Tamil Nadu launches toll-free helpline ‘181’ for domestic violence victims

20 hrs ago
The Tamil Nadu government has launched a 24-hour toll-free helpline for women facing domestic violence and sexual harassment. The initiative was launched by the state’s Chief Minister K Palaniswami. The helpline initiative has been developed at a cost of Rs 62.70 lakh.

Government, ADB sign USD 85 million loan agreement to support skill development in Odisha

Dec 4, 2018
The Union Government has signed an $85 million loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank to improve the skill development eco-system in Odisha and establish an advanced skill training center, the World Skill Center, in the state’s capital city Bhubaneswar.

Nagaland becomes first north-eastern state to launch single emergency number ‘112’

Dec 3, 2018
The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has launched the single emergency number ‘112’ under the Emergency Response Support System for the state of Nagaland. With the launch of the emergency response support system, the residents of the state would not require to remember multiple helpline numbers.

Shut down of Sterlite Copper plant: NGT Committee rules that closure is against natural justice

Nov 28, 2018
The Tamil Nadu government on May 28, 2018 ordered the permanent closure of the controversial Sterlite Copper factory in Thoothukudi or Tuticorin, following major protests against the operation of the plant that led to the killing of 13 people and left around 100 wounded.

World-class township for autistic children, adults to be built in Kolkata

Nov 26, 2018
A world-class autism township is being planned to be built near Kolkata, where children and adults suffering from the developmental disorder would receive training, treatment and boarding facilities.

J&K Governor dissolves state assembly, President’s rule to be imposed

Nov 22, 2018
The Jammu and Kashmir Governor, Satya Pal Malik has dissolved the State Assembly after rival alliances staked claim to form the government. The Governor cited four main reasons for dissolving the Assembly and these include horse-trading and possible exchange of money and the impossibility of forming a stable government by parties with opposing political ideologies.

Gujarat launches intensive project to conserve Gir lions

Nov 21, 2018
Gujarat government on November 20, 2018 launched a Rs 351-crore project for the conservation of the Gir lions. The project is launched in the backdrop of the Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) outbreak that claimed 23 Asiatic lions lives.

WB passes bill to give land rights to enclave dwellers

Nov 21, 2018
To end an era of undecided future for the people residing West Bengal (WB) enclaves, the WB Assembly unanimously passed a bill to provide land rights to enclave dwellers in north Bengal.

Odisha government announces new Biotechnology Policy

Nov 17, 2018
The Odisha government has announced a new Biotechnology Policy 2018 to attract investments in the sector at the concluding day of the Make in Odisha Conclave, held in its capital city Bhubaneswar. The state government aims to make the state a top biotech investment destination in the country.

PM Modi unveils world's tallest statue 'Statue of Unity'

Oct 31, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil the bronze statue of India’s first deputy prime minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at Kevadia in Gujarat's Narmada district. At 182 metres, the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel will be the tallest statue in the world, surpassing the height of Spring Temple Buddha in China, which had held the record at 153 metres.

Union Transport Minister to lay the foundation for India’s largest Dry Dock

Oct 30, 2018
The foundation stone for India's largest Dry Dock will be laid by Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at Cochin Shipyard in Kerala on October 30, 2018. The Dry Dock will give a major boost to the make in India initiative under Sagarmala and raise India’s share in global shipbuilding to 2 percent.

Arunachal Pradesh, British Council sign MoU for cultural, educational cooperation

Oct 29, 2018
The state government of Arunachal Pradesh has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the British Council to strengthen educational and cultural cooperation, in order to support the knowledge ambitions and economic growth of the state.

Government to set up National Sports Stadium for differently-abled in Meghalaya

Oct 26, 2018
The Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Thaawarchand Gehlot has announced that a stadium of international standard for differently-abled persons will be set up in Meghalaya. The stadium will be constructed at an estimated cost of over Rs 200 crore.

Madras High Court upholds disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs loyal to TTV Dinakaran

Oct 25, 2018
Speaker P Dhanapal disqualified the MLAsunder the anti-defection law after they met the Governor and expressed loss of confidence in Chief Minister K Palaniswami, after the merger of the Palaniswami and Panneerselvam parties that were formed after the death of J Jayalalithaa.

PM Narendra Modi to unveil Sardar Patel statue on October 31

Oct 18, 2018
The Statue of Unity is a dream project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This project was announced on October 31, 2013 by Narendra Modi, when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat. For development of the project, Modi launched a country wide campaign to collect iron to build the Statue of Unity.

Home Ministry clarifies that Gorkhas in Assam are not ‘foreigners’

Oct 11, 2018
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a clarification to the Assam state government regarding the citizenship status of the members of the Gorkha community living in the state. The clarification comes after some cases of Gorkhas living in Assam were referred to the Foreigners Tribunals.

Odisha launches 'Nirman Kusuma' scheme to assist children of construction workers

Oct 8, 2018
The Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik has launched 'Nirman Kusuma' programme to provide financial assistance to the children of the construction workers for their technical education in the state. In total, around 1878 students are expected to be benefited from the programme.

Odisha launches food security scheme to cover those left out from NFSA

Oct 3, 2018
The state government of Odisha has launched its own food security scheme to benefit the 25 lakh poor people who were left out of the National Food Security Act (NFSA). The scheme will benefit 25 lakh vulnerable populace.

Assam to launch wage compensation scheme for pregnant women in tea gardens

Oct 1, 2018
Assam Government has become the first Indian state to offer a Wage Compensation Scheme for pregnant women working in the tea gardens of the state. The path-breaking decision was taken by the state after contemplating the issues faced by women during pregnancy.

Sabarimala temple verdict: Supreme Court allows entry of women of all ages

Sep 28, 2018
The Supreme Court of India has allowed the entry of women into the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple in Kerala. The apex court held that women, irrespective of their age, have the right to enter the temple.

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