31.01.20 Himachal Pradesh (HPPSC) Daily Current Affairs

Budget Highlights   Expenditure: The government proposes to spend Rs 30,42,230 crore in 2020-21, which is 12.7% higher than the revised estimate of 2019-20.   Receipts: The receipts (other than net borrowings) are expected to increase by 16.3% to Rs 22,45,893 crore, owing to higher estimated revenue from disinvestments.   GDP growth: The government has … Read more

30.01.20 Himachal Pradesh (HPPSC) Daily Current Affairs

NASA’s Spitzer space telescope The Spitzer Space Telescope (SST), formerly the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF), was an infrared space telescope launched in 2003 and retired on 30 January 2020. Spitzer carries three instruments on board: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) Infrared Spectrograph (IRS) Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer (MIPS)   Arvind Krishna elected IBM CEO … Read more

29.01.20 Himachal Pradesh (HPPSC) Daily Current Affairs

Indian Navy launches ‘Operation Vanilla’ Indian Navy launches ‘Operation Vanilla’ to help cyclone-hit Madagascar INS Airavat has been deployed for ‘Operation Vanilla’ The ship is carrying five pallets each of victualing, clothing and naval stores along with three pallets of medicines   India successfully test-fires K-4 missile On January 19, 2020, India successfully test-fired 3,500 … Read more

28.01.20 Himachal Pradesh (HPPSC) Daily Current Affairs

Govt signs accord with NDFB, ABSU to resolve Bodo issue to redraw and rename the Bodoland Territorial Area District (BTAD) in Assam, currently spread over four districts of Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri. villages dominated by Bodos that were presently outside the BTAD would be included and those with non-Bodo population would be excluded The … Read more

24.01.20 Himachal Pradesh (HPPSC) Daily Current Affairs

HIMACHAL PRADESH   Award for implementing Central plan   Una district has received the second prize among all districts of the country for successfully implementing the Pradhan Mantri Matre Vandana Programme. The award was given in the category of states having a population less than one crore. Later, in an official press communique, the Deputy … Read more

23.01.20 Himachal Pradesh (HPPSC) Daily Current Affairs

HIMACHAL PRADESH   Ease of living’ survey under way in Shimla In a first, the Shimla Municipal corporation (SMC) is conducting a citizen perception survey to determine the “ease of living” index of the city. The survey is being conducted on behalf of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and will be over by … Read more

22.01.20 Himachal Pradesh (HPPSC) Daily Current Affairs

HIMACHAL PRADESH   Finance panel okays Rs 11,431 cr for Himachal Pradesh The favourable recommendations of the 15th Finance Commission, granting Rs 11,431 crore as the annual revenue deficit grant for 2020-21, to Himachal have come as a major relief, considering the grim financial health of the state. In the commission report, Himachal will receive … Read more

21.01.20 Himachal Pradesh (HPPSC) Daily Current Affairs

HIMACHAL PRADESH   Investors demand revival policy for sick industry Investors are demanding a sick industry revival policy in the state. Though the government had announced a new Industrial Policy in 2019, it did not include any provision to revive hundreds of sick industries. Investors were keenly awaiting the revival policy, as several units were … Read more

19-20.01.20 Himachal Pradesh (HPPSC) Daily Current Affairs

HIMACHAL PRADESH     Himachal Pradesh: District with worst child sex ratio shows improvement Una district of Himachal Pradesh having the worst child sex ratio in state has started showing signs of improvement. The district had recorded 875 girls against 1,000 boys in 2011 census. The number has now increased to 948. Una was among the 100 districts of the … Read more

18.01.20 Himachal Pradesh (HPPSC) Daily Current Affairs

HIMACHAL PRADESH     INTERNATIONAL Brazil to open new Antarctic research base   Brazil has announced that it is to open a new research base in Antarctica. Brazil’s original scientific outpost was destroyed by fire 8 years ago. It is expected that Vice President Hamilton Mourao and Science and Technology Minister Marcos Pontes will attend the official opening ceremony.   The … Read more

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