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Tiny Bytes: Kerala foundation day, Kochi Metro wins honor, Karnataka's first woman police chief and more

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Welcome to Tiny Bytes, a look at some of the top news for little minds.

Kerala celebrates 61st foundation day

Kerala is celebrating its 61st foundation day on Wednesday and the day has been marked with festivity as well as protests. Governor P. Sathasivam wished the people of Kerala on the state's foundation day.

Kerala was formed on November 1, 1956, following the States Reorganization Act by combining the Malayalam-speaking regions. Kerala was formed by the merger of the Travancore-Cochin state with the Malabar district of Madras State and Kasaragod of South Canara also known as Dakshina Kannada. Modern Kerala is divided into 14 districts with Thiruvananthapuram as the state capital. Click here to read more

Kochi Metro becomes country's best urban mobility project

Kochi Metro has been chosen for the central urban development ministry's award for the country's best urban mobility project. A jury headed by the ministry's former secretary Dr. M. Ramachandran held the view that the Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) is implementing an excellent urban model incorporating rail, road and water transport projects.

Kochi beat urban development models like Naya Raipur and Chennai to bag the award. Click here for the full story

Neelamani Raju becomes Karnataka's first woman police chief

Neelamani N. Raju, an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the 1983 batch, has been appointed the first woman director general and inspector general of police (DG-IGP) of Karnataka. She succeeds Rupak Kumar Dutta. Raju, 57, was earlier the DGP - internal security. Click here to read more

India jumps 30 ranks to 100th in World Bank's ease of doing business list

India for the first time has moved into the top 100 in the World Banks Ease of Doing Business global rankings from its 130th position last year, riding on sustained government reforms which include making tax paying easier, according to the banks latest report released here on Tuesday. Click here for the full story

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