6 Districts of Mandi will be developed under NRUM

Rs 50 crore will be spent on development works in six panchayats under the National Rural Mission (NRUM) in Mandi district. The main focus will be on to develop water facility, pedestrian paths, roads, sewerage facility besides other things like solid and liquid waste management. Till now Rs 4.5 crore has been released for the work. ABOUT NRUM The National Rural Mission (NRUM) carried on by the Ministry for RuralRead 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 the orphan and abandoned children in various childcare institutes. The Himachal Pradesh Social Justice and Empowerment department was also presented withRead 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 said a majority of the world’s population depended on the plants for treatment of various kinds of diseases. Which was whyRead 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 been given this award for her commendable contribution in the field of education. According to her colleagues, She is a dedicatedRead More

Arun Jaitley

2-days State Mourning in HP

The Himachal Pradesh government has announced two-day state mourning as a mark of respect to Arun Jaitley, who passed away on 24th August 2019. The Tricolour will fly at half-mast on August 25 and 26 on all buildings of the state. Governor Kalraj Mishra and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur paid tributes to the late BJP leader Arun Jaitley at the party office in New Delhi today. Both Governor andRead 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-level fair from next year. Significantly, this temple in the historical Nurpur fort is the only temple across the world whereRead 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 plastic waste should end up in the landfills. With the support of the Hotel Association in Dalhousie, the project team hadRead 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-day Ladracha fair, which kicked off on August 17. The marathon was scheduled on August 19 but unfavourable weather conditions hadRead 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 other emergencies. Helipads in Himachal Pradesh: At present, HP has helipads only in 11 Assembly segments. Although there are 64 helipadsRead More

Himachal Forests Current Affairs

137 Himalayan Peaks opened to boost Tourism

The central government has announced that it will open 137 Himalayan peaks for foreigners including Kanchenjunga located at the height of 8,589 metre for trekking. The decision will give a major boost to the tourism industry in Himalayan states. Thereby form now onwards the foreigners will directly apply to the Indian Mountaineering Foundation for permits instead of the Ministry of Defence. Out of the 137 peaks, 51 are in Uttarakhand,Read More