APJ Abdul Kalam

03-04.06.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Rs 5.88 crore okayed for new irrigation projects   The State Government has approved sanction of Rs 5.88 crore for canal from Goda to Kusmi and micro irrigation project under Mahanadi project in Balodabazar-Bhatapara district, officials informed.   The completion of projects would help irrigate Khatif crops cultivated in around 366 hectares of land.   A comprehensive and phased survey of more than 300 small irrigation projects for their full capacity utilization will be carried out in Chhattisgarh, officials informed.   The survey would be done for 1698 small irrigation projects , 766 anicuts , stop dams and 585 ... Read more

20.02.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH C’garh rice varieties could help fight cancer   Scientists have claimed to have detected anti-cancer properties in three traditional varieties of rice found in Chhattisgarh.     A research has concluded that three medicinal varieties of rice – Gathwan, Maharaji and Laicha – have the ability to fight cancer, said scientist Deepak Sharma.   The research was conducted by the Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV), Raipur and the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai.   These varieties were taken from the rice germplasm bank preserved in IGKV, said Sharma, principal scientist at the genetics and plant breeding department of ... Read more

15.10.17 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Chief secy reviews various key ongoing projects   Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand reviewed the progress of work for various rail, coal and power projects underway in Chhattisgarh at the Mantralaya.   The Chief Secretary directed the Collectors, Forest and Revenue Department officials related to these projects, via video conference, to report about the pending projects, ensure land acquisition for projects, public hearing, compensation, forest and environment clearance for these projects as soon as possible.   Dhand directed the senior officials of Revenue and Forest Department  to do spot inspection and submit report as soon as possible. INTERNATIONAL   ·       ... Read more