States - 2018 OCTOBER

October 2

Yuva Nestam launched in Andhra capital of Amaravati on Gandhi Jayanti
On the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the poll-bound Andhra Pradesh gets a mega scheme targeting the unemployed youths of the state.
Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu formally launched 'Mukhya Mantri - Yuva Nestham' in Amaravati providing Rs 1000 as an allowance to unemployed youths per month.

October 6

Bihar government bans officials from carrying mobile phones to high-level meetings.
The order directed all principal secretaries and police officials to stop carrying mobile phones while attending meetings with the chief minister, departmental ministers, chief secretary and development commissioners.
Earlier, the Prime Minister’s office and also Karnataka Chief Minister Kumaraswamy also banned the higher officials from carrying cell phones to prevent information leaks.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday launched a common city payment card system "Odyssey City Card''.
The card will facilitate payment transactions for citizen services across the city.
The services include shopping, city bus, recreation, parking and utility services like properties tax payments.

October 7

Naveen Patnaik launches Nirman Kusuma scheme.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched yet another scheme ‘Nirman Kusuma’ for providing financial assistance to the children of construction workers for their technical education in the State.
According to the scheme, the children of the construction workers would get their technical education from Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and polytechnics.
According to the scheme, the children of the construction workers would get their technical education from Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and polytechnics.

Gujarat starts vaccination of Gir lions against deadly CDV virus.
Lions in the Gir sanctuary have been affected by a deadly virus. As many as 23 lions have died in Gujarat’s Gir sanctuary in less than a month.
Gir is the only natural habitat of world popular Asiatic Lions, an endangered species situated approximately 65 Kms South East of Junagarh District.

October 8

Karnataka Unveils Unnati Scheme To Help Entrepreneurs From SC/ST Communities.
Under the Unnati scheme, will invest up to Rs 20 crore to create an end-to-end support infrastructure for startups and entrepreneurs from a marginalized back ground.
The government, under the scheme, will identify the problems dogging society and solve them by identifying companies, working on products and solutions for related problems.

Maharashtra launches website, app Mahamadatto analyse drought situation.
The site will help in an accurate analysis of drought-like situation in villages.
The website has been created by the Relief and Rehabilitation Ministry with the help of the Maharashtra Remote Sensing Application Centre (MRSAC).

Over 12 lakh farmers to get free electricity in Rajasthan announced by CM VasundharaRaje.
More than 12 lakh farmers of the state will receive free electricity up to Rs 10,000 for a year on their agricultural electricity connection.
This benefit will be available in the form of grants through Direct Benefit transfer (DBT).

October 9

President's Assent ToTelangana Bill To Tackle Cybercrime, Sexual Offences.
President Ram NathKovind has given assent to a bill which will help tackle sexual offenders, cybercriminals and traditional unlawful acts like bootlegging and dacoity in Telangana.
The Telangana Prevention of Dangerous Activities of Bootleggers, Dacoits, Drug-Offenders, Goondas, Immoral Traffic Offenders and Land-Grabbers (Amendment) Bill, 2017 will replace a 1986 Act which had jurisdiction for the undivided Andhra Pradesh but could not punish offenders of present-day white-collar crimes or financial frauds.
The President has given assent to the Telangana Prevention of Dangerous Activities of Bootleggers, Dacoits, Drug-Offenders, Goondas, Immoral Traffic Offenders and Land-Grabbers (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

Arunachal Pradesh govt launches Chief Minister’s SashaktKisanYojana and Chief Minister’s KrishiSamuhYojana in Itanagar.
The Chief Minister’s SashaktKisanYojana will subsume three state flagship programmes, namely - CM’s Employment Generation Scheme, CM’s Agri-Mechanization Programme and CM’s Flagship Programme on Tea and Rubber.
The Chief Minister’s KrishiSamuhYojana aims at empowering the farmers through cooperative approach, by providing timely supports and marketing interventions of the government for better price realization and doubling farmers’ income.

October 10

Nitin Gadkari laid Foundation Stone For Rs. 1,224 Crore Highway Projects In Uttar Pradesh.
Gadkari also laid the foundation stone for the development of National Waterway 40 (river Ghaghra).
The projects include widening and improvement of Ramjanaki Marg (NH-227A).
Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation: Nithin Gadkari.

BPCL to commission second generation ethanol plant in Odisha by Decemer 2020.
About 12 such refineries are proposed in different states in the country.
Odisha is the first state where the construction of the projects is going to start.
The proposed plant will see an investment of Rs 1000 crore, the foundation stone of which was laid.
This is the first biofuel plant in the country where ethanol will be produced from rice straw.

October 11

Jharkhand to become partner state at Goa International Film Festival.
Goa International Film Festival from 20th to 28th of November will have Jharkhand as a partner state.
This will allow Jharkhand to showcase its culture and favourable film making incentives announed by the state government.
It was decided to open community radio station at every districts of Jharkhand.

October 12

Kerala sanctions Rs 50 lakh as compensation to former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan.
. The ISRO spy case surfaced in 1994 when former ISRO scientist S Nambi Narayanan was arrested on charges of espionage along with another senior ISRO official, two Maldivian women and a businessman.
. The Supreme Court had awarded Nambi Narayanan Rs 50-lakh compensation for the sufferings and ignominy he underwent after his arrest in what is known as Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) spy case.

October 14

Chief Minister's KrishiSamuhYojana (CMKSY) and Chief Minister's SashaktKisanYojana (CMSKY) for farmers in Arunachal Pradesh.
The two new schemeslaunched were to increase their income as well as production.
The CMSKY would include three programmes; the CM's Employment Generation Scheme, Agri-Mechanization Programme and Flagship Programme on Rubber and Tea.
The CMKSY will aim at empowering farmers via cooperative approach, by giving them timely support and marketing intervention for better price realization and income generation.

Haryana govt to set up anti-terrorist force ‘KAVACH’
It comprises specially trained recruits from the state police, to deal with present-day security challenges.

October 15

Haryana's first autism research centre opens in Gurugram.
First of its kind in Haryana, National Autism Intervention Research Centre was launched.
Autism is a lifelong and severe neurobiological disorder, and persons with autism need behavioural and medical experts to help them get educated, learn play and social skills and improve their quality of life.
The Behavior Momentum India is the brainchild of Dr Smita Awasthi.

West Bengal govt to give compensation of Rs 210 crore to hailstorm affected farmers.
The West Bengal Government announced to give a compensation of 210 crore rupees to farmers who had incurred loss due to hailstorm this year.
More than 3.25 lakh farmers of North and South Bengal will be receiving compensation.
Farmers from 10 had incurred heavy loss due to the hailstorm.

October 16

Delhi government launches Chief Minister’s Urban Leaders Fellowship Programme.
The Delhi government announced a fellowship programme that seeks to attract young leaders across the country to work with it on addressing some of the most pressing urban challenges.
The programme aims to attract youth who are passionate about public service and are willing to work for two years.
Fellows will be assigned to work with ministers or senior officials across various departments of the Delhi government such as education, health, water, transport, art and culture.
Remuneration of Rs 1.25 lakh per month will be provided to Fellows (20 positions) an Rs 75,000 per month to Associate Fellows (10 positions).

October 17

Goa Maritime Symposium – 2018
The second edition of the Goa Maritime Symposium (GSM) – a forum towards fostering friendly relations with the maritime neighbours.
The “Naval War College Journal”, an academic compendium with ideas and papers from writers and thinkers on maritime strategy and security.
The theme of the seminar, this year was ''Building Stronger Maritime Partnerships in IOR''.

KhadyaSathilaunched by West Bengal
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on the occasion of World Food Day, launched ‘KhadyaSathi’ scheme, a food security scheme.
This would ensure food security to more than 8.5 crore people of the state.
The people of Jangalmahal and Hill areas besides Aila-affected areas and farmers of Singur, tea garden workers as well as the Toto tribe will be given special consideration.

October 19

50% reservation for women to chairpersons for panchayatsamiti, zilaparishad
The Punjab Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister CaptAmarinder Singh, approved extension of the enhanced 50 per cent reservation for women the office of the chairperson of panchayatsamitis and zilaparishads.
Earlier, the reservation for women in these bodies are 33%.
The Punjab Panchayati Raj Act, 1994 was amended.
The Punjab Reservation for Office of Sarpanches and Gram Panchayats and Chairmen and Vice Chairmen of PanchayatSamitis and ZilaParishad Rules, 1994.

October 20

Kerala to become the first smoke-free State
Kerala is set to become the first smoke-free State with public sector oil companies eyeing 100% LPG penetration here.
The target has almost been achieved in most villages, mofussil towns and cities.
With three bottling plants at Kochi, Kozhikode, and Kollam, LPG is being brought to 49.79 lakh customers.

Kati Bihu festival celebrated across Assam
Assam celebrated its 3rd Bihu festival known as the ‘Kati Bihu’ festival across the state.
The festival derives its name from the Assamese month of Kati.
The festival is held at this time of the year since the granaries of the farmers usually remain empty and therefore it is known as Kongali (poor) Bihu.
On the occasion of Kati Bihu, women, both in urban and rural areas, try to ward off evil and pray for a rich harvest by lighting earthen lamps.
As a part of the festival, farmers also tie a special kind of lamp, known as AkashBati, to poles and the poles are placed in the paddy fields.

October 22

Andhra Pradesh hamlets shine in rural survey.
Kuligod in Karnataka’s Belagavi district is the country’s best developed village.
More than a third of the gram panchayats ranked in the top 10 are in Andhra Pradesh, according to the findings of an ongoing Rural Development Ministry survey.
The Rural Development Ministry has done a gap analysis of more than 3.5 lakh villages, in more than 1.6 lakh panchayats under the Mission Antyodaya convergence scheme.

In a first, Uttar Pradesh government makes man-animal conflict a 'State Declared Disaster'
The state government has issued orders which will enable faster monetary relief to the victims of attack of wild animals.
As per the provisions of the order, in cases of human death due to man-animal conflict, relief of Rs 5 lakh would be given to the family of deceased while the disbursement of compensation for injury would be in accordance to State Declared Disaster (SDRF) guidelines.

October 25

UNESCO MGIEP, Government of AP to organize TECH 2018.
TECH 2018 is an international conference which aims to showcase the role of games and digital learning in enabling a shift from "transmissive pedagogies" to "transformative pedagogies" to create peaceful and sustainable societies.
The three day event will be held from 15-17 November, 2018 at Novotel, Vizag City, Andhra Pradesh, India.
UNESCO MGIEP is the first UNESCO the first category 1 institute in the Asia-Pacific region focused on mainstreaming socio-emotional learning in education systems.

October 26

Haryana to introduce Pashu Sanjeevni Sewa.
Under which free of cost quality veterinary services and health care facilities for the livestock would be made available at the doorstep of livestock farmers through mobile veterinary clinics.
The scheme would not only help in providing prompt emergency veterinary services to the livestock but also keep a check on the activities of quacks.

October 27

Punjab signs MoUs with Israel for agri research, water management
The Punjab government has signed four MoUs with Israeli institutions to address issues of farmers and depleting groundwater level in the state.
The MoUs will help boost cooperation between Punjab and Israel in areas such as water conservation as well as agricultural research and education.
To formulate a water conservation and management plan in Punjab, anMoU was signed between the Punjab Water Resources Management and Israel’s Mekorot Development and Enterprise Ltd.

October 28

Blue Revolution: Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries launched by Meghalaya.
The Central Government has sanctioned 51 crore rupees for the scheme .
He said that with the launch of this scheme the State would be self-sufficient in fish production.

Tamil Nadu creates record by opening over 16 lakh postal savings accounts under Sukanya Samridhi Yojana
Over 1500 post offices, out of the total 6717 post offices in Tamil Nadu have already migrated to the Darpan system.
DARPAN (Digital Advancement of Rural Post Office for A New India) scheme was launched in December 2017.
The aim isto improve the quality of service, add value to services and achieve financial inclusion of un-banked rural population.

October 30

Supreme court bans 15 year old petrol and 10 year old diesel vehicles in NCR
SC bans 15 year old petrol and 10 year old diesel vehicles in Delhi NCR
To curb pollution.
The supreme court made it clear that such vehicles would be impounded
If found on roads in Delhi NCR.
Gujarat’s first mega foodpark inaugurated in Surat
The union minister for food processing industries smt Harsimrat kaur badal has Inaugurated the event
This mega foodpark has been set up in 70.15 acres of land at a cost of Rs 117.87 crores
Under the scheme government of india provides financial assistance upto
Rs 50 crore per Mega foodpark project
India’s First Robotic Dianosours gallery inaugurated in Kapurthala
The country’s first gallery on Robotic dianosours was opened to the public At the pushpa Gujaral Science city,Kapurthala.
A joint initiative of the Union and state governments, the science city is the biggest project of its kind in northern India and has been set up in 72 acres of land in the heart of Punjab.
Mr. Tayyab, who is the Director General of the science city, disclosed that the new gallery will display the story of birth and evolution of dinosaurs in a unique manner and will be the main attraction for the visitors especially students.
Indira Gandhi International Airport to get Taxibots
Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, Delhi, India is set to commence commercial use of semi-robotic tow trucks. The Taxibots are launched by TaxiBot India.
It will be the first airport in the country to use such TaxiBots.
It aimed to help airlines reduce the use of air turbine fuel during taxiing. A live test will be carried out by SpiceJet and Jet Airways.
Odisha CM Patnaik launches EDWS
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched India’s first automatic Early Warning Dissemination System (EDWS).
The inauguration coincided with  Odisha Government observing Disaster Preparedness Day(oct 29). On this day, 19 years ago, the state was left devastated by "Super Cyclone" in 1999.
Alert towers have been set up under the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project (NCRMP) along the coastal line of  Odisha to give early warning on the risk in impending natural calamities like tsunami, cyclone and flood.
Gandhian Thought and Swachhata Seminar Organized in Wardha
The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has organised a seminar on Gandhian thoughts and Swachhta to make India a Swacch Bharat by 2019 -150 birthday celebration of Mahatma Gandhi.
It was being organized in the Wardha district of Maharastra with a focus on achievement of the objectives of sanitation and Gandhian thoughts via Swacch Bharat Mission.
Gandhi’s concept of Swachh evam Swawalambhi Sankul was the main focus of the seminar.

October 31

India’s first Justice City will come up in Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh
The Andhra Pradesh government is building a world-class and India’s first ‘Justice City’ within its new capital Amaravati with the vision to provide a state-of-the-art ecosystem built on latest technology for supporting the judicial system in the state.
It is expected to generate employment for more than 1.3 lac people.
The Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA). is the nodal agency which is developing Amaravati.
Mangaluru to host lit festival from November 3
Mangaluru Lit Fest 2018’, will be organised in Mangaluru from 3 November 2018 to 6 November 2018.
The Theme of the event is: The Idea of Bharat
The Lit Fest aims to highlight the literary and cultural diversity of Mangaluru
UP government to develop ‘food value chain’
The Uttar Pradesh government in assistance from Japanese government will develop ‘Food Value Chain’ in the state.
The UP Cabinet presided over by UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath cleared a proposal in this regard.
Under the agreement, in the first five years, Japanese companies will invest in agri-related and food-related industries.


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