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Odisha government announces new Biotechnology Policy

17 hrs ago
The Odisha government has announced a new Biotechnology Policy 2018 to attract investments in the sector at the concluding day of the Make in Odisha Conclave, held in its capital city Bhubaneswar. The state government aims to make the state a top biotech investment destination in the country.

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PM Modi unveils world's tallest statue 'Statue of Unity'

Oct 31, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil the bronze statue of India’s first deputy prime minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at Kevadia in Gujarat's Narmada district. At 182 metres, the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel will be the tallest statue in the world, surpassing the height of Spring Temple Buddha in China, which had held the record at 153 metres.

Union Transport Minister to lay the foundation for India’s largest Dry Dock

Oct 30, 2018
The foundation stone for India's largest Dry Dock will be laid by Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at Cochin Shipyard in Kerala on October 30, 2018. The Dry Dock will give a major boost to the make in India initiative under Sagarmala and raise India’s share in global shipbuilding to 2 percent.

Arunachal Pradesh, British Council sign MoU for cultural, educational cooperation

Oct 29, 2018
The state government of Arunachal Pradesh has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the British Council to strengthen educational and cultural cooperation, in order to support the knowledge ambitions and economic growth of the state.

Government to set up National Sports Stadium for differently-abled in Meghalaya

Oct 26, 2018
The Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Thaawarchand Gehlot has announced that a stadium of international standard for differently-abled persons will be set up in Meghalaya. The stadium will be constructed at an estimated cost of over Rs 200 crore.

Madras High Court upholds disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs loyal to TTV Dinakaran

Oct 25, 2018
Speaker P Dhanapal disqualified the MLAsunder the anti-defection law after they met the Governor and expressed loss of confidence in Chief Minister K Palaniswami, after the merger of the Palaniswami and Panneerselvam parties that were formed after the death of J Jayalalithaa.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

India, ADB sign USD 346 million loan to improve state highways in Karnataka

Aug 31, 2018
This KSHIP-lll project will upgrade about 419 kilometres of state highways to two- and four-lane with paved shoulders; and will reconstruct, widen, and strengthen culverts and bridges.

Assam declares entire state ‘disturbed’; extends AFSPA by 6 months

Aug 30, 2018
In September 2017, the Central Government delegated the power to Assam and Manipur Governments to impose or withdraw AFSPA. Earlier on April 1, 2018, the AFSPA was completely removed from Meghalaya and some areas of Arunachal Pradesh.

CBSE to provide digital board exam documents to flood-hit Kerala students

Aug 28, 2018
In a special gesture to students from CBSE affiliated schools in Kerala, whose board exam documents such as mark sheets/ migration certificates/ pass certificates have got lost or damaged in the state’s floods, the CBSE will provide them with digital mark sheets, migration certificates and pass certificates through the ‘Parinam Manjusha’ portal/ DigiLocker.

India declines UAE’s Rs 700 crore offer for Kerala floods

Aug 23, 2018
The Union Government has decided to decline financial aid offer worth Rs 700 crore from UAE. Despite the generous monetary contributions and material supplies pouring in from different corners of the country, Kerala requires much more to help bring life back to normalcy.

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.