Archive For The “States Current Affairs – 2018” Category

What are the changes in NIA (Amendment) Bill 2019?

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The Lok Sabha passed the National Investigation Agency(Amendment) Bill, 2019 after a heated debate in the House. While the government assured that the Bill seeks to take tougher action against terrorism, the Opposition, including the Congress, called it an attempt to make India a police state. The NIA was set up in 2009 in the…

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UN chief Ban Ki Moon inaugurates Gujarat’s second canal-top 10-MW solar power project

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United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon inaugurated Gujarat’s second canal-top 10-MW solar power project. It is located on 5.5 km stretch of Vadodara branch of Sardar Sarovar project canal. It is implemented by Hyderabad-based Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Limited (MEIL) Key facts of Gujarat’s Canal-top solar power project It is considered as first-of-its-kind project in…

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PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 7th vibrant Gujarat summit

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 7th Vibrant Gujarat Summit in Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar. Key facts Inaugural ceremony was attended by United Nations General Secretary and US State Secretary John Kerry. Apart from them, several ministers from Europe, Japan, Australia and Canada and over 50 CEOs of top Indian as well as international companies attended it….

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People from 11 countries take part in First Buddha Heritage Walk in Bihar

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People from 11 countries have taken part in First Buddha Heritage Walk in Bihar. In this heritage walk over 500 pilgrims from 11 countries walked through a 13-km-long forest trail. They walked through the trail which Lord Gautam Buddha had taken to reach Rajgir from Bodh Gaya around 2,543 years ago. It was organized by…

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3 day Flamingo Festival begins near Pulicat Lake in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh

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3 day Flamingo Festival has begun at the famous brackish water of Lake Pulicat in Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary located at Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. It will be hosted in Doravari Satram mandal, in Nellore district. This festival provides a unique opportunity for people, particularly ornithologists, environmentalists, bird watchers, forest and tourism officials To study…

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Aziz Qureshi sworn in as Governor of Mizoram

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Aziz Qureshi has sworn-in as the Governor of Mizoram. Justice Michael Zothankhuma, Judge of the Gauhati High Court, administered the oath of office to Qureshi. The swearing-in ceremony was held at the Durbar Hall of the Raj Bhavan in Aizawl. It was attended by the s Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla and some of his…

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Governor’s rule imposed in Jammu and Kashmir

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Governor’s rule has been imposed in the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). It was imposed after President Pranab Mukherjee approved the recommendation of J&K Governor N. N. Vohra as there is deadlock in the State over formation of a new government after state assembly election. Earlier, Governor had submitted a report to the President,…

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M. Karunanidhi re-elected as DMK Chief for 11th time

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M. Karunanidhi has been re-elected as the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Party’s President for the 11th time. He was elected by the newly constituted general council of party. Facts about Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Party It is a state political party in South Indian state of Tamil Nadu and Union Territory (UT) Puducherry. It was founded…

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PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Dandi Kutir museum in Gujarat

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Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi has inaugurated the Dandi Kutir museum in Gujarat’s capital of Gandhinagar. It is a state-of-the-art three-storey museum, based upon the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi. It was inaugurated on the occasion of the 13th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) and 7th edition of Vibrant Gujarat. Key facts about Dandi Kutir museum…

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Veteran freedom fighter Ghelubhai Naik passes away

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Veteran Gandhian and freedom fighter Ghelubhai Naik passed away in Dangs district of Gujarat. He was 90. He was well-known for his social work and tribal development in Dangs district of Gujarat. About Ghelubhai Naik Being Gandhian and freedom fighter, he was close to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Following Gandhian principles, he started his social work…

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J&K wins National e-Governance award 2014-15 for best district-level initiative

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Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has been selected for National e-Governance award 2014-15 for its best district level initiative in the country. J&K state has been selected for this award by Department of Administrative Reforms for its e-Panchayat project. This award will be presented during 18th National Conference on e-Governance to be held at Gandhinagar, Gujarat…

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Maharashtra government issues Letter of Intent to buy B R Ambedkar’s London house

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Maharashtra government has issued Letter of Intent (LoI) to buy Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar’s London house to the Indian High Commission in United Kingdom(UK). This is the house where architect of the Indian Constitution Ambedkar had lived in 1920 during his stint with the London School of Economics. State government is buying this 2050 square…

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Haryana government announces yoga guru Ramdev its brand ambassador

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Haryana government has announced yoga guru Ramdev as its brand ambassador. By appointing the yoga guru as its brand ambassador state aims to promote yoga and Ayurveda in the state. It was announced by Haryana’s minister of sports and health Anil Vij. In order to promote ayurveda in a big way, state government is planning…

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Kalyan Singh sworn in as Himachal Pradesh Governor

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Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh has sworn in as the 26th Governor of Himachal Pradesh. He was administered oath of office by Himachal Pradesh High Court Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmed Mir at oath taking ceremony held at Raj Bhawan in Shimla. He was given an additional charge of Himachal Pradesh after then governor Urmila Singh, completed…

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Haryana Government unveils new sports policy

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Haryana government has unveiled new sports policy named Haryana Physical Activities and Sports Policy-2015. It was announced Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar at function organized at Rohtak. Key facts of Haryana Physical Activities and Sports Policy-2015 New sports policy, substantially increases the award money given to winners of international and national sports events. Olympic…

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Veteran Malayalam actor Mala Aravindan passes away

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Veteran Malayalam actor Mala Aravindan has passed away in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. He was 76. He was best known for his work as a comedian, character artist in Malayalam films and was also noted theatre personality. He was also the president of the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA). About Mala Aravindan He was born in…

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Odhisa’s Sun Temple gets ASI’s Adarsh Monument tag

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  Sun Temple at Konark, Odhisa has been the coveted with Adarsh Monument tag by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Along with Sun Temple, three other monuments of eastern India were given Adarsh Monument tag. They are Hazarduari Palace in Murshidabad district of West Bengal. Vaishali-Kolhua in Bihar. Rang Ghar in Sibsagar (Sivasagar) district of…

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Gujarat Technological University launches e-Raksha centre to fight cybercrime

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Gujarat Technological University (GTU) has launched e-Raksha Research Centre to curb rising menace of cybercrimes. This research Centre will provide solution for issues related to cyber security by encouraging research and enhance capability in this field. Key facts e-Raksha Research Centre This centre is established by GTU in collaboration with Cyber Peace Foundation (CPF). Its…

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Idukki district of Kerala becomes India’s first district with rural broadband network

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Idukki district of Kerala has become first district in India to have high speed Rural Broadband Network i.e. National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) Internet connectivity. Union Minister of Information Technology and Communications Ravi Shankar Prasad commissioned this Hi-speed rural broadband network under the governments flagship Digital India programme. In Idukki, 8 block offices and 52…

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Maharashtra to observe Industries Day on September 17

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Maharashtra government has announced that, September 17 (on Vishwakarma Jayanti) will be observed as Industries Day in each district. Significance of Day It will be observed as part of State government’s effort to provide balanced growth to existing small, medium and large scale enterprises. It will also render assistance to state government for setting up…

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India, U.S. sign three MoUs on smart cities

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India and United States (US) have signed three Memoranda of Understandings (MoUs) on smart cities. These MoUs were signed by the representatives of United States Trade and Development Agency (USTAD) and the respective Chief Secretaries of State Governments of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh in the presence of Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah…

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