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KVIC creates world record by distributing 2330 bee-boxes in one day

Jun 13, 2018
The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has created a world record of distributing maximum number of bee-boxes in one day under ‘Honey Mission’. Overall, 2330 bee-boxes were distributed among 233 beneficiaries in the Zangalee Army area.

Assam to launch awareness programme against superstition

Jun 12, 2018
The state government of Assam plans to introduce an awareness programme called 'Sanskar' in all its development blocks and panchayats.

Union Government to constitute two border battalions

Jun 9, 2018
The Government would constitute nine new battalions, among which two would be for the border areas. Five bulletproof ambulances will also be provided to border areas to carry the injured to hospital during cross-border firing.

Gaj Yatra launched in Garo Hills of Meghalaya

May 30, 2018
The four-day Gaj Yatra will move the elephant mascot to Williamnagar via Siju and Rongara and will culminate at Baghmara in South Garo Hills district on June 1, 2018.

Explained: Shut down of Sterlite Copper plant

May 29, 2018
The Tamil Nadu government has ordered for the permanent closure of the controversial Sterlite Copper factory in Tuticorin, which was the centre of violent protests last week that led to the killing of 13 people and left around 100 wounded.

Congress-JD(S) coalition wins floor test in Karnataka assembly

May 25, 2018
The Janata Dal-Secular (JDS)-Congress coalition headed by H D Kumaraswamy won the floor test in the Karnataka assembly on May 25, ending the 10-day political drama. The BJP MLAs led by former CM Yeddyurappa staged a walkout over the farm loan waiver issue just before the trust vote.

HD Kumaraswamy sworn in as Karnataka Chief Minister

May 23, 2018
H D Kumaraswamy was sworn in as the 18th Chief Minister of Karnataka on May 23. The JDS leader was invited by Vajubhai Vala to form government in Karnataka after B S Yeddyurappa stepped down from the post, citing the reason to be lack of required numbers to form a majority government.

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Zojila tunnel project in Leh

May 20, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation of Zojila tunnel project in Jammu and Kashmir’s Leh district. The project will be India’s longest and Asia’s longest and strategic bi-directional tunnel, which will provide all-weather connectivity between Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar, Kargil and Leh districts.

Gujarat Government to launch free treatment scheme for road accident victims

May 18, 2018
The Gujarat government would be launching free treatment scheme for the road accident victims. Under the scheme, the state will bear medical expenses of up to 50,000 rupees for each victim of a road accident in the state for the first 48 hours.

BS Yeddyurappa takes oath as Karnataka CM

May 17, 2018
After one full day of speculation, Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala invited the BJP, the party that won majority seats, to form the new government in the state and asked the 75-year Yeddyurappa to take over the chief minister’s post.

Karnataka Elections 2018: Governor Vajubhai Vala to take the final call

May 16, 2018
The BJP managed to grab 104 seats in the 224 seat assembly, much ahead of the ruling Congress which won 78 and Janta Dal (Secular), which won 37 seats. Though the mandate is clearly more in favour of the BJP, it has still left the party eight seats short of gaining full majority in the state.

Kerala witnessing advanced demographic transition: Report

May 14, 2018
According to a report titled 'impact of mortality and fertility transitions in Kerala on migration and its implications for state's economy', Kerala is currently experiencing an advanced demographic transition, as the mortality and fertility levels have come down.

Kavinder Gupta sworn in as Deputy Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir

May 1, 2018
This change in position was a part of a bigger reshuffle in J&K’s PDP-BJP government headed by Mehbooba Mufti.

Government relaxes protected, restricted area permit regime in selective areas

Apr 25, 2018
The Union Home Ministry has decided to relax the six-decade-old Protected Area Permit regime from the north-eastern states of Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur for a period of five years. The decision would allow foreign tourists, except those from Pakistan, China and Afghanistan, to visit the states without having a special permit.

J&K cabinet approves ordinance on death penalty for child rapists

Apr 25, 2018
Death Penalty for Rapists, Jammu and Kashmir, State Cabinet, Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, Protection of Children from Sexual Violence Ordinance, 2018The state cabinet of Jammu and Kashmir has approved the Jammu and Kashmir Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 that provides death penalty to the rapists of children below the age of 12 years.

Assam government’s cashless health scheme launched

Apr 19, 2018
Assam government’s new cashless health scheme, 'Atal Amrit Abhiyan' has been launched by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu. The scheme will provide health cover to 92 per cent of the state's population with annual income below Rs 5 lakh.

Kerala issues protocol to confirm brain death cases

Apr 9, 2018
The state government of Kerala has issued guidelines to be followed to confirm brain death cases. The guidelines were drawn on the basis of a directive of the Kerala High Court to put an end to the concerns and doubts of the public related to the procedures of organ donations of deceased and transplantation.

Goa government to launch app-based taxi service

Apr 9, 2018
The state government of Goa has decided to launch its own app-based taxi service to some key tourist destinations with a hope to solve the state’s problematic tourist taxi issue that has been plaguing its tourism sector for years.

West Bengal introduces 'Rupashree scheme’ for marriage of poor girls

Apr 2, 2018
The state government of West Bengal has introduced a new scheme called ‘Rupashree’ in order to provide marriage assistance to girls coming from economically weaker families with a budgetary allocation of Rs 1500 crore.

Tripura to set up crime branch of state police

Mar 31, 2018
The Tripura government has decided to set up a well-equipped crime branch under the state police to deal with unlawful activities in the state such as drug and narcotics peddling. The main aim behind the move is to restore normalcy in the society.

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