i. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah launched a comprehensive web-based platform Pratibimba to showcase the government’s performance and achievements to the citizens.
i. India has organized the fifth edition of the mega cultural festival ‘India by the Nile’ in Egypt on 8th March to showcase the diversity of the country’s culture, arts and cuisine for building enduring partnership between the two ancient civilizations.
i. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched 24*7 helpline number 181 to assist women in distress on the occasion of International Women’s Day (8th March 2017).
i. Parliament approved a bill granting women working in the organized sector paid maternity leave of 26 weeks, up from 12 weeks now, a decision which will benefit around 1.8 million women.