Road transport

05.06.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Govt developing app to improve school learning outcomes   The Chhattisgarh Government under its Shalakosh project is rolling out an App called “COSMO”, which will be installed on Tablets that will be provided to Government run schools in every district, officials informed.   This app will enable the teachers to improve learning outcomes in schools and will provide all services of an education specific ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) tool.   The government already has several m-governance apps available for citizens today – m-CHOiCE for e-district services, Bhuiyan for land records, CG-DPR for government news and announcements, Chhattisgarh Tourism App ... Read more

11.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH All govt buildings to be disabled friendly by 2022   All Government buildings in Chhattisgarh would be made disabled friendly by 2022.   The building infrastructure would also be friendly to the senior citizens and the third genders, he said while chairing a meeting here.   The department would make transfer and  postings of the disabled persons based on their convenience by formulating rules accordingly.   The Government would be implementing a host of policies keeping in mind the welfare of the disabled, he said while chairing a meeting of departmental officials at the Mantralaya here.   The government ... Read more

Bharat Nirman Yojna, MNREGA

Bharat Nirman is a time-bound business plan for action in rural infrastructureThe basic geographical structure of population distribution will change once India shifts from being agriculture based country to industry based nation. The Government has launched “Bharat Nirman” for the development of rural infrastructure. Plans proposed for the development of India Rural Infrastructure are – Irrigation, Roads, Housing, Water Supply, Electrification, Telecommunication Connectivity. The main thrust of research and development (R&D) in the roads sector is to build a sustainable road infrastructure comparable to the best roads in the world. The various components of this strategy are improvement in design, ... Read more

20.04.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Chhattisgarh to Distribute Free Smartphones to Over 50 Lakh People   Chhattisgarh government will start distributing smartphones to over 50 lakh people for free from May under the Sanchar Kranti Yojana (SKY), months ahead of assembly polls in the state.   Women heads of households will be the priority recipients of the smartphones.   The Chhattisgarh Infotech Promotion Society (CHiPS) has started the preparation for the distribution of phones, as per the announcement made by the chief minister last year to reduce the digital divides. INTERNATIONAL   ·        Official Mascot of FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Unveiled   Son ... Read more

31.03.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH C’garh sends 7 proposals under CRF scheme   A total of  seven proposals under the Central Road Fund (CRF) scheme have been received from Chhattisgarh relating to State Roads and National Highways, the Central Government has informed.   The seven estimates amounting to Rs 294.18 crore have been processed for approval, it informed.   Notably, a sum of Rs 1897 crore have been allocated for the construction of National Highways during the last three years in Chhattisgarh under head National Highway (Original) and National Highway Development Program – IV, the Central Government  informed last year.   There are 18 ... Read more

18-19.03.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH 08 kms of new roads declared as nhs in c’garh   The Central Government has declared 290.08 kms of roads in Chhattisgarh as new National Highways during 2017-18, officials informed.   The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is primarily responsible for development and maintenance of National Highways (NHs) and considers declaration of State Roads as new National Highways from time to time depending upon requirement of connectivity, inter-se priority and availability of funds.   The Ministry has declared about 30,268 km of new National Highways (NHs) including 53 km of NHs (717A & 316A)in West Bengal since May ... Read more

08.03.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Bauxite exploration underway in six c’garh distts: centre   The exploration of bauxite mineral reserves had been going on in Kabirdham, Surguja, Balrampur, Jashpur, Kanker and Kondagaon districts of Chhattisgarh, the Central Government has informed.   The mining activities of major minerals including Bauxite, are regulated as per the provisions contained in Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) (MMDR) Act, 1957 and the rules framed thereunder. The MMDR Act and the Rules there under have been framed after wide consultation with all stakeholders, including State Governments, it informed.   Further, the measures for conservation of minerals, including bauxite are ... Read more

Importance of Science & Technology as an engine for national development- Industrial development & Urbanization

Importance of Science & Technology as an engine for national development- Industrial development & Urbanization Professor Freeman J. Dyson, of Institute of Advanced Studies, Princeton, in his book “Infinite in all Directions,” had this to say about Technology: “Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of Life, it is perhaps the greatest of God’s gifts. It is the mother of civilization, of Arts and of Sciences. Technology continues to grow to liberate mankind from the constraints of the past. The most revolutionary aspect of technology is its mobility. Anybody can learn it. It jumps easily over barriers of ... Read more

13.02.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Chhattisgarh forest cover between 33 to 75 %: union minister   Chhattisgarh and Assam have forest cover between 33 per cent to 75 per cent Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change.   Strongly emphasising the increasingly green credentials of the country, the Union Minister  said that India has shown an increasing trend in the forest and tree cover, in comparison to the global trend of decreasing forest cover during the last decade.   Releasing the India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2017 in New Delhi, Dr. Harsh Vardhan pointed out that India ranks among the top ten ... Read more

27.01.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH C’garh govt identifies guma limestone block for auction   The Mineral Resources Department of  Chhattisgarh Government has identified the Guma limestone block for the purpose of grant of Mining Lease in 249.49 hectares in Palari tehsil of Baloda Bazar – Bhatapara district for specified end use of clinker/ cement through electronic auction.   Notably, Chhattisgarh Government had confirmed two limestone blocks and one Bauxite block ready for auction last year, the Central Government has informed.   Notably, the Ministry of Mines was monitoring the process very closely with the state governments. The consensus emerged that the Mineral Auction Rules ... Read more