PLACES IN NEWS - 2017 JANUARY

January 2

Chhattisgarh hosts Digi-Dhan Mela in Raipur.
Chhattisgarh is hosting a Digi-Dhan Mela in Raipur. It is the first in a series of such fairs to be organised in the next fortnight to promote digital modes of payment.
Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Narendra Singh Tomar and Union Minister of State for Steel Vishnu Deo Sai, apart from Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh are attending the mela in the state capital. AIR correspondent reports that Chhattisgarh government is promoting cashless transactions in the state.
State government is taking various measures to promote digital payments. In the Digidhan fairs being organised in the state, users of digital payment mode like, Ru-pay Card, USSD, UPI and AEPS will be given prizes through lucky draw.

January 3

Maharashtra: Digi-DhanMela begins in Mumbai.
The Maharashtra Government will organise the Digi Dhan Mela in Mumbai under the aegis of Central Government's Lucky Grahak Yojana for Consumers and Digi-Dhan Vyapar Yojana for traders.
The day-long event to be held at Mumbai University aims to promote digital payment methods and inculcate a digital payment habit among all citizens.
Digi Dhan Mela in Mumbai will have 50 stalls manned by banks, e wallet, telecom and transport companies.
Aaple Sarkar Seva Kendra operators, Fair Price Shop Owners, vendors selling electronic goods, foodstuffs, textiles, handicrafts and fashion accessories, Self Help Groups from National Payments Corporation of India and Aadhar authorities will also participate in the event.

January 4

Guwahati's 1st Braille library opens at Blind High School.
The city gets its first braille library for the visually impaired students at the Guwahati Blind High School.
The library will offer braille versions of a variety of books and journals ranging from academic books, fiction, self-help, general knowledge for the benefit of the visually impaired students who otherwise have limited access to books.
Amway Opportunity Foundation (AOF), the CSR arm of Amway India, has partnered with Guwahati Blind High School to set up the library.


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