Indian Railways

15.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Mahanadi row must be ended politically, not legally   The Mahanadi, which is the most important river for Odisha, is an interstate river. The total catchment area of the Mahanadi basin is 141,600 square kilometers, of which 54% is in Chhattisgarh, 46% in Odisha. In the monsoon, the Mahanadi’s discharge is almost the same as that of the Ganges. In the dry season, however, the river becomes a narrow channel. Before the construction of the Hirakud Dam in 1953, the river used to be called the ‘sorrow of Odisha’ for causing massive floods.   The average inflow of the Mahanadi into the ... Read more

08-09.04.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH One new anicut, stop-dam approved in state   State Government has given administrative sanction of Rs 2.96 crore for construction of Sonpuri Anicut on Moharengiya Nala of Bemetara district.   On completion of Anicut scheme will provide irrigation facility in 150 hectares area.   The  Government has also sanctioned Rs 2.90 crore for construction of Dadjara stop-dam on Dontunala of Berla block in Bemetara district.   On completion of scheme will provide irrigation facility on 65 hectares area.   The State Government had recently also approved Rs 52 crore for various irrigation projects  including other similar projects related to ... Read more

17.03.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Kerala’s art comes to Raipur For the first time ever in Chhattisgarh, a state-level workshop on Kalaripayattu, a form of martial arts from Kerala, will be organised by Art Hulchal. The 15-day trading workshop will be held from March 10 to 25 in Raipur.   Kalaripayattu means practicing the arts of the battlefield. Kalari means battlefield and it is prevalent in Kerala. As a form of martial arts it is important both for girls as well as boys for self-protection. It also enhances focus. Currently, it is widely practised in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and even in Sri Lanka. This is the first ... Read more

03.03.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH     C’garh sets 8.38l domestic power connection distribution target   The Chhattisgarh Government under ‘Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana’ (Saubhagya Yojana) has a target to provide electricity connection to 8.38 lakh households of the state. For this, a proposal of Rs 838 crore has been sent to  the Central Government, officials informed. The State Government has launched a special scheme to distribute 200 kilo watt solar home lighting to the residents of these villages, which can be utilized for charging three LED lamps, operating one TV with on plug point and for mobile charging, he said. ... Read more

27.02.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Chhattisgarh govt’s proposed move to categorize private hospitals draws flak The private hospitals under Chhattisgarh Indian Medical Association (CIMA) have opposed the state government’s proposed move to categorize the private hospitals under the four categories- A, B, C and D based on the medical facilities being provided to the beneficiaries availing treatments under government schemes and insurance health covers.   Chhattisgarh’s IMA has pointed out that once the hospital will be labelled under B, C and D categories, the percentage of payments made under health smart cards will gradually decrease. Health smart cards are issued to beneficiaries to avail treatment under government health schemes including Rashtriya Swasthya Bima ... Read more

Development of Railways, Industrialization, Constitutional Development.

Development of Railway, Industralization and constitutional development during British period   Railway The British created the Indian Railways. They envisioned it, planned it, engineered it and instructed poor Indian laborers how to build it. There is a common misconception that the British “gifted” India the Railways. Nothing could be more wrong. The British did not build the Railways out of love for India or seeing the need to “prosperify” vast masses of poor Indians. They couldn’t have cared less. In order to govern this huge, disconnected and diverse country efficiently, they needed stuff to be moved around the country quickly, ... Read more

14-15 .01.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH CM leaves for aus to boost ‘make-in-c’garh’   Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Sunday left for Australia from New Delhi to woo investors to put money in mineral-rich Chhattisgarh.   Chhattisgarh Government is eyeing to ink an agreement with the Brisbane city council for developing Naya Raipur as a sister city. Naya Raipur, the upcoming new capital city of Chhattisgarh, is India’s the first planned city of the 21st century.   The team would also study the technology being used in mining and mineral sector in Australia. Chhattisgarh has been endowed with rich mineral resources mainly coal and ... Read more

10.01.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Chhattisgarh tourism board to launch ‘tourism on wheels’ campaign   In an endeavour to promote and attract adventure tourism in form of ‘Bicycle Tourism,’ the Chhattisgarh Tourism Board (CTB) is launching its campaign ‘Tourism on Wheels’.   Under the campaign, Tour-De-Raipur would be organised from January 14 while Tour-De-Chhattisgarh would be held from January 26.   The Tour-De-Chhattisgarh which is being organised with collaboration of Nagpur based organisation would start from Marine Drive on January 26.   The riders in it would have to travel around 400 kms via Sirpur, Barnavapara, Gagrel, Kondagaon, Chitrakot, Tirathgarh, Kutambsar and would end ... Read more

04.01.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Cabinet approves setting up of new AIIMS in Bilaspur   The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for establishment of new AIIMS in Bilaspur (Himachal Pradesh) under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).   The cost of the project is Rs.1351 crore.   Under this scheme, AIIMS have been established in Bhubaneshwar, Bhopal, Raipur, Jodhpur, Rishikesh and Patna while work of AIIMS Rae Bareli is in progress.     INTERNATIONAL   ·        Six Countries to enter UN Security Council   Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kuwait, Peru, Poland and the Netherlands formally ... Read more

22.12.17 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Ujjwala yojana implementation on fast track     Under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, gas connections and cylinders are being provided in remote areas at an accelerated pace, officials informed.   Chhattisgarh is the first state of the country, where distributors in 50 remote areas have been appointed and 7525 women of remote areas have been provided LPG connection. Women of remote areas in state are easily availing the LPG connection and refill facility, they informed.   It is noteworthy that under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, 98 remote area distributors are supposed to be appointed in two phases for ensuring ... Read more