India opens two border crossing points with Myanmar, Bangladesh
In a bid to strengthen bilateral relations with its eastern neighbours, India has opened two immigration check posts along the borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Details about new Immigration Check Posts along Indo-Maynmar Border:
Details about new Immigration Check Posts along Indo-Bangladesh Border:
Quick Facts about Myanmar:
Quick Facts about Bangladesh:
Government approved development of Harohalli industrial park in Karnataka
Central Government has given approval for the combined development of phase II and phase III of Harohalli industrial zone in Ramnagara district of Karnataka.
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High-Level Meeting on Railways Safety held in Mumbai
On September 30, 2017, a high-level meeting on Railways Safety was held at Western Railways (WR) headquarter’s at Churchgate in Mumbai, under the chairmanship of Railway Minister Mr. Piyush Goyal. The objective of this meeting was to comprehensively review Safety measures in Mumbai Suburban Railways as well as entire Indian Railways. Mr. Ashwani Lohani – Chairman of Railway Board along with all railway board members was present in this meeting.
Important Decisions taken at High-Level Meeting on Railways Safety held in Mumbai:
Madhya Pradesh launches ‘Single Click Pension Delivery’ scheme
On October 1, 2017, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched ‘Single Click Pension Delivery’ scheme. Under this scheme, the money will go directly into the account of the beneficiaries.
‘Single Click Pension Delivery’ scheme and “Shataayu Award” by Madhya Pradesh Government:
L&T Infotech bags $100-mn Government contract to nab tax evaders
L&T Infotech, the infotech arm of engineering giant Larsen & Toubro has bagged $ 100-mn Government contract for an initiative to use social media analytics to identify tax non-compliance.
About Social media analytics initiative to identify tax non-compliance:
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Third Edition of ‘Women of India Organic Festival’ held in New Delhi
On 1st – 5th October 2017, the 3rd annual ‘Women of India Organic Festival’ is held at Dilli Haat, in New Delhi.
Women of India Organic Festival:
i. The ‘Women of India Organic Festival’ is hosted by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
ii. Ms.Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Union Minister for Women and Child Development, inaugurated the festival.
iii. Mr.Virendra Kumar, Minister of State, Ministry of Women and Child Development was present on the occasion.
iv. The theme for 2017 is ‘Good for Women; Good for India; Good for You’.
v. Around 530 women from all over India participate in this festival.
vi. Focus of the festival is on highlighting the health and environmental advantages of organic goods.
vii. This festival provides a platform for women to sell various organic products that could be used for food, wellness, personal care, home improvement, kitchen composters and solar products.
About Minsitry of Women & Child Development:
i. Headquarters – New Delhi
ii. Minister of Women and Child Development – Ms.Maneka Gandhi
‘No helmet, no petrol’ rule comes into force in Andhra Pradesh
On 28th September 2017, ‘No helmet, no petrol’ rule for two wheelers came to act in Andhra Pradesh.
No helmet, no petrol:
i. ‘No helmet, no petrol’ rule prohibits petrol supply to two wheeler riders without helmet.
ii. Mr.Chandrababu Naidu has sanctioned Rs.10 crore for implementation of this rule.
iii. He has urged all the petrol bunk dealers to co-operate in this implementation.
iv. Officials have been ordered to conduct a weekly check on the motorists.
v. This has been done to reduce the number of road accidents.
vi. Mr.Chandrababu Naidu said that road safety rules must be implemented strictly.
vii. He advised the officials to geotag the vehicles.
viii.Car drivers have been mandated to wear seat belts.
About Andhra Pradesh:
i. Capital – Hyderabad (currently), Amaravati (in 10 years)
ii. Chief Minister – Mr.N.Chandrababu Naidu
iii. Governor – Mr.E.S.L.Narasimhan