The Ministry of Defence has launched a massive campaign in line with the Swachh Bharat Mission in December. All three armed forces along with other defence agencies are to participate in the events. The theme for the campaign is, ‘Plastic Se Raksha, Swachhata He Suraksha’. The Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Duard, National Cadet Corps, ..
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On 19 Nov, Assam Cabinet approved the Assam Excise (amendment) bill 2019 which seeks to regulate inflow, transport or possession of molasses. Molasses is used in preparation of illicit liquor. The Bill will be replaced before the assembly in the next winter session. Molasses is an important component in making “sulai” an intoxicating drink widely ..
The states in the north-east saw protest over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the winter session of parliament which began on 18 Nov. Members of the Northeast Students’ Organisation (NESO) took out rallies in north-east states after the bill was listed for introduction in parliament for the winter session. The Arunachal Pradesh government said that ..
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 ..
Nepal government has objected to the inclusion of ‘Kalapani’ under the Indian Territory as per the newly released political map of India after the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir. Kalapani is a 35 square kilometre area. The Kali River in the Kalapani region demarcates the border between India and Nepal. Both India and Nepal claim ..
In an effort to raise awareness about the perils of using plastic, the Kotpad Notified Area Council (NAC) in Koraput district of Odisha is providing free meals to the poor in exchange for a kilogram of plastic waste. The new initiative is being carried out under the State government’s ‘Aahar’ scheme. The programme entails a meal ..
The Nagaland Government has recently launched the Nagaland Ex-gratia Scheme for Students Studying outside Nagaland (NGESSO) belonging to any recognized Scheduled Tribes (STs) and indigenous inhabitants of the state. The scheme is targeted for students who die outside the state while pursuing secular, technical, professional, diploma and theology courses. The state government will provide a ..
The Odisha government has recently signed a Letter of Understanding (LoU) with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to provide 24-hour safe drinking water to every household in the state under the project ‘Drink From Tap Mission’. The project has been launched on a pilot basis for about 1.2 lakh people involving 22,000 families in pockets ..