‘NYAYA GRAM’ Project of Allahabad High Court

The President of India laid the foundation stone of the Nyaya Gram project of the High Court of Allahabad in Allahabad. 'Nyay Gram' is a...

Tuitial Hydroelectric Power Project Launched

Prime Minister has dedicated the 60 MW Tuirial Hydro Electric Power Project (HEPP) to the Nation. The Tuirial HEPP has been constructed as a...

Central Assistance to Manipur, Mizoram and Kerala

The Union Home Minister chaired a meeting of the High Level Committee (HLC) for Central Assistance to the States of Manipur, Mizoram in the...

Mock Exercise on Earthquake in Haryana

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) will conduct a State-level mock exercise on earthquake in Haryana on December 21, 2017. The exercise is being...

Centre for Defence Studies Opened by President

The President of India Ram Nath Kovind opened the Centre for Defence Studies in Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. He also laid the foundation stone for the...

Krishnagiri Dam on River Ponnaiyaru in News

Due to very heavy rainfall during the month of September in upper catchment of the river Ponnaiyar in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, the Krishnagiri...

Highways and Shipping Projects Launched in Andaman & Nicobar Islands

The Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, Nitin Gadkari, along with Home Minister Rajnath Singh, laid the foundation stone for...

€300 Million Finance Contract with European Investment Bank

Government of India and European Investment Bank (EIB) signed the Finance Contract for lending of € 300 million for Bangalore Metro Rail Project Phase...

PM Dedicates Sardar Sarovar Dam to The Nation

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi dedicated the Sardar Sarovar Dam to the nation. The occasion was marked by prayers and chanting of hymns at the...

Chakma-Hajong Issue in News

Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said that as per the Supreme Court’s order, the government would grant citizenship to over one...

Urban Maharashtra Declared Open Defecation Free

The President of India in a function at Mumabi declared the urban Maharashtra Open Defecation Free (ODF) on October 1, 2017. He congratulated all the...

Common Food Processing Incubation Center for Shallots

Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur launched Common Food Processing Incubation Center for Shallots (Small Onions) in Chettikulam village in Perambalur District...

‘YUVA’ Skill Development Programme by Delhi Police

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the YUVA – a skill development programme and an initiative by Delhi Police under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal...

North Eastern Cultural and Information Centre

The North Eastern Cultural and Information Centre will be set up in Delhi soon. This will be a new gift to the people of...

Andaman Nicobar Forest Corporation Closed

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the closure of Andaman & Nicobar Islands Forest and Plantation Development Corporation Limited (ANIFPDCL), Port Blair,...

North Koel Reservoir Project

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the proposal to complete the balance works of the North Koel Reservoir Project in Jharkhand and...

National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science & Technology inaugurated the new Administrative and Research Buildings of two national institutes under the administrative control...

Kolkata East West Metro Corridor Project

In Kolkata East West Metro corridor project, a twin tunnel is being constructed below river Hooghly, between Howrah and Mahakaran stations. This is the first...

“Assam Accord” in News

The Assam Accord (1985) was a Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) signed between representatives of the Government of India and the leaders of the Assam...

Prime Minister in Rameswaram

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam memorial at Rameswaram. He unveiled a statue of Dr. Kalam, and offered floral...

Meghalaya Launches ‘Mission Football’

Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma launched ‘Mission Football’ at a grand ceremony in Shillong. Mission Football is an initiative to help develop skills of...

Free Power Connection to BPL Families in UP

Uttar Pradesh government has launched free power connection scheme for the BPL card holders in the state. The scheme would also benefit the poor people who...

Kochi Gets Doppler Weather Radar

Mr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science and Technology has inaugurated the indigenous doppler weather radar at at Palluruthy in West Kochi (Kerala). The S-Band doppler...

Tamilnadu Gets First Case of Zika Virus

Tamil Nadu has reported its first case of Zika virus in a 27-year-old man in N. Puttur, Natrampalayam Panchayat, Denkanikottai Taluk in Krishnagiri district. Subsequent tests...

Punjab Abolishes Transport Unions in State

The Punjab Cabinet has approved the Punjab Goods Carriages (Regulation and Prevention of Cartelisation Rules), 2017 that completely bars goods carriage operators from forming...

Haryana Launches ‘Vision Document 2030′

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar launched the ‘Vision Document 2030’. It has set the objective of increasing the State GDP growth rate to 9.8%. This...

First Automatic Coastal Warning System

Odisha has installed the India's first automatic coastal warning system. This system can warn the population residing along its 480 km-long coast by pressing...

Punjab and UN Collaboration on Drug Menace

The Punjab government has decided to collaborate with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to root out the drug menace in...

Automated Fertilizer Handling System in Ports

Automated Fertilizer Handling System has been introduced in Krishnapatnam Port in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. This facility is equipped to handle fertilizer cargo operations right from...

Zojila Tunnel Project in Jammu and Kashmir

Zoji-la Tunnel is a 14 km (8.7 mi) upcoming road tunnel built near in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The tunnel along...

Raipur Airport Ranked First in Customer Index

Raipur’s Swami Vivekananda Airport was once again ranked first in Customer Satisfaction among 49 airports in the country. Swami Vivekananda Airport, formerly known as Raipur...

Centre of Excellence in Transfusion Medicine

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare signed a memorandum of understanding with Government of West Bengal to formalize its support to set up a...

First Maize Based Mega Food Park Launched

Union Minister of Food Processing Industry Mrs. Harsimrat Kaur laid the foundation stone for First Maize based Mega Food Park in Kapurthala, Punjab. The Mega...

Aji Dam Under Sauni Yojana Inaugurated

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the filling of Aji Dam near Rajkot under Sauni Yojana. With this Narmada river waters started getting collected in Rajkot's...

ADB Loan to UP for Strengthening of Roads

Uttar Pradesh Government has signed an agreement with Asian Development Bank ADB for a loan of 1950 crore rupees for strengthening of roads in...

Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath at Puri Held

The world famous 'Rath Yatra' of Lord Jagannat was held in the temple town of Puri in Odisha with religious fervour and enthusiasm. Devotees reached...

New Regional Silk Research Centre in UP

The Central Silk Board will establish a Regional Silk Research and Production centre at Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh. Central Silk Board’s Chairman KM Hanumantharayappa met...

Second International Airport in Delhi-NCR

The Indian Government has granted in-principle approval for a greenfield airport at Jewar in Greater Noida in view of the rapidly growing flying requirements...

PM Launches Lucknow – Kanpur Transmission Line

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated POWERGRID’s 400 Kilo Volt(kV) Lucknow – Kanpur Direct Current (D/C) Transmission Line with associated bays to the Nation...

ADB Loan for Urban Services in Madhya Pradesh

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $275 million loan for improving urban services in 64 small towns in...

States Passed GST Law: Date and Year

As of today, all the States and Union Territories (having assemblies) have approved the State Goods and Services Tax (SGST) Act. Now only one State...

PM Awas Yojana (Urban): States Allocation

Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has approved construction of 70,784 affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor in Uttar Pradesh under...

World Bank Loan for ‘Project 24×7 Power for All’

A Loan Agreement for part funding of USD 240 million from the World Bank (IBRD) and USD 160 Million from AIIB (60:40 ratio) for...

Uttarakhand and Haryana Declared ODF States

Under the Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM-G), rural Uttarakhand and rural Haryana have declared themselves as the 4th and 5th Open Defecation Free (ODF)...

Kochi Metro Dedicated to the Nation

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Kochi Metro and dedicated the Kochi Metro to the nation. Kochi, the queen of the Arabian Sea, is...

Bengaluru Metro Phase –I Project Dedicated to Nation

Namma Metro, also known as Bengaluru Metro, is a metro system serving the city of Bengaluru. It is currently the second longest operational metro...

New Gem and Jewellery Training Institute in Karnataka

Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman laid the Foundation Stone for a premier Gem & Jewellery Training Institute in Udupi, Karnataka. Indian Institute of Gems...

India’s First Rural LED Street Lighting Project

Indian government under its Street Lighting National Project (SLNP) has launched the first project for rural LED street lighting in Andhra Pradesh. Government of India,...

Assam Citizen Centric Service Delivery Project

An agreement for IBRD Credit of USD 39.2 Million from World Bank for the project “Assam Citizen Centric Service Delivery” was signed recently. The programme...

Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute Capacity Enhanced

The Union Cabinet has approved the take over of Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute, Guwahati by Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and bringing it...

Lavasa Project Special Status Revoked

The Maharashtra government has revoked the Special Planning Authority (SPA) status given to Lavasa Corporation Limited in 2008 to develop the private hill city...

WB Loan for Himachal Financial Management Program

An agreement for IBRD Credit of USD 36 Million from World Bank for “Himachal Pradesh Public Financial Management Capacity Building Program” was signed in...

First Mega Food Park in Odisha Inaugurated

The first Mega Food Park in the state of Odisha M/s MITS Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd. at Rayagada has been inaugurated by Minister...

World Bank Loan to Andhra Pradesh Project

World Bank has approved $ 240 million credit to Andhra Pradesh Government's project to provide 24x7 power to its people. The loan from the International...

Bihar is Top Litchi Producing State in India

Bihar is the top litchi producing State in the country. In Bihar, about 300 thousand metric tonnes of litchi is being produced from 32...

New Indian Agricultural Research Institute in Assam

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the Foundation Stone of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute at Gogamukh in Assam. The Prime Minister spoke of his...

Noida-Greater Noida Metro Rail Project Approved

The Union Cabinet has approved the Noida - Greater Noida Metro Rail Project covering a length of 29.707 k.m. Total completion cost of the...

Entire Assam Declared “Disturbed Area”

The Centre has declared the entire State of Assam a “disturbed” area under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act for three more months, citing...

Madhya Pradesh Changes Financial Year

Madhya Pradesh is the first State to switch to the January-December financial year from the present April-March cycle. The decision was taken at a meeting...

West Bengal Renamed Fasal Bima Yojna

The West Bengal government has decided to drop the tag “Pradhan Mantri” from “Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna” and rename it as “Bangla Fasal...

Ballabgarh in Faridabad Renamed

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced the renaming of Ballabgarh town in Faridabad to Balramgarh. The process to change the name in official records...

62% Reservation Quota in Telangana

The Telangana assembly passed a bill to provide 12% reservation to backward Muslims and 10% to Scheduled Tribes, taking the quantum of quota to...

Bihar Setup Special Courts for Prohibition Cases

Bihar government has set up a special court for speedy trial in cases registered against violation of the law. Following the High Court directive, the...

Uttar Pradesh and GST Law

Uttar Pradesh Assembly passes Goods and Service Tax (GST) unanimously. After passage from the lower house it will now be taken to upper house...

President of India Visit West Bengal State

President of India inaugurated the Indian Institute of Liver and Digestive Sciences at Sonarpur, South 24 Parganas in West Bengal. He also received the first...

Multimodal Logistics Park Setup in Punjab

Adani Logistics Ltd, has commissioned and commenced commercial operations at its multimodal logistics park at Kila Raipur, Ludhiana in Punjab. The latest terminal was dedicated...

Telangana Setup Food Commission

The Telangna government has constituted a Food Commission under the chairmanship of Kommula Tirumal Reddy to ensure the supply of essential commodities. Telangana State Food...

BHEL Commissions Power Projects in Maharashtra

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has successfully commissioned two units of 270 MW at RattanIndia Nasik Power Ltd’s 5x270 MW thermal power project, located...

NMPT Introduces e-Visa Facility

New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) has introduced e-visa stamping facility on arrival for cruise tourists calling at the port. The Bureau of Immigration has issued...

Development of Multimodal Logistics Park in Tamil Nadu

The National Highways Authority of India signed an MoU with the Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation Limited (TIDCO) in New Delhi, for the development...

Solapur Super Thermal Power Project Started

Unit-1 of 660 MW of Solapur Super Thermal Power Project in Maharashtra has been commissioned recently. With this, the commissioned capacity of NTPC Group has...

Gujarat Establishes Maritime University

The Gujarat Assembly passed the Gujarat Maritime University bill under Gujarat Private Universities Act, 2009. The total project cost is estimated at Rs. 800...

Indian States and Goods and Services Tax

Eight States have passed the State Goods and Services Tax (SGST) Act in their respective State Assembly in less than a month’s time. The Legislative...

Vijayawada Airport Upgraded to International Airport

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for the declaration of Vijayawada Airport as International Airport, as per the provisions of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation...

Bihar Ratifies Goods and Services Tax

Bihar Legislature has adopted the Bihar Goods and Service Bill, 2017 and the Bihar Taxation (Amendment) bill, 2017. Bihar has become the second state after...

Reservations for Scheduled Tribes and Muslims in Telangana

Both the houses of Telangana Legislature passed a bill which increases the reservations for Scheduled Tribes and backward sections among the Muslim community in...

West Bengal Introduces Social Security Yojana

West Bengal Government has introduced the Social Security Yojana by converging five separate beneficiary schemes for workers in the unorganised sectors and for self-employed...

Expert Group on Debt Waiver for Farmers

Punjab government has set up an expert group to assess the quantum of agricultural debt which will suggest ways and means for debt waiver...

First State to Carry Financial Inclusion Through Self Help Groups

Odisha became the first state in the country to carry financial inclusion and extend banking services to unbanked areas through Self Help Groups (SHGs). The...

State Government Can Borrow Directly from Foreign Agencies

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Modi has approved the policy guidelines to allow financially sound State Government entities to borrow directly from...

Multi-Modal Terminal at Sahibganj Inaugurated

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the multi-modal terminal at Sahibganj, Jharkhand. The terminal at Sahibganj is an important component of the...

Mizoram Also Joins UDAY Scheme

The Government of India and the State of Mizoram signed a MOU under the scheme Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) for operational improvement of...

Andhra Pradesh Leads in Wind Power

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has set another record in the wind power capacity addition  by adding over 5400 MW in 2016-17...

Elephant Census in Bengal and Northeast India

Elephant Census has started in northeast India and West Bengal from March 27. Official have  deployed direct and indirect counting methods. This is the first...

Google Signs MoU to Digitalise Telangana

Google India and Telangana government have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for supporting the digitisation efforts in the state. Google India will provide Google...

Idea2POC (Proof of Concept) Fund Launched

The Karnataka government has selected eight startups in the tourism space for grants ranging between Rs 5 lakh and Rs 50 lakh as part...

World Bank Loan for Rewa Mega Solar Project

The World Bank has agreed to provide loan to develop internal transmission arrangements of the upcoming Rewa Ultra Mega Solar project in Madhya Pradesh. Rewa...

2nd Unit of Mouda Thermal Station Commissioned

NTPC has commissioned the second unit of 660 MW of Mouda Super Thermal Power Station Stage-II. Mauda Super Thermal Power Station or NTPC Mauda is...

Sharavathi Power Plant in Karnataka Restored

ABB India has restored and modernised the critical 1,035 MW Sharavathi hydropower plant in Karnataka. Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd. (KPCL), the state-owned electric utility in-charge...

Solar Power Plant Commissioned in Punjab

Hindustan Cleanenergy Ltd (Hindustan Power) has commissioned its second solar power plant in Punjab at an investment of Rs. 325 crores. The Project was awarded...

Kerala, Tripura and Arunachal Join UDAY Scheme

Kerala, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh have joined Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojna. With this, 26 states have joined the scheme. Since the state discoms have relatively...

Telangana Economic Census: Main Findings

Telangana has completed the sixth Economic Census. This process was started in 2013 when the state was not bifurcated. About 35,000 enumerators and supervisors took...

UP Bans Tobacco in Government Buildings

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has banned the use of pan and tobacco products in schools, colleges, hospitals and other government buildings. He instructed...

Pattiseema Project Makes World Record

The Patttiseema Godavari-Krishna river linking project, has made it to the Limca Book of Records for completion of the project in record time. The Pattiseema...

Karnataka Land Reforms Act Amended

A Bill to regularise the dwelling places of landless agriculture labourers in Karnataka was passed by the Karnataka Assembly. In this regard the Karnataka Land...

India’s Longest Road Tunnel

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated India’s longest highways tunnel - the Chenani- Nashri tunnel in Jammu & Kashmir- to the nation. This Chenani-Nashri...

ADB $350 Million Loan for Roads in Madhya Pradesh

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed $350 million loan for improving about 1,500 kilometers of major district roads in...

North East Road Network Project Phase-I

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for development of 403 kms of National Highways in Meghalaya and Mizoram. Out of...

33% Reservation for Women in Govt Jobs in Punjab

Punjab cabinet chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has decided to provide 33 per cent reservation for women in all government jobs.  The cabinet...

India’s Largest Municipal Waste Power Plant

The North Delhi Municipal Corporation launched India’s largest waste-to-energy plant at Narela-Bawana. The project will use 2,000 metric tonnes of waste every day to...