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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The state government of Odisha has imposed a seven-month ban on sea fishing activity in order to protect the Olive Ridley sea turtles.
The state government of Bihar has decided to follow its reservation policy while engaging professionals and other employees through outsourcing agencies.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 would be setting up 16 new Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) townships in 2400 hectare area to encourage the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
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.