States Current Affairs - 2020

Meghalaya launches India’s first social audit law

Meghalaya became first state in country to operationalize The Meghalaya Community Participation and Public Services Social Audit Act, 2017, a law that makes social audit of government programmes and schemes a part of government practice. It was launched by Chief Minister Mukul Sangma at a national convention in Shillong. Key Facts Prior to enacting this Read More…

Rajasthan becomes first state to offer e-mail IDs in Hindi

Rajasthan has become the first state in India to launch free email addresses in Hindi for its residents. The facility will be available at name@rajasthan.bharat (in Devanagari script). The initiative aims to ensure maximum participation of people towards e-governance and ensure that maximum government facilities are available in vernacular language. Key Facts The project is Read More…

Bihar Government launches Safe City Surveillance scheme for Women Safety

The Bihar government has launched Safe City Surveillance Scheme for checking crime against women. It aims to bring all major public places under watch of close-circuit television (CCTV) cameras and improve overall crime control in the state. Safe City Surveillance Scheme The scheme has been launched in a phase-wise manner, will commence from capital city Read More…

India’s first Electronic Manufacturing Cluster to be set up in Andhra Pradesh

India’s first Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) will be coming to Andhra Pradesh. EMC has been designed and developed for providing facilities and amenities for manufacturing mobiles and allied products. The Union Government, through Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeiTY) in 2012 had announced about setting up EMC in India, with grant-in-aid for establishing such Read More…

India’s first mobile food testing lab unveiled in Goa

India’s ‘first’ mobile food testing laboratory enabling on-the-spot food safety tests was launched in Goa. It was launched by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. Key Facts This is the first ever ‘Food Safety on Wheel’ mobile laboratory in the country. The vehicle is equipped to conduct on-the-spot tests to check food quality and curb adulteration. It Read More…