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Gujarat State Budget for FY 2017-18 presented

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Nitinbhai Patel has announced a slew of measures to improve social and economic infrastructure in the State.

Shurhozelie Liezitsu sworn in as new CM of Nagaland

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Shurhozelie Liezietsu has been sworn in as the 11th Chief Minister of Nagaland. He will be succeeding TR Zeliang, who resigned from the post following widespread protests in the state over 33 per cent reservation for women in urban local bodies.

J&K government imposes restrictions on number of guests at weddings

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The restrictions on the number of guests to be invited were put with an aim to limit wastage of food and essential commodities in such ceremonies.

Gujarat Assembly passes Aadhaar Bill, 2017

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Bill empowers the state government to use Aadhaar number as the sole identifier for the delivery of various subsidies and benefits in an effective and targeted manner.

Nagaland: Chief Minister TR Zeliang resigned

Feb 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Political situation of Nagaland has been boiling ever since the Nagaland Tribal Action Committee began their agitation demanding the resignation of the Chief Minister.

Palaniswami Sworn in as new Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

Feb 16, 2017
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The Tamil Nadu Governor has finally invited Edappadi Palaniswami to become the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

Kerala Government gave approval for airport in Sabarimala

Feb 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The nearest airports to Sabarimala are in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. These airports are located at a distance of 160 kilometer and 170 kilometer from Sabarimala respectively.

Kerala: A group launches helpline number for waste management

Feb 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Thiruvananthapuram-based group, Thanal launched a helpline to provide technical support to treat organic waste.

Union Cabinet approved amendments to Collection of Statistics Act, 2008

Feb 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The amendment will strengthen the data collection mechanism in the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

Supreme Court convicted Sasikala in disproportionate assets case

Feb 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The ruling of the SC renders Sasikala ineligible to contest Assembly elections.

Karnataka passed Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka Amendment) Bill, 2017

Feb 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka Amendment) Bill, 2017 tabled by Minister for Animal Husbandry and Sericulture, A Manju, was passed in the Karnataka legislative Assembly.

Arunachal Pradesh becomes first North-East state to implement e-Cabinet solution

Feb 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

With the e-Cabinet solution, the Arunachal Pradesh Government plans to streamline its decision-making process.

Gujarat becomes first State to establish cashless system for distribution of food grains

Feb 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Establishment of a cashless system for distribution of food grains was mandated by the Union Government to achieve the objectives of Digital India initiative.

181 Irrawaddy dolphins counted in Odisha census

Feb 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The dolphin census in Odisha in 2016 was suspended because of lack of visibility due to cloudy weather, high wind speed and surging waves. However, the survey was conducted in the year 2017 by the government officials and wildlife enthusiasts.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launches CMSGUY in Guwahati

Feb 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal launched CMSGUY to facilitate massive investments in rural areas for complete rural transformation in a period of 5 years.

Sasikala Natarajan appointed Legislative Party leader of AIADMK

Feb 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

After Sasikala’s appointment as the Legislative Party leader, the roads are now clear for her to replace O Panneerselvam as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

Meghalaya’s first ever Apparel and Garment Centre inaugurated at Ampati

Feb 1, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Chief Minister of Meghalaya has laid the foundation stone for the Centre in 2015. Its construction was completed by NBCC in a record time of less than two years.

President appointed Banwarilal Purohit & P B Acharya as acting Governors

Jan 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

President Pranab Mukherjee appointed Banwarilal Purohit and P B Acharya as acting Governors under the Article 153 and Article 156 of the Constitution.

Karnataka set to celebrate Kambala festival

Jan 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The two-day celebration starts with a display of the participating buffaloes with their respective farmers.

Tamil Nadu Assembly passes bill replacing ordinance to revive Jallikattu

Jan 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The Bill labels Jallikattu as an event involving bulls conducted with a view to following tradition and culture from January to May. It also includes similar events like 'manjuviratu', 'vadamadu' and 'erudhuvidum' festivals.

Union Government cleared Tamil Nadu’s proposal to amend Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act

Jan 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Jallikattu is a bull-taming festival in Tamilnadu. It was banned by the Supreme Court in May 2014. Since then there have been numerous controversies around it.

Manipur’s Karang became India’s first cashless island

Jan 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The island was declared as the country’s first cashless island by the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology under its Digital India programme.

West Bengal to give legal protection to Hilsa Fish

Jan 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The fish is on the brink of extinction because of migration barriers, population and over-fishing.

J&K Legislative Assembly passes resolution on return of Kashmiri Pandits back to Kashmir

Jan 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

With the improvement in situation the return and rehabilitation of Kashmir migrants who have to shun their places due to militancy will be felicitated by the state government.

India signs Financing Agreement with World Bank for Nagaland Health Project

Jan 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The ambitious project will also invest in improving health services in 177 facilities, including water and sanitation and off-grid electricity backup. It will give a boost state-wide health system, including information, procurement and supply chain management and human resource management systems.

MoUs worth Rs. 8835 crore signed in textile sector during Vibrant Gujarat 2017

Jan 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The MoUs were signed in the presence of Union Textiles Minister Zubin Irani in Gandhinagar on the sidelines of 8th Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017.

 

Effects of Endosulfan devastating: Supreme Court

Jan 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The order was given by a three-judge Bench led by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar. The Bench stated that Kerala can initiate legal proceedings to recover the compensation money from pesticide companies responsible for the production and sale of Endosulfan.

Gujarat Government announces India’s first Student Startup and Innovation Policy

Jan 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

In addition, a State Innovation Fund with a corpus of Rs. 200 crore will be provided to the students during the next five years.

 

Jammu and Kashmir State Budget 2017-18 presented

Jan 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The budget proposes to set up J&K Asset Reconstruction Company in partnership with the J&K Bank.

Union Government grants assistance of over 1782 crore rupees for drought-hit Karnataka

Jan 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The decision was taken during a meeting of the High Level Committee (HLC) presided by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

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