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UP Cabinet approves changing name of Allahabad to 'Prayagraj'

Oct 16, 2018
The Uttar Cabinet has approved the proposal of the state government to rename the city of ‘Allahabad’ as ‘Prayagraj’. The decision has been vehemently opposed by the opposition parties.

Government launches air quality warning system in Delhi to combat air pollution

Oct 15, 2018
The Union Government unveiled an Air Quality early warning system for the Delhi region. The system has been designed with the help of American and Finnish models to predict extreme air pollution levels. The system will help combat air pollution in the National Capital by getting information 2-5 days in advance.

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.

Uttarakhand HC directs state to provide reservation to transgenders in educational institutions

Oct 1, 2018
The Uttarakhand High Court has the state government to provide reservation to transgender in educational institutions and public appointments. The direction is a part of a slew of directions issued by the court for the welfare of transgender persons in the state.

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.

Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics inaugurated in Delhi

Sep 29, 2018
The Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics (CEDA) was inaugurated by Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in New Delhi. The centre has been created to support government departments to unlock the hidden potential of the data that they are generating as a part of the governance processes and use it to improve the overall governance.

National Tourism Awards 2017: Ahmedabad, Mandu jointly win ‘Best Heritage City’ award

Sep 28, 2018
The National Tourism Awards 2016-17 were presented by Union Minister for Tourism (IC), K J Alphons on the occasion of the World Tourism Day, which is being celebrated globally with the theme ‘Tourism & Digital Transformation’.

Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, MP awarded best-performing states in ’Ease of Living Index’ 2018

Sep 25, 2018
The state of Andhra Pradesh has topped the ‘Ease of Living Index’ rankings launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. It was followed by Odisha and Madhya Pradesh. The three states were awarded best-performing states at the National Dissemination Workshop on September 24.

PM Modi inaugurates Sikkim's first-ever airport

Sep 25, 2018
Sikkim’s first-ever airport was inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 24, 2018 at Pakyong. The development is a historic occasion for the entire northeast region of India. The airport is situated around 60 km from the Indo-China border and around 30km away from Sikkim’s capital city, Gangtok.

Delhi, Seoul sign MoU to tackle air pollution, improve infrastructure

Sep 17, 2018
The Delhi government has signed a 'Friendship and Cooperation Agreement' with the Seoul Metropolitan Government to work closely in the fields of environment, tourism, waste water and solid waste management, infrastructure and public health.

Jharkhand government introduces electric cars for official use

Sep 14, 2018
The state government of Jharkhand has introduced electric vehicles for official use. The energy department of the state got 20 such cars for its use. Use of electric vehicles will not only help curb pollution and protect the environment but it will also help save foreign currency.

Haryana assembly passes State Commission for SC Bill

Sep 14, 2018
The state assembly of Haryana has passed the Haryana State Commission for Scheduled Castes Bill, 2018, for development and safeguarding the interests of people belonging to the community. The bill was passed on the last day of the state assembly’s session.

Tamil Nadu bans sale of e-cigarettes with immediate effect

Sep 13, 2018
The order says, “Although advertisements of electronic cigarettes claim they do not cause any harm, tobacco is the only legally available consumer product which kills people when it is used entirely as intended.”

Telangana’s Sadarmatt anicut, Pedda Cheruvu get Heritage Irrigation Structure status

Sep 10, 2018
The Sadarmatt barrage, across Godavari in Khanapur of Nirmal district, is an iconic structure installed by the then Hyderabad ruler Nawab Ikbal-ud-Dowla in 1891-92. While, Pedda Cheruvu tank is located on the outskirts of Kamareddy district and was built in 1897 during the rule of Mir Mahaboob Ali Khan, the sixth Nizam of Hyderabad State.

Delhi Government launches doorstep delivery of 40 services

Sep 10, 2018
The Delhi government has launched a scheme that will enable doorstep delivery of 40 essential government services such as caste and marriage certificates, driving license and new water connections in the first phase.

PM Narendra Modi to unveil Sardar Patel statue on October 31: Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani

Sep 9, 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.

Dilbagh Singh appointed as DGP of Jammu & Kashmir; replaces SP Vaid

Sep 7, 2018
Singh replaces Shesh Paul Vaid, who was removed from the post and was appointed as the Transport Commissioner in the State’s General Administrative Department (GAD). Vaid, a 1986-batch IPS officer, was appointed as the Director General of Police in December 2016 and is due to retire in October 2019.

Telangana Cabinet passes resolution to dissolve Legislative Assembly

Sep 6, 2018
The Telangana Cabinet has passed a resolution to dissolve the Legislative Assembly and seek early elections. The legislative assembly polls in Telangana were originally scheduled to be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha elections in 2019.

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