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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 ..

Prince of Wales arrives in India

The Prince of Wales called on the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 13 Nov. The President said that India and the United Kingdom are natural partners bound by historical ties and shared values of democracy, rule of law and respect for multi-cultural society. Both the leaders emphasized that as the ..

DRDO organises workshop for Achieving Leadership in Future Technologies

On 13 Nov. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) organised a workshop titled ‘DRDO-Academia Interaction for Achieving Leadership in Future Technologies’. The workshop was aimed to leverage the academic expertise available in the country andincrease the synergy with Academia. Various ideas were discussed to explore new horizons of collaboration so that research directly contributes towards ..

Migrants can change address by giving self-declaration

The government has allowed migrants to change address on Aadhaar by giving self declaration. It will help them open bank account and promote financial inclusion. The changes were made by amending the Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Rules as per the gazette notification issued on 13 Nov. This move will allow an individual to ..

Maharashtra under President’s Rule

On 12 Nov, President Ram Nath Kovind approved a proclamation imposing President’s Rule under Article 356(1) of the Constitution in Maharashtra, following a recommendation from Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. The Assembly will be kept under suspended animation. The  decision  comes a day after he invited the third largest party in the Assembly, the NCP, to ..