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IMD to set up cyclone warning centre in Thiruvananthapuram

Aug 22, 2018
The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences has proposed to set up a Cyclone Warning Centre in Thiruvananthapuram. The centre is expected to come up by October. The decision follows several incidents of tropical cyclones and severe weather events striking over Kerala and Karnataka coasts in the recent times.

Chhattisgarh to rename Naya Raipur as Atal Nagar

Aug 22, 2018
The Chhattisgarh government has decided to rename the state’s new capital city Naya Raipur as Atal Nagar in the memory of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The state has also decided to develop an Atal Memorial in an area of five acres at the state’s new capital.

Madras HC orders CBSE to publicise 'no homework, no bag' rule for Class I & II

Aug 21, 2018
The Madras High Court has ordered the Central Board of Secondary Education to publicise in media that stringent action would be taken against institutes not following the board's 'no homework' rule for class 1 and 2 students.

Northern states to set up joint secretariat to fight drug menace

Aug 21, 2018
The Chief Ministers of the Northern States have unanimously decided to set up a joint secretariat at Panchkula for data and information sharing to effectively tackle the issue of drug menace in their respective states.

SC directs Tamil Nadu to consider reducing water level at Mullaperiyar dam by 3 ft

Aug 17, 2018
The Supreme Court has directed the Tamil Nadu government to consider lowering the water level at Mullaperiyar dam to 139 feet from the current 142 feet. The directive comes considering the ‘grave’ flood situation in all the 14 districts of Kerala.

SC directs Assam NRC coordinator to submit data of excluded people

Aug 17, 2018
The Supreme Court has asked the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) coordinator to submit the data of district-wise percentage of the population excluded from the NRC draft in the state. The apex court said that the claim and objection forms on the Assam NRC issue will be made available to the general public from August 20.

Uttarakhand High Court declares itself legal guardian of cows in state

Aug 14, 2018
Cases shall be registered against the owners of any cattle which are found on the streets under sections 289, 428 and 429 of the IPC as well as various provisions of the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals Act, 1960 and section 7 of the Uttarakhand Protection of Cow Progeny Act, 2007.

Shaheed Saman Diwas to be observed in Madhya Pradesh

Aug 14, 2018
The state government of Madhya Pradesh has taken the decision to observe Shaheed Saman Diwas to honour families of martyrs of Madhya Pradesh origin. The schools and government buildings located in the native village of a martyr, where he was born or his family is residing currently, will be named after him.

Justice VK Tahilramani sworn-in as Chief Justice of Madras High Court

Aug 13, 2018
Justice Tahilramani will be taking over from Acting Chief Justice Huluvadi G Ramesh, who was tasked to serve the High Court after the elevation of Chief Justice Indira Banerjee as the Supreme Court judge.

President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates ‘One District one Product’ Summit in UP

Aug 11, 2018
Under the ‘One District One Product’ scheme, the Uttar Pradesh government has set a goal of providing employment to 25 lakh people in five years through the financial assistance of Rs 25000 crores.

Haryana Government to launch Ayushman Bharat scheme on Aug 15

Aug 10, 2018
The state government of Haryana has announced that it will be launching the Ayushman Bharat-Haryana Health Protection Mission on August 15. The scheme aims to provide cashless healthcare facilities to beneficiaries at empanelled hospitals.

Rajendra Menon sworn in as Chief Justice of Delhi HC

Aug 10, 2018
Justice Rajendra Menon was sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court by Lt Governor Anil Baijal at a ceremony held at the Raj Niwas in New Delhi on August 9. The inclusion of Justice Menon will not, however, add to the depleted number of judges of the Delhi high court.

Maharashtra Government announces special assistance of Rs 500 crore for OBC community

Aug 9, 2018
The state government of Maharashtra has announced a special assistance worth Rs 500 crore for the Other Backward Classes (OBC) community in the state. The people belonging to the OBC community constitute 52 percent of the state’s population.

Begging in Delhi no more a criminal offence: Delhi High Court

Aug 8, 2018
The High Court was considering two PILs seeking by Harsh Mandar and Karnika Sawhney to decriminalise begging. The PILs have sought basic human and fundamental rights for beggars in the National Capital, apart from decriminalising begging. They have also sought basic amenities such as proper food and medical facilities at all homes for beggars in the city.

Telangana launches life insurance scheme worth Rs 5 lakh for farmers

Aug 7, 2018
The state government of Telangana has launched the first-of-its-kind life insurance programme worth Rs 5 lakh for the farmers in the state. The scheme, which is called Rythu Bandhu Life Insurance Bonds, is expected to benefit 2.8 million farmers and their families.

World’s first thermal battery plant to be inaugurated in Andhra Pradesh

Aug 6, 2018
The world's first-ever thermal battery plant will be unveiled in Andhra Pradesh by the state’s Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. The technology, which will help in mitigating carbon emissions, is best suited for grid balancing and stabilisations.

Uttarakhand HC bans commercial use of elephants in state

Aug 6, 2018
The court asked the state government to ensure that “not more than 100 vehicles are permitted to enter in Sitabani, Bijrani and Dhela zones of Corbett including Kalagarh and Rajaji National Park, in a day.”

UP's Mughalsarai Junction renamed as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction

Aug 5, 2018
The Mughalsarai station got a new name after Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik gave his assent to the proposal in June 2018 following the in-principle approval by the Union Government in 2017 to the state government’s proposal.

Sabarimala temple case: Ban on women unconstitutional, says Kerala Government

Aug 2, 2018
The Kerala government has told the Supreme Court that the custom of barring the entry of women between the age group of 10 to 50 years into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala is not permissible under the Constitution.

Startup India Yatra launched in Chhattisgarh

Aug 1, 2018
The Startup India Yatra was launched in Raipur, the capital city of Chattisgarh. The first boot camp saw a large number of students queue up to register themselves. The initiative aims to build a strong eco-system for nurturing innovation and Startups in the country that will drive sustainable economic growth and generate large scale employment opportunities.

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