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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

21.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH CM unveils dairy project in remote village   Chief Minister Raman Singh on Sunday unveiled the farmers’ dairy project of village Silphili in Surajpur district as ‘Pilka-shir’.   Singh visited the district which is located on the extreme northern tip of the state, as part of his ongoing Vikas Yatra aimed at to brief people about the development works the BJP government has carried out in past 15 years.   Singh also unveiled the logo of the dairy project.   The dairy procures milk from roughly 2,000 farmers at the rate of Rs 30 per litre. He Singh wished ... Read more

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

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

23.03.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Chhattisgarh to hand over 9 CHCs to private players, opposition cries foul   Chhattisgarh government’s move to hand over nine government community health centre(CHCs), including four in the state capital, to private entities has drawn flak from the opposition parties. The opposition parties accused the BJP government of shying away from its responsibility to provide better health care to citizens. The CHCs will be run on Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.   The proposal to hand over nine CHCs to private players was approved at a meeting presided over by the state chief secretary Ajay Singh. The government apparently took such a decision in view ... Read more

02.03.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH   World-class ‘education city’ planned for Raipur   Chief Minister Raman Singh will be inaugurating works being started for a proposed ‘Education City’ to be built at Saddu locality in Raipur on March 4 at a cost of  Rs 20 crores, officials informed.   The Education City is to be developed by State Tribal and Scheduled Caste Welfare Department, officials informed.   The ‘Education City’ would also comprise a 500 seat residential hostel and would be built in a sprawling 18 acre campus.   The campus would also comprise a computer lab and smart classes. The campus would be ... Read more

14.02.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Raman presents tax-free poll budget   With an eye on registering fourth successive victory in assembly polls due later this year, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh presented Rs 83,179 crore tax-free Budget for the fiscal year 2018-19 on Saturday in state assembly amid occasional interruptions by opposition Congress members.   The Budget which is dubbed “highly impressive” by experts and trade bodies as Singh who holds Finance portfolios as well, tried to please all sections of society with a thrust on agriculture, rural development and infrastructure sectors.   The Budget estimates for the year 2018-19 is a whopping 9.4 ... 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

09.02.18(CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Rs 75,000 cr worth of paddy purchased in last 14 years   The member of Legislature Shivratan Sharma stated that during the past 14 years, Rs  75,000 crore worth of paddy was purchased by the State Government from farmers.   He said that 18 lakh people have been offered LPG connections in the State so far against a target of 35 lakhs.   Sixty two per cent of the people have been offered LPG connections so far , he said.   Eighty two per cent of the people in the State are being provided ration by the State government, ... Read more

25.01.18 Chhattisgarh (CGPCS) Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Survey of river banks for plantation soon   Recently Chief Secretary had discussions on minor forest produce procurement, afforestation, wild life conservation, bonus to tendu patta collectors, herbal processing and several other issues.   The Chief Secretary called upon the officials to conduct a survey of the river banks for conducting plantations.   He stressed upon the bamboo production and tissue culture. The forest area covers 59, 772 kms in Chhattisgarh.   There are 19, 720 villages out of which 11, 185 villages’ citizens live within a radius of five kilometer from the forest region and they are dependent ... Read more