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12 eminent personalities bestowed with Yash Bharti Awards 2016

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

With this, a total of 77 personalities have so far received the highest award of the state for the year 2016.

Asia’s first and longest cycle highway inaugurated in Uttar Pradesh

Nov 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

It runs parallel to the main highway, but is separated by a divider which ensures the safety of cyclists.

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav launched integrated emergency services UP-100

Nov 21, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The UP-100 service is the official name of Uttar Pradesh Police Emergency Management System. Earlier, it was referred as dial 100 project.

UP allows use of old currency for Land Registry

Nov 17, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The use of old currency notes have been permitted by various other state governments for specific purposes. Vinod Tawde, Minister of Cultural Affairs in Maharashtra announced his government’s decision of allowing the use of old notes in Marathi theatres.

Safe Motherhood Week starts in Uttar Pradesh

Oct 15, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The main aim of the 'Safe Motherhood Week' is to decrease the 'Mother Mortality Rate' (MMR) and 'Infant Mortality Rate' (IMR).

Justice DB Bhosale sworn-in as Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court

Aug 1, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Justice Babasaheb Bhosale succeeds Justice DY Chandrachud who was elevated as a judge of Supreme Court in May 2016.

Netherlands-UP signs agreement for setting up skill development centre for farmers

Jul 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Dutch government would help the state in cleaning the Yamuna in Agra. It would also help them in land reclamation of 1500 acres in the Ganga basin in Kanpur and development of cultural heritage.

Deepak Singhal appointed as the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh

Jul 7, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

He will also hold additional charge of Principal Resident Commissioner of UP in New Delhi, and chairman of the Pradeshiya Industrial & Investment Corporation of UP (PICUP).

UP government declares all natural calamities will be treated as state disaster

Jun 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

All victims of disasters that include unseasonal heavy rain, lightning, Loo and storm will be given relief as per provisions made under State Disaster Relief Fund by the Union government.

UP Government approves Detailed Project Report of Varanasi Metro Rail

Jun 1, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

According to the DPR, the 29.23 km Metro will have two corridors that include from BHEL to Banaras Hindu University (19.35 km) and Benia Bagh to Sarnath (9.885 km).

UP government approves bicycle highway between Taj and lion safari

May 12, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Starting from eastern gate of the Taj Mahal, it will cover areas such as Raja Bhoj ki Haveli, Bateshwarnath Temple, Mela Kothi Jarar, Naugava ka Quila and other rural areas to reach lion safari in Etawah.

UP Cabinet approved Senior Citizen Policy

Mar 15, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The policy will come into effect from 1 April 2016 and the social welfare department has been made the nodal agency for this new policy.

Allahabad HC asked UP government to stop illegal mining in Sonbhadra district

Mar 10, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The High Court also instructed the State government to take action against those officials, who are responsible for illegal mining.

Uttar Pradesh State Budget 2016-17 presented

Feb 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

The size of the budget is 346935 crore rupees and the Annual Budget for 2016-17 is 14.60 percent more than the Annual Budget for 2015-16.

UP Land Revenue Act, 2015 came into effect

Feb 12, 2016
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

The new revenue act also replaced the pre and post British era British era Land Revenue Act of 1901 and Zamindari Abolition and Land Reform Act 1950.

Justice Sanjay Mishra appointed as Lokayukta of Uttar Pradesh

Jan 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

The apex court bench comprising Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Prafulla C Pant recalled the earlier order dated 16 December 2015 appointing Justice Virendra Singh for the post.

Javed Ahmed appointed as Director General of Police of Uttar Pradesh

Jan 2, 2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

He succeeds Jagmohan Yadav, who retired from the post on 31 December 2015.

BHEL commissioned Prayagraj power project unit in Uttar Pradesh

Dec 30, 2015
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

The Prayagraj Super Thermal Power Project is the first supercritical thermal unit in the state to achieve capacity addition on attaining full load.

Supreme Court appointed Virendra Singh as Lokayukta of Uttar Pradesh

Dec 16, 2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

It is the first time that the apex court exercised its powers to appoint a Lokayutka, after repeated orders to the state that it must appoint a new person in the position.

UP Governor Ram Naik gave assent to state’s Revenue Code (Amendment) Ordinance 2015

Dec 16, 2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The amendment allows Dalits to sell their lands to non-Dalits even if they are left with less than 3.5 acre of land.

Allahabad HC asked UP government to stop sale and use of Chinese manjha

Nov 20, 2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The order was passed on a PIL filed by Anurag Mishra who had drawn courts attention towards a number of incidents caused by razor-sharp nylon string coated with glass.

Uttar Pradesh Government declared 50 districts as drought-hit

Nov 19, 2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The districts which got lesser than 60 percent rain during the period from June to September 2015 or where more than 33 percent crops were ruined are included in the list of drought-hit areas.

UP Government announced 50000 rupees monthly pension to Yash Bharti awardees

Oct 20, 2015
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

The Yash Bharti Samman, which was instituted in 1994, is conferred by the Uttar Pradesh Government for excellence in literature, fine arts, folk and classical music and sports.

Uttar Pradesh Government launched mobile app mSehat for health workers

Oct 15, 2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The application was developed by Kellton Tech, a company that was selected as the technology partner for the initiative by State Innovations in Family Planning Services Agency (SIFPSA).

Uttar Pradesh decided to implement National Food Security Act, 2013 in three phases

Oct 1, 2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

In the first phase, the scheme will be implemented in 24 districts, while in the second phase; it will be implemented in 26 districts. In the third phase it will be rolled out in 25 districts.

Management of minority educational institution cannot exploit its employees: Allahabad HC

Sep 11, 2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

As per the Court, the management violated the UP Intermediate Education Act, 1921.

PHDCCI launched Intellectual Property Rights Facilitation Centre for MSMEs in Lucknow

Sep 3, 2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The primary objective of the centre is to enable MSMEs from Uttar Pradesh in understanding, Identifying & using Intellectual Property for Competitive Advantage.

Allahabad HC: Ensure flag hoisting ceremony of National Flag in Madarsas on 15 August and 26 January

Sep 2, 2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The High Court bench passed the order on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Arun Gaur, a resident of Aligarh.

Allahabad HC directed government servants, politicians to send children to government schools

Aug 19, 2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The Court asked the chief secretary to take steps within six months so as to make the aforesaid directions effective from the next academic session of primary schools.

Uttar Pradesh Government approved new guidelines for Begum Akhtar Award

Aug 12, 2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The award will be annually awarded on singers of ghazal, dadra, and thumri, who are a local resident of the state and should not be less than 40 years of age.

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