United Nations

DMPQ-. World Health Organization plays an important role during the pandemic. Throw light on WHO’s roles and responsibilities amid Covid19 pandemic crisis.

Answer. The World Health Organization (WHO), the UN’s health agency, has played a crucial role in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, ever since the first cases were identified in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December. Helping countries to prepare and respond The plan, which is updated as fresh information and data improve WHO’s understanding of the characteristics of the virus and how to respond, acts as a guide for developing country-specific plans.  The health agency’s six regional offices, and 150 country offices, work closely with governments around the world to prepare their health systems for the ravages of COVID-19, and ... Read more

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

30.05.18 (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.   The Chief Minister dedicated, laid foundation stones and performed ‘bhoomi pujan’ of 343 developmental works worth Rs 745 crore.   The Chief Minister dedicated 127 development works worth Rs 287 .39 crore in the three public meetings he ... 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

17.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Chhattisgarh announces 50k subsidy on e-rickshaw   Chief Minister Raman Singh on Sunday announced subsidy up to Rs 50,000 on purchase of e-rickshaw in state, through Lbaour Department.   Earlier Swarna Jayanti Rozgar Yojana was conducted for livelihood and self-employment in which participation of men and women were equal. Now it has been named as ‘Bihaan’, which means ‘morning’. This scheme has been entirely dedicated to women. Under this scheme, women self-help groups are constituted.   Till date, more than 1.24 lakh women self-help groups have been constituted in state under State Rural Livelihood Mission. Chhattisgarh government has decided ... Read more

13-14.05.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Chhattisgarh CM to launch Vikas Yatra   Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has launched Vikas Yatra from Dantewada.   Addressing the media, the Chief Minister said, “This yatra is to tell people about the development the state has witnessed. We will also work to further increase the growth of the state in coming days.   The chief minister, during his Vikas Yatra, will distribute free pesticides to 5.5 lakh labourers.   Also, 50 lakh families will be given smartphones as part of the Chief Minister’s dream project Sanchar Kranti Yojna. INTERNATIONAL   India largest remittance-receiving country in the world ... 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

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