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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

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

19.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Nrda bags key award for smart city project   Naya Raipur Development Authority (NRDA) was chosen as the winner of BW BusinessWorld Digital India Summit Awards 2018 under Best ICT (Information Communication Technology) implementation in a Smart City for its Integrated Smart City Project.   The 4th edition of this event was organized at the Shangri La Hotel in New Delhi. The awards are given with the aim of recognizing and encouraging technological initiatives in the country, and Naya Raipur left behind several other Smart City based ICT projects to win this award.   The event witnessed participation of ... Read more

08.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Chhattisgarh recruiting transgender in police force   In a bid to employ transgender people in police force, the recruit drive going on for 4th battalion for constables, 10 transgender of the 40 applied, have cleared the physical fitness test. Even as Chhattisgarh is the first state in country to have decided to recruit TGs in police force, the applicants have been sweating out to clear the training and fitness sessions. Police officials said that 40 TGs had applied for the recruitment in police force and the process to absorb them would be similar to the parameters of male or female. ... Read more

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

READ: India – Israel Relations

Note: READ id our New Initiative to cover two Topics (Weekly) of Current Importance in Detail with Specific focus on Prelims and Mains Exam     India – Israel Relations Israel, officially State of Israel, in the Middle East, located at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. It is bounded to the north by Lebanon, to the northeast by Syria, to the east and southeast by Jordan, to the southwest by Egypt, and to the west by the Mediterranean Sea. Jerusalem is the seat of government and the proclaimed capital, although the latter status has not received wide international recognition.   Israel is a small country with a ... Read more

Disaster Management

Disaster Management History shows that India is exposed to national disasters. Cyclones, floods, earthquakes, droughts and floods are major threats. About 60 percent of the landmass is prone to earthquakes of various intensities, over 40 million hectares is prone to floods and 68 percent of the area is susceptible to drought. This not only results in loss to thousands of lives, but also in terms of loss in private, community and public assets. While substantial scientific and material progress has been made, the loss of lives and property due to disasters has not decreased. Government of India has now brought ... Read more

30.03.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH All govt hospitals must have sewerage treatment plant   Chief Secretary Ajay Singh has directed officials to establish 32 Kv power transmission line to meet the rising power supply demand of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Hospital and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College in Raipur.   In a review meeting held at the Mantralaya, the Chief Secretary directed that the officials must ensure pure drinking water for patients in all government hospitals of the State.   He also directed that all government hospitals must have proper arrangement for disposal of bio medical waste and should have sewerage treatment plant. INTERNATIONAL   ... Read more

21.03.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH 16 model fertilizer retail shops in c’garh   A total of 16  Model Fertilizer Retail shops have been opened in Chhattisgarh so far, the Central Government has informed.   During Budget 2016-17, it was announced that over a period of three years, 2000 Model Fertilizer Retail Shops would be opened across the country. The target has been achieved and 2044 Model Fertilizer Retail Shops have been made operational.   Model Fertilizer Retail Shops provide mandatory services like selling of quality fertilizers at genuine rates, soil testing, seed testing, promotion of balanced use of nutrients etc. Some optional services are ... Read more

09.03.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Over 30l applications received in phase-1   In the first phase of State-wide ‘Lok Suraaj Abhiyan 2018’, more than 30.10 lakh applications related to various issues were received for various departments at the collection camps organized in all 27 districts, officials informed.   Redressal of these applications is in progress. The State Government has also created a website for providing information regarding Lok Suraaj Abhiyan to citizens.   It is noteworthy that this year Lok Suraaj Abhiyaan is being organized in three phases. In the first phase from January 12 to  14, applications were collected through redressal boxes placed ... Read more