State of States This Week 30th August to 6th September 2015

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This edition has a special news PM Modi declaring Gaya in Bihar to be developed as a Spiritual Heritage and Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami, a Special Forces Commando of the Army sacrificing his life for Mother Land.

So here are the updates-



1) Government to Develop Bodhgaya as Spiritual Capital: PM Modi

Describing Bodhgaya as the “land of enlightenment,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said his government would develop the site as the spiritual capital for it to serve as a civilisational bond between India and the Buddhist world.

“I recognise how Buddhists all over the world revere Bodhgaya as a place of pilgrimage. We in India would like to develop Bodhgaya so that it can become the spiritual capital and civilisational bond between India and the Buddhist world.


2) PM inaugurates Badarpur-Faridabad Metro Line, Declares OROP in his speech in Haryana

The Prime Minister travelled from Central Delhi to Faridabad, and back, by metro. In the course of the journey, he interacted with several people, especially youth, who were also travelling on board the metro train.


3) Haryana government for reservation to economically backward: Manohar Lal Khattar

Haryana government today termed reservation a social issue and said it was willing to support the financially weak people from all the communities.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said the government was willing to support the financially weak people from all the communities, and wants to provide equal opportunity to each and every person of the society.

4) Maharashtra government to train 50,000 employees under KRA program
Maharashtra government has decided to provide training to over 50,000 employees as part of their Key Result Area (KRA) program to enhance their performance and bring them on par in competence with the corporate sector.
5) Kashmir, Commando makes supreme sacrifice after killing 10 militants
Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami, a Special Forces Commando of the Army who laid down his life while battling militants in Handwara on Thursday, had eliminated 10 militants in a short span of 11 days before making the supreme sacrifice in Kashmir.

“In the last 11 days, he was actively involved in three counter-terrorism operations in the Kashmir Valley in which 10 terrorists have been eliminated and one captured alive,” Udhampur-based Defence Spokesman Colonel S D Goswami said.

6) Andhra Pradesh government plans to achieve 100% literacy rate by 2019
Calling upon teachers to help transform Andhra Pradesh into a “knowledge hub”, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today said the state eyes to achieve the target of 100 per cent literacy rate by 2019.

“Education is very essential for development of the country and eradication of poverty. Though Andhra Pradesh stands at a good position in higher education, it is lagging behind in primary education. It is the responsibility of teachers to work with commitment and look after the welfare o ..

7) Rajasthan starts ‘Informer’ scheme to check sex determination tests
The Rajasthan government has announced a new ‘informer’ scheme to contain illegal sex determination tests in expecting mothers at private clinics or hospitals.

A cash reward of Rs 2 lakh to informer, decoy woman and her accomplice would also be given under the scheme.

8)1st phase of Smart City project to be inaugurated in Dec 2015: Oommen Chandy

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Saturday said the first phase of the SmartCity project, which will be home to knowledge-based companies, will be inaugurated in December this year.

After reviewing progress of the project at the 45th Board of Directors meeting at SmartCity Pavilion at Kakkanad about 18 km from here, he also said the second phase of the project would be launched in the same month.


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