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Parbati Ghose, first female filmmaker of Odisha passes away

Feb 13, 2018
Parbati Ghose, the first female filmmaker of Odisha passed away recently following a prolonged illness in Bhubaneswar at the age of 85. Ghose was declared dead when she was rushed to the hospital around midnight after complaining of uneasiness.

Centre, Delhi government join hands to curb pollution in Delhi NCR

Feb 9, 2018
The Union Environment Ministry along with Delhi would be launching a campaign to combat severe levels of air pollution in the National Capital Region. The campaign outcome is expected to help the Ministry to form a larger policy framework to deal with pollution throughout the year.

UP Government introduces mass marriage policy to discourage dowry

Feb 5, 2018
The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath has stated that the state government has come up with a mass marriage policy for the poor girls in the state, under which financial assistance worth Rs 35000 will be provided at each wedding.

Assam Government, NBCC sign MoU for construction of Twin Tower Trade Centre in Guwahati

Feb 3, 2018
The construction of this 65-storey twin towers has been receiving mixed reactions as people fear that Assam falls in Zone 5, a high-risk earthquake category. The tallest existing structure in Guwahati has G+15 floors though the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) in 2013 granted environmental clearance to a 20-storey apartment complex.

New tunnel at Sela Pass to boost Defence Preparedness in border areas

Feb 2, 2018
The Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced while presenting the Union Budget 2018 that the government would be building a tunnel through the Sela Pass in Arunachal Pradesh.

IREDA, RUMSL sign agreement to finance two large-scale solar parks in Madhya Pradesh

Feb 1, 2018
The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) and Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL) signed an agreement on January 31, 2018 for financing the shared infrastructure of two large Solar Parks in Madhya Pradesh.

Rural women in Maharashtra to get sanitary pads for just Rs 5

Jan 31, 2018
The state government of Maharashtra on January 30, 2017 approved a proposal to provide sanitary napkins at a subsidised rate of Rs 5 to women living in rural areas. The decision is aimed at promoting menstrual hygiene among young girls and women.

Mission One Click for 30 types of scholarship distribution

Jan 30, 2018
With a Unique of I.D of every student in Mission One Click, double entry and duplication of scholarships have come to an end. Simplification of the process of distribution of 30 types of scholarship of 8 departments. Transparent, certified and updates information available on the portal.

MCD launches new mobile application to improve civic services

Jan 30, 2018
The three Municipal Corporations of Delhi have jointly brought out a mobile application to enhance engagement of citizens in resolution of grievances and improvement of civic services in the city. The application called Mobile App 311 was launched by Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.

Haryana government to install 10 lakh smart metres

Jan 28, 2018
The state government of Haryana has announced that it would be installing 10 lakh smart meters in the state to solve various complications faced by the power distribution sector. The project has been initiated under intensive relations between Japan and India and the Prime Minister's Make in India Programme.

Himachal CM launches 'Shakti' app for women's safety

Jan 27, 2018
The Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Jai Ram Thakur has launched the ‘Shakti’ app for women’s safety in the state. The app, which comes with a panic button, was developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) of the Himachal Pradesh government.

Maharashtra bans sale of tobacco at shops selling FMCG items

Jan 25, 2018
The Maharashtra government has banned the sale of tobacco in shops selling Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) items in the state. The move aims to ensure that youngsters do not get addicted to tobacco products.

Anandiben Patel sworn in as Governor of Madhya Pradesh

Jan 23, 2018
Anandiben Patel succeeds Ramnaresh Yadav, who had retired from the post in September 2016. Meanwhile, Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli was holding the additional charge as the Madhya Pradesh Governor. Anandiben Patel served as the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2014 to August 2016.

Maharashtra becomes the first state to unveil public cloud policy

Jan 19, 2018
The state of Maharashtra has become the first state to come up with a public cloud policy, virtually mandating its departments to shift their data storage onto the cloud, creating a USD 2 billion opportunity for the industry.

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

Jan 16, 2018
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

Jan 15, 2018
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

Jan 15, 2018
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.

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