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...

Special Assistance to Andhra Pradesh Approved

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for the Special assistance measure for the Successor State of Andhra Pradesh by way of special dispensation...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Maximum GST Registrations in Kerala

Kerala has achieved the maximum number of registrations under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime. More than 60 per cent of an estimated 2.5 lakh...

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...

‘Research to Market Fund’ Setup in Telangana

The Telangana government has set up a Rs. 50-crore Research to Market Fund to support scientists working on market-driven ideas. While the state government has put...

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...

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...

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...

Sikkim Joins Ujwal Assurance Yojana

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

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...

₹6,320 cr Crude Oil Royalty to Assam

The union government has agreed to pay ₹6,320 crore to the Assam government as crude oil royalty as part of an out-of-court settlement after eight...

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...

Global Investors Summit Held

Two-day Global Investors Summit – branded as “Momentum Jharkhand ” was held at the Khelgaon venue in Ranchi. 209 MoU were signed between different companies...

New Chief Minister of Nagaland

Shürhozelie Liezietsu is the new chief minister of Nagaland. He was invited by Governor P B Acharya to form the next government after the ruling...

Mekedatu Multi-Purpose Project Approved

Karnataka government has decided to implement the Rs. 5,912 crore Mekedatu multi-purpose (drinking and power) project. Karnataka Cabinet gave approval to the project which envisages...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

E-Stamping Made Mandatory in Haryana

E-stamping will become mandatory in Haryana from March 1, 2017. Earlier, e-stamping was made mandatory only in four districts -- Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonepat and Panchkula. Any...

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...

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,...

Rs.1350cr Investment in Andhra Pradesh under Atal Mission

Ministry of Urban Development approved an investment of Rs.1,350cr in Andhra Pradesh for improvement of basic urban infrastructure over the next three financial years,...

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...

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...

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...

Kerala Becomes First State to Start e-Health

Kerala becomes the first State in the country to introduce E-health project in Government health sector. The initiative helps process data in the health...

Re-Development of Pragati Maidan Approved

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs headed by Prime Minister Modi has approved the proposal of India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), a Mini Ratna...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Ordinance on Jallikattu Promulgated in Tamilnadu

Tamil Nadu Governor promulgated an ordinance for the conduct of jallikattu. The chief minister said that the government issued an ordinance after obtaining the...

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...

Special Central Assistance to States Released

The Union Government has been assisting the State Governments and providing “Special Assistance” with a view to expediting their completion of area specific Schemes. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Nagaland Health Project Approved

A financing agreement for IDA credit of US$ 48 million (equivalent) for the ‘Nagaland Health Project’ was signed with the World Bank. The Objectives of...

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...

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...

Karnataka Solar Policy Target 6000 MW

A Cabinet meeting presided by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah approved the changes in the solar power policy to give encouragement to harness solar energy. Karnataka State...

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...

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...

Sex Ratio: Unprecedented Improvement in Haryana

According to Civil Registration System (CRS) data, Haryana achieved a sex ratio of 900 girls as against 1000 boys in 2016. This is much...

North-Eastern Tourism Development Council Launched

The Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh announced the formation of exclusive “North-Eastern Tourism Development Council”...

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...

50 Percent Reservation in Judicial Services

The Bihar Cabinet declared 50 per cent reservation in all judicial services for persons belonging to the Extremely Backward Classes, Other Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes...

Land Acquisition Bill Passed by Telangana

Telangana Assembly have passed 'The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Telangana Amend) Act 2016' Bill. This Act wrests...

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...

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...

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...

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...

North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda

The Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik formally inaugurated the North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homoeopathy (NEIAH), an autonomous Institute under...

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...

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...

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...

Indian Institute Of Skills Inaugurated

The  Prime Minister aid the foundation stone of the first ever “Indian Institute of Skills” in the country at Kanpur. The Institute has been conceptualized...

India’s First Carbon Neutral District

The Assam government has initiated a project to make river island Majuli the country’s first carbon neutral district by 2020. The project titled ‘Sustainable Action...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Punjab Passes Resolution Against Water Sharing

The Punjab Legislative Assembly passed a resolution, directing the state government to demand charges for river waters flowing to the non-riparian states of Haryana,...

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...

Latest UP Government Decisions

The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet decided to provide cheap and affordable houses to the poor in the state. The Cabinet meeting, presided over by Chief Minister...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

Good Manufacturing Practices Plant Inaugurated

A newly built, state-of-the-art Plant for extraction, formulation, packaging of medicinal plant based phytopharmaceutical drugs under internationally accepted GMP guidelines was inaugurated by the Vice...

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...

Telangana USA Sign Pact on Expertise Sharing

Telangana and Illinois State of USA have signed MoU which paves way for collaboration and interaction between the two states in various fields through...

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...

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...

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...

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...

JK Setup Skill Development Society

Jammu and Kashmir government has given its nod for setting up a 'Skill Development Mission Society. To bring all departments undertaking skill development activities under...

Maharashtra Raises Income Limit of BC

Maharashtra government raised to Rs 6 lakh the upper income limit for defining an Economically Backward Class and announced extension of monetary benefits under...

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...

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...