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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 as pandemic

 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as a pandemic, which means a widespread disease.

About WHO:
Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland
Director General- Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus



India gained C grade, no country made up to A grade: Animal Protection Index 2020

WEF launched 1st global COVID Action Platform for private-sector businesses to fight against coronavirus

the World Economic Forum (WEF) has initiated the creation of the COVID Action Platform with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), and Wellcome Trust. This first of its kind platform, operating globally, is open to all businesses and industry groups, as well as other stakeholders, for integrated and collective business action to mitigate the risk and impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). 

About WEF:
Establishment– 1971
Headquarters– Cologny, Switzerland
Founder and Executive Chairman– Klaus Schwab



Among 5 Indians Byju Raveendran & Zomato’s Gaurav Gupta in  WEF’s Young Global Leaders list 2020




India 2nd largest arms importer in 2015-19, Saudi Arabia tops; US largest exporter of arms while India at 23rd: SIPRI Report

India ranked 23rd in terms of world’s largest arms exporters with global share of 0.2%

In accordance with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s (SIPRI) annual report titled “Trends in international arms transfers, 2019”

India is positioned 2nd, US tops  as most promising source of disruptive technologies : KPMG 2020

Klynveld Peat  Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG)

The United States (US) topped the survey.
Bengaluru  ranked 9th, Singapore tops in Cities which leads the tech innovation hubs

Mukesh Ambani loses Asia’s richest man title to Jack Ma by $5.8 bn



Founder Jack Ma has grabbed the title of Asia’s richest man with a net worth at $44.8 billion from Mukesh Ambani, Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of Reliance Industries. The latter’s share has dropped by $5.8 billion to $41.8 billion due to coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic which led to collapse in oil markets.

UN adopts political declaration on women’s rights during CSW64 meet in New York, US

Commission on the Status of Women(CSW)

India ranks 46th out of 100 countries, Sweden tops : Inclusive Internet Index 2020

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) released the 4th iteration of the  Inclusive Internet Index 2020 

It is commissioned by Facebook


1st UNDP Gender Social Norms Index 2020: Almost 90 % of People are biased against women; Pakistan ranks 1


Indian female labour-force participation dropped from 34% in 2006 to 24.8% in 2020: UNGC Study

United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

About UNGC
Establishment– 2006
Headquarters– New York, United States (US)
CEO & Executive Director– Ms. Lise Kingo


India joins Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) as its 5th observer to boost Indo-Pacific vision

India has joined Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) as its 5th observer state to strengthen its Indo-Pacific vision and also to boost strategic partnership with France, and Vanilla Islands. The decision has been taken during the meeting of the Commission’s council of ministers in Seychell.

The Commission has 5 observers- China, EU (European Union), Malta, International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF), and India.

5th BIMSTEC Summit 2020 to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka in September

About Sri Lanka:Capital– Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte.
Currency– Sri Lankan rupee (LKR)
President– Gotabaya Rajapaksa
About BIMSTEC:
Secretariat– Dhaka, Bangladesh
Members– Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand.
It is an international organisation of 7 nations of South Asia & South East Asia.



BANKING & FINANCE

SBI Board approved Rs 7,250 cr fund infusion into Yes Bank, Stake remains under 49%

iSelect+ Term Plan launched by Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance

to provide shield against all uncertainties of life at an affordable premium which includes Whole Life Cover, Return of Premium, Multiple Payout Options, Increase Coverage Option & Tax Benefits. It is available online.

About Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance:
Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer(CEO)– Anuj Mathur
Headquarters– Gurgaon-Haryana, India


World Bank to provide USD 80 million to integrated project in Himachal Pradesh


To  increase agricultural productivity in selected Gram Panchayats (Village Councils) in  HP.


Moody’s again lowers India’s growth projections to 5.3% from 5.4%: Impact of Coronavirus


About Moody’s:
Headquarters– NewYork, United States
President & Chief Executive Officer– Raymond W. McDaniel, Jr.


RBI announced draft scheme “Yes Bank Ltd. Reconstruction Scheme, 2020” for Yes Bank’s revival; SBI willing to invest

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) after exercising its powers conferred under sub-section (4) of section 45 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949

SBI can invest for up to 49% stake for nearly Rs 2,450 crore


10th FICCI-IBA Bankers’ Survey July-Dec 2019 released in New Delhi; Highest NPAs in Infrastructure sector


Tata AIA Life to provide football coaching to under-privileged girls under its ‘Bachhpan Ka Rakshakaran’ program

Tata AIA Life Insurance, a joint venture company formed by Tata Sons Ltd and AIA Group Ltd(AIA), has launched a ‘Bachhpan Ka Rakshakaran’ program in association with Mumbai based Non-profit ‘Oscar Foundation’.

About Tata AIA Life Insurance:Headquarters– Mumbai,Maharashtra
MD & CEO- Rishi Srivastava



Paytm, Hyderabad Metro tie up for QR-based tickets

Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) in partnership with Paytm has launched a QR-code-based metro ticketing system at Rasoolpura metro station Hyderabad.


ECONOMY & BUSINESS

GOKADDAL, World’s first Digital Solutions Exchange Cloud launched in India


www.gokaddal.com, a cloud based solution exchange platform mainly focuses on 4A’s – Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Analytics and Augmentative Technologies.


Google India unveils 18-week long skill development programme ‘DigiPivot ‘ for women

Google India has launched a skilling programme for women called ‘DigiPivot’, where the woman who wishes to return to their company careers after a break or just planning to make mid-career shifts to digital advertising and marketing.

TCIS signs MoU with The Gambia for MEA’s eVBAB Network Project


Telecommunications consultants India Limited (TCIS) under the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Gambria. This MoU is signed for the participation in MEA’s (eVBAB) e-VidyaBharati and e-ArogyaBharati Network Project for tele-medicine and tele-education in Africa.

Commerce ministry clears TCS, DLF proposals to set up SEZs for IT sector in Haryana and UP

The highest decision-making body for special economic zones (SEZs) chaired by the commerce secretary Anup Wadhawan, has approved the proposals of Information technology (IT) major TCS (Tata Consultancy Services Limited) and DLF (Delhi Land and Finance) Limited  a premier real estate company in India to establish a special economic zones (SEZs) for IT sector in Noida (Uttar Pradesh -UP) and Haryana 

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS     

India’s first Living Culinary Arts and Museum of WGSHA  enters Limca Book of Records

Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA) of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) entered the Limca Book of Records (LBR) for establishing “India’s First Living Culinary Arts Museum” at WGSHA, Manipal, Karnataka. 


Nita Ambani, Serena Williams & Simone Biles named in Influential Women in Sport list 2020

Footballer Megan Rapinoe is never afraid to speak her mind and talk about social issues and has become a prominent figure in women’s sport.




Indian mountaineer Bhawna Dehariya scales Australia’s highest mountain peak 

Indian Mountaineer Bhawna Dehariya hails from Madhya Pradesh (MP) has successfully scaled Mount Kosciuszko [2, 228 meters], the highest mountain peak in Australia on the occasion of Holi.


PV Sindhu named as BBC Indian Sportswoman of the year 2019 and PT Usha won Lifetime Achievement Award

The BBC award ceremony was held in New Delhi.


Four AAI airports among best aerodromes in world, 2019 Airport Service Quality awards

Mangalore International Airport topped in the list followed by Chandigarh, Trivandrum and Lucknow.

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) wins ACI ASQ best airport award for size and region and first in Environment & Ambience by Size in Asia-Pacific region. 

Dr Jaimanti Bakshi, PGI Professor won Best Citizens of India Gold medal Award 

Chandigarh was awarded with “Best Citizens of India”.

The award was given by “GEPRA” (Global Economic Progress and Research Association) during the National Unity conference held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu (TN) .

Women scientists receive international exposure through  Indo-U.S. Fellowship :  WISTEMM


Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Medicine (WISTEMM

Telangana State Agricultural University Vice Chancellor Praveen Rao wins Dr MS Swaminathan Award

About Telangana:
Capital- Hyderabad.
Chief Minister (CM)- Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao.
Governor- Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan.
National Parks (NP)- Kasu Brahmananda Reddy NP, Mahavir Harina Vanasthali NP, Mrugavani NP.


APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS

Central Government nominates Debasish Panda as Director central board of RBI   

iQOO named Virat Kohli as its brand ambassador


Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) appointed actor Randeep Hooda as its new wildlife ambassador species that swim


IDFC FIRST Bank appointed Amitabh Bachchan as its first ever brand ambassador

Realme appointed Salman Khan as its brand ambassador

Akshay Kumar was appointed as the brand ambassador of the PepsiCo’s snack brand Kurkure



Cavinkare appointed Akshay Kumar, Ileana D’Cruz as brand ambassadors for Indica hair colour 


ITBP chief SS Deswal given additional charge of BSF DG

He will succeed Vivek johri repatriated by Government of India who has now taken over a charge as a Director General of Police at Madhya Pradesh.

PV Sindhu becomes the brand ambassador for anti-graft helpline

Badminton world champion PV Sindhu is appointed as the brand ambassador for Andhra Pradesh government’s anti-graft helpline or anti-corruption helpline– 14400

The Washington Apple Commission appoints Actor Disha Patani & celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor as  brand ambassadors in India.



Cricketer Harbhajan Singh becomes brand ambassador of Indian online leather accessory brand Brune & Bareskin as the company goes into offline retail with its first store in Jalandhar.

Lt Gen KJS Dhillon to take charge as DG DIA, Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (DCIDS)

 it is announced by the Ministry of Defence that Lt Gen Kanwal Jeet Singh Dhillon (57) will be appointed as a Director General, Defence Intelligence Agency, Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff.

Kareena Kapoor Khan signed contract for 2 years as Puma’s brand ambassador


About Puma:
Headquarters- Herzogenaurach, Germany.
Founder- Rudolf Dassler.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)- Bjørn Gulden.



Government sets up 12 member panel to prepare  investigation manual for SFIO headed by Injeti Srinivas


Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO)

Mahindra-Ford venture set to name Anurag Mehrotra as Chief Executive

ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS

Bharti Airtel tooks 10% stake in fitness start-up Spectacom Global ltd

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Nasa’s named Mars 2020 rover as Perseverance

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) announced the name of the 5th Mars (red planet) rover as Perseverance.

The name was suggested by Alexander Mather, 7th standard student and was announced by Nasa’s director of science, Thomas Zurbuchen at an event in Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke, Virginia.

About NASA:
Headquarters- Washington, D.C., United States.
Administrator- Jim Bridenstine.



NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Bibek Debroy committee recommended concessioning of Rajdhani/Shatabdi to private parties; NDLS to be redeveloped as World Class Station

New Delhi Railway Station to be converted as World Class Station; a first of its kind


Ministry of Home Affairs sanctions Rs 365 crore for Sabroom ICP in Tripura

This is the second Integrated Check Post to be built along the Indo-Bangla border.

About Tripura:
Capital- Agartala
Chief Minister- Biplab Kumar Deb
Governor- Ramesh Bais


First regional edition of “Divya Kala Shakti event” held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu (TN)

The event was organised by the National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities (NIEPMD), in association with the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) and Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

Crime Multi-Agency Centre and National Cybercrime Training Centre were launched on 35th Inception Day of NCRB

On March 12, 2020 The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) celebrated its  35th Inception Day. Shri Nityanand Rai, Union Minister of State for Home was the chief guest of the occasion launched Crime Multi Agency Centre (Cri-MAC) and National Cybercrime Training Center (NCTC) in New Delhi.


Centre invokes ‘Epidemic Act 1897’ and ‘Disaster Management Act 2005’ to prevent spread of COVID-19; Karnataka, first state to enact 1897 Act


Ministry of Home Affairs constitutes two special committees to fasten CAPF works



  • First committee: The first committee will be chaired by the Home Secretary and will deal with issues that need to be decided between Home Ministry and CAPFs.
  • Second committee: The second committee will be headed by the Secretary (Border Management) and will solve only the procurement matters

DST sanctioned Rs 7.25 crore to IIT Mandi to setup a Technology Innovation Hub

Department of Science and Technology (DST) 

sanctioned Rs 7.25 crore to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi, Himachal Pradesh to set up a Technology Innovation Hub (TIH) at the institute under the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS).


Leh to host International Yoga Day event on 21st June,2020

Programmes will be organised on IDY by industry bodies Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)


India post launches India’s 1st digital parcel locker service in Kolkata, West Bengal




Hola Mohalla’ festival celebrated at Sri Anandpur Sahib in Punjab

Week Long 1st “Ekam Fest” held in New Delhi; inauguarted by Thaawarchand Gehlot

EKAM, an acronym for Entrepreneurship, Knowledge, Awareness, Marketing, was aimed to showcase products made with extra ordinary determination by the divyang (differently-abled) crafts persons and entrepreneurs.

Three New Initiatives for PwDs launched during fest: NHFDC Swavalamban Kendra (NSK), Safe Cabs in Delhi and Indoreand Safe Drinking Water E Carts.

HAL set to build base in 4 countries for the purpose of selling aircraft

in 4 countries (Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Sri Lanka)



About Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL):Headquarters– Bengaluru, Karnataka
Chairman & Managing Director– R Madhavan

Andhra Pradesh ranked 1st in the country for overall implementation of POSHAN Abhiyaan


Gujarat tops in domestic solar rooftop installations in 2020

Maharashtra is the second state to top in the domestic solar rooftop installations list with installation of 5,513 systems


Centre constitutes Delimitation commission for J&K, Assam, Manipur, Arunachal, led by former SC judge Ranjana prakash


Traditional ‘Fagli’ festival celebrated in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur

About Himachal Pradesh:
Chief Minister- Jai Ram Thakur
Governor- Shri Bandaru Dattatraya


Jewar Airport, UP receives international recognition for strategic infrastructure


The first phase of Jewar Airport, Uttar Pradesh (UP) has been included in the world’s 100 strategic global infrastructure projects for the year 2020. It has been recognised in the CG LA Infrastructure List. UP (India) and Yugoslavia (Europe) have been chosen in the field of aviation category all over the world.


Indian Coast Guard conducts 9th edition of rescue exercise ‘SAREX-2020’ in Goa

The theme ‘Harmonization of Maritime and Aeronautical Search and Rescue (HAMSAR)

It was inaugurated by Dr. Ajay Kumar, IAS, Secretary (Defence), Ministry of Defence.

About Indian Coast Guard (ICG):Headquarters– New Delhi
Motto– We protect
Director General– Krishnaswamy Natrajan


Narendra Singh Tomar announced that Government plans to achieve 75 lakh SHGs by 2022


Agartala and Ghojadanga approved as authorised land immigration check posts

Government of India (GOI) has approved Tripura capital Agartala and West Bengal’s Ghojadanga as authorised land immigration check posts to enter or exit India. Agartala and Ghojadanga are located along the Indo-Bangladesh border.


Government reconstructs The National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR), appoints Amit Shah as chairman


Chapchar Kut, the biggest and most joyful festival of Mizoram, being celebrated on March 6 2020

the mega event held at the Assam Rifles Ground at Aizawl.



About Mizoram:

Capital- Aizawl
Chief Minister– Pu Zoramthanga.
Governor– P.S. Sreedharan Pillai.

MWCD & world bank organizes a discussion programme-“The Future of Work: Women in India’s Workforce

Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) 


Odisha becomes the 1st state to introduce department for SHGs: “Mission Shakti”

Sanitary napkin disposal bags for each pad, mandatory from January 2021: Prakash Javadekar

Lt General Milind Hemant Thakur inaugurated the renovated Animal Memorial in Bengaluru, Karnataka

Lieutenant General Milind Hemant Thakur, Director General of Supply and Transport Corps, Indian Army, inaugurated the renovated Animal Memorial at Agram grounds in ASC Centre and College, Bengaluru, Karnataka.

PM Narendra Modi attended the 6th edition of Economic Times global business summit 2020 held in new delhi

The theme of the Global Business Summit is ‘Collaborate to Create: Sustainable Growth in a Fractured World’.

MSDE launches Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship (MGNF) in IIM-Bengaluru

Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE)

National Conference on Women in Police and CAPFs held in New Delhi

Themes of the Conference 2020: ‘Cyber Stalking and Bullying of Women: Steps for Protection”and ‘Challenges faced by CAPF Women in Operational Areas”.


UNGCNI organizes 3rd Gender equality summit 2020 in New Delhi

UNGCNI (United Nations Global Compact Network India)

Nupur Kulshrestha becomes  Indian Coast Guard’s first woman DIG


President Ram Nath Kovind honoured 15 Women with ‘Nari Shakti Puraskar’ for 2019- “National award for women”

NITI Aayog & UN organized the 4th edition of Women Transforming India Awards 2019 in New Delhi; 15 women achievers conferred

The theme for WTI awards 2019 was “Women and Entrepreneurship”.


Hockey India 3rd annual awards 2019 in New Delhi; Manpreet singh, Rani rampal wins Player of the year awards

M Venkaiah Naidu conferred 3rd edition of BusinessLine Changemaker Awards 2020 
Key Points
i.The award was presented under 6 categories & The winners are;



  • Changemaker  (Social Transformation) – Shanti Raghavan
  • Changemaker -(Digital Transformation)-  Government e-Marketplace (GeM)
  • Changemaker – (Financial Transformation)- India Stack
  • Young Changemaker-Pradeep Mewada
  • Young Changemakers-  Rashid k; Vimal Govind; Arun George and Nikhil P
  • Iconic Changemaker- Arunachalam Muruganandam
  • Changemaker of the Year- Dutee Chand
  • Changemaker of the year- ISRO


India’s UHNWI population to increase by 73% in 5 years: Knight frank’s wealth report 2020

According to the “Wealth Report 2020” released by  Knight Frank LLP,a leading International Property Consultant, India had 5,986 UHNWIs Ultra high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) in 2019 and they expected to increase by 73% in the coming 5 years.


DAY -NULM signed MoU with Amazon for E-Marketing of Products Made by Self Help Groups across the Country

Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana- National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY- NULM)


SPORTS

World Athletics fines Russia of USD 10 million & caps neutral athlete at 10


About World Athletics:
It is formerly known as the International Amateur Athletic Federation & International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Headquarters– Monaco
President– Sebastian COE


Hockey India (HI) joins 38-member World Masters Hockey (WMH) 

R.P. Singh (former Indian captain) was appointed as the convener of Hockey India (HI) Masters Committee. Harbinder Singh was appointed as the chairman of the Committee.


About Hockey India:
President– Md. Mushtaque Ahmad
Chairperson– Mr. Jaideep yadav
Headquarters– New Delhi



ICC Women’s T20 World cup 2020 held in Australia


Australia’s Alyssa Healy becomes the fastest half-century cricketer in the ICC tournament final; overtakes Hardik Pandya record

ICC launches 12-month long campaign called “100% Cricket” to promote women’s cricket

16-year-old Indian opener Shafali emerged as find of the tournament


About ICC( International Cricket Council):Headquarters– Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Chairman– Shashank Manohar
CEO– Manu Sawhney

West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard becomes first player to play 500 T20s


Indian runner Prachi provisionally suspended after testing positive for Oxandrolone

Indian 400-meter runner Prachi choudhary from Uttar Pradesh

Sports Authority of India (SAI) announced 1st edition of Under-21 Khelo India Women’s Hockey League


About Sports Authority of India:
Headquarters- New Delhi.
Director- Sandip Pradhan.



BOOKS & AUTHORS


Apurva Purohit, launched her 2nd  book – ‘Lady, You’re the Boss!’



 ‘Lady, You’re the Boss!’, which aims to address the challenges faced by women climbing the corporate ladder.It is published by  Westland Publications (an Amazon company).

Tahira Kashyap khurana announced a new book titled “The 12 Commandments Of Being A Woman”


the new book will be published by Juggernaut Books, New Delhi.

Odisha CM released book titled “ The Adventures of the Daredevil Democrat” 


The comic book, prepared by Kalinga Foundation Trust and published by New Delhi- based the Creative workshop.

Smriti Irani releases book titled “Chronicles of Change Champions” at New Delhi

The book is written with the 25 innovative initiative taken under the “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” (BBBP) scheme at the state and district level.

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 22 January 2015 at Panipat, Haryana.


IMPORTANT DAYS

World Sleep Day was observed on March 13, 2020


Theme of the year 2020: “Better Sleep, Better Life, Better Planet”.

World Kidney Day was observed on March 12, 2020


Theme of the year 2020: Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere- from Prevention to Detection and Equitable access to care.

51st CISF Raising Day is observed on March 10, 2020


Sikh ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh named as ‘Greatest Leader of All Time’ in BBC poll



Mission Bhagiratha monitoring cell opened:Telangana

International Women’s Day (IWD) 2020 observed on March 8


The 2020 theme for IWD was “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”.

Jan Aushadhi Diwas 2020 is observed on March 7


Obituary


Former Czech Olympic javelin champion Dana Zatopkova dies at 97

About Czechoslovakia:
Capital- Prague
President- Miloš Zeman

Famous Swedish Actor Max von Sydow, star of “The Exorcist” and “Seventh Seal” passed away at 90

Veteran Bengali actor Santu Mukhopadhyay or Santu Mukherjee passed away at 69

DMK party general secretary K Anbazhagan passed away at 97

Former Law Minister and former governor of Karnataka & Kerala H. R. Bhardwaj  passed away at 83

CPI(M) MLA Vijayan Pillai of Kerala passed away

STATE NEWS



Maharashtra Govt approved auto rickshaws “happy hours”, reducing 15% of fare prices from 12 pm to 4 pm

About Maharashtra:
Capital- Mumbai.
Chief Minister (CM)- Uddhav Bal Thackeray.
Governor- Bhagat Singh Koshyari.



Karnataka Govt launched ‘Namaste over Handshake’ campaign to prevent from COVID-19

Punjab Government launched “Cova Punjab” mobile app to spread awareness on Coronavirus.

About Punjab:
Capital- Chandigarh.
Chief Minister (CM)- Captain Amarinder Singh.
Governor- Vijayender Pal Singh Badnore.


Andhra Pradesh CM lauched NIGHA app to control electoral malpractices

The app is aimed at curbing the use of money and alcohol in the upcoming local body elections. The app was developed by Panchayat Raj, which was launched in addition to the measures taken by State Election Commission and police department in order to control the electoral malpractices.






Madhya Pradesh Cabinet approved to form trust for ‘Ram Van Gaman Path’ project


Kerala to launch digital literacy drive named “I am also digital” in the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation


About Kerala:
Capital- Thiruvananthapuram.
Chief Minister (CM)- Pinarayi Vijayan.
Governor- Arif Mohammad Khan.



Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu launched Student Health Card scheme for school children  in Jammu and Kashmir