February 2018

10.04.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Rlys to set up 50 mw solar plant in bhilai   The Ministry of Railways has planned to set up a 50 MW solar plant at vacant railway land in Bhilai , the Central Government has informed. It has planned to set up 500 MW solar plants on land based system for meeting its Non-Traction and Traction requirements, mostly through Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) using vacant Railway/private/Government lands . Remaining capacity shall be procured from solar parks across the country or by setting up solar plants on vacant Railway land subsequently. In Maharashtra, at present, no land based solar ... Read more

21.03.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH 16 model fertilizer retail shops in c’garh   A total of 16  Model Fertilizer Retail shops have been opened in Chhattisgarh so far, the Central Government has informed.   During Budget 2016-17, it was announced that over a period of three years, 2000 Model Fertilizer Retail Shops would be opened across the country. The target has been achieved and 2044 Model Fertilizer Retail Shops have been made operational.   Model Fertilizer Retail Shops provide mandatory services like selling of quality fertilizers at genuine rates, soil testing, seed testing, promotion of balanced use of nutrients etc. Some optional services are ... Read more

28.02.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Govt gears up for aggressive bharatnet phase-ii implementation   The Chhattisgarh Government is gearing up for aggressive implementation of the second phase of BharatNet project in the State, officials informed.   It will soon hire a Project Support Consultant for implementation of the BharatNet Phase-II project , they informed.   Notably, the Chhattisgarh Infotech Promotion Society (CHiPS), the nodal agency of Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of Chhattisgarh is getting a route survey and Right of Way (RoW) clearance done for Bharat Net Phase-II project in the State, officials informed.   Notably, Bharat Net is a project ... Read more

27.02.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Chhattisgarh govt’s proposed move to categorize private hospitals draws flak The private hospitals under Chhattisgarh Indian Medical Association (CIMA) have opposed the state government’s proposed move to categorize the private hospitals under the four categories- A, B, C and D based on the medical facilities being provided to the beneficiaries availing treatments under government schemes and insurance health covers.   Chhattisgarh’s IMA has pointed out that once the hospital will be labelled under B, C and D categories, the percentage of payments made under health smart cards will gradually decrease. Health smart cards are issued to beneficiaries to avail treatment under government health schemes including Rashtriya Swasthya Bima ... Read more

25-26.02.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Health department aims to diagnose 5 lakh patients for sickle cell disease The state health department has taken upon itself the mammoth task of conducting a mega sickle cell diagnose event from 10 am to 4 pm on March 21, where it plans to diagnose 5,00,000 people, including pregnant women and children across the state.   With this number, the state health department aims to create a world record for the highest number of patients diagnosed at a single event, and if the target is achieved on March 21, the department will register the achievment into the Golden book of World records.   Health department ... Read more

24.02.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH 30 new govt colleges from next session: pandey   Demands for grants worth Rs3332.95 crore were passed by voice vote in the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly.   The grants were as per the budget proposals related to Revenue, Calamity Management, Higher Education, Skill Development, Technical Education and Employment Department, Science and Technology Department for upcoming fiscal year 2018-19.   Revenue and Technical Education Minister Prem Prakash Pandey informed that in the new fiscal year 2018-19,  Rs 608.84 crore has been provisioned for expenditure related relief works in natural calamity affected areas, under Revenue and Calamity management Department.   The Minister ... Read more

23.02.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH 55,81,443 smart cards prepared in c’garh so far   Health Minister Ajay Chandrakar informed the Chhattisgarh Assembly on Thursday that a total of 61,96,110 smart cards are targetted to be made under National Health Insurance Scheme and Chief Minster Health Insurance Scheme. In a written reply to BJP member Shivratan Sharma, he said that 55,81,443 smart cards had been made so far in the state. INTERNATIONAL   India ranks 81 in global corruption perception index   The 2017 corruption perception index, released by anti-graft watchdog Transparency International, has ranked India at 81 among 180 countries and territories.   India’s ... Read more

22.02.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Centre okays setting up of tribunal for settling mahanadi water dispute   The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister  Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for adjudication of dispute on Mahanadi River waters.   The Tribunal shall determine water sharing among basin States on the basis of the overall availability of water in the complete Mahanadi basin, contribution of each State, the present utilization of water resources in each State and the potential for future development.   It is expected that with adjudication of dispute by the Tribunal, the long-pending dispute between States of Odisha and Chhattisgarh on ... Read more

21.02.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH C’garh second highest after kerala in male-female sex ratio   A NITI Aayog report issued recently has pointed out that Chhattisgarh holds second rank after Kerala in terms of male-female sex-ratio (at the time of birth), Health Department officials informed on Monday. As per the report of NITI aayog, male to female sex-ratio (at the time of birth) in Chhattisgarh state was found to be 1000 to 972 in year 2005-06 in National Family Health Survey-3, which increased to 1000 boys to 977 girls in National Family Health Survey-4 of year 2015-16.   Health Department Officials informed that according ... Read more

20.02.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH C’garh rice varieties could help fight cancer   Scientists have claimed to have detected anti-cancer properties in three traditional varieties of rice found in Chhattisgarh.     A research has concluded that three medicinal varieties of rice – Gathwan, Maharaji and Laicha – have the ability to fight cancer, said scientist Deepak Sharma.   The research was conducted by the Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV), Raipur and the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai.   These varieties were taken from the rice germplasm bank preserved in IGKV, said Sharma, principal scientist at the genetics and plant breeding department of ... Read more