i. Focussing on women welfare and new born, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has come out with an innovative scheme – KCR Kit.
ii. The scheme is designed to address complications during the time of pregnancy and aimed at reducing infant mortality rate and encourage institutional deliveries.
ii. The KCR Kit consists of 16 essential things needed for a new-born and will be useful for up to three months.The government proposes to earmark Rs605 crore for the scheme.
i. Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar was announced as the official ambassador of Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017 by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
iii. The 21-day tournament having 28 matches will be played at five different venues with the final at Lord’s Cricket Ground,London.
i. In UK, the House of Lords has passed the Brexit bill, paving the way for the government to trigger Article 50 so the UK can leave the EU.
i. Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia has lifted the Men’s Singles crown at the All England Open badminton championships.In the final in Birmingham, the 34-year-old world number one defeated Shi Yuqi of China in straight games 21-12, 21-10.