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J&K Delimitation Panel Redraws Assembly Seats

In its interim report, the Jammu & Kashmir Delimitation Commission has redrawn most of the 90 Assembly seats, while reconfiguring and renaming 28 new Assembly constituencies and deleting 19 Assembly segments.

  • 17 constituencies have been redrawn in the Jammu province while 11 have been reconfigured in the Kashmir division.

This ‘Ugadi’ Andhra Pradesh to get 13 new Districts

Andhra Pradesh will add 13 new districts this ‘Ugadi’ – Telugu New Year’s Day (falling on 2nd April).

  • The government has already issued draft notifications for carving out the new districts. Citizens residing within a district are also invited to send objections and suggestions for the same. These would be taken into consideration within 30 days.

Shamator: 16th District of Nagaland

On 19 January 2022 Shamator District was created as the 16th district of Nagaland.

Kazhuveli Wetland becomes 16th Bird Sanctuary of Tamil Nadu

The Kazhuveli wetland located near Villupuram in Tamil Nadu has been declared a bird sanctuary by the Environment, Climate Change and Forest Department, and will henceforth be called the ‘Kazhuveli Birds Sanctuary’.

  • Kazhuveli is the second largest brackish water lake in South India located in Tindivanam taluk of Villupuram district of the state of Tamil Nadu.

Recognising Tantya Bhil - the “Indian Robin Hood”

On 22nd November 2021, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh announced that the Patalpani Railway Station in Indore will be renamed after Tantya Bhil, also known as the “Indian Robin Hood”.

Silambam Practitioners to get 3% Sports Quota for Govt., PSU Jobs

On 18th November 2021, the Government of Tamil Nadu designated ‘Silambam’ as one of the games to be included for the 3% sports quota recruitment in government departments and public sector undertakings (PSUs).

About Silambam

  • It's an ancient weapon-based martial art.

India’s First Food Museum inaugurated in Thanjavur

Thanjavur, which is the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu, will now be showing the agricultural history of India with the first food museum of India has been established here.

  • The food museum has been co-developed by the Food Corporation of India (FCI) and Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museums, Bengaluru.

'Madhya Pradesh Sickle Cell Mission'

In a recent visit to Madhya Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘Madhya Pradesh Sickle Cell (Hemoglobinopathy) Mission’, which aims at spreading awareness among people about genetic disorders including ‘Sickle Cell Anaemia.’

  • Under the mission, genetic counselling cards were handed over to beneficiaries.

Chhattisgarh: Cleanest State 2021

For the consecutive third time, Chhattisgarh will be awarded for being one of the cleanest states of India by President Ram Nath Kovind in New Delhi on November 20.

MP Govt. to create ‘Raja Sangram Shah Award’

The Government of Madhya Pradesh has recently announced to create ‘Raja Sangram Shah Award’ for work in the field of tribal art and culture.

  • Sangram Shah was a king of the Garha Kingdom of Gondwana, in the state of Madhya Pradesh. He belonged to the Gond Dynasty in central India.

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