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Himachal Pradesh becomes first state to launch electric bus service

3 days ago
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The Himachal Pradesh government has launched first-of-its-kind electric bus service in the ecologically fragile 51km-long stretch between Manali and Rohtang Pass. The move was made amidst concern over increasing environmental degradation in the Rohtang Pass area due to plying of diesel taxis.

Andhra Pradesh to be declared ODF by March 2018

Sep 21, 2017
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The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N Chandrababu Naidu announced that the state will be declared ODF by March 2018. In Madhya Pradesh, over 2 Lakh toilet pits were dug on 17 September with the intention of turning them into at least one lakh toilets by 2 October.

Cabinet approves extension of time period of Udaan Scheme in J& K

Sep 21, 2017
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The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 20 September 2017 approved Home Ministry’s proposal for extension of the time period of the "Special Industry Initiative for J&K" - Udaan scheme till 31 December 2018 without any modification and cost escalation.

Jharkhand Government launches Shaheed Gram Vikas Yojana

Sep 19, 2017
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Jharkhand Government has launched the ‘Shaheed Gram Vikas Yojana’ to develop villages of freedom fighters. The initiative was inaugurated by Amit Shah along with Jharkhand Chief Minister at Ulihatu Village, the birth place of freedom fighter and Jharkhand's tribal icon, Birsa Munda. Under the scheme, villages of many tribal freedom fighters will be developed and their habitants will be provided with basic amenities.

Chhattisgarh HC orders state to grant books, uniform instead of cash to BPL students

Sep 19, 2017
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The Chhattisgarh High Court has ordered the state government to grant books and uniform instead of cash to the Below Poverty Line (BPL) students studying in private schools under Right to education. The High Court issued the order to the Chief Secretary of Chhattisgarh Government.

Himachal Pradesh Cabinet decides to provide Rs 2500 monthly honorarium for 'Jal Rakshaks'

Sep 19, 2017
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The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet decided to provide a monthly honorarium of Rs 2500 to 'Jal Rakshaks'. The qualified Jal Rakshaks with ITI diplomas will be given quota for pump operators and fitters. Those with matric and 12 years of experience will be inducted against the post of Chowkidar and pump attendants.

Tripura becomes first state to set up district family welfare committees

Sep 19, 2017
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The district family welfare committees have been set to deal with the issue of fake and biased complaints by women against their husbands, in-laws and husband's relatives. The decision to set up the committees came following an order of the Supreme Court to form such committees in all states.

Assam to set up well-equipped skill city with 10000 training seats

Sep 18, 2017
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The Assam state government has announced setting up of a well-equipped skill city with a capacity of 10000 training seats in the state. Under the programme, 30000 former militants will be given skill development training and the ceasefire camps that house them currently will be converted into production centres.

Devendra Fadnavis launches 'Maharashtra Mission 1 Million' initiative

Sep 15, 2017
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has launched the ‘Maharashtra Mission 1 Million’ initiative under which, over 10 lakh students across the state will play football. The mission was launched in an attempt to support the FIFA U17 World Cup, which is happening for the first-ever time in India and Maharashtra.

Gateway Awards 2017: JNPCT awarded Container Terminal of the Year 2017

Sep 14, 2017
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Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT) was awarded “Container Terminal of the Year” Award at the Gateway Awards 2017 that was held in Mumbai. The terminal owned by the Jawaharlal Nehru Port won the award for its proactive strategies to ease congestion, smooth delivery of containers and revamping of infrastructure to support trade amidst adverse conditions.

Delhi High-level Committee recommends proposal for monitoring buses, vans ferrying students

Sep 14, 2017
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The committee was formed amid increased concern over safety of students after the alleged rape of a five-year-old girl at her school in Shahdara and the killing of a seven-year old boy in Gurugrams Ryan International. The committee will look into all safety aspects be it in transport or the conduct of the non-teaching staff.

Assam government to provide skill training to 30000 surrendered militants

Sep 11, 2017
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The Assam government would be providing skill development training to around 30,000 surrendered militants.

Maharashtra to be provided Rs 60000 Crore for river-linking and irrigation projects

Sep 10, 2017
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Fadnavis has proposed four more river-linking projects worth Rs 10000 crore to which his ministry had given in- principle approval.

Gujarat state, GCMMF, Dairies sign MoU to prevent malnutrition among Anganwadi children

Sep 8, 2017
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The Women & Child Welfare Department of the Gujarat Government, Gujarat Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) and three leading dairies have signed a joint MOU to save Anganwadi children from malnutrition.

Andhra Pradesh signs MoU for Hyperloop between Vijaywada and Amravati

Sep 8, 2017
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If everything goes as planned, this will be the first Hyperloop project to be implemented in India.

Gujarat Chief Minister flags off 'Narmada Mahotsav Yatra'

Sep 7, 2017
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The 10-day long Narmada Mahotsav Yatra was flagged off by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani from Surendranagar district.  It would culminate at Dabhoi, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be addressing the gathering.

Assam Government sets up Direct Benefit Transfer cell for implementation of DBT scheme

Sep 6, 2017
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The state government of Assam has set up a Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Cell for the implementation of DBT across schemes in the country.

No more dumping of garbage in Ghazipur, Bhalswa landfills: Delhi L-G Anil Baijal

Sep 4, 2017
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The decision banning dumping of waste at Ghazipur, Bhalswa landfills came following the collapse of a portion of Ghazipur landfill on 1 September 2017.

Entire Assam declared as ‘disturbed area’ under AFSPA for six months

Sep 4, 2017
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The declaration was made after the state government assessed the present law and order situation in the state.

Amazon to help implement Karnataka’s Ksheera Bhagya Scheme

Aug 31, 2017
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The partnership aims to reach out to 170000 children across 1300 government schools in the state.

Bihar government releases Rs 1935 Cr to undertake relief operations in flood-hit areas

Aug 30, 2017
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The state government of Bihar has released Rs 1935 Cr to undertake relief operations in flood affected areas of the state.

Gobindobhog rice gets Geographical Indication status

Aug 30, 2017
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The Gobindobhog rice is a speciality from Burdwan district of West Bengal. The region of Burdwan (now divided into the districts of east and west Burdwan) is known as the rice bowl of Bengal.

No interview for non-gazetted posts in Uttar Pradesh

Aug 30, 2017
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To keep in touch with the national policy, the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet has decided to end the process of interviews for selection of candidates’ non-gazetted jobs of the state government.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicates to nation 11 completed highway projects in Rajasthan

Aug 29, 2017
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During his visit to Udaipur, Modi also laid the foundation stone of national highway projects worth around Rs 15000 crore in the state.

Kerala Government has launched E-waste disposal in state schools

Aug 26, 2017
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Kerala government has begun e-waste disposal in its state schools with about 12500 kg being disposed state wide on a single day under a programme aimed at clearing the accumulated junk.

Microsoft India to develop ‘farm price forecasting model’ for Karnataka farmers

Aug 25, 2017
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The Agriculture Department of Karnataka has signed a MoU with software giant Microsoft India to develop a model that will help farmers of the state understand the market behaviour in advance.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launches rooftop solar programme

Aug 25, 2017
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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched a grid-connected rooftop solar programme through a net-metering system to increase its capacity of generating renewable energy.

Jats of Dholpur and Bharatpur brought under OBC category

Aug 24, 2017
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Earlier, Jat community of these two districts, namely Dholpur and Bharatpur, were deprived of the quota benefits of OBC category by the High Court on 10 August 2015.

National Sports Museum to be established in New Delhi

Aug 23, 2017
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The decision in this regard was taken three months back. The current venue for museum was finalized by the Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel himself.

Mumbai amongst 17 most-polluted cities in Maharashtra: Pravin Pote-Patil

Aug 23, 2017
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Mumbai features among the 17 most polluted cities in Maharashtra and 123 cities from the country, Minister of State for Environment Pravin Pote-Patil.

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