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Karnataka tops NITI Aayog’s first-ever India Innovation Index (III)

The first-ever India Innovation Index (III) has been launched by NITI Aayog in New Delhi in order to promote competitiveness among the states. Karnataka has topped the index, followed by Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Telangana, Haryana, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh. Jharkhand finished last in the list of 17 major states. Among ..

Kerala tops NITI Aayog’s report titled ‘The Success of Our Schools-School Education Quality Index’ (SEQI)

Kerala has topped the NITI Aayog’s report titled ‘The Success of Our Schools-School Education Quality Index’ (SEQI) in list of 20 states, followed by Rajasthan and Karnataka. While the most-populous state Uttar Pradesh was ranked at the bottom position during 2016-17. The report is based on indexing of states and Union Territories (UTs) on the ..

Gujrat ranked first in recently released Composite Water Management Index 2.0

NITI Aayog has recently released report on the Composite Water Management Index 2.0 (CWMI 2.0) for reference year 2017-18 . Gujarat has been ranked first in the CWMI 2.0, followed by Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. In North Eastern and Himalayan States, Himachal Pradesh has been adjudged No. 1 in 2017-18 ..

Election Commission appointed Special Expenditure observers for 6 states

Election Commission has appointed Special Expenditure Observers for 6 States for upcoming elections. These states are Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Nagaland and Telangana. The poll body has appointed Gopal Mukherjee as special expenditure observer for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana while former  Director General I-T(Investigation), D D Goel has been deployed in Arunachal Pradesh and ..

Notification for 2nd Phase of Elections released

Notification for the second phase of Lok Sabha elections was issued. 97 constituencies which are spread over 13 States and Union Territories, will go to polls in 2nd phase on the 18th of next month. Elections will be held in all the 39 constituencies of Tamil Nadu, 14 seats in Karnataka 10 in Maharashtra, eight ..

Government of India (GoI) declares 2019-20 as Year of construction technology

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently addressed the Construction Technology India 2019 conference on ‘Global Housing Technology Challenge’, in New Delhi. Here, PM Modi declared the 2019-2020 as the Year of construction technology in a bid to increase the use of modern technology in the construction sector. The purpose of the 2-day conference was to ..

112 pan-India helpline number launched by Government of India under Emergency Response Support System (ERSS)

The Government of India (GoI) has launched a pan-India service of the single emergency helpline number ‘112’ for immediate assistance services from police (100), fire (101), health (108) and women (1090). The response time for the emergency helpline is said to be around 10 to 12 minutes. This is expected to come down to 8 ..

Sushil Modi to head Group of Ministers (GoM) on GST revenue shortfall faced by states

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi will head the 7-member Group of Ministers (GoM) to look into the revenue shortfall being faced by states following the roll out of Goods and Services Tax (GST). The GST Council, headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, had decided to set up the GoM at its meeting on ..