Karnataka

DMPQ-. “Article 371-J of Indian constitution gives the President of India certain power to provide that the Governor of Karnataka would have special responsibility for Karnataka.” Elucidate.

. Under Article 371-J, the President is empowered to provide that the Governor of Karnataka would have special responsibility for The establishment of a separate development board for Hyderabad-Karnataka region Making a provision that a report on the working of the board would be placed every year before the State Legislative Assembly The equitable allocation of funds for developmental expenditure over the region The reservation of seats in educational and vocational training institutions in the region for students who belong to the region The reservation in state government posts in the region for persons who belong to the region Article ... Read more

07.06.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH PM interacts with ‘start-up’ entrepreneurs of ‘36inc’   Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday interacted with the Start-Up entrepreneurs of ‘36Inc’ located at the Raipur-based City Centre Mall via video-conferencing facility from New Delhi.   The Prime Minister while speaking to 36Inc Incubator and App-Lop Director Rahul Singhal advised him to prepare MobileApp for Chhattisgarh’s Handicrafts.   Singhal revealed that his Start-Up can make Mobile-App in minutes. The institution had already prepared six lakh Mobile-Apps and helped more than 10,000 Start-Ups till now.   He revealed that they made an App for ‘Gupchup’ seller of Gujarat and his business ... Read more

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

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

17.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Chhattisgarh announces 50k subsidy on e-rickshaw   Chief Minister Raman Singh on Sunday announced subsidy up to Rs 50,000 on purchase of e-rickshaw in state, through Lbaour Department.   Earlier Swarna Jayanti Rozgar Yojana was conducted for livelihood and self-employment in which participation of men and women were equal. Now it has been named as ‘Bihaan’, which means ‘morning’. This scheme has been entirely dedicated to women. Under this scheme, women self-help groups are constituted.   Till date, more than 1.24 lakh women self-help groups have been constituted in state under State Rural Livelihood Mission. Chhattisgarh government has decided ... Read more

Forest Based Industries

Forest area of Chhattisgarh approx 59,772 square kilometers, which is 44.21 percent of the Chhattisgarh ‘s geographical area. Third rank in the country In terms of forest covers. Forests of Chhattisgarh state divided into two major categories, namely Tropical Humid Deciduous forest and tropical dry Deciduous forest. The state’s two main tree species are sal (Shorea robusta) and teak (Tectona grandis). In addition, the Top Canopy species are bija (Pterocarpus marsupium), Saja (Terminalia tomentosa), Dhavdha (Anogeissus latifolia), Mahua (Madhuca indica), Tendu (Diospyros melanoxylon). Mid-Canopy species are Anwala (Embilica officinalis), Karra (Cleistanthus collius) and bamboo (Dendrocalamus strictus) etc. There are various ... Read more

12.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH CM opens toll-free service 104 for disabled   Chief Minister Raman Singh launched a toll-free number 104 for the differently-abled, senior citizens, destitutes and transgenders at his official residence here.   The facility was introduced by the Social Welfare Department. Singh called up on the toll-free number and congratulated the Call Attendant.   Senior citizens, widows, destitutes and transgenders can avail  the facility by just dialing toll-free number-104. The caller will be updated on the State Government policies. The service is available round-the-clock on all days.   Counselling also will be provided to physically handicapped. Complaints can also be ... Read more

04.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH   Creda plans total 600 mw capacity solar pv installations   The Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) envisages installation of grid-connected solar PV rooftop projects with aggregate capacity of 600 MW in different categories across the State, officials informed.   Notably, CREDA is targetting installation of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV Projects across the State. The generated solar power may be utilized for captive application and the surplus power will be fed to the grid, officials informed.   The aim is to reduce the fossil fuel based electricity load on main grid and make building self-sustainable from the point ... Read more

Current Science & Technology developments in India

Current Science & Technology developments in India Science and Technology hold the key to the progress and development of any nation. Technology plays a Fundamental role in wealth creation, improvement of the quality of life and real economic growth and transformation in any society. The role of Science and Technology in our daily life is altering the way people live, behave, and communicate with profound effects on economic development. Science and Technology are now the key elements to development as the scientific revolutions reinforce economic progress, infrastructure and improve health and education system Innovation is the primary key to the ... Read more

02.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH   Nbm’s focus to develop bamboo includes c’garh The National Bamboo Mission (NBM) will focus on  development of bamboo in limited States where it has social, commercial and economical advantage, particularly in the North Eastern region and States including Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, the Central Government has informed.   The Mission is expected to establish about 4000 treatment/ product development units and bring more than 100000 ha area under plantation.   The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi recently ... Read more