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‘Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat’ Yojana: Madhya Pradesh becomes Partner of Manipur and Nagaland

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Ekta Diwas on the occasion of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel’s anniversary on 31st October 2015 started ‘Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat’ Yojana with an objective to strengthen cultural relations of various parts of the country and to embolden the mutual connection between the people dwelling in different states. Under the ‘Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat’ scheme, Madhya Pradesh has been made a partner of Nagaland and Manipur. The Madhya Pradesh government has made its Higher Education Department as a nodal department to execute the scheme. An eight member’s team from Madhya Pradesh has also toured Manipur and Nagaland in this regard.

India’s 1st Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit begins in Chhattisgarh

Nov 14, 2017
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India’s first Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit has begun in Dantewada, a district in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. The event was organized by NITI Aayog in partnership with the government of United States of America. The event is a part of 8th Global Entrepreneurship Summit being held in India.

Rosgulla gets GI status and it goes to Bengal

Nov 14, 2017
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There is good news for Rosgulla's lover people spread all over the world. The controversy over the past several years has now been resolved between the West Bengal and the Odisha Government over its claim on Rosgulla. West Bengal on 14th November 2017 won the long bitter battle over Rosgulla as Chennai-based Geographical Indications (GI) Registry announced that one of India’s signature sweets originated in the state and not Odisha.

Union Government set to launch BharatNet phase 2 project

Nov 13, 2017
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The Union Government would be launching its second and final phase of BharatNet project to provide high-speed broadband service in all Gram Panchayats by March 2019. It will be implemented at an outlay of around Rs 34000 crores.

Telangana Assembly passes bill on prevention of dangerous activities

Nov 10, 2017
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The state assembly of Telangana passed three key bills including one on prevention of dangerous activities. The bill seeks replacement of the ordinance that the state government passed about 6 months ago.

Chennai included in UNESCO's Creative Cities Network for contribution in Music

Nov 9, 2017
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UNESCO Creative Cities Network List highlights its members’ creativity within seven fields:  Crafts and Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Media Arts and Music. Presently, the list includes a total of 180 cities in 72 countries.

EPCA: Cut metro fares, quadruple parking fees to tackle pollution crisis in Delhi

Nov 8, 2017
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The Environment Pollution - Prevention and Control Authority (EPCA) has recommended a series of measures including slashing of Metro fares during off-peak hours and quadrupling of parking fees temporarily to tackle the severe pollution crisis in Delhi, the capital city of India.

Goa to host Nobel Prize Event in February 2018

Nov 5, 2017
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The state government of Goa has signed a trilateral memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Department of Biotechnology, Union Ministry of Science and Technology and Nobel Media, Sweden to host the Nobel Prize Series - India event during 1-28 February 2018.

Karnataka to create ecosystem for using nanotechnology across verticals

Nov 3, 2017
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The state government of Karnataka would be creating an ecosystem to bring all stakeholders to use nanotechnology across verticals including energy, medicine, engineering, transport and communication.

Haryana government signs Rs 20,000 Cr worth MoU to set up trading hub

Nov 3, 2017
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The state government Haryana on 2 November 2017 signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with an integrated trade facilitation services organisation - Verbind - to set up a logistics and trading hub in the state.

Goa tops Gender Vulnerability Index, Bihar at bottom

Nov 2, 2017
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The Gender Vulnerability Index (GVI) prepared by Child development NGO Plan India has ranked the state of Goa at the top and Bihar at the bottom.

Odisha imposes 7-month ban on fishing to protect endangered Sea turtles

Nov 2, 2017
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The state government of Odisha has imposed a seven-month ban on sea fishing activity in order to protect the Olive Ridley sea turtles.

Bihar to follow its reservation policy while engaging outsourced employees

Nov 2, 2017
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The state government of Bihar has decided to follow its reservation policy while engaging professionals and other employees through outsourcing agencies.

Haryana government announces lifetime pensions for 'Hindi Satyagrahis'

Nov 1, 2017
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The state government of Haryana on 31 October 2017 announced lifetime monthly pension of Rs 10,000 for 'Hindi Satyagrahis' and those from the state who were jailed during the Emergency. The lifetime pension would continue to be provided to their widows after their death.

Carbon-free tourism initiative to be launched in Assam's Majuli district

Oct 31, 2017
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The Assam Tourism Development Corporation(ATDC) announced to launch the Majuli Sustainable Tourism Development Project (MSTDP) on 2 November 2017 to encourage carbon-free tourism experience in the country's largest river island, Majuli.

Union Minister launches Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana in Mumbai

Oct 31, 2017
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Union Minister for state for social justice and empowerment, Ramdas Athawale launched the Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana during the fourth workshop of ''Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana'' in Mumbai.

Vrindavan, Barsana declared as Sacred Sites, no meat and liquor shops allowed

Oct 28, 2017
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As per the state government, the main objective behind declaring Vrindavan and Barsana as pilgrimage sites is to honour the sentiments of devotees, who are hurt by the operations of liquor and meat shops. The move will help in restoring the age-old traditions of these places.

Rajasthan Assembly passes bill increasing OBC quota to 26 per cent

Oct 27, 2017
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The state government of Rajasthan has passed a bill that increased the reservation quota for Other Backward Classes (OBC) from 21 per cent to 26 per cent. The Backward Classes Bill will provide reservation to the five ‘most backward’ OBC communities.

Union Government to send CCI officials to Telangana to resolve cotton procurement issue

Oct 27, 2017
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The Union government has decided to send a team of officials of Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) to Telangana in order to resolve the issues related to cotton procurement in the state.

Madras HC bans photographs of living persons on sign-boards and banners

Oct 25, 2017
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The Madras High Court has banned the use of photographs or pictures of living persons on banners, flex boards and signboards across the state of Tamil Nadu. Justice S Vaidyanathan passed the order while hearing a PIL filed by B Thirulochana Kumari, a resident of Rani Anna Nagar.

Meghalaya Election department to feature in Limca Book of Records

Oct 24, 2017
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The Election department of Meghalaya state has won an entry in the Limca Book of Records for forming a human logo with newly-enrolled young voters of Meghalaya on 1 July 2017. The logo formation was a part of a special drive - Mission Unite (U and I towards Enrolment) - that was launched to enroll young and left out voters with a special focus on first-time electors.

Assam Government launches new Tourism policy

Oct 20, 2017
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The state government of Assam has launched a new Tourism policy- 'Tourism Policy of Assam 2017' with the aim of increasing tourist inflow in the state two to three folds within the next five years.

Assam to host Global Investors Summit in February, 2018

Oct 19, 2017
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Assam would be hosting the first-ever Global Investors Summit in Guwahati from 3- 4 February 2018. It would be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The decision was taken during the state’s cabinet meeting, which was held recently.

Gujarat signs MoUs worth 10,400 Cr with 3 companies under Make in Gujarat

Oct 18, 2017
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The state government of Gujarat has signed 3 MoUs worth Rs 10,400 Cr with three companies that have the potential of creating 21,300 job opportunities in the state. The MoU’s were signed under the Make in Gujarat initiative in the presence of the state’s Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani.

Chhattisgarh government reduces interest on loan given to women under Saksham Yojna

Oct 18, 2017
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The state government of Chhattisgarh has reduced the rate of interest on loan given to women and their self-help groups under Saksham Yojna. The rate of interest on loans has been cut from 6.5 per cent to 5 per cent to benefit more women and their SHGs under the Yojna.

Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje expands Annapurna Rasoi Yojna to cover 191 urban areas

Oct 16, 2017
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The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje has opened up the expansion of Annapurna Rasoi Yojna in all the 191 urban areas of the state. She also flagged off 50 Annapurna vans on the occasion at Ajmer.

Chennai Metro Rail introduces free bicycle ride scheme

Oct 12, 2017
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The Chennai Metro Rail, CMRL has introduced a free bicycle ride scheme for its customers. The metro corporation has tied up with a private agency to provide 100-hours of bicycle ride free of cost every month.

Tamil Nadu Cabinet approves implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations

Oct 12, 2017
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The Tamil Nadu Cabinet has approved the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations to benefit the state government employees and teachers. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting after receiving a report from a high-level committee led by State Finance Department Principal Secretary K Shanmugam.

Gujarat Government to set up 16 new townships to encourage SMEs growth

Oct 11, 2017
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Gujarat Government would be setting up 16 new Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) townships in 2400 hectare area to encourage the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

Bihar to provide reservation to persons with disabilities in government jobs

Oct 11, 2017
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The state cabinet of Bihar has approved reservations for persons with disabilities in government jobs and educational institutions. The provision has been brought in accordance with the Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

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