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

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

Fairs and Festivals of Himachal Pradesh - HP Gk Quiz

Janmashtami fair of Nurpur to be celebrated as state-level fair from next year

The district-level Janmashtami fair of Nurpur will be celebrated as state-level fair from next year. In view of the immense historical importance of Brij Raj Swami temple at Nurpur, where the district Janmashtami fair is held, the government has decided to celebrate the district-level Janmashtami fair of Nurpur as state-levelRead More

‘Hilldaari’ movement to make Dalhousie clean

On 23rd August 2019, the Nestle India, in collaboration with Recity Network and Dalhousie Municipal Council, launched the ‘Hilldaari’ initiative in Dalhousie. The ‘Hilldaari’ movement aims to transform solid waste management practices and make Dalhousie one of the cleanest hill stations of India. The ‘Hilldaari’ initiative aims that no plasticRead More


Half-marathon held in Komik, Asia’s highest village

A Half-marathon was held in Komik which is Asia’s highest village. On 21st August 2018, Kaza administration in the tribal district of Lahaul-Spiti organised a half-marathon in Asia’s highest village, Komik. The aim of the marathon was to spread the message of cleanliness, The event was part of the three-dayRead More

HP Govt proposes to built Helipads in all Assembly Segments

The Chief Minister of Himachal Sh. Jai Ram Thakur announced that the government is planning to make new helipads. The government is looking for land in all 68 Assembly segments to build helipads. The government hasstressed upon the importance the helipads have especially in cases of natural calamities and otherRead More