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Madhya Pradesh government launched Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojna (BBY) for farmers

Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, has launched the ambitious ‘Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojna’ for the farmers of the state at the Krishi Upaj Mandi in Khurai, Sagar. The scheme has launched as a guarantee to ensure reasonable prices to the farmers for their agriculture produces. To get benefits of the scheme, the ..

Prabha Varma chosen for 2017 Padma Prabha Puraskaram

Prabha Varma, the well-known poet, lyricist and journalist, has been chosen for the 2017 Padma Prabha Puraskaram for his contribution to Malayalam literature. Varma’s major works include ‘Chandananaazhi’,’Kalaprayaaga’, ‘Avicharithram’ and ‘Manjinotu Veyil Enna Poleyum’. The award carries cash prize of Rs 75,000, a plaque and a citation. It was instituted by Kalpetta-based Padma Prabha Memorial ..

Harsh Vardhan launched SECURE Himalaya project in association with UNDP

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, the Union Environment Minister, has launched SECURE Himalaya project in association with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at the Global Wildlife Programme (GWP) conference in New Delhi. The purpose of the 6-year project is to secure livelihoods, conservation, sustainable use and restoration of high range Himalayan ecosystems, which is meant for specific ..

India’s first electric bus service launched in Himachal Pradesh

India’s first electric bus service has launched by Himachal Pradesh Government for Rohtang Pass, a tourist destination near Manali. The electric bus, which is built by Goldstone Infratech, has been certified by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), after extensive testing at the parts and vehicle level. With this initiative, Himachal has become the ..

Arunachal Pradesh Health and Family Welfare Minister Jomde Kena (52) passes away

Arunachal Pradesh Health and Family Welfare Minister Jomde Kena (52) has passed away in Guwahati, Assam on September 4, 2017. Since 2014, Kena, who represented Likabali seat from Lower Siang district in Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly, was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in 2004. He was re-elected to the House from the same constituency ..

Heritage status Castle Naggar in Himachal Pradesh

Union Tourism Ministry has granted heritage status to the Castle Naggar (Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation’s prime hotel in the Kullu valley). Naggar was the capital of the former Kullu state for about 1460 years. The castle was established by Raja Sidhi Singh in the 16th century. It bears traditional architecture called Kathloonmi, which uses a combination of ..

Ganga authority meeting reached no conclusion on power project

No decision could be reached during the National Ganga River Basin Authority’s inter-Ministerial group meet on the disputative issue of the under-construction hydro-electric project on the Alaknanda at Srinagar in Uttarakhand. People campaigning against the construction of the project want the project to be stopped as they see it detrimental to river Ganga. There is also ..

Now Delhi will have 11 Districts

The Delhi govt has decided to divide Delhi into 11 sessions and revenue districts. The decision is taken to provide speedy justice and efficient administration to the Union territory. Currently the number of districts is 9 which include Central, North, South, East, Northeast, Southwest, New Delhi, Northwest and West Delhi. After reforming the boundaries the ..