The Odisha Assembly on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution requesting the Centre to award the special category status to the State and provide additional grants and fiscal incentives for development. This was for the second time (first time in 1977) that a unanimous resolution seeking special category status has been adopted in Odisha Assembly.
Former Nagaland Governor Nikhil Kumar was today sworn in as the 20th Governor of Kerala at the Raj Bhavan in Thiruvananthapuram. Kerala Chief Justice Manjula Chellur administered the oath of office to Mr. Kumar.
The first Goa Legislative Assembly was convened on January 9, 1964, three years after the state was liberated from the Portuguese rule.
Jaipur today got a safer alternative to its accident-prone connector to NH-11 with the inauguration of Ghat Ki Guni twin-tube tunnel by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi in the presence of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
Arunachal Pradesh has entered into an agreement with National Securities Depository Ltd (NSDL), authorising it to work as a Central Record Keeping Agency (CRA) for adoption of the National Pension System (NPS). NPS is an initiative of the Centre and Arunachal Pradesh is the 26th State to adopt it.