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Tamil Nadu improves judicial operational capacity: India Justice Report

Tamil Nadu has improved its judicial operational capacities more than other States between financial years 2013 and 2017 as per the recently released India Justice Report. The report was published by Tata Trusts and designed by How India Lives. Manipur, Jammu & Kashmir, Assam, Nagaland, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were excluded. The report pointed out ..

Government approves four medical device parks

On 11 Nov, the government has approved setting up four medical device parks with a view to support Make in India initiative and provide world-class treatment at affordable prices. The parks will be set up in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Further, Uttarakhand and Gujarat have also approached the Centre for such parks. ..

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 ..

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 ..

First-ever Himalayan states’ conclave to be held in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand will host the first-ever Himalayan states` conclave in Mussoorie on July 28 where the prime focus will be on sustainable development. The conclave will deliberate on the problems faced by Himalayan states. It will be attended by the chief ministers of all Himalayan states – Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal ..

Gujarat emerged as best performing state in Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2018

Gujarat has emerged as the top performer among States and Union Territories (UT) in the first-ever ranking of the Start-up Ecosystem across the country. The ranking was released by the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP). Gujarat, with 100 percentile, has performed better than all other states in all the 7 areas including start ..

Kerala tops list of best-governed states, as per Public Affairs Index (PAI) for 2018

According to the Public Affairs Index (PAI) for 2018, Kerala stands as the best-governed state in the country, followed by Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka and Gujarat. Apart from this, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha ranked the lowest on the index, indicating higher social and economic inequalities. The Bengaluru-based think tank Public Affairs ..

West Bengal to host International Children’s Theatre Festival 2018

The 2018 International Children’s Theatre Festival will be held at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kolkata, West Bengal from June 17 to 21. Children of various theatre groups from eight countries besides host India will take part in fest. The participating countries are France, Slovenia, Swaziland, Mexico, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. ..