Punjab [PPSC] Current Affairs - 2020

Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) launched in 16 States and UTs

The 112 helpline which was earlier launched in Himachal Pradesh and Nagaland was launched in 16 states and UTs by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh under the Emergency Response Support System (ERSS). The 16 states and Union Territories where the helpline was launched were Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Read More…

Best Practices in Budget Formulation

The Transparency International conducted a survey to analyse the best practices followed by the states in the Budget Formulation. About the Survey The survey was based on 4 parameters which include public disclosure, budgetary process, post-budget fiscal management and efforts to make the budget more transparent and citizen-friendly. The findings of the survey are: The Read More…

Awards under Swasth Bharat Yatra

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) had launched Swasth Bharat Yatra to amplify its Eat Right India initiative. Swasth Bharat Yatra was a 100-day consumer outreach programme. The Yatra saw the participation of around 2.5 crore people across various States and UTs. It also led to the creation of 21,000 local ‘Eat Read More…

Bridge over River Ravi inaugurated in J and K

Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurated a 1210-meter span-bridge over the river Ravi in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. About the Bridge The bridge over river Ravi at Keerian – Gandial is a lifesaver for the people in the region. The bridge constructed at a cost of Rs 158.84 Read More…

Haryana announces Shaurya Award for Students

The Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar has announced the Shaurya awards for students in the name of 71 state police martyrs. About the Shaurya Awards The Shaurya Awards with prize money of Rs 11,000 will be awarded to students in the name of 71 personnel of the state police forces who laid down their lives while protecting Read More…