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Niwari announced as 52nd district of Madya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh Government has announced creation of new district Niwari. It will be 52nd district of the state and came into effect from October 1, 2018. The proposal to this effect was cleared by state Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Key Facts Niwari district has been carved out of the Tikamgarh district. ..

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4 Northern states and 2 UTs agree to fix uniform tax rates on petroleum products

Northern states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Union Territories of Delhi and Chandigarh have agreed to fix uniform tax rates on petroleum products, amid rising fuel prices. Besides, these states and UTs also have agreed to bring uniformity in taxes on liquor and registration of vehicles and transport permit. This decision will ..

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PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Jharsuguda Airport in Odisha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated new airport in Jharsuguda – also known as the powerhouse of Odisha. PM also flagged off the UDAN flight on Jharsuguda-Raipur sector. It is first airport in Odisha to provide necessary connectivity to Bhubaneswar, Raipur and Ranchi under Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS)-UDAN (UdeDesh Ka AamNaagrik) Scheme. Other than Jharsuguda, three ..

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Tamil Nadu Government announces scheme for protection of exotic Neela Kurinji plants

Tamil Nadu government has announced Scheme for protection of exotic Neela kurinji (Strobilanthus kunthianus) plants that flower only once in 12 years. This scheme comes following complaints that these rare and ecologically unique flowers are being packaged and sold on the commercial basis. Neelakurinji plant Neelakurinji is a tropical plant species. It is native to ..

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Uttarakhand Assembly adopts resolution to declare cow rashtra mata

Uttarakhand Assembly has unanimously passed resolution seeking status of “rashtra mata — mother of the nation” for cow. The status of rashtra mata to cow will strengthen efforts to conserve the bovinae species across the country and ensure welfare of cow progeny. The resolution now will be forwarded to the Centre. Background The resolution was ..

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