The government has received 141 initial proposals covering 502 routes under the second round of regional air connectivity scheme UDAN.The government’s UDAN scheme aims to boost air connectivity to and from unserved and under-served airports. The 502 routes seek to connect about 116 airports and helipads, including 49 unserved. . . . .
The Andhra Pradesh government announced Nandi film awards for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016. It also announced the NTR National Award, RaghupatiVenkaiahPuraskarams and the Nagi Reddy-Chakrapani National Award. 2016 winners: Best film- 1. Pellichoopulu 2. ArdhaNaari 3. Manalo Okadu Best popular feature. . . . .
The Geographical Indication (GI) Registry and Intellectual Property India on Tuesday presented the Geographical Indication Tag status to BanglarRasogolla of West Bengal and Mamallapuram stone sculptures of Tamil Nadu. Sculptures from Mamallapuram were known to be carved in stone with characteristics of intricate designing. . . . .
Karnataka Prevention and Eradication of Inhuman Evil Practices and Black Magic Bill, 2017, popularly known as the ‘Anti-Superstition Bill’, was tabled in the Legislative Assembly. It seeks to ban the controversial ‘made snana’ ritual (where devotees roll over plantain leaves that have leftover food) in public/religious. . . . .
Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development K.T. Rama Rao stated that the government was keen to declare major panchayats as municipalities with more than 15,000 population as per 2011 census and the comprehensive household survey taken up across Telangana. Minister also revealed that these steps could. . . . .