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AIADMK Merger: O Panneerselvam sworn in as Deputy CM of Tamil Nadu

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Panneerselvam is tasked to look after Finance of the state besides Housing, Rural Housing and Housing Development, Slum Clearance Board and Accommodation Control, Town Planning, Urban Development and CMDA.

Assam government to launch Compassionate family pension instead of employment

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The state government of Assam announced on 21 August 2017 that it would be launching a new scheme called Scheme for Compassionate Family Pension (CFP) in place of Compassionate Appointment, as the former approach didn’t serve the objective due to practical difficulties.

Nagaland Government constitutes committee to review Nagaland Municipal Act 2001

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The committee is tasked to consult all tribal hohos and stakeholders for reviewing the Municipal Act and submit its report within three months from the date of notification of its constitution.

Odisha government launches Facebook programme ‘SheMeansBusiness’

Aug 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik has launched Facebook's programme 'She Means Business' to assist in the growth of women entrepreneurs in the state.

Coconut regains tree status in Goa as Assembly passes bill

Aug 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Assembly passed the Goa, Daman and Diu (Preservation of) Trees Act, 1984 to regulate felling of coconut trees and reclassify it as a tree.

J&K government to spend Rs 1 lakh Cr on education and road connectivity

Aug 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The state government of Jammu and Kashmir has announced that it would be spending around Rs 1 lakh Cr on development works with special emphasis on education and road connectivity.

Union Government Centre declares entire Assam as 'disturbed' area under AFSPA for a month

Aug 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The home ministry in its gazette notification said, the entire Assam has been declared “disturbed” under the AFSPA with effect from 3 August to 31 August 2017.

Bangalore launches India’s first ever Heli-taxi service

Aug 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Bengaluru is going to become the first city in the country to launch a helicopter taxi service to beat the city’s bumper to bumper traffic.

Kerala government gets notice from Human Rights Commission on political killings in state

Jul 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The Kerala government and the state’s police chief have been sent notices from the National Human Rights Commission following the killing of many political workers in the state.

PM Modi inaugurates Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial in Rameswaram

Jul 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

In addition, the Prime Minister flagged off the Kalam Sandesh Vahini, an exhibition bus which shall travel across various States of the country and reach Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on 15 October 2017, which marks the birth anniversary of the former President.

Madras HC makes Vande Mataram mandatory in schools, private and government offices

Jul 26, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Singing of Vande Mataram in schools, government offices, private entities and industries in Tamil Nadu has been made compulsory by the Madras high court.

Kerala to host literary festival with ‘Tolerance’ as theme

Jul 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The state of Kerala will be hosting the fifth edition of South India Writers Ensemble (SIWE) with the core theme ‘Tolerance’.

Karnataka government appoints panel to design its own state flag

Jul 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The Congress-led Siddaramaiah government in Karnataka has constituted a nine-member committee to study the legal possibility of designing its own ‘state flag’.

Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma launches LIFE programme at Songsak

Jul 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Reports suggest, LIFE will focus on capacity building and under the programme, every 10 SHGs will be motivated to act like a bank and help each other.

Kerala Government proposes Stray Dog Zoos

Jul 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The State government was responding to a question from the Supreme Court on the construction of shelter homes for the stray dog population.

Manipur government declares flood situation a 'State Calamity'

Jul 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

An emergency review meeting held to assess the flood situation in Manipur has decided to declare the present disaster as a ‘State Calamity. The meeting was chaired by Chief Minister N Biren Singh.

Bengal's Kanyashree initiative wins United Nations Public Service Award

Jun 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

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

Jun 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

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.

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