Arunachal Signs MoU with National Diary Board

Arunachal Pradesh has signed a MoU with National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) during the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017 for the development of dairying for...

New Bharat Electronics Night Vision Factory

Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting, M. Venkaiah Naidu laid foundation stone for the Bharat Electronics Limited Advanced Night Vision Products Factory at Nimmaluru,...

Gujarat Tops in LED Bulb Distribution

Under the Government of India’s UnnatJyoti by Affordable LEDs for all (UJALA)scheme, Gujarat has become the first state to distribute 2.70 crore LED bulbs. Energy...

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...

Himachal Has 100% Aadhaar Saturation

The Himachal Pradesh has achieved 100 percent Aadhar saturation on the basis of population of year 2015. With this, Himachal Pradesh has become the...

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...

Tax Incentives to Andhra Pradesh Districts

Under the Andhra Pradesh Re-organisation Act, 2014 the Government of India is extending special assistance to four districts of Rayalseema and three districts of...

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...

Haryana Assembly Passes 5 Bills

The Haryana Assembly on its last day of session passed five Bills. It gave nod to the following bills: 1. Haryana Legislative Assembly (Salary, Allowances...

Central Rule in Jammu and Kashmir

On 20.6.2018, the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 92 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir...

Bihar Enforces New Law on Liquor Ban

Bihar enforces new stringent Bihar Excise and Prohibition Act from Gandhi Jayanti. As per the new prohibition law, all adult members of a family would...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Soorya Festival in Kerala

40th edition of Soorya Festival has started in Thiruvananthpuram (Kerala). Over 2000 artistes, including eminent singers and dancers from all parts of the country and...

Delhi Declared Free of Bird Flu

Capital city Delhi has been declared free from H5N8 avian influenza. H5N8 is a subtype of the Influenza A virus (sometimes called bird flu...

MP Creates 100cr Venture Fund

Madhya Pradesh government has created a Rs 100 crore venture fund for budding entrepreneurs with innovative ideas for setting up industries. Madhya Pradesh government will...

Haryana Kerosene Free on April 1

Haryana will become kerosene-free from April 1 next year, while eight of the State's 21 districts will get the status on November 1, 2016. With...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Punjab Abolishes Stamp Duty

Punjab government has decided to abolish the stamp duty of two per cent levied on immovable property while awarding the power of attorney. The stamp...

Home-based Healthcare Launched in Northeast

North East India's first home-based healthcare service, HOMELTH was launched to reach healthcare services to the homes of those in need of medical need. As...

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...

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...

India Gets Second Green Airport

With the launch of Vadodara’s Harni Airport India gets its second green airport after Kerala’s Kochi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the terminal building...

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...

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...

Tamilnadu Tops in Solar Capacity Addition

In a year that witnessed significant progress in solar power in the country, Tamil Nadu topped the capacity addition table, surpassing leading States such...

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...

Resolution Against Removal of Speaker

The Meghalaya Assembly admitted a resolution seeking the removal of Speaker Abu Taher Mondal. The resolution was moved by Opposition Chief Whip James Sangma, accusing...

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...

Maharashtra Forms Rules for Taxi Aggregators

The Maharashtra government has released a draft of Maharashtra City Taxi Rules 2016. These rules proposes mandatory licensing of app-based taxi aggregators such as Ola...

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...

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...

€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...

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...

Mega Food Parks in Punjab

The foundation stone of the Mega Food Park being implemented by M/s Punjab Agro Industries Corporation Ltd (PAIC) at Ladhowal, Ludhiana District in the...

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...

Gujarat Gets Rs.8392cr as Crude Oil Royalty

The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has agreed to pay Rs. 8,392 crore to the Gujarat government regarding royalty fee for crude production. Of...

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...

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...

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...

Telangana and Goa Sign MoU IT Sector

Telangana government has signed an MoU with the Goa government to help the Goa State in IT development. T-Hub (Telangana Hub) is India's largest incubator...

ADB $500m Loan to Build Bridge on Ganga

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $500 million loan to build a 9.8 km long road bridge across...

Demand for Lifting Ban on Kambala in News

Kambala is an annual Buffalo Race held traditionally under the auspices local land lords and households (Aramane, Beedu, Guthu/Mane, Dodmane) or Patel of village,...

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...

New Rules for Scientific Mining in Himachal

In order to curb illegal mining the state government has notified Himachal Pradesh Minor Minerals (Concession) and Minerals (Prevention of Illegal Mining, Transportation and...

Project Management Unit Established

Haryana Government has set up the State Project Management Unit (SPMU) for activities required to be completed for full-scale roll-out of Public Financial Management...

Maharashtra Abolishes Licenses for Hotels

The Maharashtra Government has decided to scrap five types of Home Department licenses, which were required by the Hospitality industry. They were cancelled under the...

H5 N1 Avian Influenza Virus in Odisha

The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fishries, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has informed the Government of Odisha regarding the confirmation of...

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...

Madhya Pradesh Launches Digital Dakiya Scheme

Madhya Pradesh has launched the Digital Dakiya Scheme which aims at encouraging cashless transactions. In Madhya Pradesh Indore district witnessed inauguration of first of its...

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...

Mizoram Launches Economic Dev Policy

In order to boost the state's economy and develop rural infrastructure the Mizoram government has launched a New Economic Development Policy (NEDP). The new policy...

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...

PM Inaugurates New Campus of NISM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated new campus of National Institute of Securities Markets at Patalganga in Mumbai. NISM is an educational initiative of capital markets...

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,...

Arunachal – Andhra MoU on Palm Oil

Arunachal Pradesh has inked a MoU with Andhra Pradesh for development of Oil Palm in the state. The MoU was signed to cover an area...

Aero Skill Academy in Telangana

The Telangana government has signed agreement with French firm Aerocampus Aquitaine, to create a world-class aero skill academy. The project deliverables include identifying skill gaps,...

Scooty for College Girls Scheme

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti launched the "Scooty for College Girls Scheme". College going girl students will be given a 50 per cent...

‘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...

Haryana Starts Underground Line for Irrigation

Underground water pipeline has been laid down to irrigate 73,516 hectares of area in Haryana between November 2014 and March 2016 at the cost...

Punjab Gets New Governor

Mr.VP Singh Badnore took oath as the new Punjab Governor and also as Administrator of Chandigarh. Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice SJ Vazifdar...

SAUNI Yojana in News

Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani announced filling 10 dams of the region with the Narmada waters through the network of canals under SAUNI Yojana...

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...

Arunachal’s First Jan Aushadhi Store Inaugurated

The Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated Arunachal Pradesh’s first Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Store at Naharlagun, Itanagar. MoU was also...

Indian Institute of Management at Jammu

The Union Cabinet has approved the establishment and operationalisation of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) at Jammu in a transit/temporary campus at Old Government...

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...

Metro Rail for Bhopal and Indore Approved

The Madhya Pradesh Cabinet has approved the detailed project reports (DPRs) of the Metro rail projects for Bhopal and Indore. These projects would cumulatively cost...

Mekedatu Dam Project in News

Karnataka Cabinet had recently taken a decision to implement the Rs. 5,912 crore Mekedatu Multipurpose (drinking and power) Project across the river Cauvery, which...

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...

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...

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...

UP Creates Separate IT Cadre of Officers

Uttar Pradesh government has decided to constitute an Information Technology(IT) cadre of its own. IT cadre officers will also have to ensure improvement in internal...

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...

‘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...

Karnataka Passes Bill to Allow Kambala

Karnataka Assembly has passed a bill to legalise traditional buffalo race “Kambala” and bullock cart races. The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, was...

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...

RJio Free Wi-Fi to Schools Colleges in Gujarat

Reliance Jio has the plan the Gujarat government to provide free Wi-Fi services at academic institutions across the State for a period of one year. Reliance Jio...

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...

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...

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...

Jharkhand First to Start Kerosene DBT

Jharkhand has become the first state in the country to implement Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in Kerosene in four identified districts namely, Chatra, Hazaribagh,...

Haryana Gets 22nd District

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar accorded the district status to Dadri, which is the biggest sub-division in Bhiwani district of the state. With this,...

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...

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...

Teesta Power Project Unit 4 Commissioned

BHEL has commissioned the fourth and last unit of the 4x40 MW Teesta Low Dam Hydro Electric Project (HEP) Stage-IV in West Bengal. BHEL was...

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...

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...

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...

Tourism Ministry Approves 500cr Projects in J&K

The Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) chaired by Union Tourism Secretary Vinod Zutshi for the ‘Swadesh Darshan Scheme’ has approved projects to the...

Koteshwar Hydro Electric Project in News

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Modi has approved the Revised Cost Estimate-I of 400 MW Koteshwar Hydro Electric...

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...

Discovered Small Fields in Tamil Nadu

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the award of 31 contract areas as part of the Discovered Small Field (DSF) Bid...

Meghalaya 17th to Ratify GST Bill

Meghalaya became the 17th and the second Congress-ruled state after Himachal Pradesh to ratify the GST Bill. Law minister Roshan Warjri moved the government resolution...

Kerala Starts New Debt Relief Scheme

The Kerala government approved a new debt relief scheme for low income and poor people who face the threat of revenue recovery proceedings after...