1. 'Jhatpat' scheme • The UP-Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) is planning to come up with a new scheme for providing electricity connection easily as well as swiftly. • ‘Jhatpat Connection Yojana' would envisage quick processing of the application by a consumer seeking an electricity connection, essentially though online. • The consumer may get his application filed online or on the e-suvidha or Jan Suvidha centers. 2. Medical College at SalempurDeoria • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the proposal for the establishment of the new medical college at Deoria. • This college would be built at a cost of Rs 250 Crore under phase-II of the centrally sponsored scheme. • Under the scheme, the criteria for one medical college in every three Parliamentary Constituencies and one Govt. medical college in each state was adopted. 3. ‘One District one Product’ Summit • Under the scheme, one product indigenous to every district of Uttar Pradesh was showcased at the three-day UP Diwas event beginning from January 2018. 4. International bird festival at Dudhwa • A three-day international bird festival will be held at the Dudhwa National Park in UP. • The purpose behind the international bird festival is to promote eco-tourism in Dudhwa. • The eminent documentary maker Mike Pandey was the brand ambassador of the festival. 5. India hosts world’s oldest algae fossil • Scientists in India have uncovered a pair of 1.6 billion-year-old fossils that appear to contain red algae, which may be the oldest plant-like life discovered on Earth. • It was found in Chitrakoot region in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. • Until now, the oldest known red algae were 1.2 billion years old. 6. UP Signs 'Power for All' Agreement With Centre • The Uttar Pradesh government signed an agreement with the Centre for "Power for All". About Power for All Scheme • 24x7 - Power for All is a Joint Initiative of Government of India and State Governments • The objective of the Scheme: To provide 24x7 powers available to all households, industry, and commercial businesses, public needs, any other electricity consuming entity and adequate power to agriculture farm holdings by FY 19.
7. Uttar Pradesh deploys ambulances for cows • Uttar Pradesh government flagged off an exclusive ambulance service for cows having veterinarians and assistants • The Gauvansh Chikitsa mobile van service will transport ill or injured cows to gaushalas or to a veterinary facility. • A toll-free gauseva number has been released for the people to report about cows in distress. • In its initial phase, the service will be available in Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Mathura, and Allahabad. • The ambulance service is being run in collaboration with the MGNREGA Mazdoor Kalyan Sanghathan, an organization which works for laborers and others employed in the informal sector.
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