march 2023

31.3.23 CGPSC Daily Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH   Fortified rice under PDS in Chhattisgarh from April 1 In a bid to increase the nutritional value of rice distributed to ration card holders, the Chhattisgarh government will distribute fortified rice (FRK) under one of its ambitious PDS schemes from April 1. An official communication said on Monday that FRK is loaded with micronutrients like iron, folic acid, Vitamin B-12 and several minerals that provide essential nourishment to the body and help prevent various diseases. The communiqué added that in preparation of FRK of this kind, 99 percent normal rice and 1 percent fortified rice is used, which ... Read more

30.3.23 CGPSC Daily Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH  Chhattisgarh’s Dubraj rice of gets GI tag Chhattisgarh’s special variety aromatic rice Nagri Dubraj has received the Geographical Indications (GI) tag. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Agriculture Minister Ravindra Choubey have congratulated farmers and scientists of Indira Gandhi Agriculture University (IGAU) for the achievement, an official communication said. Women’s self-help group Maa Durga Swayam Sahayata Group of Nagri (Dhamtari district) under guidance of IGAU and the Chhattisgarh government had filed the application. The GI tag was granted by the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks. GI tag is an intellectual property right in which the quality and importance ... Read more

29.3.23 CGPSC Daily Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH   IIM-Raipur tops in CSR-GHRDC B-School ranking The Indian Institute of Management-Raipur (IIM-R) has been ranked first in the CSR-GHRDC B-School Ranking 2022, a testament to its dedication for academic excellence, innovative research and socially responsible initiatives. The ranking was conducted by the Centre for Sustainability and Responsibility (CSR) and Global Human Resource Development Centre (GHRDC), two renowned groups that have evaluated educational institutions for over two decades. The CSR-GHRDC B-School Ranking is considered one of the most respected and comprehensive rankings. It is based on a rigorous evaluation of various parameters such as faculty, infrastructure, research and outreach ... Read more

28.3.23 CGPSC Daily Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Solar power bringing positive changes in tribal life Farmers of the North Bastar’s Kanker district are seeing positive changes in their lives by using modern techniques in agriculture. Tribal farmers living in villages located in interior regions face difficulties while irrigating their fields due to the absence of regular electricity supply. Solar pump installation in fields without electricity provides pollution-free and obstacle-free irrigation facility, that too for free. With the help of the government schemes, farmers living in interior regions are being encouraged to embrace agriculture even in harsh geographical conditions. INTERNATIONAL First Citizens Bank buys Entire Silicon Valley ... Read more

26-27.3.23 CGPSC Daily Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH   C’garh seeks land in tourist destinations for ‘Culture Centre’ Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel urged his counterparts in various states seeking land at places of national and international importance for his government’s “Chhattisgarh Cultural Connect” scheme. In his letter, Baghel said the establishment of these centers will facilitate the people of Chhattisgarh to reside and visit places of national and international importance. He requested the Chief Ministers to allot two acres of government land for the centres. He assured the Chief Ministers that they would also be allotted land if they want to open a culture center in ... Read more

25.3.23 CGPSC Daily Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH   C’garh’s steel industry performed well: Baghel Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said the government is always ready to empower the steel sector, which he underlined performed even during the Covid-19 pandemic. He was addressing the All India Steel Conclave, attended by steel industrialists from across the country. He said the steel industry is the backbone of the state’s economy. The last few years the industry has been facing many challenges. The state’s industrial policy backed the industries and they continued with their production even during the pandemic. The power tariff exemption and ensuring coal supply was done to ... Read more

24.3.23 CGPSC Daily Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH   C’garh has immense potential for dairy: CM Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said the state has immense possibilities for dairy farming. He said by promoting dairy enterprise at the local level, the demand and supply situation will improve rapidly. The government focussed on cow dung procurement to promote organic farming, he said. Now several products are made from cow dung, an official communication said. He added that due to the hot climate, high breed cattle were unable to adapt to the conditions. This is why work began for breed promotion. He said the university was working to develop ... Read more

23.3.23 CGPSC Daily Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH   State’s third gender community to get pension, scholarship The state government has proposed new initiatives that focus on empowering the transgender community. The social welfare department has moved three proposals – pension for third gender community, scholarship for school students coming from the community and one-time aid for coaching for competitive examinations. According to sources, the social welfare department will provide a pension of Rs 350 per month to eligible persons that will be deposited directly in their bank account. It has so far identified around 3000 third genders and issued identity certificates to over 1000 persons. Hundreds ... Read more

22.3.23 CGPSC Daily Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH   C’garh Assembly passes Mediaperson Security Bill The Chhattisgarh Assembly on Wednesday passed the Chhattisgarh Mediakarmi Suraksha Vidheyak 2023 by voice vote. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel termed the bill a fulfillment of promise made to journalists and said it will further strengthen the fourth pillar of democracy. “It is our view that through this act, the journalists will now work without any fear,” Baghel said. INTERNATIONAL World Water Day World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. It ... Read more

21.3.23 CGPSC Daily Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH   Kisan Nyay Yojana fourth instalment on Mar 25: CM Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Sunday said the fourth installment of the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana will be released to farmers by March 25. He was addressing the general convention and oath-taking ceremony of Kosariya Marar (Patel) Samaj in village Karp in Kanker district. He said development work was being undertaken in the district after foundation stone laying for 95            different works at a cost of Rs 143.92 crore. He said schools and colleges including medical colleges have been opened. The first hostel for Other Backward Class ... Read more