States Current Affairs

Current Affairs 2019-2020 of all States with latest updates. Current Affairs will list latest developments, issues in all states and may be useful for State PCS / Civil services examinations of various states of India.

Uttar Pradesh ‘Startup Policy 2020’ gets Cabinet Approval

For making the State more conducive for Startups, the State Cabinet of the Uttar Pradesh Government has given its approval to an independent and comprehensive ‘Startup Policy 2020’ on 8th July 2020. Until the Startup Policy 2020, Uttar Pradesh did not have an independent and comprehensive Policy for the Startups in the state, policy for Startups was governed under the- Uttar Pradesh Information Technology and Startup Policy 2017.

The Uttar Pradesh ‘Startup Policy’ was prepared by the State Government with the help of NITI Aayog back in 2018. The Policy got the approval of the State Cabinet on 8th July 2020.

Startup Policy 2020

From the date of notification by the State Government, the Startup Policy 2020 will be applicable for a period of 5 years. The aim will be of the corporatization of more than 10,000 startups across the state in these 5 years.

For achieving the aim, 100 incubators will be set up across all the 75 districts of the state by making sure at least one incubator in a district has been set up. As per Government estimates, this Startup Policy will generate 50,000 direct and 1,00,000 indirect jobs across the state.

Other Major Goals under the Policy are:  To establish the largest incubator of India in the state and also to establish the first dedicated Incubator for the Defence Sector in the country.

Startup Fund

On 20th May 2020, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath had launched the Uttar Pradesh ‘Startup Fund’. This Startup Fund will be managed by SIDBI (Small Industries Development Bank of India).

Odisha becomes First State in India to Use Space Technology & Artificial Intelligence for Safeguarding Government Lands

To monitor all Government lands in the state capital Bhubaneswar, web and mobile-based solution named ‘BLUIS’- Bhubaneswar Land Use Intelligence System was launched on 8th July 2020. The Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik launched BLUIS.

BLUIS was launched due to the lack of adequate transparency and accountability in the current manual mode of mechanism that is being used for decades for the detection of encroachments in government lands.

BLUIS

The Bhubaneswar Land Use Intelligence System is a geo-tagged repository that would monitor and detect all government lands in Bhubaneswar. This will be done by using high-resolution satellite imagery.

For safeguarding government lands from encroachments by land grabbers- the launch of BLUIS makes Odisha the first state in the country to use satellite technology and artificial intelligence. Any attempt to change the use of government land in Bhubaneswar, BLUIS will raise alarm and guide the enforcement staff to the exact location of encroachment.

Litigation Management System Launched

At different stages of a case for providing end to end communication between government officials and advocates, the Chief Minister also launched the online application named ‘Litigation Management System’ on 8th July 2020. By monitoring court cases (from initiation to allotment of the case to government advocate), the Litigation Management System is a smart technology-based solution.

‘BLUIS’ and ‘Litigation Management System’ are among the 8 Technology-driven Solutions that were launched under the 5T initiatives by the Chief Minister on 8th July 2020.