State of States Fifteenth Edition 26th July-2nd August 2015

Here is the Fifteenth edition of State of States from Satyameva Jayate. In this edition, we cover important state government related news, which are suppressed from making headlines by Media. This edition contains 2 important news, One is back of our Hockey drag flicker Jugraj Singh, but this time as a cop in Gurdaspur terror hit out and 1st Heart Transplant in Rajasthan state. So here are the updates

1) Maharashtra : Local body tax abolished for most traders in Maharashtra

Starting today, the Local Body Tax (LBT) has been abolished for most traders in 25 of the municipal corporations in Maharashtra, including those of Thane, Pune and Kalyan-Dombivali.

With this the ruling BJP has fulfilled one of its poll promises, that was instrumental in bringing it to power in the state.


2) Punjab : Hockey Player-Turned-Cop Took Part in Gurdaspur Anti-Terror Op

Star hockey player-turned -Punjab Police officer Jugraj Singh played an active role in the day-long operation against three terrorists in Gurdaspur district’s Dinanagar town on July 27.

Jugraj, 32, was among those Punjab police personnel who gunned down the heavily armed terrorists.

A former international hockey player who was once India’s penalty corner specialist, Jugraj is a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) and is posted in Amritsar district.


3) Karnataka : Another first for tech capital: Karnataka High Court may soon go digital

The Karnataka High Court will soon go digital in keeping with Bengaluru’s reputation as India’s silicon city . The court will digitise everything from the filing of petitions to judgment delivery .
The committee for computerisation, led by Justice Ram Mohan Reddy and has other six judges as members, has favoured administration of justice as a paperless affair.As a pilot, the court seeks to start with two judges who are dealing with taxation, company affairs and revenue matters.
4) Telangana : Telangana government to set up Data Analytics Park, SME Tower
The Telangana government is mulling setting up a ” Data Analytics Park” and a tower to house SMEs in the information technology sector, state IT Minister K T Rama Rao said today.

The TRS government is committed to help and encourage SMEs (small and medium enterprises) to compete with major IT companies, Rao said after inaugurating a Global Delivery Centre of Techwave Consulting Inc, a US-headquartered system integrator.

5) Andhra Pradesh : Andhra Pradesh government sanctions 2 lakh houses for rural poor

Andhra Pradesh government has sanctioned two lakh houses for the rural poor of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Other Backward Classes (OBC) communities, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu announced today.

Government will provide a subsidy of Rs 1.50 lakh for SCs and STs and Rs 1.10 lakh for OBCs for the houses, measuring 270 sq feet each, while the remaining amount will be paid by the beneficiaries, Naidu said while addressing TDP’s special executive committee meeting  ..

6) Rajasthan : First heart transplant in Rajasthan, 32-year-old farmer recipient

A farmer has become the first person to receive a heart transplant in the state. The state has created a history of sorts by saving lives of four persons through one cadaver organ donation.

Two kidneys, liver and heart of a brain dead person were harvested and transplanted to four different people.

7) Delhi : Delhi Jal Board looking at using solar power to run installations
In a bid to reduce expenditure on electricity bill, Delhi Jal Board (DJB) is looking at solar energy as an alternate source of power for running its installations.

The Board has proposed to install Grid Connected Roof-top Solar PV system at its different installations and use the generated electricity for running them.

“A solar photovoltaic system is a power system designed to supply usable solar power by means of photovoltaics. It consists of a parallel arrangement of solar ..

8) West Bengal : ‘Project Pranam’ for elderly aims to broadbase
With several incidents of murder of senior citizens reported in the city in recent times, Kolkata police aims to broadbase the ‘Project Pranam’ initiative to bring more elderly people under its safety cover.

“We have taken several steps to ensure the safety and security of senior citizens in the city. In all the police stations we have taken extra measures to ensure their security,” a senior Kolkata police official told PTI.

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