january 2018

17.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Chhattisgarh announces 50k subsidy on e-rickshaw   Chief Minister Raman Singh on Sunday announced subsidy up to Rs 50,000 on purchase of e-rickshaw in state, through Lbaour Department.   Earlier Swarna Jayanti Rozgar Yojana was conducted for livelihood and self-employment in which participation of men and women were equal. Now it has been named as ‘Bihaan’, which means ‘morning’. This scheme has been entirely dedicated to women. Under this scheme, women self-help groups are constituted.   Till date, more than 1.24 lakh women self-help groups have been constituted in state under State Rural Livelihood Mission. Chhattisgarh government has decided ... Read more

18.04.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Mahanadi Dispute: Centre hands over ToR to tribunal chairman   The Centre shared the terms of reference (ToR) of the Mahanadi Water Dispute Tribunal (MWDT) with its chairman and Supreme Court judge Justice A M Khanwilkar.   Union water resources secretary UP Singh handed over the ToR to the tribunal chairman in New Delhi.   According to an official statement, the tribunal chairperson was briefed by the Union secretary about the profile of Mahanadi, development of water resource projects by various states and dispute in sharing of its waters.   The Union secretary also informed that the Central government is taking all ... Read more

31.01.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Nabard to lend rs 29,245 cr for farm sector   The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) would lend Rs 29,245 crore for agriculture activities in Chhattisgarh with focus on ‘Per Drop More Crop’, Mudra and Skill India (MSME) and climate change in the coming financial year 2018-19.   The State Focus Paper (SFP) highlighting the same and containing farm credit of 29,245 crores   For doubling the income of farmers the NABARD has decided to strengthen the dairy sector in the state. Regarding water conservation under ‘Per Drop More Crop’, it has decided to promote micro ... Read more

30.01.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Chhattisgarh’s first governor D N Sahay passes away   Former governor of Chhattisgarh and Tripura Dinesh Nandan Sahay has died after prolonged illness. He was 82.   Born in 1936, Sahay began his career with the Indian Police Service and rose to the position of the DGP of Bihar.   He became the first Governor of Chhattisgarh after the state was carved out of Madhya Pradesh in 2000.   In 2003, Sahay took over as the Governor of Tripura and held the post till 2009.    INTERNATIONAL   ‘Aadhaar’ is Oxford’s first Hindi word of the year   Dictionaries ... Read more

28-29.01.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Bhilai gets chhattisgarh’s 2nd amrit pharmacy   Chhattisgarh’s second AMRIT pharmacy was inaugurated by  Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) in a sustained bid to provide lifesaving drugs and surgical disposables for life threatening diseases like cancer and heart diseases.   A flagship initiative of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the AMRIT (Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment) pharmacy was launched at AIIMS, New Delhi in November 2015 with the object of providing affordable medicines for treatment of cancer, cardio-vascular and other diseases. HLL is the nodal agency to implant AMRIT pharmacies across the country.   Till ... Read more

27.01.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH C’garh govt identifies guma limestone block for auction   The Mineral Resources Department of  Chhattisgarh Government has identified the Guma limestone block for the purpose of grant of Mining Lease in 249.49 hectares in Palari tehsil of Baloda Bazar – Bhatapara district for specified end use of clinker/ cement through electronic auction.   Notably, Chhattisgarh Government had confirmed two limestone blocks and one Bauxite block ready for auction last year, the Central Government has informed.   Notably, the Ministry of Mines was monitoring the process very closely with the state governments. The consensus emerged that the Mineral Auction Rules ... Read more

26.01.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Rajim kumbh to hold ‘river marathon’   The Chhattisgarh Government will be holding a ‘River Marathon’ event at the venue of Rajim Kumbh to spread the message of saving India’s rivers.   This year, the mega event of Rajim Kumbh (Kalp) Mela, starting on Jan 31 at confluence of Rivers- Mahanadi, Pairi and Sondhur, has been linked with the cause of  conservation of rivers and their cleanliness.   In the same sequence, River Marathon is also being held, wherein local citizens and people from villages near Triveni Sangam will be invited. In this marathon, people will take the pledge ... Read more

25.01.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Survey of river banks for plantation soon   Recently Chief Secretary had discussions on minor forest produce procurement, afforestation, wild life conservation, bonus to tendu patta collectors, herbal processing and several other issues.   The Chief Secretary called upon the officials to conduct a survey of the river banks for conducting plantations.   He stressed upon the bamboo production and tissue culture. The forest area covers 59, 772 kms in Chhattisgarh.   There are 19, 720 villages out of which 11, 185 villages’ citizens live within a radius of five kilometer from the forest region and they are dependent ... Read more

24.01.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH 5 new agriculture colleges to be set up in state: brijmohan   Five new agriculture colleges will come up in the State, Chhattisgarh Agriculture Minister Brijmohan Agrawal announced on Sunday at a national symposium held here at Indira Gandhi Agriculture University.   In the symposium, the Minister declared that new agriculture colleges would be opened in Kurud, Mahasamund, Balod, Korba and Jashpur. He was addressing symposium held on the topic relating to paddy production.   The Minister also appealed the agriculture scientists to work on micro irrigation technique of drip and sprinkler to overcome from the problem of water ... Read more

23.01.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH C’garh fast emerging as india’s logistic hub: cm Chief Minister  Raman Singh on Monday said that Chhattisgarh is fast becoming logistic supply chain hub of India.   He was addressing ‘Investors Conference’ in Sydney, capital of New South Wales State in Australia.   The State is strategically located in the central part of India and the boundaries touch seven States. The neighbouring States can easily transport the finished products at their own convenience and cheaper rates   Chhattisgarh has the potential to become a ‘Logistics Hub’ for Central India with exports to Asian markets with Singapore, China, Korea and ... Read more