Himachal Pradesh

Kalyan Singh sworn in as Himachal Pradesh Governor

Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh has sworn in as the 26th Governor of Himachal Pradesh.

He was administered oath of office by Himachal Pradesh High Court Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmed Mir at oath taking ceremony held at Raj Bhawan in Shimla.

He was given an additional charge of Himachal Pradesh after then governor Urmila Singh, completed the full five year term on January 24.

About Kalyan Singh

  • Kalyan Singh was born on 5 January 1932 in Aligarh district of Uttar Pradesh.
  • He was elected as member of Uttar Pradesh legislative Assembly for six times consecutively from 1967.
  • He has served two terms as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. First term from 24 Jun 1991 to 6 Dec 1992. Second term from 21 Sep 1997 to 12 Nov 1999.
  • In 1977, he was Health Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He was also Member of Parliament from 2004 to 2014.
  • He is 20th Governor of Rajasthan and was appointed on 26 August 2014.

Article 153: It says that there shall be Governor for each state. But 7th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1956 facilitated the appointment of the same person as a governor for two or more states.

Apple Festival begins in Himachal Pradesh

The Himachal Pradesh State Tourism Department has launched an Apple Festival to showcase and promote locally produced apples and apple made products among tourist. appleThe Tourism Departments also plans to take the tourists to the apple orchards itself so that they may have a more hands-on experience of the plucking, packaging and marketing processes involved.  The department also conducted a competition for farmers growing exotic varieties of apples. Various local hotels and food chains have also set up stalls selling apple based products.

Apart from being an impetus to tourism, the festival is also expected to promote the horticulture industry in the state. The horticulture industry is a major source of revenue for the state, with apple being the most important horticultural crop.

Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Awards for 2012 declared

Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Awards for the year 2012 were declared by Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan. The awards are awarded by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

BEST OF ALL AWARD

Rail Wheel factory (Ministry of Railways), Bangalore, Karnataka

CATEGORY AWARDS:

  1. Large scale manufacturing: Sakthi Masala P. Ltd., Erode, Tamil Nadu
  2. Large scale service sector: Tata Business Support Services Limited, Hyderabad
  3. Small scale service sector: Elin Appliances Pvt. Ltd., Solan, Himachal Pradesh

COMMENDATION CERTIFICATES

Large Scale Manufacturing Industry

  1. Chemical: Dalmia Cement (B) Limited, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh
  2. Electrical & Electronic: EOS Power India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, Maharashtra
  3. Engineering & Others: Currency Note Press (A unit of security Printing & Minting Corporation of India Ltd.), Nashik, Maharashtra
  4. Food & Drug: Mehsana Dist Co-Op Milk Producers’ Union Ltd., Dudhsagar Dairy, Mehsana, Gujarat

Large Scale Service Industry

  1. Health care: Apollo Speciality Hospital Madurai, Tamil Nadu
  2. Others: Engineers India Limited, New Delhi
  3. Education: Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, Uttar Pradesh
  4. Finanace: Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA), New Delhi

Small Scale Manufacturing Industry

  1. Engineering & Others: Suprabha Protective Products Pvt. Ltd, Pune, Maharashtra

 

Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Awards

Introduced in 1991, the Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award is given by the BIS to Indian manufacturing and service organizations that show excellence in their performance.

The award purposes to encourage quality services to the customers and to provide special appreciation to organizations that contribute considerably towards the quality movement of India.

The award is presented annually as per the financial year, and is similar to other national quality awards worldwide like the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award of the United States, European Quality Award of the European Union and the Deming Prize of Japan.

The award is presented to organizations in 5 broad categories:

  1. Large scale manufacturing
  2. Small scale manufacturing
  3. Large scale service sector
  4. Small scale service sector
  5. Best overall

Cash prize of Rs 5,00,000 for BEST OF ALL category, Rs 2,00,000 for each winner in respective category and Rs 1,00,000 for each winner of commendation certificate.

 

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