Bastar Net Project Started

Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Raman Singh has announced ‘Bastar Net’ project for strengthening mobile as well as Internet connectivity across the insurgency-hit region. Under ‘Bastar...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Rajasthan Establish Start-up Council

Rajasthan has established a Start-up Council to create a start-up ecosystem in the State. The Start-up Council, headed by the Rajasthan Chief Minister, comprises a...

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,...

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...

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...

Madhya Pradesh Gets Power Plant

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) announced the commissioning of a 600 MW coal-based thermal power plant in Madhya Pradesh. The unit has been commissioned 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...

First Open Defecation Free State

Andhra Pradesh is set to become the first State in the country to make all of its urban areas ‘Open Defecation Free’ by October...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Sikkim Organic Festival 2016

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, inaugurated the Sikkim Organic Festival 2016, and addressed the Plenary Session of the National Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and...

Shiv Nadar University Inaugurated

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee formally inaugurated the Shiv Nadar University and dedicated it to the nation at Dadri, Gautam Buddha Nagar (Uttar...

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...

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...

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...