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Counting of votes for assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh begins

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The counting of votes for Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections has begun. While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is the ruling party in Gujarat, is seeking a sixth straight term, the Indian National Congress (INC) under its new leadership is aiming to stage a comeback after serving as the opposition for nearly two decades.

Government approves Rs 1 Lakh crore worth projects for Tamil Nadu

Nov 24, 2017
The projects will cover Highways, Shipping and Port. They are also aimed at finding a permanent solution to the irrigation and drinking water requirements of the state.

Centre suggests Odisha Government to enhance rural road construction target to 10000 km

Nov 24, 2017
The Union government on 23 October 2017 suggested to the state government of Odisha to enhance its rural road construction target under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) from 7,000 km to 10,000 km during the current fiscal year.

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

Nov 9, 2017
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.

Goa to host Nobel Prize Event in February 2018

Nov 5, 2017
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
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.

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

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

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

Oct 31, 2017
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.

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

Oct 25, 2017
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
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
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
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
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.

Chennai Metro Rail introduces free bicycle ride scheme

Oct 12, 2017
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
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
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).

Assam CM to inaugurate Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in Silchar

Oct 11, 2017
The Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal would be inaugurating the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in the state’s Silchar district. PMUY is a welfare program of the Union government, launched by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2016.

New underground water treatment plant inaugurated in Tripura

Sep 25, 2017
A new underground water treatment plant was inaugurated at Sadhutilla, in southern part of Agartala, Tripura with the support of the state Urban Development department. The plant has been designed to treat surface water and deep tube wells and it will start by treating underground water collected through six deep tube wells of the Sadhutilla locality.

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

Sep 21, 2017
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.

Tripura becomes first state to set up district family welfare committees

Sep 19, 2017
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
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.

Assam government to provide skill training to 30000 surrendered militants

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

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

Sep 8, 2017
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.

Gujarat Chief Minister flags off 'Narmada Mahotsav Yatra'

Sep 7, 2017
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
The state government of Assam has set up a Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Cell for the implementation of DBT across schemes in the country.

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

Sep 4, 2017
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
The partnership aims to reach out to 170000 children across 1300 government schools in the state.

Gobindobhog rice gets Geographical Indication status

Aug 30, 2017
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.

Kerala Government has launched E-waste disposal in state schools

Aug 26, 2017
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
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.

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