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The state government of Goa has signed a trilateral memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Department of Biotechnology, Union Ministry of Science and Technology and Nobel Media, Sweden to host the Nobel Prize Series - India event during 1-28 February 2018.
The state government of Karnataka would be creating an ecosystem to bring all stakeholders to use nanotechnology across verticals including energy, medicine, engineering, transport and communication.
The state government of Odisha has imposed a seven-month ban on sea fishing activity in order to protect the Olive Ridley sea turtles.
The Assam Tourism Development Corporation(ATDC) announced to launch the Majuli Sustainable Tourism Development Project (MSTDP) on 2 November 2017 to encourage carbon-free tourism experience in the country's largest river island, Majuli.
The Madras High Court has banned the use of photographs or pictures of living persons on banners, flex boards and signboards across the state of Tamil Nadu. Justice S Vaidyanathan passed the order while hearing a PIL filed by B Thirulochana Kumari, a resident of Rani Anna Nagar.
The Election department of Meghalaya state has won an entry in the Limca Book of Records for forming a human logo with newly-enrolled young voters of Meghalaya on 1 July 2017. The logo formation was a part of a special drive - Mission Unite (U and I towards Enrolment) - that was launched to enroll young and left out voters with a special focus on first-time electors.
The state government of Assam has launched a new Tourism policy- 'Tourism Policy of Assam 2017' with the aim of increasing tourist inflow in the state two to three folds within the next five years.
Assam would be hosting the first-ever Global Investors Summit in Guwahati from 3- 4 February 2018. It would be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The decision was taken during the state’s cabinet meeting, which was held recently.
The state government of Gujarat has signed 3 MoUs worth Rs 10,400 Cr with three companies that have the potential of creating 21,300 job opportunities in the state. The MoU’s were signed under the Make in Gujarat initiative in the presence of the state’s Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani.
The Chennai Metro Rail, CMRL has introduced a free bicycle ride scheme for its customers. The metro corporation has tied up with a private agency to provide 100-hours of bicycle ride free of cost every month.
The Tamil Nadu Cabinet has approved the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations to benefit the state government employees and teachers. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting after receiving a report from a high-level committee led by State Finance Department Principal Secretary K Shanmugam.
Gujarat Government would be setting up 16 new Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) townships in 2400 hectare area to encourage the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
The Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal would be inaugurating the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in the state’s Silchar district. PMUY is a welfare program of the Union government, launched by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2016.
A new underground water treatment plant was inaugurated at Sadhutilla, in southern part of Agartala, Tripura with the support of the state Urban Development department. The plant has been designed to treat surface water and deep tube wells and it will start by treating underground water collected through six deep tube wells of the Sadhutilla locality.
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 20 September 2017 approved Home Ministry’s proposal for extension of the time period of the "Special Industry Initiative for J&K" - Udaan scheme till 31 December 2018 without any modification and cost escalation.
The district family welfare committees have been set to deal with the issue of fake and biased complaints by women against their husbands, in-laws and husband's relatives. The decision to set up the committees came following an order of the Supreme Court to form such committees in all states.
The Assam state government has announced setting up of a well-equipped skill city with a capacity of 10000 training seats in the state. Under the programme, 30000 former militants will be given skill development training and the ceasefire camps that house them currently will be converted into production centres.
The Assam government would be providing skill development training to around 30,000 surrendered militants.
The Women & Child Welfare Department of the Gujarat Government, Gujarat Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) and three leading dairies have signed a joint MOU to save Anganwadi children from malnutrition.
The 10-day long Narmada Mahotsav Yatra was flagged off by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani from Surendranagar district. It would culminate at Dabhoi, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be addressing the gathering.
The state government of Assam has set up a Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Cell for the implementation of DBT across schemes in the country.
The declaration was made after the state government assessed the present law and order situation in the state.
The partnership aims to reach out to 170000 children across 1300 government schools in the state.
The Gobindobhog rice is a speciality from Burdwan district of West Bengal. The region of Burdwan (now divided into the districts of east and west Burdwan) is known as the rice bowl of Bengal.
Kerala government has begun e-waste disposal in its state schools with about 12500 kg being disposed state wide on a single day under a programme aimed at clearing the accumulated junk.
The Agriculture Department of Karnataka has signed a MoU with software giant Microsoft India to develop a model that will help farmers of the state understand the market behaviour in advance.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched a grid-connected rooftop solar programme through a net-metering system to increase its capacity of generating renewable energy.
Panneerselvam is tasked to look after Finance of the state besides Housing, Rural Housing and Housing Development, Slum Clearance Board and Accommodation Control, Town Planning, Urban Development and CMDA.
The state government of Assam announced on 21 August 2017 that it would be launching a new scheme called Scheme for Compassionate Family Pension (CFP) in place of Compassionate Appointment, as the former approach didn’t serve the objective due to practical difficulties.