HP gets Rs 1,660 crore under CAMPA

The state of Himachal Pradesh has received Rs 1,660 crore pending funds under Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority Act (CAMPA) from the Union Government. These funds will be spent on various forestry activities in the state. The government of Himachal Pradesh has requested the Union Government to bringRead More

Skoch Award 2019

Women and Child Development Directorate in HP gets Skoch Order-of-Merit Award-2019

The Women and Child Development Directorate in Himachal Pradesh has been bestowed with the Skoch Order-of-Merit Award-2019. The Women and Child Development Directorate comes under the State Social Justice and Empowerment Department. It has won the award for its outstanding performance in skill development and for rendering employment to theRead More

Child Well-Being Index 2019

Child Well-being Index 2019: Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Himachal at the Top

The states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Himachal Pradesh have topped the Child Well-being Index 2019 Rankings. Among the Union Territories, Puducherry is at the top of the Child Well-being Index 2019 Rankings. Meghalaya, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh feature last in the Child Well-being Index 2019 Rankings, mainly due to poor nutritionRead More

Arun Jaitley

Feroz Shah Kotla will be renamed as Arun Jaitley Stadium

The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) on 27th August 2019 has announced that it will rename Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Stadium as Arun Jaitley Stadium. The renaming will take place on September 12. The function will be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. On the same day, a stand will beRead More

Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya

Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya passed away

Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya, who was India’s first woman DGP, passed away, following an illness, on 26th August 2019 in Mumbai. About Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya: Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya belonged to Amritsar in Punjab. She was a 1973 batch officer. She made history in 2004 when she was appointed as the DGPRead More

Tenzing Norgay

Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards 2018 – Winners List

 The Union government has announced the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards for the year 2018. This year National Selection Committee for the Tenzing Norgay Awards was constituted under the chairpersonship of Secretary (Youth Affairs). The Committee had experts from the field of adventure. About Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards: TenzingRead More

Training session on medicinal plants launched

The Himalayan Forest Research Institute has launched a week-long refresher training programme on “Conservation and development of medicinal plants and benefit of sharing with the local communities” for forest department officials in Shimla on 26th August 2019. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) Wildlife Dr Savita inaugurated the programme. She saidRead More

Jyotika Guleria wins CBSE Award [HP Current Affairs]

Jyotika Guleria was recently conferred with the Teachers Award -2018 by the Central Board of School Education (CBSE). Significantly, she had also won the Global Teacher Award by ASK Worldwide, an international teachers’ training organisation. Jyotika is at present teaching at Bhawan Vidyala, Sector 27, Chandigarh. Jyotika Guleria has beenRead More

RBI

RBI decides to transfer 1.76 lakh crore to the Union Government

The RBI board on 26th August 2019, in its meeting, accepted the recommendation of a high-level panel headed by its former Governor Bimal Jalan. The board has decided to transfer a whopping  ₹1.76 lakh crore to the Central Government. This will include the interim dividend of ₹28,000 crore paid inRead More