Delhi Assembly Passes GST Bill

Delhi Assembly ratified the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Constitution Amendment Bill, becoming the 8th State to clear the proposed tax regime. Delhi's share in...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Kerala Open Defecation Free By Nov 1

Kerala will be declared as open defecation-free state on its formation day on November 1. A decision to this effect was taken at the state...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

‘Thaaliku Thangam’ Scheme of TN

Tamil Nadu government has allotted Rs 204 crore for 'Thaaliku Thangam' (Gold for Mangalsutra) scheme for the year 2016-17 to benefit 12,500 women. The scheme...

Rajasthan Odisha Ratifies GST Bill

The Rajasthan and Odisha respective assemblies ratified the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Constitution (122nd) Amendment Bill 2016. The Goods and Services Tax (GST), the...

First State to Establish Cashless System for Distribution of Foodgrains

Mr. Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution congratulated the State Government of Gujarat on becoming the first State...

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...

First Aviation Park in Gujarat

Gujarat state government has planned to set up the country’s first-ever Aviation Park at Ahemdabad having a slew of facilities including an airstrip, training...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Madhya Pradesh 7th State to Pass GST Bill

The Madhya Pradesh Assembly passed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Amendment Bill. State's Law Minister Rampal Singh moved the GST Constitution Amendment Bill in...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

Jains Get Minority Status in Gujarat

Chief Minister Anandiben Patel decided to accord the minority status to the Jain community. Gujarat Government issued a government resolution giving minority status to...

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...

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...

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...

Andhra Pradesh-Singapore Pact in Financial Services

Andhra Pradesh government has signed agreement with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to promote innovation in financial services in their respective markets. Under the...

UP Introduces Bill for Salary Hike of MLAs

Uttar Pradesh government tabled a Bill in the Assembly for a steep hike in salaries and pension of sitting legislators as well as former...

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...

Tripura Assembly Ratifies GST Bill

Tripura Assembly unanimously ratified the Constitutional Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST). State Finance Minister Bhanulal Saha moved a resolution to ratify the...

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...

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,...

Suburban Railway System in Bengaluru

The Karnataka government and the Railways Ministry have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a suburban railway system in Bengaluru to address the city’s...

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...

Transport Infrastructure Projects Approved

In a major decision, the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) decided to support 9 transport infrastructure projects in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. These projects...

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...

Himachal Becomes 4th State to Ratify GST

The Himachal Pradesh Assembly ratified the landmark constitutional bill for the roll out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). The bill was introduced by...

UP Becomes First State to Start ‘Twitter Seva’

Uttar Pradesh became the first state in the country to launch the "Twitter Seva" project, when in one go 122 Twitter handles were unveiled. The...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Bengaluru Suburban Railway Project Approved

Karnataka State Cabinet approved a suburban railway project which will be implemented in two phases. Main objective is to decongest road traffic in and around Bengaluru...

UP Govt Approves Rs 8.53 cr for Road Safety

Uttar Pradesh has sanctioned Rs 8.53 crore in the current fiscal for road safety. The sanctioned amount would be spent on implementation of traffic rules,...

Sex Ratio Monitoring System Launched in Haryana

The Haryana government has set up an online system for Panipat to monitor the sex ratio in the district as part of the ‘Beti...

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...

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...

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 Reconstitutes Panel on Eco-Zones

The Goa government has reconstituted a committee to study development proposals related to construction, sub-divisions, and conversion of land use in forest, be it...

Vidya Balan is Brand Ambassador of Scheme

Vidya Balan was named the brand ambassador for 'Samajwadi Pension Scheme' of the Uttar Pradesh government. All eligible poor women in the state would be...

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...

Gujarat First to Distribute 2 crore LED Bulbs

Under the Government of India’s Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for all (UJALA)scheme, Gujarat has become the first state to distribute 2 crore LED...

Financial Package for Andhra Pradesh

The Central Government is committed to help and assist the newly created State of Andhra Pradesh. The commitments of the Centre emanate from four...

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...

Redevelopment of Residential Colonies in Delhi

The Union Cabinet has approved redevelopment of residential colonies at West Ansari Nagar and Ayur Vigyan Nagar Campuses of All India Institute of Medical...

ICRISAT Sets up iHub

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is an international organisation which conducts agricultural research for rural development, headquartered in Patancheru...

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...

‘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...

Patanjali Mega Food and Herbal Park

The foundation stone of Patanjali Mega Food and Herbal Park was laid in Mihan (Nagpur) by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Spread over 230 acres,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

2017 as ‘Year of Apple’ in Jammu Kashmir

Chief Minister of J&K Mehbooba Mufti declared 2017 as ‘Year of Apple’ in a bid to promote the famed Kashmiri apples in domestic and...

First Cashless Region of India

The Union Territory of Daman and Diu has become the first cashless region of India. A lot of efforts were made in this regard since...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Punjab Constitutes Welfare Boards

To ensure the welfare of Rai Sikh and Kamboj communities, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal approved the setting up of Rai...

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...

National SC/ST Hub Launched in Ludhiana

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the National SC/ST Hub in Ludhiana (Punjab) to provide support to entrepreneurs from the community. With an initial outlay of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...