Oct 2018

31.10.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH NMDC records 7.50 MT production of iron ore from its C’garh mines   NMDC Ltd has recorded production of 7.50 million tonnes (provisional) of iron ore from its Chhattisgarh mines as on September 30, 2018, the company informed in a regulatory filing.   It had reported iron ore production (provisional) of 5.50 million tonnes (MT) from its mines in Chhattisgarh as on July 31, 2018 and had recorded iron ore production of 4.78 million tonnes (MT) (provisional) from its mines in Chhattisgarh as on June 30, 2018.   It is targetting to achieve 10 million tonnes of iron ore ... Read more

30.10.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH EC bans all exit polls from Nov 12 to Dec 7 for 5 poll-bound states   The Election Commission has banned all exit polls for the five poll-bound states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Telangana from November 12 till December 7.   Also, as per Section 126(1)(b) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, displaying any election matter “including results of any opinion poll or any other poll survey” in any electronic media would be prohibited during the period of “48 hours ending with the hour fixed for conclusion of poll in each of the phases”.   While polling in Chhattisgarh ... Read more

29.10.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Election Commission to monitor social media ahead of polls   The Election Commission (EC) will keep a hawk’s eye on different social media platforms during next year’s parliamentary polls to identify persons and political workers who circulate fake news and hate-inciting posts. With political parties and their frontline leaders banking on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp to capture the imaginations of voters in the run-up to the polls, the EC is taking up a fresh safety measure to prevent the parties, their cadres and candidates from crossing the line during their campaigning.   The EC will kick start a campaign on ... Read more

27-28.10.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Now soldiers can vote online in polls   Those soldiers on duty serving in the borders of country can now cast their vote easily during polls.   Date for withdrawal of nomination papers and allocation of election symbols to each remaining candidate in election fray, the seven Returning Officers of assembly constituencies within Raipur district had sent the post ballot papers to the respective unit head of service voters, the soldiers through online.   This time Commission has provided electronic transfer ballot paper facility. Same day it would be received by unit head and then to the service voter. ... Read more

26.10.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH   38 MoUs signed worth `40k crore for Capital Goods import   Leading Capital Goods (CG) producers from the across the globe inked 38 MoUs with leading Indian steel companies envisaging reduction in imports of CGs meant for the steel sector worth Rs 39,400 crore by promoting manufacturing of capital goods in the country.   The National Steel Policy – 2017 envisages creation of 300 million tonnes (MT) of steel capacity in the country by 2030-31 as against existing 130 MT. The estimated import of plant and equipment, for reaching 300 MT capacity, will be around USD 25 billion. ... Read more

25.10.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Pol parties to get free air time on DD, AIR   The Election Commission of India (ECI) has issued directives for providing free broadcasting/air time for national and recognised regional political parties for publicity in Doordarshan and Akashwani (All India Radio).   As per the Representation of the People Act, 1951 amended provisions, all the recognised political parties are provided equal time for Central Government controlled electronic media mainly Doordarshan and Akashwani.   All the national and Chhattisgarh based recognised political parties would be given free air time at primary round of 45 minutes in both Doordarshan and Akashwani. ... Read more

24.10.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Chhattisgarh seeks ink waiver, but little time for EC to comply   While the Election Commission will discuss a suggestion from Chhattisgarh election office for doing away with the indelible ink-mark in Naxalism-hit constituencies of the state, sources in the poll panel indicated that time required for effecting the required change in Conduct of Election Rules is too little.   Exempting voters in Maoist-infested areas from having their forefinger inked would require an amendment to Section 49(K) of the Conduct of Election Rules, 1961.   Incidentally, there were similar demands in the past from authorities in insurgency/militancy-prone areas of J&K, ... Read more

23.10.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Chhattisgarh-Odisha, Water dispute over Mahanadi River   Odisha government has urged the Centre to take immediate steps for setting up a tribunal to resolve the Mahanadi water dispute with nei Though the Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) had set up a Negotiation Committee on Mahanadi river for sorting out the disputes between Odisha and Chhattisgarh, it has not yielded any result.   Chhattisgarh government has rejected Odisha government’s proposal to stop construction of projects on the upstream of Mahanadi before any discussion on the dispute.   INTERNATIONAL   ·        India, Myanmar sign pact for appointment of port operator   ... Read more

22.10.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH ·        C’garh ban on noise polluting fire crackers Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board (CECB) has issued circular to all district collectors and Superintendents of Police of State, it has been directed to ban the fire crackers manufacturing and their sale, if they produce sound more than the specification of noise pollution.   The circular states that the fire-crackers should not be burst from 10.00 pm to 6.00 am period. The fire-crackers busting should be from normally 6.00 am to10.00 pm.   The fire-crackers should not be used near the school, hospital, court, religious places like highly sensitive areas and around ... Read more

20-21.10.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Govt to appoint System Integrator to manage State Data Centre ops   Chhattisgarh Infotech Promotion Society (CHiPS) is looking for a Master System Integrator to take over  operations of  Chhattisgarh State Data Centre (CGSDC) and also act as its technology partner in the transformation journey of CGSDC for the next five years.   The State Data Centre scheme was planned to provide centralized delivery of services to reach the people in the urban and rural segments.   The Chhattisgarh State Data Centre provides the infrastructure required for consolidating the databases from the blocks and also for providing online services ... Read more