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Bengal's Kanyashree initiative wins United Nations Public Service Award

1 hour ago
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Kanyashree Prakalpa is a targeted conditional cash transfer scheme aimed at retaining girls in schools and other educational and skill development institutions and preventing child marriage.

Amrut Scheme: 53 New Projects for 9 Cities Approved in Odisha

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The scheme, launched in nine urban places in the state since 2015-16 fiscal, has aimed at strengthening drinking water distribution network, development of sewerage system, storm water management and up-gradation of city transport system among others.

Final raising of Sardar Sarovar Dam cleared by Narmada Control Authority

Jun 19, 2017
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The decision of NCA will also help in providing drinking water to about 1 crore people and will also irrigate about 8 lakh hectares of area.

Special Gandhi Darshan train flagged off to celebrate 100 years of Sabarmati Ashram

Jun 18, 2017
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The Chief Minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani, has flagged off Astha Tourist Train, a special Gandhi Darshan train from Sabarmati railway station. The train would be travelling for 10 days (to and fro trip) to important tourist attractions related to Gandhiji’s freedom movement.

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Kochi Metro

Jun 17, 2017
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The Kochi Metro was formally inaugurated on 17 June by Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with other dignitaries including state CM Pinarayi Vijayan. Modi also undertook a ride from Palarivattom to Pathadippalam.

Arunachal Pradesh demands separate time zone to improve efficiency

Jun 13, 2017
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The demand is made to improve work efficiency and save electricity in the north-eastern region of the country.

Country’s First Automatic Coastal Warning for Disasters to come up in Odisha

Jun 2, 2017
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Odisha is all set to commission the ambitious Early Warning Dissemination System (EWDS) that would set off a warning in the event of the occurrence of natural disasters like a tsunami or cyclone.

Dailong village in Manipur declared Biodiversity Heritage Site

May 30, 2017
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A notification in this connection was issued by Kengoo Zuringla, Joint Secretary of Forest and Environment division.

Kerala’s Munnar adjudged 'Best Destination for Romance'

May 26, 2017
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Kerala’s popular hill station, Munnar won the award for best romantic destination at the 2017 Lonely Planet Magazine Indian Travel Awards.

PM Modi inaugurates series of projects in Gujarat

May 23, 2017
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At Kandla Port Trust, Modi unveiled plaques to mark the laying of Foundation Stone for the construction of the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Convention Centre and the development of the 14th and 16th General Cargo Berth.

CCEA approves setting up of Indian Agricultural Research Institute in Assam

May 18, 2017
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The proposal of Department of Agriculture Research and Education (DARE) /Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) under the scheme, the establishment of the "Indian Agricultural Research Institute (lARI)-Assam" seeks to set up the Institute on 587 acre of land provided by the Govt. of Assam.

Elephant census in Karnataka begins

May 17, 2017
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The last elephant census of Karnataka was held in the year 2012, which pegged the State elephant population at 6072.

West Bengal makes Bengali compulsory in all schools

May 16, 2017
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Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government has made Bengali compulsory in all school including private English medium ones.

TN Government to form a panel to study harmful 'Seemai Karuvelam' trees

May 12, 2017
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The Tamil Nadu government has formed a 7-member committee under the Chairmanship of the Chief Conservator of Forest (Research) to study the various aspects of the harmful 'Seemai Karuvelam' trees.

Ahmedabad to host a mega-event to celebrate International Yoga Day

May 11, 2017
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Ahmedabad in Gujarat would be hosting a mega event on the occasion of International Yoga Day on 21 June 2017.

Only 606 bridges safe in Kerala

May 11, 2017
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Only 606 bridges out of the total 2300 have been deemed safe in Kerala and around 365 are in grave condition and require immediate replacement.

Assam declared as ‘Disturbed’ Area Under AFSPA for 3 More Months

May 7, 2017
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The entire state of Assam besides the bordering areas of Meghalaya were declared as “Disturbed Areas”.

Odisha’s Sualgiri, Swalgiri communities notified as Scheduled Castes

May 4, 2017
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The Scheduled Castes category status will entitle these communities to reservation in government jobs and admission in educational institutions, along with other financial benefits.

Arunachal Pradesh: Students Union protest against China's claim over renaming places in state

Apr 24, 2017
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China’s move comes in the backdrop of the latest visit of Dalai Lama to Arunachal Pradesh, a state that is claimed as South Tibet of Tibet by China.

Union Government and Naga rebel groups agree to extend ceasefire till April 2018

Apr 21, 2017
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The decision over extension of ceasefire was taken at a meeting held between the officials of the Union Home Ministry and the Ceasefire Supervisory Board of Naga armed factions on 17 April 2017 in New Delhi.

West Bengal’s new social security Yojana combines 5 old beneficiary schemes

Apr 19, 2017
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The West Bengal government has introduced a new social security yojana that will benefit people more in comparison to the five earlier introduced beneficiary schemes.

Palladium Cinema site to be developed as heritage museum in Srinagar

Apr 19, 2017
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The ruined structure had remained a major security installation and has seen two fidayeen attacks on security forces.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches projects related to SAUNI Yojana at Botad

Apr 18, 2017
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SAUNI Yojana’s Link 1 canal will take water to 30 dams in Jamnagar and Devbhoomi Dwarka districts. In August 2016, PM Modi had dedicated Phase-I of the Link-I canal to the nation.

Kerala Government allocates sum for former circus artistes

Apr 18, 2017
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Kerala government has decided to provide pension to former circus artistes.

PM Modi inaugurated many projects in Gujarat

Apr 17, 2017
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This visit to Surat was the first visit of Modi after assuming the office in 2014. Surat is the hub of Patidar agitation for reservation in educational institutes and government services.

Gujarat Governor gives his nod to the Guj Self Financed School Bill

Apr 13, 2017
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The Gujarat governor, O P Kohli has given his consent to turn the Gujarat Self Financed School (Regulation of Fees) Bill – 2017 into a law.

Karnataka launches campaign against H1N1

Apr 13, 2017
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In Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) limits, so far 766 positive cases of influenza A H1N1 have been reported along with the two deaths.

Manipur govt to hold People's Day on 15th of every month

Apr 10, 2017
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New BJP government in Manipur has decided to hold People’s day on the 15th of every month to give the common public easy access to their elected leaders.

J&K bans polyethene manufactured below 50 microns

Apr 4, 2017
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State’s forest, environment and ecology minister Choudhary Lal Singh said that the government is taking all possible measures to prevent state’s environment and ecology from being polluted.

Centre sanctions Rs 98 Cr for development of tourism sector in Assam

Apr 3, 2017
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The Union government has allotted Rs 98 Cr for the development of tourism sector in Assam under the scheme of Swadesh Darshan.

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