Nishagandhi Award 2018, the award instituted by the Kerala Tourism Department announced the recipients Dhananjayan and Shanta Dhananjayan known as dancing couples would receive the award of Rs. 1.50 lakh cash and a citation.
The award will be given away to the recipients on 20th January 2018, at the inaugural function of a week-long Nishagandhi Dance Festival, at Thiruvananthapuram. Kerala Tourism Department honors artists who have contributed to Dance and Music, honoring them by Nishagandhi award every year.
Dawn to Dusk-strike by public transport vehicles on 24th January throughout Kerala in protest against the study increase in fuel prices. Trade unions and private bus owners have called upon the governments-state and union to direct the oil companies to reduce the prices on petrol and diesel not to add on excise duty by the central government imposed earlier.
According to the various unions of bus owners, employees, lakhs would go unemployed if the union government does not withdraw Motor Vehicle Act(Amendment), Bill.
The Assembly elections in the northeastern state Tripura will go to polls on February 18th, followed by Meghalaya and Nagaland on February 27, 2018.
Results of these states will be declared on March 5th,2018.
The terms of these assemblies come to an end on 6th,13th, and 14th March 2018 of Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Tripura respectively.
Kerala has launched first of its kind-named "Kerala Accelerator Programme"- to promote startu[s to reach the goal achieving right product-market suitable by a customer validation process. Begining on 5th February 2018, three-month virtual accelerator programme has both live and virtual mentoring sessions, with visits by the members to interact with startups.
Central governments' proposal to provide an Orange color passport to those who have educational qualifications as SSLC failed or less, is nothing less than a discriminatory trend by the Government, feel across 'the cross-section of people'. " No way this proposal should go forward, this is creating a divide among the citizens in India based on educational qualification" former Chief Minister of Kerala Ommen Chandy.
Face recognition will be added to secure the identification, authenticate. The Unique Identification Authority of India(UIDAI) is introducing the 3rd mode of authentication.in addition to Fingerprint and Iris, two methods of biometric authentication- which are available along with OTP(one-time password).
Experts see the frequent occurrence of cyclonic turbulence due to the vortex, a dangerous situation if it happens like Ockhi cyclone, which may cause havoc, leaving the fishermen crippled by deaths and mass destruction. definite links to attribute it to the global warming, says Shailesh Nayak, an expert, and former Central government servant, heading earth sciences department.
Famous playback singer Chitra, who has rendered her voice to many devotional songs including Lord Ayyappa, climbed the shrine, for the first time to receive the "Harivarasanam Award." While receiving the award, she said, "It is a blessing of Lord Ayyappa, which is an exclusive moment in my spiritual singing and life.
Finally, the Central Bureau of Investigation CBI has taken over the case from the state police as directed by the Supreme Court. The case is about the unnatural death of a student Jishnu Pranoy, the first-year student of Computer Science at Nehru College of Engineering and Research, Thrissur was found hanging in the bathroom of the college hostel.
The student killed himself a few hours after he was caught copying red-handed, as per the college authorities. However, his family alleges death is due to torture by the college authorities.
12th January 2018 has seen the most unusual unprecedented event that four senior judges of the supreme court of India came out openly to say"Indian democracy will not survive" as things are not happening rightly in the Supreme Court."Not in order" and "less than desirable" are the quotes from the judges has sent shocking waves among the Indian Judiciary and the common public.
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