National News-Daily Digest: 2 Key Updates

1. Centre releases advance grant-in-aid of Rs.51.30 crore to Arunachal Pradesh

The Centre has released advance grant-in-aid of Rs 51.30 crore to Arunachal Pradesh for rescue and relief operations on account of flash floods.
Due to heavy rains and floods in North East, department of expenditure in the Ministry of Finance has released Rs 51.30 crore as grant-in-aid to Arunachal Pradesh on the basis of recommendation of the 14th Finance Commission for relief necessitated by natural calamities to the state.

2. Autism research centre to come up in Kerala

A Centre for Autism and Other Disabilities Rehabilitation Research and Education will come up here soon with a vision to transform the lives of afflicted children through best practice principles and family-centered holistic care. A not-for-profit entity, it will be set up with the assistance of Chandaria Foundation (UST Global) and K Nandakumar (SunTec Business Solutions) as donor patrons and the George M Thomas Foundation (Trivandrum International School) as donor. G Vijaya Raghavan, Founder-Director of National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH), Thiruvananthapuram, will be the Honorary Director of the Autism Centre.


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