Nagaland’s Kohima declared ‘smoke-free city’
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Railway Ministry to set up two new Directorates
- The Railway Ministry has decided to set up two new Directorates tasked with increasing the speed of trains and boosting non-fare revenues and advertisement.
Shri S. K. Bhagat appointed as DG of Railway Protection Force
- Senior IPS officer (1982 batch) of Uttara khand cadre Surender Kumar Bhagat has been appointed as the Director General (DG) of Railways Protection Force (RPF).
Kerala’s EC launches mobile app ahead of assembly polls
- The Election Commission of India has launched an innovative mobile application titled “e-voter” with comprehensive details about the coming assembly polls in Kerala.
Russia launches first rocket from new Vostochny Cosmodrome
- Russia has successfully launched the first rocket from its newly built Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Amur Oblast, in Russian Far East region bordering China.
Indian Naval Ships Veer and Nipat decommissioned
- Indian Naval Ships (INS) Veer and Nipat were decommissioned at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Gujarat govt. decides to provide 10 % reservation to economically backward of higher castes
- Gujarat Government will issue an ordinance on 1st May to provide 10% reservation to economically backwards of higher caste.
China develops graphene electronic paper
- China has developed the world’s first graphene electronic paper which will catapult the material to a new level.
Odisha CM launches 100 piped water supply projects
- Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of Odisha dedicated to the people 100 piped water supply projects for rural areas and pledged to make piped water provision in all gram panchayats by 2017.
Garima wins gold at Commonwealth Judo Championship
- Garima Chaudhary has won gold medal (63-kg junior category)at the 2016 Commonwealth Judo Championship finals at Port Elizabeth in South Africa.