Rifleman Aurangzeb, Major Aditya Kumar To Conferred Shaurya Chakra
Rifleman Aurangzeb and Major Aditya Kumar of Indian Army will be conferred the Shaurya Chakra along with 18 others Armed Forces Personnel and members of Paramilitary Forces. Aurangzeb, who has been selected posthumously, was abducted and later killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir.
Besides, Sepoy Vrahma Pal Singh will be awarded with Kirti Chakra posthumously. President Ram Nath Kovind has approved these names on the eve of Independence Day along with three Bar to Sena Medals (Gallantry), 93 Sena Medals (Gallantry) and, 11 Nao Sena Medals (Gallantry).
The President also conferred Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry) to Group Captain Abhishek Sharma, Squadron Leader Vernon Desmond Keane and Sergeant Shashidhar P Prasad.
PM Modi Announces Launch Of World’s Largest Healthcare Insurance On Independence Day
With an aim to provide country’s poor access to quality and affordable healthcare, government on announced the launch of Ayushman Bharat (now Jan Aarogya Abhiyan) on September 25, covering 50 crore people. Nearly 10 crore families will get health cover worth Rs 5 lakh each year under the scheme.
The announcement was made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his last Independence Day address from the ramparts of Red Fort ahead of the next Lok Sabha elections. The world’s largest healthcare cover plan that covers 10 crore families provides 5 lakh cover to them each year. The scheme has, of late, become popular as ‘Modicare’.
Ramesh Powar Named Head Coach Of Women’s National Team
Former India spinner Ramesh Powar was named head coach of the women’s national team till the ICC World T20 in West Indies, scheduled to be held in November 2018.
This was informed by BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary. Powar was appointed interim coach of the team last month after the resignation of Tushar Arothe.