Himachal Pradesh Current Affairs - 2020

Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh bags top position for implementing PMGSY.

Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh has bagged the first position among 30 districts of the country for successfully implementing the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY). Highlights Union Ministry of Rural Development declared the list of top performing 30 districts in the country. Mandi district has received top position for constructing roads of maximum length Read More…

CSIR-IHBT introduced Heeng Cultivation in Indian Himalayan Region

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Institute of Himalayan bioresource Technology (CSIR-IHBT) has planted the Heeng in the Lahaul valley of Himachal Pradesh. The institute plans to cover 750 hectares under the Heeng cultivation. Highlights The IHBT had partnered with Department of Agriculture of Himachal Pradesh in order to boost heeng production in the Read More…

Himachal Pradesh Plans to Provide 100 percent FHTC to all Rural Households by August 2022

On 4th July 2020, during a video conferencing with the Union Minister of Jal Shakti regarding the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Himachal Pradesh, the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Jairam Thakur has stated that the State Government of Himachal Pradesh is planning to provide 100 percent coverage of Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC) Read More…

World Bank Group Approves USD 500 Million under STARS Program

On 28th June 2020, the World Bank Group has announced that a loan of USD 500 million (approx Rs 3700 crore) was approved by its Board of Executives on 24th June 2020 for improving the quality and governance of school education system in India. The loan approved will benefit 10 million teachers and 250 million Read More…

Emergency Funds to Armed Forces of Rs. 500 Crore, Specialised Mountain Forces deployed at LAC

Following the violent Galwan valley clash on 15th June 2020 and a six-week-long border standoff with the Chinese army, under emergency requirement procurement Rs 500 crore of funds was granted by the Government for the Armed Forces. With consultation with the Department of Military Affairs, the Indian Armed Forces will be allowed to make a Read More…