Archive For The “States Current Affairs – 2018” Category

3 day Flamingo Festival begins near Pulicat Lake in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh

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3 day Flamingo Festival has begun at the famous brackish water of Lake Pulicat in Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary located at Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. It will be hosted in Doravari Satram mandal, in Nellore district. This festival provides a unique opportunity for people, particularly ornithologists, environmentalists, bird watchers, forest and tourism officials To study…

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Aziz Qureshi sworn in as Governor of Mizoram

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Aziz Qureshi has sworn-in as the Governor of Mizoram. Justice Michael Zothankhuma, Judge of the Gauhati High Court, administered the oath of office to Qureshi. The swearing-in ceremony was held at the Durbar Hall of the Raj Bhavan in Aizawl. It was attended by the s Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla and some of his…

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Governor’s rule imposed in Jammu and Kashmir

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Governor’s rule has been imposed in the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). It was imposed after President Pranab Mukherjee approved the recommendation of J&K Governor N. N. Vohra as there is deadlock in the State over formation of a new government after state assembly election. Earlier, Governor had submitted a report to the President,…

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M. Karunanidhi re-elected as DMK Chief for 11th time

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M. Karunanidhi has been re-elected as the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Party’s President for the 11th time. He was elected by the newly constituted general council of party. Facts about Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Party It is a state political party in South Indian state of Tamil Nadu and Union Territory (UT) Puducherry. It was founded…

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PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Dandi Kutir museum in Gujarat

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Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi has inaugurated the Dandi Kutir museum in Gujarat’s capital of Gandhinagar. It is a state-of-the-art three-storey museum, based upon the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi. It was inaugurated on the occasion of the 13th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) and 7th edition of Vibrant Gujarat. Key facts about Dandi Kutir museum…

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UN chief Ban Ki Moon inaugurates Gujarat’s second canal-top 10-MW solar power project

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United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon inaugurated Gujarat’s second canal-top 10-MW solar power project. It is located on 5.5 km stretch of Vadodara branch of Sardar Sarovar project canal. It is implemented by Hyderabad-based Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Limited (MEIL) Key facts of Gujarat’s Canal-top solar power project It is considered as first-of-its-kind project in…

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PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 7th vibrant Gujarat summit

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 7th Vibrant Gujarat Summit in Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar. Key facts Inaugural ceremony was attended by United Nations General Secretary and US State Secretary John Kerry. Apart from them, several ministers from Europe, Japan, Australia and Canada and over 50 CEOs of top Indian as well as international companies attended it….

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People from 11 countries take part in First Buddha Heritage Walk in Bihar

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People from 11 countries have taken part in First Buddha Heritage Walk in Bihar. In this heritage walk over 500 pilgrims from 11 countries walked through a 13-km-long forest trail. They walked through the trail which Lord Gautam Buddha had taken to reach Rajgir from Bodh Gaya around 2,543 years ago. It was organized by…

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Andhra Pradesh government signs pact with ICRISAT to boost sustainable farming

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Andhra Pradesh government has signed a pact with the International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) to boost sustainable farming in the state. In this regard, Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed by state government with ICRISAT. Key highlights of agreement It seeks to provide assistance in making agriculture sustainable and profitable in…

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Veteran Malayalam actor Mala Aravindan passes away

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Veteran Malayalam actor Mala Aravindan has passed away in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. He was 76. He was best known for his work as a comedian, character artist in Malayalam films and was also noted theatre personality. He was also the president of the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA). About Mala Aravindan He was born in…

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Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani lays Foundation stone of IIM-Visakhapatnam

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Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani has laid the foundation stone for Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Visakhapatnam at Gambheeram village of Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh. Key facts It is the first institution among the 11 Central premier institutions to be established in the state as per the provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014….

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