States - 2018 NOVEMBER

November 1

SouraJalanidhi' Scheme Launched In Odisha
 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the SouraJalanidhi scheme that aims to increase use of solar energy for helping farmers in irrigating their land.
SouraJalanidhi', is a dug well based solar pump irrigation system in convergence mode.
Under the scheme, 5,000 solar pumps will be given to Odisha farmers at a subsidy of 90% to irrigate 2,500 acres of land.
J&K: Governor Satya Pal Malik flags off SAUBHAGYA RATH from Raj Bhawan Jammu
Governor MrSatya Pal Malik flagged off ‘SAUBHAGYA RATH’ comprising 20 vehicles each for one District of Kashmir and Jammu divisions from Raj Bhawan, Jammu.
The SAUBHAGYA RATH under ‘Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana’ - SAUBHAGYA shall move in each district for one month, to rule out the possibility of any household remaining un-electried.
SAUBHAGYA scheme launched by Prime Minister one year ago, its prime objective of providing 100 percent electrication to all households, in rural as well as urban area.
Malayalam Film OluTo Be Opening Film At 49th IFFI
Malayalam film Olu will be the opening film at the 49th International Film Festival of India, IFFI 2018.
The IFFI will be held in Goa in November 2018.
The Feature Film Jury of thirteen members was headed by acclaimed film director and screenwriter, Rahul Rawail.
The Non-Feature film Jury selected the Marathi film Kharvas directed by AdityaSuhasJambhale as the Opening non-feature film.

November 2

MHA approves Rs. 194.44 crore Safe City Project for Lucknow
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has approved a Safe City project for Lucknow at a total cost of Rs. 194.44 croreunder the Nirbhaya Fund Scheme.
The project would be implemented as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme with Centre and State sharing the funding in 60:40 ratio.
This approval is a part of MHA’s plans to implement Safe City projects in 8 selected cities, namely, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Lucknowunder Nirbhaya Fund with the purpose of strengthening safety and security of women in public places.
UP government join hands with Japan 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 Tuesday cleared a proposal in this regard.
Uttar Pradesh Capital: Lucknow.
CM Yogi: Adithiyanath.
Governor: Ram Naik
Entrepreneurship scheme Samruddhi launched in Karnataka
The main objective is to impart skill development and benefit aspiring, young citizens from rural and tier II cities.
The scheme, targeted at socially marginalized communities to provide them with skill development and alternate means of employment has a total cost of Rs.800 crore.
For this, the government is partnering with private enterprises to train the youth from backward communities.
Karnataka Capital: Bangalore
CM: Kumarasamy
Governor: Vajubai Rudubai Wala

November 3

SMiLE virtual tour guide to give the fillip to Malabar tourism: Kerala
SMiLE is the acronym for: ‘Small and Medium Industries Leveraging Experiential’ Tourism.
To give the boost to Malabar tourism, the Kerala Tourism Department launched a ‘SMiLE Virtual Tour Guide’ site for the region in north Kerala.
Capital: Thiruvananthapuram
Governor: Palanisamy Sathasivam
C.M: Pinarani Vijayan
Japan to lend Rs 1,817 crore for hydel power project in Bengal
India and Japan signed a Rs 1,817 crore loan agreement for the construction of the Turga pumped storage hydel power project at Purulia in West Bengal.
The project will contribute to the industrial development and living standards in the state.
Capital: Kolkata
Governor: Keshari Nath Tripathi
C.M: Mamatha Banerjee
Meghalaya hosts the India International Cherry Blossom (IICB) festival
The India International Cherry Blossom (IICB) festival in Shillong, which is is scheduled to be held from November 14 and 17.
It is the world’s only autumn cherry blossom festival.
Capital: Shillong
Governor: Tatagatha Roy
C.M: Conrad Sangma.

November 4

Odisha Government launches Aerospace and Defence Manufacturing Policy 2018
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched "Odisha Aerospace and Defence Manufacturing Policy 2018".
The main aim of the policy is to carry forward the process of industrialization through the promotion of aerospace and defence manufacturing enterprises, which is expected to generate employment opportunities.
The policy will also provide capital grants of 50 percent of the infrastructure cost limited to 10 crore for subsequent aerospace and defence parks.
Capital city: Bhubaneswar
C.M: Naveen Patnaik
Governor: Satya Pal Malik
All you need to know about ‘Saubhagya Raths’ scheme
Jammu and Kashmir: Governor Satya Pal Malik flags off ‘Saubhagya Raths’ to achieve 100 per cent electrification.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana, 'Saubhagya Raths' will traverse each district for one month till November 30, 2018.
Under the scheme, free electricity connections are provided to poor households enlisted under Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC), 2011.
State Capital: Jammu (Winter), Srinagar (Summer)
Governor: Satya Pal Malik
C.M: Mehbooba Mufti.

November 6

Guwahati to be connected to six South Asian countries by January 2019
According to Assam Transport minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, Guwahati will be connected with air route with six South Asian countries by January 2019.
A new air terminal is being set up in Guwahati with the cost of 1243 crore rupees.
The flight will be operated from Borjhar airport in Guwahati to six countries.
World Bank has sanctioned 1000 crore rupees loan to strengthen the inland water system in Assam.
Assam state police awarded for citizen services under an e-governance project “CCTNS”
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has awarded the Assam Police for “good practices” under the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS),an e-governance project.
Under the CCTNS, the force has recently launched a mobile application for ease of availability of services to the citizens, besides the existing online system.
Capital city: Dispur
Governor: JagadishMukhi
C.M: SarbanandaSonowal
PMCH to be redeveloped into world’s largest 5462 bed hospital: Bihar Cabinet.
The Bihar cabinet, chaired by CM Nitish Kumar, approved redevelopment of Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) into world’s largest 5462-bed hospital. It also took 33 more decisions in the cabinet.
The number of MBBS seats would be increased to 250 against the existing 150.
Additionally, it would be a “green building” which will have its connectivity with “Loknayak Ganga Path”.
Presently, the world’s largest hospital currently is in Belgrade with 3500 bed.
About Bihar:
Chief Minister: Nitish Kumar. 
Governor: LaljiTandon.

November 7

Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio launches GPS mapping of govt schools
The Chief Minister of Nagaland Neiphiu Rio has launched GPS Mapping of GovernmentSchools and Personnel Location System (PLS) to computerization and digitization of records in Kohima.
CM Neiphiu Rio congratulated the School Education Department for undertaking the exercise.
Nagaland School Education Department envisaged this information in the public domain to facilitate departmental information being made moreaccessible to the public.
Capital: Kohima
Governor: Padmanabha Acharya
West Bengal govt decides to set up boards for Namasudra & Matua communities
West Bengal government has decided to set up development boards (Namasudra Welfare Board and West Bengal Matua Welfare Board) for theMatua and Namasudra communities.
The chairperson and members of the welfare boards will be decided by the State Chief Minister, Ms. Mamata Banerjee.
The decision to set up the boards has been taken for socio-economic development of the communities. With the setting up of the welfare boards,there will need specific development work.
The boards will also ensure better implementation of the government’s developmental projects.
Capital: Kolkata
C.M: Mamata Banerjee
Governor-Keshari Nath Tripathi
Odisha Sports Dept. releases ‘Cheer-Up Song’ of Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018
The State Sports & Youth Services department released the music video of the Odia cheer-up song of Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018.
The event is scheduled to be held at Kalinga Stadium here from November 28 to December 16.
Folkloric dance ‘Sambalpuri’ and classical dance ‘Odissi’ are also being highlighted in the musical recording to add a flavour of the host State – Odisha.
Capital: Bhubaneswar
C.M: Naveen Patnaik
Governor-SC Jamir
Mo bus service’ launched in Odisha
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the technology-driven and citizen-friendly ‘Mo bus’ service in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
Mo bus service has facilities like, free wi-fi, CCTV surveillance, public information display system and onboard announcements.

November 10

Kerala govt scheme to provide free education to Ockhi-hit kids
The Kerala government has initiated a scheme to provide free education and vocational training to the children of those fishermen who died or went missing in the 2017 Ockhi cyclonic storm.
A total of 194 students, which includes children at all levels, from lower primary to professional colleges, have been identified as beneficiaries.
The government will provide vocational training to 124 students who have completed graduation.Rs 13.92 crore would be allocated from the Chief Minister's Disaster Relief Fund.

Bihar govt approves Rs 25,000 to every girl graduating from 2018
The Bihar cabinet on Thursday approved a proposal to pay Rs 25,000 to every girl graduating in 2018 and onwards.
The cabinet allotted Rs 300 crore for disbursal of this payment to an estimated 1.2 lakhgirls expected to clear their graduation course this year.
According to special secretary (cabinet secretariat) UN Pandey, the one-time payment will be made to every girl who graduates from the colleges of the state on or after April 25 this year irrespective of pass division,marital status, caste, community or religion.

Manipur Govt. inks MoU for smart city project
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Manipur government and IL&FS Township and Urban Assets Limited and Pricewaterhouse Coopers Pvt. Ltd. for implementation of Smart City Project in Imphal at Chief Minister's Secretariat.
As per the MoU, the companies will design, develop, manage and implement Smart City Projects under the Smart City Mission in Imphal. The project will be completed within three years.

November 11

Every graduate girl in Bihar to get Rs 25,000 now
Bihar government has approved a proposal to pay Rs 25,000 to every girl graduating in 2018 and onwards.
This decision was taken at the Cabinet meeting yesterday which was chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
As per decision, the one-time payment will be made to every girl who graduated from the college's of the state on or after April 25 this year, irrespective of pass division, community or region.
The Cabinet alloted 300 crorerupees for disbursal of this payment to an estimated one lakh twenty thousands girls expected to clear their graduation course this year.
Capital: Patna
C.M: Nitish Kumar
Governor: LaljiTandon
Tamil Nadu gets SEBI nod for State Shelter Fund launch
Tamil Nadu has received the nod from the market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to launch its State Shelter Fund for attracting investments in the affordable housing segment.
Deputy Chief Minister of the State O Panneerselvam said that the - Tamil Nadu government established the Tamil Nadu Infrastructure Fund which is the category-I Alternative Investment Fund.
He said, ”The fund is a social impact fund to provide investors with profit besides getting social and environmental benefits.”
Capital: Chennai
C.M: Edappadi K. Palaniswami
Governor: BanwarilalPurohit
North East’s first ‘water handloom hut’ inaugurated in Manipur
North East’s first ‘floating water handloom huts’ were inaugurated at Loktak Lake in Bishnupur district of Manipur.
The five handloom huts were inaugurated by Tripura’s Forest and Tribal Welfare Minister, Mevar Kumar Jamatia.
Capital: Imphal
C.M: N. Biren Singh
Governor: Najma Heptulla