PUNJAB CURRENT AFFAIRS FEBURARY PRESENTED BY PHANKAR
Free Sanitary Napkins The supply of free sanitary napkins in the state government schools will begin from March 1 All girls from Classes VI to XII will get one-third of the total annual supplies by March 31, as mandated in the supply order handed over by the government to the Nandini Marketing. The government initiative will cover nearly 6.22 lakh girls.
Key Numbers . 4.48 cr Napkins to be supplied till March 2020 . Rs 2.75 Cost of one napkir . Rs 12 cr Sanctioned by govt for project in Budget
Western Command Ceremony . The Western Command investiture ceremony was conducted at Hayde Auditorium in old cantonment in Amritsar by Panther Division under the aegis of Vajra Corps. Lt Gen Surinder Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command, felicitated 49 officers and soldiers of the Army with gallantry and distinguished service awards for their acts of bravery, exceptional devotion to duty and distinguished service to the nation NK Rakesh Kumar Chotia, was honoured posthumously with the Sena Medal that was received by his wife Indira
Jagmeet Singh's Victory Jagmeet Singh, the leader of Canada's New Democratic Party (NDP), has won a critical byelection in Burnaby South anda seat in Parliament. The victory has given him a new lease of life in politics, who will be seen as a strong alternative to PM Justin Trudeau in October's federal election. Jagmeet, the first non-white leader of a major party in Canada, was under immense pressure to win the highly anticipated race in Burnaby, a city east of Vancouver
Virasat - e- Khalsa Musuem Built to commemorate 300 years of the founding of the Khalsa Panth by Guru Gobind Singh, the Virasat-e-Khalsa museum in Anandpur Sahib has emerged as the museum with the highest footfall in the country. Just over seven years after it was inaugurated in November 2011, the museum has been seen by over 97 lakh visitors so far. On average, over 5,000 visitors visit the museum daily, tourism department officials said.
Key Words The Limca Book of Records recently listed Virasat-e-Khalsa museum as the country's "top-ranked museum" in terms of number of visitors. Spread across 6,500 square metres, the museum narrates the story of Punjab and Sikhism using hand- crafted artefacts and the latest technology in an interactive manner. Designed by acclaimed Israeli architect Moshe Safdie, the museum is a story-telling repository the first on this scale in the world.
Naina Devi - Banga Road Union Minister Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone of the Naina Devi-Banga road upgrade project here on Monday. The 10-metre-wide road starting from a junction on the Nawanshahar-Phagwara (NH-344A) in Banga town till Kainchi mor will be made two-laned. For two bypasses at Agampur and Garhshankar, 52.82 hectares of land will be acquired at a cost of Rs 75.62 crore. The route will have two railway overbridges and two vehicle underpasses.
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