Water Sanctuary Programme to revive Chamba Springs [HP Current Affairs]

The GB Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development Regional Centre at Mohal (Kullu) has launched the “Water Sanctuary Programme” in Chamba district. The Water Sanctuary programme is an innovative programme to revive the springs in the Himalayan region through technology and people’s participation. It is to be noted that Chamba district has been identified as one of the aspirational districts by NITI Aayog,  About Himachal Regional Centre:Read More

NGT orders State PCB to take action in 3 months [HP Current Affairs]

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Central Pollution Control Board as well as the state pollution control board to prohibit polluting activities in the industrial clusters of Kala Amb, Baddi and Parwanoo within three months and furnish a compliance report. The National Green Tribunal has taken note of the adverse comprehensive environmental pollution index (CEPI), which encompasses the water and air pollution norms, in the industrial clusters ofRead More

HP Govt announces 4% DA hike [HP Current Affairs]

Himachal Govt has hiked Dearness Allowance of HP state employees and pensioners by 4%. The announcement was made by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sh. Jai Ram Thakur who was presiding over the 73rd Independence Day function at the historic Ridge Maidan in Shimla on 15th August 2019, The increase in DA would be paid retrospectively from January this year, providing an annual additional financial benefit of Rs 260 crore toRead More

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Maiden Kidney Transplant in Himachal Pradesh

A joint team of doctors from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMCH) Shimla led by Dr. Virender Bansal, chief transplant surgeon from AIIMS, Delhi carried out a successful first ever Kidney Transplant operation at the IGMCH, Shimla. The IGMCH although have their own team of doctors to conduct the operations but the team from AIIMS was called for the purpose of guidanceRead More

Rising Himachal Global Investor’s Meet

Early positive signs before the INVESTMENT SUMMIT to be held on November 7-8 at Dharmasala were witnessed at the Rising Himachal Global Investor’s Meet organised by the Himachal Pradesh Government at Chandigarh. The Chief Minister and the Industries Minister of the State accompanied various officials from the Himachal Pradesh Government. MoUs worth Rs 886 crore were signed between the government and various business houses. The Chief Minister on this occasionRead More

90:10 Funding Ratio restored to the Himalayan States [HP Current Affairs]

The Government of India has accepted various demands of the hilly states like restoring financial assistance for development projects in the ratio of 90:10. The Union Government is making provision of additional funds for providing tap water to every household under the ongoing schemes. Most of the proposals submitted by the hilly states have been incorporated by the Centre in ‘Har Ghar Mein Nal Se Jal’ scheme. Himachal Pradesh hadRead More

HP Govt chalks out plan to promote Fishery sectory

The Himachal Pradesh state government has laid down an ambitious plan to promote the fishery sector in a big way. There is a vast potential available in the perennial rivers of the state for the fish production particularly the trout. Proposals for Fishery sector: The government has proposed to construct 100 additional trout farming units besides construction of ponds in 10 hectare for production of carp fish in the stateRead More

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HPPSC online exam centre opened [HP Current Affairs]

The online examination centre of the Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) was recently inaugurated by the Chief Minister Sh. Jai Ram Thakur. The online examination centre of the Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) has been constructed at Rs 1.75 crore. Now, both online and offline exams will be conducted by the commission in its own examination hall. With the start of the centre, dependency on private IT labsRead More

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Mukhyamantri Harit Vidyalaya Abhiyan

The Mukhyamantri Harit Vidyalaya Abhiyan will start from August 9 to 16. The programme will be organised by the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education and the Forest Department. The students of various schools would plant saplings to take on the devastating effects of global warming and saving the earth. ABOUT MUKHYAMANTRI HARIT VIDYALAYA ABHIYAN The Forest Department would educate children about the importance of forest and environment besides providingRead More


Child Marriages prevented in Mandi [HP Current Affairs]

Childline, a child-welfare related NGO, has prevented the marriage of 10 minors in Mandi district in the last six months. Childline NGO had issued its helpline number 1098 to help minors not to become a victim of child marriage. After collecting required information, the Childline members make a surprise visit along with police persons to rescue minors from the clutches of offenders to prevent child marriage and child labour. TheRead More