest updates. Current Affairs will list latest developments, issues in all states and may be useful for State PCS / Civil services examinations of various states of India.

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Andhra Pradesh and Telangana introduce 5 lakh rupees Accident Insurance Scheme for transport drivers

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states have jointly launched a new five-lakh rupees Accident Insurance Scheme for transport drivers.

The scheme came into on 1 May 2015 coinciding with the May Day (International Labour Day).

It was formally launched by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu at Rajhamundry while Telangana Chief Minister Chandrasekhara Rao made the announcement in Hyderabad.

Under the Accident Insurance Scheme

  • The registered transport drivers will get a Rs 5 lakh insurance cover.
  • The enrolled will get an accident death insurance of Rs 2 lakh under the Pradhan Mantri Bima Suraksha Yojana by opening a Jan Dhan Yojana account.
  • While the insurer will give Rs 3 lakh for which both states government will ink a MoU.
  • This scheme apart from providing monetary insurance will also cover education of two children of the beneficiary.

The Transport drivers have to register their names on a specified portal named labour.ap.gov.in to facilitate the initiatives. The Labour Department will issue Smart cards to all those who are registered under the scheme.

Under this programme, about 11 lakh transport drivers and journalists in the two Telugu states will be benefited. About 16 thousand Home Guards in Telangana will also be benefited by the scheme.

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Veteran Marathi film and stage actress Bimba Modak passes away

Eminent Marathi film and stage actress, Shanta alias Bimba Modak of yesteryear passed away on 28 April 2015 in Pune. She was 97.

Modak, had entered into the film industry during the time when it was considered as taboo for women to work in cinema.

Her debut film was Chul aani Mul in 1946, which was directed by noted playwright and writer Vishram Bedekar.

Around the same time, she had earned a wide acclaim in both the art streams after she also had acted in her first role on the Marathi stage in Bhavabandhan. Some of her best films included In Min Sadetin and Un Paus.

She also had learned Natyasangeet from legendary Bal Gandharva’s musicals and had acted in the plays like Swayamwar, Manapaman and Saubhadra which had held sway over Marathi audience with their content based on mythology and classical music.

Awards: For her versatile acting talent, Maharashtra government had honoured her with lifetime award in 1980.

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