India and Pakistan

06-07.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Ethnic tourist village at chitrakote & kurdar soon   The development of Ethnic Tourist Village at Chitrakote and Kurdar  will soon start in Chhattisgarh, officials informed.   The Central Government has put up the anticipated timeline for completion of the Tribal Tourism Circuit  in Chhattisgarh to be 2019-20.   The Tribal Tourism Circuit will provide an opportunity to the tourists to witness and experience tribal culture and traditions in Chhattisgarh, officials informed.   The key components for development under the project are ‘Ethnic Tourist Village’ and ‘Ethnic Tourist Development’, Destination Development and Wayside amenities.   The project would be ... Read more

READ: India – Israel Relations

Note: READ id our New Initiative to cover two Topics (Weekly) of Current Importance in Detail with Specific focus on Prelims and Mains Exam     India – Israel Relations Israel, officially State of Israel, in the Middle East, located at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. It is bounded to the north by Lebanon, to the northeast by Syria, to the east and southeast by Jordan, to the southwest by Egypt, and to the west by the Mediterranean Sea. Jerusalem is the seat of government and the proclaimed capital, although the latter status has not received wide international recognition.   Israel is a small country with a ... Read more

READ: Interlinking of Rivers

Note: READ id our New Initiative to cover two Topics (Weekly) of Current Importance in Detail with Specific focus on Prelims and Mains Exam After Cauvery: A look at other inter-state water tussles   The Supreme Court on February 16 delivered its verdict on Cauvery river water sharing between Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, and Puducherry, bringing an end to a decade-old case. However, the dispute can be considered settled only when the Cauvery Management Board comes into effect and the three States and the Union Territory amicably share the water among themselves even during stressful times such as a drought.   The ... Read more

01-02.04.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Around 3,500 check dams constructed in state: CM   Chief Minister Raman Singh has appealed to the people to conserve water for saving human and animal lives on the occasion of World Water Day.   On the occasion, the Chief Minister said that saving water and water resources such as rivers, ponds, lakes and waterfalls and keeping them clean is our social responsibility.   The Chhattisgarh Government is taking serious steps in the direction and making every possible effort. Rainwater harvesting and watershed programmes are being promoted in the State. Under MNREGA, a large number of small-big water structures ... Read more

Independence and Partition of India

Mountbatten plan The British government sent a Cabinet Mission to India in March 1946 to negotiate with Indian leaders and agree to the terms of the transfer of power. After difficult negotiations a federal solution was proposed. Despite initial agreement, both sides eventually rejected the plan. An interim government with representatives of all the Indian parties was proposed and implemented. However, it soon collapsed through lack of agreement. While the Muslim League consented to join the interim government the Indian National Congress refused. By the end of 1946 communal violence was escalating and the British began to fear that India ... Read more

Merger of States

Integration of Princely States Under the plan of 3 June, more than 562 princely states were given the option of joining either India or Pakistan, or choosing independence. Indian nationalists and large segments of the public feared that if these states did not accede, most of the people and territory would be fragmented. The Congress as well as senior British officials considered Patel the best man for the task of achieving unification of the princely states with the Indian dominion. Patel asked v.p.menon a senior civil servant with whom he had worked over the partition of India to become his ... Read more

18.02.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Govt to launch mobile medical units in all districts   The Chhattisgarh Government will soon launch operation of mobile medical units in rural areas of all the 27 districts of the State.   The Government had been striving to improve healthcare infrastructure across the State, officials informed.   Notably, the Government last year proposed to seek term loan of Rs 64 crores from banks or other financial institutions for setting up the ‘DKS Post Graduate Research Center’ in Raipur, official sources informed.   The State Health Department has decided to establish a 450 bedded  super speciality hospital having all ... Read more

17.01.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Seeking australia’s co-operation to develop chhattisgarh: CM   Chhattisgarh and Australia are both mineral-rich states and we can learn a lot from each other in the field of mining technology, research and quality upgradation of minerals, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh said.   He was addressing the ‘Chhattisgarh Investor Summit’ in Melbourne in Australia.   We (Chhattisgarh Government) can share our research and technology with Australia, he said.   The entire world is today viewing Asia and Ocenia as a centre of development and prosperity, Singh said.   We are expecting Australia’s co-operation in development of Chhattisagrh, he said. ... Read more