Oct 2020

18-19.10.20 Daily CGPSC (Chhattisgarh) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Special package approved for forest related, herbal works   A Special Investment Incentive Package has been approved to boost manufacturing, processing and value addition of forest produce, herbal and forest-based products as well as food processing, manufacture and value addition related works in Chhattisgarh.   Under amendments in the Industrial Policy 2019-24 approved by the Cabinet, in addition to the provision of permanent capital investment grant, industries after they start production will be provided subsidy on permanent capital investment as follows:   In ‘C’ category development blocks, 40 percent of the total investment in 5 years (maximum Rs 40 ... Read more

17.10.20 Daily CGPSC (Chhattisgarh) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Centre okays synthetic athletic track in Mahasamund The Central government has approved Chhattisgarh’s proposal to build a multi-purpose indoor hall in Ambikapur and a synthetic athletic track in Mahasamund under the ‘Khero India’ scheme. Both of these proposals were sent by Chhattisgarh’s Directorate of Sports and Youth Welfare to the Union government. The administrative sanction of Rs 4.50 crore for the indoor hall in Ambikapur and Rs 6.60 crore for the synthetic athletic track in Mahasamund has been released.   INTERNATIONAL International Poverty Eradication Day: 17 October October 17 is marked as the International Poverty Eradication Day. The main ... Read more

16.10.20 Daily CGPSC (Chhattisgarh) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH C’garh notifies amendments in new Industrial Policy For overall inclusive development and to further boost the economy, Chhattisgarh has incorporated 21 amendments in the new State Industrial Policy 2019-24 which have been notified now. The prominent change is that small scale industries will have an option to meet cash or Goods and Services Tax (GST) in capital subsidy. A special industrial investment promotion package has been incorporated for entrepreneurs from the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe category. The rebate is on a higher scale when compared to earlier industrial policy. The government will promote the expansion of existing industries. ... Read more

15.10.20 Daily CGPSC (Chhattisgarh) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH IIT Bhilai to be Host Institute for MSME scheme The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhilai’s proposal for recognition as Host Institute for implementing the scheme ‘Support for Entrepreneurial and Managerial Development of MSMEs through Incubator’ was considered and approved at a meeting of Project Management Training and Consulting (PMAC) in New Delhi. Two innovative ideas submitted by the students of IIT Bhilai have recently been approved. MakersLab plans to develop cost-effective and user-friendly security and monitoring solutions such as access control systems and attendance management. These will enable small businesses to equip themselves with modern technologies. One of ... Read more

14.10.20 Daily CGPSC (Chhattisgarh) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Dongargarh selected under ‘PRASAD’   Dongargarh, the holy town of Bamleshwari Devi in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh, has been selected in the central government’s ‘PRASAD’ (Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive).   PRASAD is a central government scheme that focuses on identifying and developing pilgrim sites across the country to enrich the religious tourism experience.   A fund of Rs 43.33 crore was released by the central government for beautification works at Dongargarh.   INTERNATIONAL World Standards Day: 14 October World Standards Day or International Standards Day is observed globally on 14 October every year. The day aims to ... Read more

13.10.20 Daily CGPSC (Chhattisgarh) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Centre’s Rs 1.8 crore infusion to uplift Chhattisgarh handicrafts   From providing skill training to creating jobs and coordinating with the Centre for fund infusion, the state village industries department is working actively to strengthen rural economy amid ongoing Corona crisis. Recently, the Centre has approved Rs 1.8 crore for various new programmes under the Chhattisgarh Handicrafts Development Board.   The board is providing new employment opportunities to over 990 artisans through the new schemes of skill development, technical upgradation and survey and study programme.   Under this, five integrated design and technical development project, three technical design workshops, 13 technical training program and two ... Read more

11-12.10.20 Daily CGPSC (Chhattisgarh) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH First survey in tribal languages in Maoist-hit areas; most prefer peaceful resolution   In an effort to bring peace to the Maoist-dominated areas in Chhattisgarh, a survey has been carried out in the two most prevalent tribal languages — Gondi and Halbi — spoken by most of the indigenous tribes residing in the area. The purpose of the survey is to get a sense of what people in the most affected areas want vis-a-vis the Maoist issue.   During the survey conducted over a month, total of 3,760 votes were recorded. Out of this, 76% responses were recorded in Hindi, 18% in Gondi and 6% in ... Read more

10.10.20 Daily CGPSC (Chhattisgarh) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Chhattisgarh to set up fast track courts for trial of sexual offences Chhattisgarh government has taken a proactive step for ensuring speedy justice and requested the state high court to notify adequate number of fast track courts in every district for speedy trial of all cases pertaining to sexual offences. The chief minister requested the chief justice to notify fast track courts in all districts where day to day hearing could be held in all cases pertaining to sexual offences so that the trials could be completed within a prescribed time frame. Chief minister Baghel’s request for setting up fast track courts for ... Read more

09.10.20 Daily CGPSC (Chhattisgarh) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Chhattisgarh ranks 7th in juvenile offences, 10th in crime against children Chhattisgarh has a worrisome situation on crime committed by juveniles as it ranks seventh in the nation competing with Bihar, Gujarat and Rajasthan, with 1,647 cases reported against juveniles in conflict with law. The state has recently witnessed many incidents of rapes with involvement of juveniles who furthered the crime to murder. As per the report released by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) for the year 2019, in the 635 incidents, juveniles caused grievous hurt to people, 57 juveniles assaulted women with intent to outrage their modesty and ... Read more

08.10.20 Daily CGPSC (Chhattisgarh) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Crimes against women: Prepare SOP, set up SITs, Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel tells cops   Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel directed the police department to prepare SOP and set up special investigation teams for prevention and addressing crime against women across all districts of state.   The state director general of police has recently convened a virtual meeting with all district superintendents of police instructing them to take measures and curb crime against women and children and to initiate immediate investigation in the cases. He informed the CM that the state has recorded comparatively fewer number of crimes this year than ... Read more