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16.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Nmdc produced 1.57 mt of iron ore from c’garh mines   NMDC Ltd produced 1.57 million tonnes (MT) of iron ore from its Chhattisgarh-based mines as on April 30, 2018, the company informed in a regulatory filing.   The company is targetting to achieve 10 million tonnes of iron ore production per annum from each of its mines in Chhattisgarh by 2024-25, official sources informed.   It has also sought 7.116 hectares forest land diversion for its iron ore concentrate pipeline in Dantewada district of Bastar, they informed.   Notably, NMDC will also be seeking Right of Use (ROU) ... Read more

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

26.04.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH World bank lauds e-devices for managing pds   In Chhattisgarh, electronic devices for the Public Distribution System (PDS) for food assistance reduced ‘leakages’ from 52 per cent in 2005 to 9 per cent in 2012, says World Development Report of the World Bank 2019 titled ‘ The Changing Nature of Work’ (Working Draft) released on April 20 this year.   Social insurance programs such as India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme have been linked to decreased violence by offering up alternative sources of income to those who might be tempted to join local insurgencies , it informed.   Administrative ... Read more

10.02.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

  CHHATTISGARH Over 2000 people play Shankh at Rajim Kumbh Mela to create world record   A record was set on the second day of Rajim Kumbh Mela in Chhattisgarh after over 2,100 saints and locals blew ‘shankh’ (conch shells) together. Golden Book of World Records certified the record. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh had inaugurated Rajim Kumbh Mela and Ganga Aarti performance at banks of river Mahanadi in Gariyaband’s Rajim.     INTERNATIONAL   ·        Intel sets a Guinness world record with 1,218 drones at 2018 Winter Olympic Games   The opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games 2018 saw a record-setting performance of 1,218 drones (unmanned ... Read more

02.02.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Govt to develop tourist spots in surguja forests   The State Government is planning to develop tourist destinations in forests of Surguja region, officials informed. It may be recalled that the Chhattisgarh Government is also creating an ‘eco-ethnic’ tourist destination near the world famous Chitrakot water falls in Bastar region of the State, official sources informed.   Notably, the State exchanged MoUs worth Rs 12 crore for development of world-class tourist facilities during  ‘Incredible India Tourism Investors’ Summit (IITIS)-2016’ organised by the Ministry of Tourism in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry and the Tourism Finance Corporation of India ... Read more

13.01.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Ajay singh is new cs; vivek dhand is rera chairman   Ajay Singh — an IAS Officer of Chhattisgarh cadre from 1983 batch assumed charge as new Chief Secretary of the State on Thursday.   Prior to this, he was Additional Chief Secretary (Agriculture) and Agriculture Production Commissioner, Government of Chhattisgarh.   Outgoing State Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand is an 1981 batch IAS officer who assumed charge as Chief Secretary on February 2014 and was to retire in March 2018.   Dhand, in a surprise development took voluntary retirement on Wednesday and was subsequently made Real Estate Regulatory Authority ... Read more

23.12.17 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Raipur tops in liquor consumption in state   Chhattisgarh has set a record of sorts with its revenue collections from liquor sale during the past eight months — the period when it took over the entire business of liquor sale in its hands this year.   Owing to a record sale, people of Chhattisgarh have consumed liquor worth Rs 24 billion and the Raipur had topped by spending Rs 3.8 billion on it.   The maximum revenue came from Raipur at Rs 38,98649,791 followed by Durg at Rs 2334668184,  Bilaspur (Rs 1624348236) and Rajnandgaon ( Rs 1187182340).   Notable, ... Read more

01-12-2017 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH C’garh skipped this time in pmay (u) affordable housing allocation   Union Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs skipped Chhattisgarh this time round when it approved the construction of 1,12,083 more affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) in the country with an investment of Rs 8,105 crore with central assistance of Rs 1,681 crore.   The approval was given in the 28th meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee in its meeting held in New Delhi recently.   The approval accorded was for construction of 44,692 new houses under the ... Read more

21.11.17 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH TRACKING SYSTEM FOR INDRAVATI TIGER RESERVE SOON   The State Government will get installed Tracking and Monitoring applications in  Indravati Tiger Reserve soon.   The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has sanctioned ‘Bhoramdeo Wildlife Sanctuary’ spreading over 351.25 sq kms as ‘Tiger Reserve’ in Chhattisgarh. Five years ago, a proposal was sent to NTCA in this regard as there was tiger movement from Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh to Bhoramdeo Wildlife Sanctuary, officials informed. Now after getting status of Tiger Reserve, there will be DFO level Forest Officer there. Besides, there will be well trained staff including a veterinary ... Read more

13.10.17 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Govt To Seek Tech Support For Building Super Speciality Hosp   The Chhattisgarh Government will hire a Technical Support Agency for construction of the Building for establishment of Super Specialty Hospital at DKS Bhawan in Raipur, officials informed.   The State Government in July this year had sought 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.   Notably, the State Health Department has decided to establish the 450 bedded  super speciality hospital having all PG medical courses in Raipur.   The ... Read more