States Current Affairs

Pacific Ring of Fire

The Pacific Ring of Fire, also known as the Circum-Pacific Belt, is a path along the Pacific Ocean characterised by active volcanoes and frequent earthquakes. It is a horseshoe-shaped belt about 40,000 km long and up to about 500 km ..

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Manipur Reports 60% Decline in Opium Poppy Cultivation

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has announced a significant victory in the state’s fight against opium poppy cultivation, with a 60% decrease in the cultivation area over the three-year period from 2021 to 2024, based on a report by ..

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Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Imposes Double Property Tax for Non-Marathi Signboards

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has announced that starting May 1, 2024, shops and establishments in Mumbai that fail to display signboards in Marathi or Devanagari script will face double property tax. This move comes as part of the BMC’s ..

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Tamil Nadu: Issues Around Disaster Relief Funds from Centre

In December 2023, Tamil Nadu was severely affected by Cyclone Michaung and subsequent floods. The state has filed a suit at the Supreme Court, claiming that the Centre is withholding national disaster relief funds necessary to aid the affected areas. ..

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Odisha Government Extends KALIA Scheme for 3 More Years

The Odisha state cabinet has approved extending its farmer welfare scheme KALIA (Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation) for another three years from 2024-2025 to 2026-2027. The total budget outlay sanctioned for the scheme over the next three years ..

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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar wins Floor Test

In January 2023, the ruling Mahagathbandhan alliance between Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United), Tejashwi Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Congress ended in Bihar. Kumar then formed an alliance with BJP, resigned as Chief Minister, and took oath again with ..

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