06.02.18 Himachal Pradesh (HPPCS) Current Affairs

HIMACHAL PRADESH   Sports Bill to be back in Budget session   With the change of guard, the Himachal Pradesh Sports (Registration, Recognition and Regulation of Associations) Bill 2015, which had been put on back burner by Governor Acharya Devvrat for the past more than two years, will again come for discussion in the coming … Read more

27.01.18 Himachal Pradesh (HPPCS) Current Affairs

HIMACHAL PRADESH   Himachal Chief Minister Launches ‘Shakti’ App For Women’s Safety   The Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Jai Ram Thakur launched the ‘Shakti’ appfor women’s safety in the state. The app, which comes with a panic button, was developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) of the Himachal Pradesh government. It would be available in … Read more

Hill States and their relations with the Mughals and the Sikhs

Hill States and their relations with the Mughals and the Sikhs Mughals Medieval History of Himachal Pradesh can be classified into four phases. They are Mahmud Ghaznavi invasion, Tuglaqs, invasion of Taimur-lung and Mughal reign. We shall discuss one by one as follows.   (i) Mahmud Ghaznavi: Mahmud Ghaznavi had invaded India seventeen times. After … Read more

Human Development Index

Human Development Index The HDI is an average measure of basic human development achievements in a country measured by UNDP. It is an average of long-term progress in three basic dimensions of human development viz. a long and healthy life, access to knowledge and a decent standard of living. India has been placed at 130th … Read more

19.01.18 Himachal Pradesh (HPPCS) Current Affairs

HIMACHAL PRADESH   ‘112’ to be common no. for all emergency services   The state Police Department will replace emergency call number ‘100’ with ‘112’ under the Centre’s Nationwide Emergency Respond System (NERS). People in distress will have to dial ‘112’ for police assistance.   Under this project, ‘112’ will be the single common number … Read more

Populations of Himachal Pradesh

Populations  of Himachal Pradesh The population of Himachal has been increasing continuously over the years. However the growth rate of total population shows a decreasing trend over the last three decades. In 2011 the total provisional population of Himachal Pradesh is 68, 64,602 out of which 34, 81,873 were males (51%) and 33, 82,729 (49%) … Read more

24-25 .12.17 Himachal Pradesh (HPPCS) Current Affairs

HIMACHAL PRADESH   Jai Ram Thakur takes oath as new Himachal CM   Jai Ram Thakur was onday sworn in as the 14th chief minister of Himachal Pradesh along with 11 other ministers at a ceremony at the historic Ridge Ground here. Governor Acharya Devvrat administered the oath of office and secrecy to the 52-year-old Thakur, a five-time MLA … Read more

26-27.11.17 Himachal Pradesh (HPPCS) Current Affairs

HIMACHAL PRADESH   Himachal Pradesh reels under cold wave conditions   The mid and higher hills and tribal areas in Himachal Pradesh reeled under cold wave conditions as the minimum temperatures were recorded between two to five degrees below normal. The minimum temperatures stayed between 10 to 14 degrees Celsius below the freezing point in … Read more

18.11.17 Himachal Pradesh (HPPCS) Current Affairs

HIMACHAL PRADESH   Shimla at risk, NGT prohibits construction on 45-degree slope   To reduce the risk of landslides in Shimla and nearby areas, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the departments concerned to ensure no construction activity takes place on slopes that are over 45 degrees steep. The tribunal said that the slope in soft … Read more

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