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Madhya Pradesh Government constitutes Food Commission

1 day ago
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The Madhya Pradesh Food Commission will be headed by IAS (retd.) Rajkishore Swain. Other members of the commission are Durga Dawar, Kishore Kahndelwal and Rajeev Chandra Dubey.

UP Government announces to launch all-women 'Pink' AC buses with CCTV cameras

1 day ago
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Union Ministry sanctioned funds for the 50 buses from its 'Nirbhaya Fund' for the 'Pink' buses in UP.

Kerala to host literary festival with ‘Tolerance’ as theme

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

Punjab Government releases 90 lakh for construction of modern cattle pond

Jul 21, 2017
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The Punjab Government has released Rs. 90 lakh for the construction of an ultra-modern cattle pond at a village called Kanian Kalan in Jalandhar district.

Chhattisgarh sets target of planting 8 Cr saplings by August end

Jul 21, 2017
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The Government of Chhattisgarh has set a target of planting over eight Cr plant saplings by the end of August 2017.

Telangana launches 'Janahitha' for speedy redressal of public grievances

Jul 20, 2017
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The Telangana government has launched a special portal called 'Janahitha' to act as a single window for all grievances and their redressal management.

Telangana government puts cap on weight of school bags

Jul 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Telangana government has imposed a cap on the weight of bags carried by schoolchildren in order to prevent any resulting physical effect and anxiety disorder in students.

In a first, Telangana to have eco-friendly bridges for movement of tigers

Jul 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The concept of building eco-bridges came up after visits by experts from the Wildlife Board of India and the Wildlife Institute of India. The experts were concerned about the large-scale destruction of forest along the corridor, which would result in cutting off tiger movement between TATR and Bejjur.

MP launches Shala Siddhi Prohatsan Yojana in 25000 government schools

Jul 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Madhya Pradesh State Education Centre has started Shala Siddhi Prohatsan Yojana in 25 thousand schools of the state to encourage their best works.

Maharashtra government approves revised policy of scheme to improve girl child ratio

Jul 19, 2017
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The Maharashtra government on 18 July 2017 approved a revised policy of the 'Majhi Kanya Bhagyashree' scheme in an attempt to improve girl child ratio in the state.

Karnataka government appoints panel to design its own state flag

Jul 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 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’.

DIPP to set up India’s first TISC in Punjab

Jul 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

TISC offers several services like access to online patent and non-patent resources and assistance in searching and retrieving technology information among others.

Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma launches LIFE programme at Songsak

Jul 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 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.

Rajasthan becomes first State to fix minimum education qualification for cooperative body poll

Jul 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The minimum qualifications for the primary committee members will be class VIII. For district-level committees, it will be Class X.

President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates Ashiana Annexe in Dehradun

Jul 12, 2017
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The Ashiana Annexe comprises of twelve low cost dwelling units constructed to accommodate officers and staff of Rashtrapati Bhavan during Presidential visits to the Retreat at ‘Ashiana’.

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.

Punjab government unveils new transport policy to overhaul transport system of the state

Jul 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Once the scheme is implemented, permits of as many as 5432 buses indulging in extension /diversion of routes and another 6700 mini buses, besides 78 integral luxury coaches, will be cancelled and allotted afresh.

Haryana government to run electric buses in Gurgaon

Jul 5, 2017
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The Haryana government is planning to set up an environment-friendly transportation system in Gurgaon on the pattern of Poland.

Somesh Goyal appointed as DGP of Himachal Pradesh

Jul 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Goyal's main concern as the DGP would be to improve the delivery system, project a people-friendly image of police, root out drug menace and ensure safety of women.

Manipur government declares flood situation a 'State Calamity'

Jul 4, 2017
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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.

Madhya Pradesh sets new record by planting 6 Cr saplings in 12 hours

Jul 3, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The Madhya Pradesh government has created a new record by planting 6 Cr saplings in 24 districts of Narmada basin in just 12 hours.

DDA launches Housing Scheme 2017 with 13000 flats

Jun 30, 2017
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The Delhi Development Authority's much-awaited new housing scheme that includes construction and delivery of around 13000 houses has been launched.

Maharashtra Government issued government resolution on loan waiver

Jun 29, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The GR says that the woman farmers will be given priority in the scheme. It also says that the farmers, who have more than Rs 1.5 lakh debt, will get the benefit of loan waiver after they pay their remaining amount of debt along with interest.

Rajiv Kumar appointed as Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh

Jun 29, 2017
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Prior to this appointment, Kumar was a Secretary in the Union Shipping ministry. He is a 1981 batch IAS Officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre.

JNPT, India's largest container port, hit by cyber attack

Jun 28, 2017
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Operations at one of the three terminals at India's largest container port Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) in Mumbai were disrupted by the global ransomware attack.

Bengal's Kanyashree initiative wins United Nations Public Service Award

Jun 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 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.

Maharashtra government urges employees to contribute a day's salary for farmers' families

Jun 24, 2017
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A government notification said, officials, including IAS, IPS and Forest officers, and the workers of the state government, semi-government bodies, and corporations to contribute a day’s salary to the chief minister’s relief fund in July to help families of farmers living in the suicide-prone regions.

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.

Haryana declared as 5th Open Defecation Free state

Jun 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Haryana has 21 districts, 124 blocks, and 6083 gram panchayats and all of them declared themselves as ODF in formal declarations in Chandigarh.

Uttarakhand becomes 4th state to be open defecation free

Jun 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Uttarakhand has become the fourth state to be open defecation free (ODF) in the country.

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