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Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said a ban on the sale and consumption of liquor would be imposed in Bihar from the next fiscal year, beginning April 1, 2016. “Though the government was generating a sizeable amount of revenue from the excise department, we will now find ways to make up for the possible Rs.4,000-crore loss from this department,” he said.
ANTI-DEFECTION LAW NOW FOR ZILLA PARISHAD MEMBERS IN ODISHA
With a view to providing a healthy political environment and better governance of apex local bodies like Zilla Parishad, Odisha government today decided to introduce anti-defection provision which could disqualify an elected member to switch over from one party to another.
A LIBRARY REVOLUTION IN GANJAM
Drop Everything And Read (DEAR), an innovative approach to make library movement interactive and attractive for school students in Ganjam district of Odisha is going to get national recognition.The innovative library movement project has been selected for national award for innovation in educational administration. The award would be presented during the national conference on innovations in educational administration to be held in New Delhi on Dec 9 and 10.Greatest achievement of this project was development of writing skill among small children. Due to increase in reading habit, children of different schools have come out with handwritten class room magazines.
TENTH PINJORE HERITAGE FESTIVAL TO BEGIN FROM NOV 28
The two-day 10th Pinjore Heritage Festival is slated to begin on November 28, at the majestic Pinjore Gardens. The festival seeks to project the ancient heritage and culture of the town of Pinjore and its royal gardens. The festival would be inaugurated by Haryana Tourism Minister Ram Bilas Sharma, on the evening of November 28, and Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki would be the Chief Guest at its closing ceremony
KERALA SCIENTISTS DEVELOP SALTWATER-TOLERANT PADDY
SalTol Jyothi, the new variety of saltwater-tolerant paddy developed by scientists at the Rice Research Station, Vyttila in Kochi.Scientists at the Rice Research Station of Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) at Vyttila have developed a new variety of paddy tolerant to saline intrusion. Kerala Agricultural University scientists used introgressive hybridisation method to achieve this.
INDIAN NAVY GETS SECOND INDIGENOUS ANTI-SUBMARINE WARSHIP ‘KADMATT’
The second Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Corvette, ‘Kadmatt’, built indigenously by GRSE shipyard here, was today formally handed over to Indian Navy At 109m long and with a displacement of 3,200 tonnes, the vessel can reach a maximum speed of 25 knots with an endurance of over 3,400 NM at 18 knots speed. The warship is designed to accommodate 17 officers and 106 sailors. GRSE is building four ASW Corvette class ships under the P-28 Project. INS Kamorta, the first in the class, was handed over to the navy last year.
LONG RANGE MISSILE FLIGHT TESTED SUCCESSFULLY
The Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LRSAM), jointly developed by the Israel Aerospace Industry and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), was successfully flight tested from the Israel Naval Platform for the first time on Thursday even as the DRDO claimed that the missile successfully engaged the incoming target.
TAMIL SCHOLAR NOBORU KARASHIMA DIED
Noboru Karashima, The Distinguished Scholar And Historian Of South Asia, Whose Body Of Research Has Rewritten The Economic And Social History Of Medieval South India, Died In Tokyo On Thursday. He Was 82. At The Time Of His Death, Professor Karashima Was Professor Emeritus At The University Of Tokyo And Taisho University.
OLA APPOINTS RAJIV BANSAL AS CFO
App-based cab operator Ola announced the appointment of advisor to Infosys’ CEO, Rajiv Bansal, as its Chief Financial Officer.Mr. Bansal, who has resigned from Infosys, will join the start-up in January next year. Mr Bansal, who has over 21 years of experience in finance with over 16 years at Infosys, will be part of Ola’s core leadership team
GOOGLE DOODLE CELEBRATES VERGHESE KURIEN, THE ‘MILKMAN OF INDIA’
“White Revolution,” which catapulted the country from having a shortage of milk to being the largest global producer since 1998, earned Verghese Kurien the moniker “Milkman of India.” And four years after his death, Google India has chosen to celebrate what would have been his 94th birthday with a doodle.