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13.06.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH   Ekyc must before smartphone distribution: govt   The Sanchar Kranti Yojana (SKY) in Chhattisgarh is the world’s largest such programme for distribution of smartphones and for augmenting the telecom network.   Under this scheme, over 50 lakh smartphones will be distributed to rural households and urban poor households. This scheme is also the single largest ever activity to drive gender empowerment as the beneficiary in each household is the female of the household.   CHiPS, the nodal agency for IT in Chhattisgarh, has been working on this complex project along with the Panchayat and Rural Development Department and ... Read more

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

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

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

02.06.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH 6000 km of fiber optic cables being laid: raman   Chief Minister  Raman Singh on Friday said that 6,000 kilometres of fiber cable network is being laid to uplink 10,000 gram panchayats via BharatNet project in the State.   Fifty lakh Smart phones will be distributed to women, farmers and college students under the Sky Project.   Citizens can take advantage of various social welfare schemes of the State Government through Smart phones. The farmers can avail of the information regarding market rates and weather reports.  INTERNATIONAL   India Signs Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) in Nursing with Singapore   ... Read more

1.06.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH CM announces creation of three more new tehsils   Chief Minister Raman Singh announced creation of three new tehsils Lawan, Gandai and Rengakaar  in the State. Singh while addressing a massive public meeting attended by Baiga tribals at Sahaspur Lohara late last evening said that Lohara tank will be beautified and new bank branch will be opened at Jalmala. He later addressed meetings at Lawan, Chuhikadan and Sahaspur Lohara. The Chief Minister dedicated, laid foundation stones and performed ‘bhoomi pujan’ of 343 developmental works worth Rs 745 crore. He also distributed paddy loans worth Rs 121 .79 crore to ... Read more

31.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH C’garh among 5 states asked to nominate representative   Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal has issued notice under Rule 4 of the Inter-State River Water Disputes Rules, 1959 to the State Governments of Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra to nominate their representatives for adjudication of Mahanadi River Water Disputes latest by August 6, 2018.   The notice also mentioned that if no nominations were received by the due date, the case may be decided in the absence of any representation of State Government.   Earlier on the request of Government of Odisha made under Section 3 of Inter-State ... Read more

25.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH All villages to have internet connectivity soon: raman   The Chief Minister further also said that soon each village of the state will have internet connectivity and labourers under MNREGA, women agriculture labourer, college students, farmers and villagers will soon have smart phones in their hands.   Singh unveiled 74 construction works worth Rs 74.94 crore at the public meeting of Balod district. This includes inauguration of 40 construction works worth Rs 25.57 crore and foundation laying of 34 construction works worth Rs 49.37 crore.   On the occasion, Chief Minister distributed goods and cheques of financial aid to ... Read more

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17.04.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Nabard helps state with rs 4,486 cr during 2017-18   The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has assisted Chhattisgarh with Rs  4,486 crore during the financial year 2017-18.   This was 76% higher than that of the assistance given during last two years.   Under ‘Saur Sujala Scheme’, targetted beneficiaries were mainly small farmers in un-electrified areas of remote habitations. The solar pumps of 5 hp provided to them under the scheme deliver about 1,24,000 liters of water per day with 70 meters dynamic head.   NABARD also assisted in establishing a Food Park in State. ... Read more