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...

AP Makes E-Procurement Mandatory

The Andhra Pradesh government has made e-procurement mandatory for all government departments and public sector organisations in the State. E-procurement is mandatory on the part...

Diamond Block in Panna Auctioned

India's first diamond mineral block in Madhya Pradesh's Panna district have been auctioned. It has a precious stone deposit worth nearly Rs 106 crore. Bansal Construction...

Delhi Govt Increase Minimum Wages

Delhi government has approved a 36 per cent increase in the minimum wages for workers. Minimum wages for unskilled workers have been increased from 9,724...

‘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...

Agricultural Research Institute Approved in Jharkhand

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approroved the 12th Plan Proposal of the DARE/ICAR Plan Scheme of the 'Establishment of Indian Agricultural Research Institute (lARI)-Jharkhand'. It...

PM Ujjwala Yojana Launched in J&K

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) was launched in Srinagar for the state of Jammu & Kashmir by Chief Minister of J&K, Ms Mehbooba Mufti...

Mumbai Urban Transport Project Phase III

The Union Cabinet has approved the Mumbai Urban Transport Project Phase-III. The estimated cost of project is Rs.8,679 crore with completion cost of Rs.10,947 crore. The...

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...

Odisha Gets 40000 cr Investment

Odisha has bagged around Rs. 40,000 crore of investments at the Government's flagship Make in India event in Mumbai. The investments have come in from...

Haryana Registration of Birth Death Rules Notified

The state government notified the Haryana Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Rules, 2016. Under this a parent or guardian of a child whose birth...

Telangana Ranked Second in `Cashless India Scorecard’

Telangana ranked second in the `Cashless India Scorecard’ prepared by Walnut app to track the growth of digital payments in the country. The scorecard is...

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...

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...

Delhi Lost Most Polluted City Tag

According to the World Health Organisation's (WHO) urban air quality database, Delhi is not the most polluted city in the world any more. In fact,...

Maharashtra Becomes 17th State to Join UDAY

Government of India signed a MOU with Government of Maharashtra and Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd. (MSEDCL) under the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana...

Tamil Nadu Increase MGNREGA Workdays

The Central government has accorded permission for increasing the number of workdays under the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee scheme in Tamil Nadu from...

Zika Virus Cases in Rajasthan

Few cases of Zika virus disease have been reported in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The present outbreak in Jaipur, Rajasthan was detected through the ICMR surveillance...

Open Sale of Kerosene Allowed in Karnataka

The Karnataka government has issued an order to allow the sale of white kerosene in open market. With a view to ease the availability of...

West Bengal State Changing its Name

The West Bengal Assembly passed a resolution to change the name of the state from West Bengal to 'Bangla' in Bengali, 'Bengal' in English...

Haryana Gets New District

The Haryana government has notified the creation of new district Charki Dadri and sub-divisions and sub-tehsils it will comprise. Another notification issued by the government...

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...

Panel Setup on Jat Quota Row

Yielding to pressure from agitating Jats, the Centre announced setting up of a committee under a senior Union Minister to examine the quota demand...

Haryana Starts ‘Self Certification Scheme’

Haryana Government has formulated 'Self Certification Scheme' for the factories, shops and commercial establishments in the State to liberalize the enforcement of labour laws. Objective...

International Cargo Services Started from Odisha

The international cargo services was launched from the Biju Patnaik International Airport at Bhubaneswar. With this facility now from the Odisha capital, exporters of...

‘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...

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...

ADB Loan for Jharkhand Roads

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Indian Government have signed a $ 200 million loan agreement to upgrade 176 kilometres of State roads in...

Assam Starts GST Registration

Assam, the first state to ratify the GST Amendment Bill, has started the process for providing registration to taxpayers in the new GST regime...

Punjab-Jammu Kashmir Sign Agreement on Dam

Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir governments have signed an agreement to fast-track the completion of much-delayed 206 megawatt 2,285-crore rupees Shahpur Kandi dam project...

Cairn India Gets Nod for Drilling in KG-Basin

Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has given a clearance to Cairn India for undertaking drilling works of 64 exploratory and appraisal wells...

Maharashtra Assembly Ratifies GST Bill

Maharashtra Legislative Assembly ratified the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Constitutional Amendment Bill passed by the Parliament. The bill  was passed unanimously by the Lower...

First Unit of Pulichintala Project Commissioned

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd has commissioned the first unit of the 4x30 MW Pulichintala hydroelectric project in Telangana. The project is being set up by...

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...

World Bank Loan for Madhya Pradesh Project

An agreement for IDA Credit of USD 35 Million from World bank for “Madhya Pradesh Citizen Access to Responsive Services Project” was signed by...

Rajasthan Disinvests in GLPL PSU

Rajasthan government has decided to disinvest two units of Giral Lignite Power Limited (GLPL) in view of losses in per unit power production. The cabinet...

Land Acquisition Policy Approved in Haryana

The Haryana government approved a policy on purchase of land voluntarily offered to the government by farmers for development projects. The policy aims at preventing...

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...

Jammu Kashmir Gets International Yoga Centre

International Yoga Centre (IYC) has  been approved at Mantalai in Udhampur district in Jammu and Kashmir. It is a part of the ‘integrated development of...

ADB $100m Loan for Irrigation System in TN

Asian Development Bank has approved a USD 100 million (around Rs. 660 crore) loan to strengthen a key irrigation system and improve water management...

Samsung Signs MoU With UP Govt

Mobile phones company Samsung has signed MoU with UP state government for setting up a manufacturing unit in Uttar Pradesh. Under the agreement, Samsung would...

Extradosed Bridge Across River Narmada

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated a new four lane, Extradosed Bridge across river Narmada at Bharuch to the nation. The project has been completed in...

Helmets Made Compulsory in Udupi

Helmets has made compulsory for both riders and pillion riders and also children riding on two-wheelers in Udupi district in Karnataka from January 20. The...

Haryana Assembly Ratifies GST Bill

The Haryana Assembly unanimously ratified the Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST). The bill was introduced by state Finance Minister Capt...

Himachal Pradesh Joins UDAY Scheme

Government of India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the State of Himachal Pradesh and the State DISCOM under the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance...

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...

Uttarakhand Governor Gets New Advisers

Former Director General of CRPF Prakash Mishra and former Union Culture Secretary Ravindra Singh were appointed as advisers to the governor of Uttarakhand, where...

Haryana Increases Freedom Fighter’s Pension

The Haryana government increased the monthly pensions given to freedom fighters and their dependents. Monthly pensions of former political prisoners of Andaman/their spouses will increase...

Desalination of Water in Coastal Areas in India

Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) is putting up a 5000 cubic meter per day (5.0 MLD) seawater desalination plant in Odisha’s coastal district of...

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...

Ward Delimitation Notified in Delhi

The Delhi government notified the final delimitation of 272 wards. The composition of some wards in Assembly constituencies have been changed. While the number of...

Karnataka Releases Retail Trade Policy

The Karnataka Cabinet approved a new retail trade policy in order to promote investments in retail trade and employment creation. Karnataka's policy follows similar policies...

3 Hydro Projects Launched in Himachal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation three hydro-electric projects (HEPs) with a generating capacity of 1,732 MW in Himachal Pradesh. All the three...

Legacy Food Cash Credit Accounts of Punjab

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for settlement of Legacy Food Cash Credit Accounts...

SC Freezes Arunachal Assembly Proceedings

The Supreme Court ordered a freeze on the holding of proceedings of the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly till January 18, 2016. A Bench led by Justice...

Haryana Assembly Passes Two Bills

Haryana Assembly passed two bills paving the way for establishing Shri Krisna Ayush University at Kurukshetra and Haryana Vishwakarma Skill University at Dhadkta in...

Pune Metro Rail Project Approved

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the development of Pune Metro Rail Project Phase – 1. The Pune Metro...

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...

Haryana Approves Jat Reservation Bill

The Haryana Cabinet approved the Jat reservation bill to provide reservation to Jats and four other castes in government jobs and educational institutions. The cabinet...

Chennai Metro Project Inaugurated

The Union Minister of Urban Development M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the Stage 1A of Chennai Metro Phase-1, from Little Mount to Airport in Chennai. The...

Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana Launched

Assam Chief Minister launched Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana in the State. Through this mission it has been aimed at bringing in revolutionary changes by doubling...

€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...

Telangana and Assam Join Ujwal Discom Yojna

Telangana and Assam have signed MoU to join the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojna (UDAY). The total number of states covered under the scheme now reached...

Haryana and Railways Ministry Forms JV Company

MOU for “Formation of Joint Venture Company for Development of Railway Infrastructure in the State” was signed on 3rd June, 2016. The MoU was signed...

Institute of Science Education Approved for Odisha

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for: i. Ex-post facto approval for formation of an Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Berhampur...

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...

Goa Preservation of Trees (Amendment) Bill 2016

The Goa government has tabled an amendment to Goa, Daman and Diu Preservation of Trees Act in the state Assembly session, which will classify...

Narmada Clean-up Drive Launched

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched a Narmada clean-up drive. The drive will run for 118 days. Saplings will be planted on the...

Haritha Keralam Mission Launched

Kerala government has launched Haritha Keralam mission, a development initiative of the State government. The government aims to reclaim the lost agriculture heritage of the...

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...

Chandigarh Becomes Kerosene Free

Chandigarh has been declared kerosene free, from April 1, 2016, with no further distribution of subsidised kerosene in the city. The Ministry had decided to...

Karnataka Passes Resolution on Cauvery Water

A special session of the Karnataka Legislative Council unanimously passed a resolution against releasing more Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu. The resolution is unanimously...

New District Created in West Bengal

A new 21st district of Kalimpong was carved out of Darjeeling in West Bengal. Kalimpong is a hill station in the Indian state of West...

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...

Himachal Pradesh Gets Second Capital

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh declared Dharamsala as the second capital of Himachal Pradesh. The State government has declared Dharamsala as Winter Capital of the...

Gujarat Unveils Policy to Boost IT and StartUps

Gujarat announced new policy for promotion of information technology (IT) and electronic start-ups, envisaging setting up of 50 incubators to provide leadership and facilities...

Horticulture Package for J&K Approved

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the Rs 500-crore special horticulture package to Jammu and Kashmir to help apple growers rejuvenate old...

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...

Sikkim Declared First Organic State

Sikkim has become India’s first fully organic state by implementing organic practices on around 75,000 hectares of agricultural land. Around 75,000 hectares of agricultural land...

Bihar Approves Start-Up Policy

Bihar government has given approval to the Start Up policy 2016 at a meeting of the cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Cabinet...

Telangana Approves Land Acquisition Law

The Telangana government has approved a law on land acquisition within the purview of the Land Acquisition Act 2013, enacted by Parliament to replace the...

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...

Gujarat Declares 527 Villages Drought-Hit

The Gujarat government declared 527 villages of three districts in Saurashtra region as partially drought-hit after recommendations from a sub-committee formed to check the...

Gujarat Signs MoU With AirBnb

Gujarat government has signed MoU with hospitality company AIRBNB. Airbnb would assist homestays across the Gujarat state and provide information on the tourism resources and...

e-Prison Project Launched in J&K

The Jammu and Kashmir government launched the e-Prison project to enumerate jail inmates in the State, where numbers of detainees keep swelling during unrest. The...

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...

Tamil Nadu Becomes 21st State to Join UDAY

Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal presided over the signing of the Memorandum of...

Delhi Govt Ban Chinese Manjha

The Delhi government issued a draft notification imposing a complete ban on the sale, production, storage, supply and use of nylon, plastic and Chinese...

Himachal Becomes Second Open Defecation Free State

The State of Himachal Pradesh is declared Open Defecation Free (ODF), making it the second State in the country (after Sikkim) to achieve the...

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...

BHEL Commissions Thermal Plant in UP

BHEL has commissioned the second 660 MW supercritical unit of Lalitpur Super Thermal Power Project (STPP) in Uttar Pradesh. Last month, BHEL has successfully commissioned...

W Bengal Records Highest Dengue Deaths

West Bengal has reported the highest number of dengue deaths in the country so far. West Bengal is followed by Odisha and Kerala, both recording...

Project for Protection of Majuli Island

A Rs 207 crore project for protection and development of the world’s biggest river island Majuli was approved by the union government. The amount earmarked by...

“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...

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...

Meghalaya Gets Apparel and Garment Centre

The Union Textiles Minister Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, along with Chief Minister of Meghalaya Dr. Mukul Sangma, inaugurated the first ever Apparel and Garment...

Gujarat Suspends 10% Reservation

Gujarat government has suspended the implementation of the 10 per cent reservation in educational institutions and government jobs for the economically weaker sections among...

First Brahmaputra Literary Festival

Assam's capital Guwahati hosted 3-day Brahmaputra Literary Festival (BLF), which saw the participation of more than 150 authors from India and abroad. The festival was...

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...

World Herbal Forest in Haryana

The Haryana Forest Department signed a MoU with the Patanjali Anusandhan Sansthan Divya Yog Mandir Trust, Haridwar, for developing a World Herbal Forest at...