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Haryana drafts Ordinance: 75% private sector jobs to locals

On July 6, 2020, the Haryana Government cleared a proposal to draft an ordinance that reserves 75% of private sector jobs to locals. Highlights The proposal to draft “Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates ordinance, 2020” was approved by the cabinet that met under the chairmanship of CM Manohar Lal Khattar. This criterion is to ..

Punjab Village and Small Towns Act invoked in Panchkula

A British era law was recently invoked in Panchkula to help with enforcing the quarantining and social distancing measures. About the Act The Punjab Village and Small Towns Act was enacted during the British colonial period in India in 1918. It was enacted to make provisions for ‘the performance of nightly patrol duty by the ..

Haryana to provide credit guarantee of loans for higher education

The Chief Minister of Haryana recently announced during the budge session that the state government is to provide credit guarantee of loans for higher education, so that the students can avail loans without the collateral guarantee required by the banks. The state has also created a separate Foreign Cooperation Department for the welfare of non-resident ..

Bus stand in Ambala city renamed after Sushma Swaraj

The late Union External Affairs Minister of India and a veteran politician of BJP, Sushma Swaraj was born in Ambala Cantt, Haryana, where she was elected as MLA twice. Recently, the 18-Crore newly-constructed bus-stand of Ambala city was renamed after Sushma Swaraj. The senior leader passed away last year in the month of August, at ..

155th birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai

The 155th birth anniversary of the great Indian freedom fighter LalaLajpatRai, popularly known as Punjab Kesari, who fought for India’s freedom from British rule, was observed on 28th January across the country. He earned the titles of `Punjab Kesari’ and `Lion of Punjab’ for his ideology of nationalism and freedom. LalaLajpatRai was part of the ..

Maharashtra Dominates 3rd Edition of Khelo India Youth Games

The Team of Maharashtra dominated the Khelo India Youth Games by clinching the overall trophy for the second time with a huge haul of 256 medals, including 78 gold and 77 silver. Maharashtra improves upon its last year’s performance when it topped the table with 228 medals. The trophy was presented to Maharashtra by the ..

Maharashtra topped in LEED-Certified Space in GBCI Report

The Washington, D.C based leading certification agency that provides third part credentialing and verification for rating systems related to the built environment, Green Business Certification Inc (GBCI). released the list of India’s top 10 States for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) on Tuesday, 21st January 2020. The report was published by the Indian ..

3rd Edition of North Zone Conference of Media Units conducted in Jammu

For the Media units under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, a two-day Zonal Conference of Media Units was organized by the Regional Outreach Bureau of the Jammu and Kashmir Region at Jammu from Friday, 17th January 2020 in which along with the newly formed union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the ..