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 bring the state of HP under Regional Office, Chandigarh of the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change instead ofRead More


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

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 nutrition and high child mortality rate. Top 3: Kerala, TN, HP Bottom 3: Meghalaya, Jharkhand, MP Child Well-being index 2019 ChildRead 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 be named after India captain Virat Kohli as it was announced earlier. During his tenure as DDCA president, Arun Jaitley had got developedRead 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 DGP of Uttarakhand. With this, Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya became the first woman in the nation to hold such a position. SheRead 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: Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards are given every year. The awards aim to: recognize the achievements of persons in the fieldsRead 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


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 in February. The move is likely to address the uncertain fiscal situation of the government to a great extent. The ₹1.76Read More