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ECI to establish a Visiting Chair in memory of former CEC TN Seshan

On 16 Nov, the Election Commission of India has decided to establish and fund a Visiting Chair on interdisciplinary approach to Electoral Studies in the Centre for Curriculum Development at India international institute of Democracy and Election Management( IIIDEM ), New Delhi from 2020-2025. The Chair will be mentored by Sh N Gopalaswami Former CEC. ..

Minister of Minority Affairs inaugurates “Hunar Haat”

The Ministry of Minority Affairs has sanctioned 100 “Hunar Hubs” in different parts of the country at 39TH India International Trade Fair in New Delhi. Training will be provided to master artisans, craftsmen and traditional culinary experts according to modern needs in these “Hunar Hubs”. The Ministry has been working to establish “Hunar Hubs” in ..

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari pays tribute to Loknayak Birsa Munda

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari pays tribute to Loknayak Birsa Munda On the occasion of 144th birth anniversary of the great revolutionary freedom fighter at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai on 15 Nov. Freedom fighter Loknayak Birsa Munda was belonged to the Munda tribe.  He spearheaded a tribal religious Millenarian movement that arose in the Bengal Presidency in the late 19th century.  He is the only tribal ..

Amit Shah to Inaugurate the 15 Days’ “Aadi Mahotsav 2019

On 16 Nov, Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah to Inaugurate the 15 Days’ National Tribal Festival  “Aadi Mahotsav 2019” at Dilli Haat, INA, New Delhi. The theme of the Mahotsav is : “A Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Culture, Craft, Cuisine and Commerce”.  Union Tribal Affairs Minister Shri Arjun Munda, will preside over the inaugural ..

Delhi government launches Mukhyamantri Septic Tank Safai Yojana

On 14 Nov, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced the initiation of the Mukhyamantri Septic Tank Safai Yojana — a scheme which will enable citizens to get their septic tanks cleaned for free. The Delhi government would issue a tender for the hiring of an agency which would be assisted by officials of the Delhi ..

Jharkhand celebrates Statehood Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the people of Jharkhand on the 19th State Formation day on 15 November. The State was formed on 15 November 2000. Earlier it was the southern half of Bihar. Jharkhand borders with the five states- Bihar, UP, Chhattisgarh,  Odisha and West Bengal. The foundation day of the State falls on the ..

International Buyer- Seller Meet in Arunachal Pradesh

On 14 Nov, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)  under the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, held the first ever international buyer seller meet on Agriculture & Horticulture produce in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh . Buyers from seven countries of Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Indonesia, UAE, Sultanate of Oman and ..

New President elected for Triplicane Culture Academy

On 14 Nov, R K Raghavan was elected as the President of the Triplicane Cultural Academy. The Academy runs a library of 40,000 books and conducts lectures and cultural programmes. He is a former diplomat whose latest position was that of India’s High Commissioner to Cypress. He was a police officer and Director of Central ..