21 & 22.01.18 Himachal Pradesh (HPPCS) Current Affairs

HIMACHAL PRADESH     Deal with NZ to boost apple output   Experts from New Zealand will provide its latest technology and “world’s best apple management practices” to the state orchardists under the Rs1,134 crore horticulture-modernisation project that aims at increasing fruit productivity to make Himachal’s apple competent in international market.   The project aims … Read more

21 & 22.01.18 (RPSC) Rajasthan Current Affairs

RAJASTHAN Mandawar becomes second liquor-free village in Rajasthan   Mandawar in Bhim tehsil of Rajsamand district has become the second alcohol-free village of the state after Kachhbali.   The referendum on Saturday saw 59.86 % of voters demanding removal of liquor shops from the area. Of the total registered 2,711 voters, 1,779 participated in the poll. Of these, 1,623 … 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

28.11.17 Himachal Pradesh (HPPCS) Current Affairs

HIMACHAL PRADESH   Achhe din for state on power front   The news of enhanced revenue from the power sector this time as compared to recent years has come as a big relief to the cash-strapped government with Rs 927 crore coming to the exchequer from the sale of power.   It is after two-three … 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

17.11.17 Himachal Pradesh (HPPCS) Current Affairs

HIMACHAL PRADESH   Women voters outnumber men in Himachal Pradesh assembly elections   With women voters in Himachal Pradesh outnumbering men in 48 assembly constituencies, political parties are trying to take credit. Of the 337 candidates in 68 assembly constituencies, only 19 were women and of the 37,21,667 votes polled, 18,11,126 were cast by men while 19,10,535 were cast … Read more

07.11.17 Himachal Pradesh (HPPCS) Current Affairs

HIMACHAL PRADESH   Poll candidates must reveal source of income: Council   The Social Welfare Council of India has demanded that a mandatory provision be made for declaring the source of income and means adopted for acquiring assets by candidates contesting state Assembly or Lok Sabha elections.   The council in a resolution adopted by … Read more

24.10.17 Himachal Pradesh (HPPCS) Current Affairs

HIMACHAL PRADESH   Himachal Pradesh cabinet raises paid maternity leave to 180 days   Himachal Pradesh cabinet on Wednesday decided to enhance paid maternity leave to women employees of the state government from the existing 135 days to 180 days. It also approved appointment of Indian women cricket team wicketkeeper Sushma Verma of Shimla rural constituency as DSP as … Read more

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