State of States Sixteenth Edition 3rd to 8th Aug 2015

Here is State of States from Satyameva Jayate. In this, we highlight important state related news, which should have been hitting headlines of news papers, but are instead suppressed by main stream media and hence, many do not know about them. 2 Special ones in this edition are disabled women from Delhi winning 4 medals in Special Olympic in USA and Maharashtra CM selecting 40 young students for his internship program. So here are the updates.


  • Maharashtra : Fadnavis chooses 40 youth for CM Internship Program.

Maharashtra government has selected 40 youth for its unique Chief Minister Internship programme for 2015.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis launched the programme in state secretariat today.
He also had a conversation with the 40 candidates selected by his office through a selection process.


  • Delhi : Disabled girl from Delhi wins 4 medals at Special Olympics

A disabled girl from a Delhi government school has made the country proud by clinching four medals in Special Olympics held in Los Angeles.

” Pushpa (a disabled girl) of Govt school has won 4 medals (1 silver,3 bronze) in power lifting, in Int. Spl Olympics at Los Angeles,”


  • Kerala : Kerala govt to name science fest gold trophy after Dr. Kalam
As a mark of respect, Kerala government today decided to name the gold trophy for the winners of the state school science festival, after former president late A P J Abdul Kalam.

The trophy will be known as A P J Abdul Kalam Gold Cup, state Education Minister P K Abdu Rabb said here in a release.

  • Odisha: Vigilance sleuths to receive complaints via WhatsApp

After receiving complaints of corruption through Facebook posts, the Vigilance directorate in Odisha will expand the facility to the another social networking site, WhatsApp.

State vigilance director K B Singh said the complaints on corruption would now be received in the WhatsApp account of the directorate.


  • Gujarat : Gujarat State Transport buses to be made GPS-enabled

Gujarat State Regional Transport Corporation will install GPS system in its express buses to provide real time updates to its passengers as part of its move to modernise the public transport facility.

“We will install our 2,200 express buses with Global Positioning System (GPS) system by the end of this December,” State Transport Minister Vijay Rupani said here today after inaugurating a bus depot of Gujarat State Regional Transport Corporation (GSRTC) – ‘Shreshtha Geeta Port’ along with Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel at Geeta Mandir area


  • Uttar Pradesh : Central nod for Lucknow Metro: official
The Public Investment Board ( PIB) in the Finance Ministry is understood to have cleared the 23km-long Lucknow Metro Project today at an estimated cost of over Rs 6,900 crore.

Uttar Pradesh government has been making a strong pitch for the Lucknow Metro project before the Finance Ministry for approval of the multi-crore project.

  • Himachal Pradesh : Himachal clears World Bank funded HP Horticulture project
Himachal cabinet today approved World Bank funded HP Horticulture Development Project worth Rs 1,000 crore for the State.

It also approved formation of Society at the apex level under the HP Society Registration Act, 2006.

The Cabinet also approved creation of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to manage the Progeny cum Demonstration Orchards (PCDO’s) and the farms owned or under the possession of Horticulture and other departments

  • Telangana : Telangana CM: ‘Grama Jyoti’ programme to start from August 17

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today said the state government’s new programme ‘Grama Jyothi’ be started from August 17 in all villages in the state.

The programme is aimed at development of villages in the state.

Rao, who held a review on the programme with officials, said development plans will be prepared in every village for the coming four years, a release from his office


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