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Assam government’s cashless health scheme launched

3 days ago
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.

Haryana Cabinet approves new rehabilitation policy for slum dwellers

Apr 13, 2018
Haryana Cabinet has approved the Slum-In-Situ Rehabilitation Policy to provide housing facility to the slum dwellers in the state without making them relocate to other areas. The expenditure for building the housing facility for the slum dwellers will be borne by the Centre and the state government.

Haryana Government launches Water ATM policy for urban areas

Apr 10, 2018
The state government of Haryana has launched water ATM policy to provide clean drinking water at public places to the people of the state. The municipalities have been given the responsibility of identifying public places such as bus-stands, railway stations, parks, bus stops, parking areas and markets to start the installation of water ATMs.

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.

Maharashtra to start free chemotherapy units for cancer patients

Apr 9, 2018
The Maharashtra state government is going to start free chemotherapy units for cancer patients in selected district hospitals. The move aims to ease the travelling and lodging problems of cancer patients who come to Mumbai's Tata Memorial Hospital in Parel for their treatment.

Ganga Hariteema Yojana launched in 27 districts of Uttar Pradesh

Apr 8, 2018
The scheme aims to enhance the green cover in the catchment areas of the river Ganga and to control the land erosion.

Delhi becomes first city to roll-out BS-VI fuel

Apr 2, 2018
Other cities like Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurugram, Faridabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune will also switch over to cleaner BS-VI grade fuel from January 1, 2019.

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.

Assam launches toll-free helpline for women

Mar 30, 2018
The state government of Assam has launched a women's toll-free helpline called 181-Sakhi to tackle the recent surge in crime in the state. The service is presently being launched for one shift and will be open from 9 am to 5 pm.

NITI Aayog releases baseline ranking of Aspirational Districts

Mar 29, 2018
The NITI Aayog has launched the baseline ranking for 101 aspirational districts based on 49 indicators across several sectors including health and nutrition, education, agriculture and water resources, financial inclusion, skill development and basic infrastructure.

UP Assembly passes stringent bill to curb organised crime

Mar 28, 2018
The state assembly of Uttar Pradesh has passed a stringent bill to curb organised crime and deal strictly with those trying to fuel terror. The legislation had to be re-introduced in the assembly, as it could not be passed in the Legislative Council, where the ruling BJP is in minority.

World’s longest sandstone cave 'Krem Puri' discovered in Meghalaya

Mar 26, 2018
With a length of 24,583 metres, Krem Puri cave was discovered back in the year 2016 but its actual length was obtained during the expedition by the Meghalaya Adventurers’ Association (MAA) in 2018.

Andhra Pradesh Government launches multi-utility vehicle Naipunya Ratham

Mar 23, 2018
The first phase of the Naipunya Ratham launch will cover 13 districts and 28 smart villages in collaboration with Hewlett Packard (HP), Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India and Guide Foundation for Development.

Karnataka Government approves ‘religious minority’ status for Lingayats

Mar 20, 2018
The Karnataka state government has decided to recognise the Lingayat community as a religious minority, leaving the final decision with the centre. The Lingayats are worshippers of Shiva and have distanced themselves from traditional Hinduism, especially from the Vedic version and the caste system.

Haryana Assembly passes bill proposing death penalty in rape of girls below 12 years

Mar 16, 2018
The state assembly of Haryana has passed a bill proposing death penalty or rigorous imprisonment of not less than 14 years for rape or gang rape of girls below the age of 12 years. The maximum punishment of 14 years may be extended to life imprisonment, depending on the gravity of the case.

Assam government proposes insurance scheme for journalists

Mar 14, 2018
The state government of Assam has proposed an insurance scheme for journalists and their families in its latest budget. The scheme would ensure security and protection of the journalists and their families.

Rajasthan passes bill to award death penalty for rape of girls below 12 years of age

Mar 10, 2018
As per the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) 2016 report, cases of crime against children have become rampant in Rajasthan in the recent past.

Delhi Police launches ‘all women patrolling squad’

Mar 8, 2018
The squad named ‘Knightingale’ has been formed to ensure safety and security of women at public places. The presence of more women police officers on the road will hopefully instil a sense of confidence among women.

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