States Current Affairs - 2020

Bihar Assembly passes Bihar Prohibition and Excise (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Bihar state assembly has passed Bihar Prohibition and Excise (Amendment) Bill, 2018 with 16 amendments to dilute some of stringent provisions in Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act, 2016. The prohibition law was enforced in the state April 2016, banning manufacture, sale or consumption of liquor. Major changes No mandatory jail term for first-time offence in Read More…

First-ever tribal atlas of Odisha released

Odisha Government has unveiled first-ever ‘Tribal Atlas of Odisha’, a compilation of demographic and cultural information of the tribal population in the state. It is claimed to be first-of-its-kind tribal compilation in the country. The book was published by SC and ST Research and Training Institute in collaboration with Academy of Tribal Language and Culture Read More…

Power Grid signs MoU with UP Power Corp for energy efficiency

Power Grid Corporation of India (POWERGRID) has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation (UPPCL) for energy efficiency and agricultural demand side management programme. POWERGRID and UPPCL are going to held further discussions to decide terms and conditions for replacement of agriculture pump sets in East and South DISCOMs of Uttar Pradesh. Read More…

President gives assent to Assam Witch Hunting (Prohibition, Prevention and Protection) Bill, 2015

President Ram Nath Kovind has Assam Witch Hunting (Prohibition, Prevention and Protection) Bill, 2015 passed by State Assembly in August 2015. This law aims to reign in rising incidents of witch hunting cases across the state. It was prepared in lines with spirit of universal declaration of human rights, crimes in witch hunting cases cause Read More…

Andhra Pradesh Government launches 60 Anna Canteens

Andhra Pradesh Government has launched 60 Anna Canteens across the state in the first phase to provide subsidised food to urban poor. These canteens aim to tackle hunger in urban areas. They will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner at Rs 5 a meal. They will be run by Akshaya Patra Foundation. Key Facts The first Read More…