➤➤Women can retain maiden names in passports, PM announced
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that women are free to retain their maiden names in their passports now after the marriage.
ii. Stating that he wanted women to be at the centre of the developmental schemes as the government is working in different ways to empower them through various schemes like Mudra and Ujjwala.
i. Similar to that of Uttar Pradesh’s ‘Anti-Romeo Squad’, the Haryana government has launched ‘Operation Durga’ to ensure women safety in the state.
ii. Under this operation, the ‘Flying Squad’ is patrolling those areas where anti-social elements are committing crimes against women. The team is formed by Chief Minister of Haryana Mr. Manohar Lal Khattar.
➤➤Jharkhand police initiates Tare Zameen Par programme for underprivileged kids
i. Jharkhand Police has initiated ‘Tare Zameen Par programme’ to enlighten children in Naxal-affected areas in the Palamau district of Jharkhand.
ii. This programme is aimed to restore confidence in the state police force and to encourage children to lead happy lives.
iii. As a part of the programme, the state police appealed the locals to donate bags, shoes, books and clothes to improve the basic amenities of the children in the Naxal-affected areas.
- Haryana govt launched Operation Durga to ensure women Safety
- Haryana CM is Mr. Manohar Lal Khattar
- Governor of Haryana is Kaptan Singh Solanki.
- Tare Zameen Par programme launched in Jharkhand
- CM of Jharkhand is Raghubar Das
- Governor of Jharkhand is Draupadi Murmu.