Madhya Pradesh Current Affairs - 2019

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MP gets its 1st international flight with Air India’s Indore-Dubai service

Indore, the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh recently made it to international aviation map with national carrier Air India launching its flight service to Dubai from MP Airport. Air India Flight AI903 took wings from Indore’s Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar International Airport with 150 passengers on. This was the 1st international commercial flight from Madhya Read More…

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Thawarchand Gehlot appointed as Leader of Rajya Sabha

Thawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment was recently appointed as Leader of Rajya Sabha (Council of States). The Leader of the Rajya Sabha is appointed by the party in power at Centre. This position was occupied by senior BJP leader and former Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley in previous Narendra Modi-led government Read More…

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MP’s Orchha Town added to UNESCO WHS Tentative List

The architectural heritage of Orchha town which is one of the prime tourist draws in Madhya Pradesh has been included in tentative list of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO’s) World Heritage Sites. Background The Orcha town was included in tentative list of cultural heritage following a proposal sent by the Archaeological Survey Read More…

Month:  Categories: Art & Culture

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 Last captive White Tiger named Bajirao dies

The last captive white tiger named Bajirao died recently at Sanjay Gandhi National Park, in Borivali (Mumbai suburb). He was 18 years and died due to old age related issues. He was born at national park in 2001. Reason: He suffered from chronic ankyloses (fusion of bones leads to abnormal stiffening and immobility of joint) Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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Ujjwala Beneficiaries in Four States still use Earthen Stoves

A study from the Research Institute for Compassionate Economics (r.i.c.e) study on the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna (PMUY) makes the following observations: Most rural households with LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) connections still use chulhas with firewood or dung cakes which are the detriment of rural health. 85% of Ujjwala beneficiaries in rural Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Read More…

Month:  Categories: Government Schemes & ProjectsUPSC

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Multi-dimensional Poverty Index 2018

The Multi-dimensional Poverty Index 2018 report prepared by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative makes the following observations about India: India has reduced its poverty rate drastically from 55% to 28% in 10 years, with 271 million people moving out of poverty between 2005-06 and 2015-16. India Read More…

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Lalit Kala Akademi announces 60th National Academy Award winners

Lalit Kala Akademi has announced the winners of the 15 winners of the 60th Annual Academy Awards. The winners were selected by a two-tier jury. The awardees will be honoured with a plaque, a shawl and prize money of Rs 1 lakh during the 60th National Exhibition of Art. The winners of the 60th National Academy Awards Read More…

Month:  Categories: Awards & Honours

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