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21 Mar 2021

PM Narendra Narendra Modi on Sunday laid the foundation stone of rural drinking water supply projects in Mirzapur and Sonbhadra districts of Uttar Pradesh via video conferencing. Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, who was also present on the occasion said:  "In 70 years drinking water supply projects could be regulated only in 398 villages in Vindhya region. Today we are here to take forward such projects in over 3,000 villages of the region."

The projects will provide household tap water connections in all rural households of 2,995 villages and will benefit about 4.2 million population of Mirzapur and Sonbhadra districts.

The BJP government in Madhya Pradesh has decided to set up a separate "cabinet" for the protection and promotion of the cow, and its members will be drawn from multiple departments, according to CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The first meeting of the "gau cabinet", said to be the first such body in the country which will have the chief minister among its members, was held on Sunday at a cow sanctuary.

On political front, BJP ally Bodoland People's Front's founding member and MP Biswajit Daimary, who resigned from Rajya Sabha on Saturday, will join the saffron party today.

Meanwhile, the written examination for recruitment of sub-inspectors in the Assam Police, which was cancelled due to the leakage of question paper, will be held today. Examination to recruit 597 sub-inspectors was cancelled on September 20, minutes after it began, as the question paper was found to have been leaked on social media.

An app for school students in Kerala will be released on Sunday in the backdrop of the new National Education Policy, said a technology firm incubating under Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM). SkEdu by JPnMe Pvt Ltd is a digital assessment platform assisted by artificial intelligence, providing holistic performance improvement in the school community