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09.06.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Sky scheme to empower women in state: govt   Chhattisgarh Government is empowering women of the State via the SKY Scheme – the first of its kind which is the world’s largest such programme.   One of the primary goals of the SKY Scheme is to empower women and help close gender disparities by providing women access to information and services through smartphones.   Providing smart phones to women in every rural family and every urban poor household is going to make a dramatic difference to bridging the gender divide. This is the first programme of this kind anywhere ... 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

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

03.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Govt to carry out mass surveys of irrigation infra   A comprehensive and phased survey of more than 300 small irrigation projects for their full capacity utilisation will be carried out in Chhattisgarh, officials informed.   The survey would be done for 1698 small irrigation projects, 766 anicuts, stop dams and 585 diversion projects.   The survey of canals and barrages would also be carried out. An elaborate action plan would be prepared for carrying out the surveys.   Notably, the  State Water Resources Department is gearing up to inaugurate and also lay foundation of 72 irrigation projects worth ... Read more

19.04.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Vayosri yojana’ to be launched in three dists   Union Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry had launched ‘Vayosri Yojana’ for supplying any aid to senior citizens as per their requirements.The project will be launched at Bilaspur, Raigarh and  Janjgir-Champa districts, the Central Government has informed.   About 520 senior citizens in Raipur, 480 senior citizens in Bastar and 322 senior citizens in Bijapur had been identified for the scheme.   Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched ‘Vayosri Yojana’ and gifted hearing aid to senior citizen at village Jangla district Bijapur on April 14.   As per the Census figures ... Read more

04.04.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Govt spending rs 100 cr to develop tribal tourism spots   The State Government is developing tourism facilities at a cost of Rs 100 crore under Central Government’s ‘Tribal Tourism Circuit’, officials informed.   The Chhattisgarh Tourism Board (CTB) had been working at a ‘themed based’ development of the project.   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 ... Read more

16.01.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Chhattisgarh govt develops two super speciality hospitals   Chhattisgarh Government in a bid to improve quality of health services is in the process of building two super speciality hospitals, officials informed.   Accordingly , the State Government will convert Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Science (CIMS), Bilaspur into the super speciality hospital under PMSSY Phase-IV.   Notably, the State Health Department has decided to establish the 450 bedded  super speciality hospital having all PG medical courses in Raipur.   The existing constructed building area for the proposed hospital is 20,00,000 square feet.The facility would comprise 250 bedded general ward, 100 ... Read more

28 .12.17 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Patanjali commits rs 671 cr investment in state   Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved Limited (PAL) will be investing Rs 671 crore in Chhattisgarh for setting up a ‘Food and Herbal Processing Unit.’   The company has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Chhattisgarh Government to set up the unit in Bijetala village of Rajnandgaon district on 500 acres of land, officials informed.   The company intends manufacture and process honey, amla juice, aloe vera juice, tomato ketchup, frozen vegetables, rice and pulses in the proposed Chhattisgarh facility.   Notably, Chief Minister Raman Singh had also ... Read more

02.09.17 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

Chhattisgarh   Chhattisgarh IAS officer to be CMD of mineral giant NMDC   N Baijendra Kumar, a senior IAS officer of Chhattisgarh cadre, will soon take over as Chairman-Cum-Managing Director (CMD) of mineral giant National Mineral Development Corporation(NMDC), a public enterprise with Navratna status.   An IAS officer of 1985 batch, Baijendra Kumar is at present posted as Additional chief secretary with charge of industries and power besides serving as ACS to chief minister.     Kumar had served important positions during undivided Madhya Pradesh and later in Chhattisgarh and also held important positions during central deputation, including as administrator of All India Institute of Medical ... Read more

21.07.17  Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

Chhattisgarh   BRPL & IRCON ink MoU for laying railway line in C’garh.   State-owned NMDC Ltd today said that Bastar Railway Private Ltd (BRPL) and IRCON have signed a project execution agreement, under which the latter will construct a 140-km long railway line between Jagdalpurto Rawghat in Chattisgarh.   BRPL is a joint venture company formed by the NMDC Ltd, SAIL, IRCON and CMDC Ltd, with NMDC being the major shareholder with 43 per cent equity stake.     According to a press release issued by the miner, the railway line will have 13 new Railway stations and the estimated project cost of this Rail corridor is Rs 2,538 crore approximately. ... Read more