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PM Modi to meet his Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet his Bhutanese counterpart, Tshering Tobgay today to discuss the issues of mutual interest. Tshering Tobgay has come to India for a three-day visit and will be meeting President Ram Nath Kovind this evening. This year, India and Bhutan are celebrating the Golden Jubilee of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations.

Sushma Swaraj meets President of European Commission in Brussels

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had met  European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels yesterday. During the meeting, both the leaders exchanged their views on the advancements made on the understandings reached during the last India-EU Summit in 2017. 

Union Government signs Collaboration Agreement with Google for Flood Forecasting

The Union Government's Central Water Commission (CWC) which is India’s apex technical organization in the field of Water Resources has signed a Collaboration Agreement with Google for flood forecasting. This collaboration will help in the effective flood management in India. Google will utilize its high-resolution Digital Elevation Model (DEM) to generate flood inundation maps with the forecast inputs of CWC. 

Sushma Swaraj on a seven-day tour of four European countries to strengthen trade ties

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj left on Sunday for a seven-day tour of the four European countries - Italy, France, Luxembourg, and Belgium. This tour aimed at strengthening India's strategic engagement and trade ties with these countries.

PM Modi's interaction with Digital India beneficiaries today

Prime Minister is having an interaction with the beneficiaries of the Digital India scheme via the NaMo App from 9.30 am today. This is the fourth time he is having an interaction with the beneficiaries of different government schemes through video conferencing. He has already conducted a similar interaction for Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana, and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.

Seva Bhoj Yojna launched by the Union Ministry of Culture

The Union Ministry of Culture launched Seva Bhoj Yojna, a fresh scheme to provide financial assistance to the Charitable Religious Institutions (CRIs) on purchase of particular food items for the purpose of free distribution among people on June 12, 2018. Under this scheme, the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) charged by the Central government on the purchase of raw food materials by the religious institutions will be refunded.

Union Home Minister urges BPR&D to train policemen in soft skills

The Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh advised the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) to provide training in soft skills to all the policemen in India. He also demanded BPR&D to recognize the exceptional police officials at district level who can serve as role models for the others and stressed on giving training relating to the prevention of cyber crimes. The policemen will also be taught about how to tackle crimes in the current scenario. 

Madhya Pradesh CM announced power bill waiver scheme and subsidized power scheme for the underprivileged

Madhya Pradesh's Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced Bijli Bill Mafi Yojana 2018 (Power Bill Waiver Scheme) for the labourers and poor families in the poll-bound state on June 5, 2018. Along with this scheme, he also approved Mukhyamantri Jan Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana 2018 (a scheme to provide subsidised power) to the people falling below the poverty line in which they will be provided electricity at Rs. 200/- per month.

Union government launches Krishi Kalyan Abhiyaan to assist farmers in Aspirational Districts

The Union Government has launched 'Krishi Kalyan Abhiyaan' under which the farmers residing in the Aspirational Districts will be provided assistance and advice on improving farming techniques and increasing their income. The scheme was launched by the Agriculture Ministry after consultation with the Prime Minister.

Central Government constitutes Cauvery Water Management Authority

The Central Government formed a Cauvery Water Management Authority (CMA) on the directions of the Supreme Court to resolve the dispute over sharing of river water among Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, and Puducherry. The decision was announced in February 2018, which stated that the authority should be formed within six weeks of the passing of the judgment.

Odisha government launches Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana for state journalists

Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana, a new health insurance scheme, has been launched by the Odisha's state government for the journalists. The scheme will provide Rs. 2 lakh per annum health insurance cover to all the journalists working in Odisha. It has come into effect w.e.f. June 1, 2018.

Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Pandurang Fundkar dies of a heart attack yesterday

Maharashtra Agriculture minister, Pandurang Fundkar, 67, died of a heart attack on Thursday. He was a senior BJP leader who served as an MP for three terms. He also headed the party from Maharashtra.

MP's chief minister launched 'My MP Rojgar Portal' for job-seeking youths

Madhya Pradesh's Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched 'My MP Rojgar Portal' to provide jobs opportunities to the youths based on their educational qualification, skill sets, and interest. The motive of this portal would be to ensure the availability of the suitable candidates to the employers as per the need of their business. The portal is designed by the Madhya Pradesh Skill Development and Employment Generation Board under youth empowerment mission. 

HD Kumaraswamy to become Karnataka Chief Minister today

JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy will be sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of Karnataka today. The state of Karnataka is set to witness the second oath ceremony after BJP's BS Yeddyurappa resigned from his chief ministerial post on Saturday right before the floor test in the state assembly. 

High security alert in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of Modi's visit

The security forces have been put on high alert as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be coming to Jammu and Kashmir to inaugurate the 330 MW Kishanganga hydroelectric power project and lay foundation stone for the semi-ring road project. He will also reveal a plaque to mark the commencement of work on the Zojila Tunnel.

BS Yeddyurappa of BJP sworn as the new Chief Minister of Karnataka

BJP's BS Yeddyurappa took oath as Karnataka's new chief minister this morning. A petition was filed in the court challenging the decision of the Karnataka's Governor Vajubhai Vala by the Congress and the Janata Dal Secular. The Supreme Court in a rare overnight hearing supported the decision of the Governor and let BJP legislative party leader BS Yeddyurappa swearing-in as the next Chief Minister of Karnataka.

President indicated indignation over National Awards controversy

President Ram Nath Kovind has expressed his indignation to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) over this year's National Film Awards. Almost 55 awardees refused to attend the event after the news of the President attending the event for only one hour and giving away only 11 national awards went viral. The rest of the awards were given away by the Information and Broadcasting Minister.   

President Ram Nath Kovind indicated indignation over National Awards controversy

President Ram Nath Kovind has expressed his indignation to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) over this year's National Film Awards. Almost 55 awardees refused to attend the event after the news of the President attending the event for only one hour and giving away only 11 national awards went viral. The rest of the awards were given away by the Information and Broadcasting Minister.   

PM Modi to go on a two-day visit to Nepal from May 11

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be going on a two-day visit to the Himalayan state from May 11. This is his third visit to Nepal after he became the Prime Minister of India in 2014. He will be meeting Nepalese counterpart, KP Sharma Oli during his visit, who invited Modi to Nepal when he visited India. Both the sides had vowed to take this relationship to the next level on the basis of "equality, mutual trust and respect". 

Verdict of Asaram rape case today

The Jodhpur Court will announce its judgement over the Asaram rape case inside the premises of the Central Jail in Jodhpur today. The arrangements for tight security have been made to avoid any violent protests in the area. The three states-Rajasthan, Gujarat and Haryana have been warned to arrange for tight security by the Home Ministry to ensure no violence takes place after the verdict. The police in Delhi are also on high alert.

FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
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