Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Jammu and Kashmir has been adjudged as the Best Swachh Iconic place in the country in the ‘Swachh Iconic Places’ list.
The 'Swachh Iconic Places' list is given by the Jal Shakti ministry under department of drinking water and sanitation.
The initiatives like water kiosks, reverse vending machines, installation of kill waste machine, collection and disposal of waste etc have contributed towards maintaining cleanliness and winning the award.
The Assam government has extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act by six more months in the entire state till February 2020.
The Act was imposed in Assam in 1990. In 2017, for the first time since the AFSP Act was imposed, the Centre transferred the power to extend or withdraw the Act to the state.
Apart from the state, the Act is in force in Nagaland and Manipur (except the Imphalmunicipal area) and in eight police station areas of Arunachal. It has been withdrawn from Meghalayain 2018 and from Tripura in 2015.