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DMPQ-. World Health Organization plays an important role during the pandemic. Throw light on WHO’s roles and responsibilities amid Covid19 pandemic crisis.

Answer. The World Health Organization (WHO), the UN’s health agency, has played a crucial role in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, ever since the first cases were identified in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December. Helping countries to prepare and respond The plan, which is updated as fresh information and data improve WHO’s understanding of the characteristics of the virus and how to respond, acts as a guide for developing country-specific plans.  The health agency’s six regional offices, and 150 country offices, work closely with governments around the world to prepare their health systems for the ravages of COVID-19, and ... Read more

13.06.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH   Ekyc must before smartphone distribution: govt   The Sanchar Kranti Yojana (SKY) in Chhattisgarh is the world’s largest such programme for distribution of smartphones and for augmenting the telecom network.   Under this scheme, over 50 lakh smartphones will be distributed to rural households and urban poor households. This scheme is also the single largest ever activity to drive gender empowerment as the beneficiary in each household is the female of the household.   CHiPS, the nodal agency for IT in Chhattisgarh, has been working on this complex project along with the Panchayat and Rural Development Department and ... Read more

08.06.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH C’garh bags award for being top gem buyer Government e-Marketplace (GeM), an online portal developed by the Central Government to ensure transparency and quality in government-related procurement, has awarded Chhattisgarh for being a top buyer of this platform.   The award was given at a national workshop of Centre and State governments in New Delhi recently.   Chhattisgarh Chief Secretary Ajay Singh received the award at the hands of Quality Council of India Chairman Adil Zainulbhai and Union Commerce Secretary Rita A Teaotia.   The award was given for making a purchase of more than Rs 15 crore through ... Read more

06.06.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Subsidised rice scheme will never be stopped: raman   Chief Minister Raman Singh said that subsidized rice scheme of the Chhattisgarh Government will never be discontinued as it is  State’s most ambitious project .   He was addressing a massive public meeting at Manpur in Rajnandgaon district as a part of his ongoing State-wide Vikas Yatra.   He also transferred paddy bonus worth Rs 15 .89 crore to about 17 694 farmers online.   Singh said that by the time farmers reach their destinations, the amount of paddy bonus will be transferred to their bank accounts.   He also ... Read more

29.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Modi interacts with ujjwala yojana beneficiaries of c’garh   Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday had direct conversation with three beneficiary women of Raipur district of Chhattisgarh under Ujjwala Yojana, through video conferencing.   The Prime Minister started the conversation with ‘Jai Johar’.   Modi also asked them about the betterment in their health after getting the smoke-free kitchen under Ujjwala Yojana. He also asked them about how they are encouraging their neighbours to avail the scheme.   It is noteworthy that Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was launched in Chhattisgarh on August 13, 2016. Under this scheme, a total ... Read more

27-28.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Issue of bill must on sale of goods worth rs 200   The Commercial Tax Department has made it mandatory for traders and shopkeepers to issue bills as per the rules on sale of goods worth Rs 200, under Goods and Services Tax Act (GST) 2017.   Officials informed that with an objective to prevent tax-evasion, e-way bill system has been introduced. Under this system, if any businessman or transporter transports consignment worth more than Rs 50,000 within the state or outside the state, then he would have to compulsorily carry certificate of e-way bill issuance along with sale ... Read more

26.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

    C’garh accepts punchhi commission recommendations   Chhattisgarh on Friday agreed to the recommendations of the Punchhi Commission on Centre-State relations regarding environment, natural resources and infrastructure, officials informed.   The standing committee had sought state government’s stand on recommendations made on volume 6 and 7 of Punchhi Commission report.   Notably, the Standing Committee of the Inter-State Council (ISC) headed by the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh completed the onerous task of deliberations on all the 273 recommendations of the Punchhi Commission. Today’s meeting was the 13th meeting of the Standing Committee of the ISC.   The recommendations ... Read more

25.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH All villages to have internet connectivity soon: raman   The Chief Minister further also said that soon each village of the state will have internet connectivity and labourers under MNREGA, women agriculture labourer, college students, farmers and villagers will soon have smart phones in their hands.   Singh unveiled 74 construction works worth Rs 74.94 crore at the public meeting of Balod district. This includes inauguration of 40 construction works worth Rs 25.57 crore and foundation laying of 34 construction works worth Rs 49.37 crore.   On the occasion, Chief Minister distributed goods and cheques of financial aid to ... Read more

24.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Union cabinet nod to 1028 mobile tower locations in lwe regions   The proposal for a total of 1028 mobile tower locations have been approved by the Central Government for Chhattisgarh in 16 Left Wing Extremist (LWE) infested districts, the Central government has informed.   The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the “Universal Service Obligation Fund [USOF]” supported scheme to provide mobile services at 4072 tower locations identified by MHA in inhabited uncovered areas affected by Left Wing Extremism [LWE] of 96 districts in 10 States including Chhattisgarh for Phase-ll project.  The total project cost ... Read more

23.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Every sector of c’garh developed in last 14 years: cm   Chief Minister Raman Singh on Tuesday said that in last 14 years, every sector of the State has undergone development and there has been a positive change in every person’s life. In next five years, Chhattisgarh will witness four times the development made so far Besides, Rs six crore will be sanctioned for extension of drinking water pipeline in village Jaibel, Kongara, Pakhna, Khorkhosa and Chhote Amabal, Singh said. The Chief Minister later distributed goods, cheques and aabaadi patta to more than 6,000 beneficiaries under various government schemes. ... Read more