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- Machia park likely to abode white tiger.
- Visitors at Machia Biological Park of Jodhpur will soon be able to see a white tiger. Process for bringing a male white tiger from Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur Zoohas already been initiated and once the permission from both the departments and the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) is obtained, shifting will be executed.
- Jodhpur's Machia Biological Park already has lions and panthers and once the tiger is brought here, not only it will add to the importance of the park but the visitors will also be able to see the cats at one place.
- The new destination for the wildlife in Jodhpur, the Machia Bilogical Park, which has witnessed a steady rise in the visitors currently has a pair of Asiatic lion and Panther but absence of tiger has been disappointing the visitors, who have mentioned this disappointment through various media.
- Gujarat among top states with 95% GST migration.
- Gujarat is among the top states in Goods and Service Tax (GST) migration with nearly 95% traders from the state registering under the new tax regime. Interestingly, Surat, which witnessed large-scale protests by textile traders for over 15 days, witnessed 56,000 registration in last fortnight.
- As per the figures of GST registration across the country, as many as 4,96,280 registered against the total number of 5,24,184 validated tax -payers in the state between July 1 and July 20. With this, 94.68% GST migration has been completed in the state.
- In terms of GST migration percentage, the state is lagging behind union territory (UT) of Chandigarh where migration is 98.3% and Andhra Pradesh is top among the big states with 94.72 % migration.
- The state tax department has so far conducted 369 outreach programmes covering 81,000 people. Besides, the department also started 57 GST felicitation centres at its units across the state.
- Maharashtra govt gives 1-month deadline to farmers to apply for loan waiver scheme
- The process for accepting applications for the populist loan waiver scheme have begun from today and the state government will give farmers one month's time to apply for the scheme.
- Chief minister Devendra Fadnav said that the state government will also be tabling the supplementary demands for the approval of the state legislature, in which they will be budgeting a large chunk of the funds required for the loan waiver. He declined to comment on the amount that will be budgeted as it is the privilege of the legislature, but said that it will the largest loan waiver in the country and is a befitting reply to critics who say that these are mere announcements.
- "Nearly 25,000 online centres will be created across the state to facilitate the farmers to fill the application forms. Aadhaar number is mandatory while filing the form," said Fadnavis will addressing a press conference a day before the monsoon session of the legislature begins on Monday.
- According to a government notification, several sections of people like government officials that draw a salary of more than Rs 20,000 a month, political leaders or people with vehicles costing more than Rs 10 lakh too have been barred from being a part of the scheme.
- To save endemic species, MP launches ‘beej bachao yatra’
- The change in urban food habits and farmers opting for 'videshi' seeds is making certain indigenous variety of food grains vanish from the daily meal platter of average Indians. It also has an incremental effect on farming with lesser number of farmers opting to cultivate these varieties leading to environmental ramifications.
- To conserve the rich biodiversity of food grains and vegetables of the state, the Madhya Pradesh State Biodiversity Board in collaboration with agriculture department has launched a "Madhya Pradesh Beej Bachao: Krishi Bachao Yatra" from May 2 to June 27. The 55-day 'yatra' set to cover 35 districts will culminate in Bhopal after which a conservation plan will be finalized.
- MP is agriculturally well endowed state with production of wheat, paddy, soyabean as well as coarse grains like kodu, kutki among others.
- The Beej Yatra is an attempt to survey the traditional species still present in the state, to identify those cultivating them and to spread awareness about the need to conserve indigenous species.
- Dhamtari district hospital introduces e-services
- In a unique experiment, a government district hospital in Dhamtari in Chhattisgarh has introduced e-services by introducing Unique Health Identification (UHID) for the online appointments of the patients and uploading their case history on the district hospital's portal.
- In the first phase, the software is uploading patient's case history on the hospital's portal and the feature of online appointment is inbuilt in the software, which will be introduced in coming months. The e-services are functional in OPD, IPD, blood bank and at billing counter."
- It is a generic application, which addresses all major functional areas of a hospital and end-to-end solution software for hospital management which covers complete treatment cycle of OPD/IPD as well integrates clinical, administrative, billing and insurance activities.
- 65 govt schools in Patna to get Rs 50k for labs, libraries.
- Bihar Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (BMSA) has announced Rs50,000 grants each to 65 government schools in Patna district to upgrade their laboratories and libraries. The grant will be transferred to the schools under Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA)
- The other secondary and senior secondary schools would also get the grants by August. On the direction of education department, the DPO organized a meeting with the headmasters of 192 government schools, including project schools, minority schools, secondary and senior secondary schools in Patna district.
- The meet was organized under the short-term action plan (three months) of the state governmen