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PM Modi inaugurates project commencement of Rajasthan's first Oil Refinery

9 hrs ago
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the project commencement of the Rajasthan oil refinery at Pachpadra in Barmer district of the state. The project was undertaken as a joint venture between Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and the Rajasthan government at a cost of Rs 43000 crores.

Historic War memorial Teen Murti Chowk renamed after Israeli city Haifa

1 day ago
The Teen Murti Chowk in central Delhi was formally renamed as Teen Murti-Haifa, after Israeli city Haifa in a solemn ceremony attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu.

7th edition of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav begins in Karnataka

1 day ago
The seventh edition of the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav, under the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme, has begun in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme was launched in 2017 to promote engagement among the people of different states to enhance mutual understanding and bonding.

Haryana to implement Integrated Solar Based Micro Irrigation scheme

Jan 3, 2018
Haryana government has announced to implement the integrated solar based micro irrigation scheme (ISBMI) in all districts of the State and formed a Committee under the Chairman of Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) to chalk out a plan in this regard.

JNPT wins ‘Samudra Manthan - Caring Organisation of the Year’ award

Jan 3, 2018
The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, India’s Premier Container Port, has won the ‘Samudra Manthan - Caring Organisation of the Year’ award. The award was instituted by Bhandarkar Shipping, which is a leading publication in the maritime industry. JNPT is India’s top container port in terms of volume and efficiency parameters.

Arunachal Pradesh becomes second ODF state in Northeast

Jan 2, 2018
The state of Arunachal Pradesh has become the second state in the Northeast, after Sikkim, to be declared Open Defecation Free. The feat was deemed completed after three remaining districts in the state - Upper Subansiri, Siang and Changlang - were declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) on 31 December 2017.

Assam CM launches skill development training centres

Dec 31, 2017
The Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal has launched skill development training centres across the state in a programme organised by the Department of Skill, Employment and Entrepreneurship in Guwahati.

Delhi government launches mobile app that would connect 16000 SMC members

Dec 30, 2017
The Delhi government on 28 December 2017 launched a mobile app that would connect around16, 000 members of School Management Committees (SMCs). The application will help members of different school management committees to connect with each other and carry out their operations using the application.

Parliament approves extension of deadline for protection of illegal structures in Delhi

Dec 29, 2017
The Parliament has passed a bill seeking to extend the deadline of a law to protect slums, unauthorised colonies and illegal structures in the national capital from penal action for a period of three years, from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020.

Delhi HC: No one can use government land as burial ground

Dec 28, 2017
The Delhi High Court in a recent ruling held that no one has the right to indiscriminately use any open land, especially that belonging to the government, as a burial ground.

President inaugurates Andhra Pradesh Fiber Grid Project

Dec 28, 2017
The Andhra Pradesh Fiber Grid Project was inaugurated by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind at Velagapudi, Amaravathy. The project, initiated by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, aims to expand high-speed internet facility in the state.

Jai Ram Thakur to be sworn in as 14th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh

Dec 26, 2017
Five-time BJP MLA Jai Ram Thakur was named as the 14th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh along with being elected as the leader of the BJP legislature party in the state. He will be sworn in at the historic Ridge Ground in Shimla on 27 December 2017.

Vijay Rupani, Nitin Patel get second term as CM and Deputy CM of Gujarat

Dec 23, 2017
The current Chief Minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani was confirmed to remain at the post for a second term in a row. Rupani was also elected as the leader of the BJP legislature party in the state. By continuing with the existing leadership and not making any big experimental changes, the BJP is gearing itself for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Haryana government to provide free sanitary napkins to poor women

Dec 20, 2017
The Haryana government would distribute sanitary napkins free of cost to all women belonging to BPL (Below Poverty Line) category in the State. Earlier, on 1st December, the Haryana government had announced that it would make plans for free supply of sanitary napkins to girls in the schools across the State.

Telangana's Kaleshwaram Irrigation Project gets environmental clearance

Dec 19, 2017
The Expert Appraisal Committee directed that there is a need to plan a greenbelt and reservoir rim treatment in consultation with the State Forest Department with focus on local indigenous species. The construction work should be taken up after following due procedure of Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in land Acquisition, Rehabilitation Act, 2013.

BJP wins Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Elections 2017

Dec 19, 2017
The counting of votes for assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh began at 42 centres on 18 December 2017 for all 68 assembly seats. The counting was supervised by 68 returning officers, one in every constituency. The first win was declared in Himachal Pradesh's Kasumpti for Congress candidate Anirudh Singh. He won by a margin of 9397 votes against BJP's Vijay Jyoti.

BJP wins clear majority in Gujarat for sixth straight term

Dec 19, 2017
After an initial few hours of nail-biting suspense, the verdict for Gujarat is clear- the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) has secured its sixth-straight term in the state. Though the victory was predicted, what was not expected was the huge turnaround for Congress.

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

Dec 18, 2017
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.

Cabinet approves North-East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme

Dec 17, 2017
The Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the introduction of a new Central Sector Scheme - 'North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme’ (NESIDS) from 2017-18.

Haryana to set up organ, tissue transplant organisation

Dec 14, 2017
The state government of Haryana has announced that it would establish an organ and tissue transplant organisation (SOTTO) in the state to promote organ donation.

Delhi Government constitutes committees to look into complaints of fee hike by private schools

Dec 14, 2017
The committee will comprise Deputy Director Education of the district as chairperson, education officer of the Zone as a member and a Chartered Accountant nominated by Director of Education as a member.

Uttar Pradesh Cabinet approves UPCOCA Bill to fight organised crime

Dec 14, 2017
The Bill has been framed on the lines of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) by the committee which was set up to examine the draft bill. The draft was prepared in consultation with the State law department to check organised and white-collar crime and mafias. There are 28 provisions in the draft bill which are not present in the existing state Gangsters Act.

Delhi government to launch accident victim policy

Dec 13, 2017
The Delhi government has decided to launch accident victim policy which will cover all hospital expenses of victims of road accidents, acid attacks or burns. As per government, there is no upper limit on the cost of treatment and all victims irrespective of residence, and even foreigners will be entitled to get free treatment in any Delhi hospital, government or private if the accident takes place in the capital.

Rajasthan government to recognise political prisoners as ‘Loktantra Sainani’

Dec 13, 2017
The state government of Rajasthan has decided to recognise political prisoners held in jails during the emergency period as ‘Loktantra Sainani’.

Uttarakhand government makes LED bulbs compulsory in all government offices

Dec 11, 2017
The state government of Uttarakhand has taken a new initiative for energy conservation by making it compulsory for all government offices to install LED bulbs. The move is expected to reduce the consumption of electricity in offices and civic areas.

Now, SC/STs in Delhi can apply for Employment Loan through mobile app

Dec 9, 2017
The app will help applicants to apply for the loan with Delhi SC/ST/OBC/Minorities and Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (DSFDC) without any hassle. The Government also said that the inefficient officers, who do not process the loans on time, will be forced to take compulsory retirement.

Telangana to soon have world’s first IT campus for differently-abled

Dec 4, 2017
The state government of Telangana has signed an agreement with Vindhya E-Infomedia Private Limited to set up the world’s first Information and Technology (IT) campus for differently-abled persons in Hyderabad.

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.

‘Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat’ Yojana: Madhya Pradesh becomes Partner of Manipur and Nagaland

Nov 16, 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Ekta Diwas on the occasion of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel’s anniversary on 31st October 2015 started ‘Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat’ Yojana with an objective to strengthen cultural relations of various parts of the country and to embolden the mutual connection between the people dwelling in different states. Under the ‘Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat’ scheme, Madhya Pradesh has been made a partner of Nagaland and Manipur. The Madhya Pradesh government has made its Higher Education Department as a nodal department to execute the scheme. An eight member’s team from Madhya Pradesh has also toured Manipur and Nagaland in this regard.

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