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CURRENT AFFAIRS - STATE Madhya Pradesh CM launches 'MP e-nagarpalika' app | 04-Apr-2017 13:15
          The Madhya Pradesh government has launched an app named ‘MP e-nagarpalika’ to provide various municipal services online.
           The mobile app was launched by state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. This app would offer 378 services like online payment of property tax, seeking building permission, birth/ marriage/death certificates etc. It will also register complaints related to garbage, water, streetlights etc.Online payment gateway would be available on this app. This mobile app would encourage the cashless transaction.

President inaugurated 'Namami Brahmaputra' festival in Assam | 02-Apr-2017 13:50
        The biggest river festival of India, Namami Brahmaputra, begins in 21 districts of Assam.President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the festival on the banks of the river Brahmaputra, which is considered country's only male river.
        The main purpose of the 5-day festival (31st March to 4th April) is to give a boost to the investment and tourism prospect in the state.

Odisha to bring banking to remote rural areas through Self Help Groups | 29-Mar-2017 16:40

            Odisha became the first state in the country to carry financial inclusion and extend banking services to unbanked areas through Self Help Groups (SHGs).     

The state government signed an agreement with State Bank of India in this regard.     

In the first phase SHGs would be engaged as Banking Correspondents in around 1,000 remote Gram Panchayats having no banking facilities.Gradually it would be extended to 4,000 non-banked panchayats. Sources said the system would be of great help to people in rural areas under social security schemes like Pradhan Mantri Bima Surakshya Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Yojana, Atal Pension Yojana etc and would also be helpful in promotion of digital banking.