March 2018

15.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Mahanadi row must be ended politically, not legally   The Mahanadi, which is the most important river for Odisha, is an interstate river. The total catchment area of the Mahanadi basin is 141,600 square kilometers, of which 54% is in Chhattisgarh, 46% in Odisha. In the monsoon, the Mahanadi’s discharge is almost the same as that of the Ganges. In the dry season, however, the river becomes a narrow channel. Before the construction of the Hirakud Dam in 1953, the river used to be called the ‘sorrow of Odisha’ for causing massive floods.   The average inflow of the Mahanadi into the ... Read more

29-30.04.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH 38 items filed in c’garh with investment worth rs 2,483 cr in 2017   A total of 38 Industrial Entrepreneurs Memorandum (IEM) were filed in Chhattisgarh with total investment of Rs 2,483 crore as on December 31, 2017.   This was compared to 50 IEMs filed with proposed investment of Rs 11,853 crores during 2016-17, as per the annual report 2017-18 of the Department of Industrial Promotion and Policy (DIPP).   A total of five Industrial Entrepreneurship Memorandum (IEM) (Part B) form were filed by the entrepreneurs for setting up projects and commencement of production in Chhattisgarh involving proposed  ... Read more

The issue of Schedule caste / Scheduled Tribe act

Note: READ is our New Initiative to cover two Topics (Weekly) of Current Importance in Detail with Specific focus on Prelims and Mains Exam   The issue of Schedule caste / Scheduled Tribe act In March 2018, the Supreme Court observed that the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act of 1989 has become an instrument to “blackmail” innocent citizens and public servants.   The Supreme Court’s decision to issue guidelines to check the abuse of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, has raised many eyebrows with several political parties and Dalit activists demanding its review. The ... 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

04.04.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Govt spending rs 100 cr to develop tribal tourism spots   The State Government is developing tourism facilities at a cost of Rs 100 crore under Central Government’s ‘Tribal Tourism Circuit’, officials informed.   The Chhattisgarh Tourism Board (CTB) had been working at a ‘themed based’ development of the project.   The Central Government has put up the anticipated timeline for completion of the Tribal Tourism Circuit  in Chhattisgarh to be 2019-20.   The Tribal Tourism Circuit will provide an opportunity to the tourists to witness and experience tribal culture and traditions in Chhattisgarh, officials informed.   The key ... Read more

31.03.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH C’garh sends 7 proposals under CRF scheme   A total of  seven proposals under the Central Road Fund (CRF) scheme have been received from Chhattisgarh relating to State Roads and National Highways, the Central Government has informed.   The seven estimates amounting to Rs 294.18 crore have been processed for approval, it informed.   Notably, a sum of Rs 1897 crore have been allocated for the construction of National Highways during the last three years in Chhattisgarh under head National Highway (Original) and National Highway Development Program – IV, the Central Government  informed last year.   There are 18 ... Read more

30.03.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH All govt hospitals must have sewerage treatment plant   Chief Secretary Ajay Singh has directed officials to establish 32 Kv power transmission line to meet the rising power supply demand of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Hospital and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College in Raipur.   In a review meeting held at the Mantralaya, the Chief Secretary directed that the officials must ensure pure drinking water for patients in all government hospitals of the State.   He also directed that all government hospitals must have proper arrangement for disposal of bio medical waste and should have sewerage treatment plant. INTERNATIONAL   ... Read more

29.03.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Govt spending rs 100 cr to develop tribal tourism spots   The State Government is developing tourism facilities at a cost of Rs 100 crore under Central Government’s ‘Tribal Tourism Circuit’, officials informed.   The Chhattisgarh Tourism Board (CTB) had been working at a ‘themed based’ development of the project.   The Central Government has put up the anticipated timeline for completion of the Tribal Tourism Circuit  in Chhattisgarh to be 2019-20.   The Tribal Tourism Circuit will provide an opportunity to the tourists to witness and experience tribal culture and traditions in Chhattisgarh, officials informed.   The key ... Read more

28.03.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Raipur witnesses a magnificent arangetram performance   Elegance and gracility were the words which best defined the Bharatnatyam Arangetram of Kumari Ray, which brought quite a few dance gurus from various parts of India and classical dance lovers of Raipur under one roof.   Arangetram is not only the first public performance of a trained dancer but it is also a test of stamina and the training you’ve had over the years   INTERNATIONAL   World Theatre Day: 27 March   World Theatre Day was initiated in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute (ITI).   It is celebrated annually on the 27th March by ... Read more

27.03.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Raipur railway station get an artsy makeover   In an event conducted by the fine arts society of Raipur, youngsters painted the walls adjacent to the Raipur railway station. As part of the event, they came armed with paint brush, colours, and other things to paint the walls. These walls were worn off earlier, thanks to the youngsters, they look brand new. As many as 200 youngsters were part of the event to beautify Raipur. INTERNATIONAL     India Is Now the 4th Largest Automobile Market Globally     According to the latest 2018 global data show, India has overtaken ... Read more