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

HP brings Strict Policy for Doctors

The State government has come out with a strict policy pertaining to postgraduate and super speciality medical courses. From now on doctors who wish to do their post graduate and superspeciality courses will have to sign a bond with the State. The bond will mandate a doctor to serve the State for four years including fisrt year field post. Besides this, the doctor will have to submit his/her MBBS degreeRead More

Agrarian Distress

World Senior Citizen’s Day observed in HP

National Health Mission, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Himachal Pradesh is observing the World Senior Citizen’s Day on 21st August. National Health Mission, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Himachal Pradesh will be collaborating with HelpAge India Himachal Chapter to establish three Day Care Centres for Senior Citizen. These daycare centres for Senior Citizen will be established at Shimla, Mandi and Dharamshala.  In these daycare centres, various activities like physiotherapy,Read More

Dr. Ramesh Kumar Sen wins Himachal Gaurav Award

Dr  Ramesh Kumar Sen of Sundernagar in Mandi has been conferred with Himachal Gaurav Award 2019. Dr. Ramesh Kumar Sen has been working as senior director and head of the institute of orthopaedics surgery at Max Hospital, Mohali, He has been conferred the Himachal Gaurav Award by the HP Government for his outstanding services in the health sector. About Himachal Gaurav Award: Himachal Gaurav Purskar was started in the 1992.Read More

Himachal recorded Highest-ever rain [HP Current Affairs]

Himachal Pradesh received the highest-ever rainfall for a 24-hour period since records began almost 70 years ago. The huge rainfall caused the death of 21 persons and injured 12 at various places. Thousands of tourists and locals were stranded at various places in Lahaul-Spiti and Leh due to 3 cm of snow at Baralacha and Keylong, something which happened in August after 22 years. Met Department Director Dr Manmohan saidRead More

Bajjreshwari Temple Trust to donate Rs 1 crore[HP Current Affairs]

Bajjreshwari Temple Trust has decided to donate Rs1 crore to the Chief Minister’s relief fund. The decision was taken recently in a meeting of the trust which was chaired by the Kangra SDM Jatin Lal, who is also the Assistant Commissioner of the temple There also has been some opposition regarding this decision as there is a belief that the trust has failed to provide the basic facilities, which includesRead More