Regional-Current Affairs  January 2015

Regional-Current Affairs January 2015

 All the important Current news and events of different states in India.

  1. Maharashtra has approved field trials for GM food
    • With this Maharashtra becomes the fourth state after Punjab, Delhi and Andhra Pradesh to approve  field trials in GM crops.
  2. Experts claim that Purple Tea can be produced in Assam
    • As of now, Kenya is the only known place in the world that has the climate suitable for this health-rich purple tea.  This tea is three to four times expensive than black tea.
  3. Maharashtra government decides to buy a house in London where BR Ambedkar stayed.
  4. Chandigarh launched a smart city app named Smart Chandigarh.This app is launched to create awareness regarding consumer rights and responsibilities. It also aims to  provide all types of citizen-centric and public utility services and information to the residents.
  5. Goa will host Indo-Russian Musical Festival ZimaFest.
  6. Kerala will get India’s first International Institute of Music.
  7. Netherlands, Thailand signed MoU with Sikkim to help in development of floriculture.
  8.  Hyderabad will host World Congress on Information Technology in 2018.
  9. Jammu and Kashmir gets the  National Award of e-Governance for Best District Level initiative.
  10. First Border Haat of Tripura opened at Srinagar-Feni border.This is the third border haat on India-Bangladesh Border.
  11. 7th Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2015 held in Gandhinagar.World Bank signed tripartite agreement for smart cities initiatives in the Vibrant Gujarat Summit.
  12. Dima Hasao District of Assam gets  its first broad gauge railway track.
  13. Maharashtra government has launched online RTI application filing facility in the state.
  14. ICICI Bank launched Digital Village Project in Akodara Village of Gujarat.


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