Archive For The “States Current Affairs – 2018” Category

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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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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India, U.S. sign three MoUs on smart cities

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India and United States (US) have signed three Memoranda of Understandings (MoUs) on smart cities. These MoUs were signed by the representatives of United States Trade and Development Agency (USTAD) and the respective Chief Secretaries of State Governments of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh in the presence of Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah…

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Renowned Marathi writer MD Hatkananglekar passes away

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Renowned Marathi literary critic, writer and translator Madhukar Dattatreya Hatakananglekar passed away in Sangli district of Maharashtra. He was 89. Madhukar Dattatreya Hatakananglekar He was born in 1927 in Hatkanangale, a town in Ichalkaranji of Kolhapur district in Maharashtra. Earlier in 2008, he was president of Akhil Bhartiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan held at Sangli. In…

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Prof Kaptan Singh Solanki sworn-in as governor of Punjab

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Haryana governor Prof Kaptan Singh Solanki took over the additional charge of Governor of Punjab. He will be 34th governor of Punjab. He was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court Shiavax Jal Vazifdar at Punjab Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh. He was given the additional charge of Punjab…

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