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Top 5 Current Affairs: 7 March 2019

Indore was adjudged as India's Cleanest City for the third consecutive year in the central government's cleanliness survey, while Bhopal was named as the ‘Cleanest Capital’ of India. Indore reported a 70 percent drop in vector-borne ailments in 2019, which is being attributed to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Mar 7, 2019 17:48 IST
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Swachh Survekshan 2019 Awards: Indore judged Cleanest City for third time; Bhopal Cleanest Capital

President Ram Nath Kovind on March 6, 2019 conferred the Swachh Survekshan Awards 2019 at a ceremony in New Delhi.

Indore was adjudged as India's Cleanest City for the third consecutive year in the central government's cleanliness survey, while Bhopal was named as the ‘Cleanest Capital’ of India. Indore reported a 70 percent drop in vector-borne ailments in 2019, which is being attributed to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Gujarat’s Ahmedabad was named as the Cleanest Big City in the population category of more than 10 lakh people.

PM Modi releases new series of visually impaired friendly coins; 12-edged Rs 20 coin launched

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 7, 2019 released the new series of visually impaired friendly circulation coins of Rs 1, Rs 2, Rs 5, Rs 10 and Rs 20.

The coins were released at a function in New Delhi where visually impaired children were specially invited. The new circulation coins with various differentiating features, will greatly aid the visually impaired. The coins will facilitate the visually impaired Divyang community, and will instill them with confidence.

The coins are characterised by the increasing size and weight from lower to higher denominations.

Women and Child Development Ministry felicitates 'Web Wonder Women'

The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development on March 6, 2019 honoured the 'Web Wonder Women' who have been driving social reforms through social media.

The Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi along with a panel of 10 judges finalised the names of 30 women who have impacted and influenced society through social media.

The women were selected from over 240 nominations received under the categories media, awareness, legal, health, governmental, food, environment, development, business and art.

Google launches 'Bolo' app to help children read in Hindi, English

Google on March 6, 2019 launched a new application called ‘Bolo’ that aims to help children in primary school to read in Hindi and English.

The app, which is being launched in India first, uses Google's speech recognition and text-to-speech technology. It comes with a built-in fun and helpful reading buddy, an animated character called ‘Diya’. The reading material available on the app will be completely free of cost.

The animated character 'Diya' encourages children to read stories aloud and helps if the child is unable to pronounce a word or understand its meaning. The character also lauds the reader when he or she completes the reading.

Government issues guidelines to states on regulation of retirement homes

The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on March 6, 2019 issued the model guidelines for development & regulation of 'Retirement Homes'.

The Model Guidelines prescribe an elderly friendly built environment; address the special needs; and protect the rights of senior citizens and retirees living in Retirement Homes who aspire to spend their retired life independently in a safe and dignified environment.

The Guidelines provide option to senior citizens and their family members, who are willing and can afford to purchase a living space for their parents.

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