Yogi govt to raise Divyang pension

Lucknow, Dec 4 : Uttar Pradesh government has decided to raise the pensions given to specially-abled people under the government's Divyang pension scheme from Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,500 per month. UP minister (independent charge) for the department of empowerment of persons with disability, Narendra Kumar Kashyap, said that all possible efforts are being made by the government for employment, education and overall development of specially-abled students. The minister said that "Earlier, only Rs 300 was given to specially-abled people per month to meet their expenses, which was increased by the government to Rs 500 in April 2017 and was further raised to Rs 1,000 in December 2021. To provide more support to differently-abled people, this amount will soon be increased to Rs 1,500 per month." Meanwhile, a private food delivery company has distributed motorised tricycles to the differently-abled students and offered food delivery jobs to graduate and postgraduate students. "We were asked by our respective institutions to fill out a form if we were interested in working as food delivery boys. I am extremely happy to not only get the motorised tricycle, but also job," said Ravi Kumar, a specially-abled BA student from Kanpur. /IANS


Alcohol bans in central Australia reinstated amid crime wave
Canberra, Feb 7 : Alcohol bans will be reinstated for indigenous communities in central Australia in response to a crime wave. Prime Minister An

ADB predicts tourism in Asia Pacific to rebound to pre Covid level by 2024
Manila, Feb 7 : Tourism recovery in Asia-Pacific region has picked up speed and might rebound to the pre-Covid pandemic level by 2024, according to a

New Zealand to offer humanitarian aid to quake hit Turkey, Syria
Wellington, Feb 7 : New Zealand will immediately provide humanitarian support to those affected by the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Turkey