States Current Affairs - 2020

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.

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Rising Himachal Global Investors’ Meet 2019

The State Government of Himachal Pradesh is organizing Rising Himachal Global Investors’ Meet 2019, a flagship business event, at Dharamshala on 7 -8 November 2019. The event will be attended by diplomats, leaders from senior policy makers, corporate sector development agencies and investors from across the globe. The event will also be attended by Union Commerce and Industry and Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal, who will highlight about government investment and policies for promoting investment in Himachal Pradesh and hill states of India.

About Rising Himachal Global Investors’ Meet 2019

The Global Meet will showcase investment opportunities and policy & regulatory environment in 8 focus sectors for boosting manufacturing and employment generation in Himalayan State. These 8 focus sectors include- (1) agri-business and post-harvest technology, (2) housing and urban development, (3) manufacturing and pharmaceuticals, (4) civil aviation, hydro and renewable energy, (5) wellness, tourism and hospitality, (6) healthcare and AYUSH, (7)  IT-ITeS and electronics, (8) education and skill development.

The Rising Himachal Summit is promoted by Invest India, the National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency through the India Investment Grid (IIG), a Union government’s initiative to showcase investment opportunities across states and sectors in India on a single interactive platform. Invest India under the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry, helps investors looking for options and investment opportunities in India.

During the two days Global Investors’ Meet there will also be a session on ‘Growing economic ties between Invest India and United Arab Emirates (UAE)’.

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Nagaland govt launches Ex-gratia Scheme for Students

The state government of Nagaland has launched an ex-gratia scheme for students studying outside Nagaland, called ‘Nagaland Government Ex-gratia Scheme for Students Studying outside Nagaland’ (NGESSO). The scheme is the initiative of Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio.

Key Features of NGESSO Scheme

It is a scheme initiated and sponsored by Government of Nagaland under which state government will provide a financial assistance of Rs.5 lakhs as one-time payment to parents/families of students in case of unfortunate death of any student while studying outside state. The sum is to enable distressed families to bring mortal remains of deceased students.

Beneficiary: NGESSO scheme would benefit Naga students belonging to any recognized scheduled tribes (ST) and indigenous inhabitants of state. It is targeted for students who die outside state while pursuing secular, technical, professional, diploma as well as theology courses. The nominee can claim ex-gratia amount within a period of 2 (two) months after the death of the students by furnishing the required documents.

Scheme Implementation:

The scheme will be implemented by department of higher education with effect from year 2019-20. The advertisement for scheme will be issued from 1 November 2019. Last date for submission of NGESSO registration form is March 30, 2020 and uploading of NGESSO registration number in the department website will be done by August 2020.

The state government has earmarked a Corpus Fund of Rs.5 crore in a fixed deposit and the interest accruing from deposit will be utilized for payment of ex-gratia amounting to Rs.5 lakh to nominee of deceased students.

The payment will be made through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) by the state finance department to bank account of nominee within a period of one month.

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