Chandigarh: Point-Wise State Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2019 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Oct 17, 2016
  • 1 National Summit on Fortification of Food Inaugurated in New Delhi [ Policy/Governance ]

    “National Summit on Fortification of Food” was inaugurated in New Delhi to address micronutrient malnutrition in India. Summit brought together experts from food industry, development communities, technical supporters, state governments, academics, donors, and receivers.

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  • Oct 4, 2016
  • 1 PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates INDOSAN in New Delhi [ None ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the INDOSAN (Indian sanitation Conference) in New Delhi- second anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission. PM Modi addressed that cleanliness is a habit and takes some effort.

    Image of PM Narendra Modi

    Image of PM Narendra Modi

    Image of PM Narendra Modi

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  • Sep 22, 2016
  • 1 Smart City [ Policy/Governance ]

    A smart city is an urban development vision to integrate information and communication technology, in a secure fashion to manage a city’s assets. The city’s assets include schools, libraries, transportation systems, hospitals, power plants, water supply networks, waste management

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  • Sep 6, 2016
  • 1 First Wi-Fi Hotspot Village of Haryana: Gumthala Garhu [ Science/Technology ]

    Gumthala Garhu Village of Kurukshetra district became the first Wi-Fi hotspot village in Haryana circle. Chief Minister Manohar Lal has inaugurated this service at Chandigarh under the bulk plan of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) of providing internet services to rural areas.

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  • Aug 23, 2016
  • 1 VP Singh Badnore Takes Oath as New Governor of Punjab [ None ]

    VP Singh Badnore (69) has taken oath as the new Governor Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh at the ceremony held in Punjab Raj Bhawan Chandigarh.SJ Vazifdar a Chief Justice of Haryana High Court has administered his oath to the office.He has replaced Kaptan Singh Solanki a Go

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  • Jun 22, 2016
  • 1 Use of Cancer Causing Chemical Potassium Bromate Banned by Union Government as Food Additive [ None ]

    The use of potassium bromate (KbrO3) has been banned by Union Government the as a food improver as it is carcinogenic ad decided by the Union Health Ministry based on the recommendation of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

    • the Health Ministry has got recommen

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  • Jun 21, 2016
  • 1  21st June: International Yoga Day [ Important Days ]

    The second International Yoga Day is celebrated on 21st June. It is secular and international event, total 135 countries including 40 Muslim nations has participate in this celebration in order to support this global event in India.

    • In this regard Prime minister of India Narendr

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  • Jun 13, 2016
  • 1  Satya Pal Jain: Part Time Member of 21st Law Commission [ None ]

    Satya Pal Jain an additional Solicitor General of India and former Parliamentarian was appointed as a part-time member of the 21st Law Commission of India to present charge as an Additional Solicitor General of India.

    About Satya Pal Jain

    • Satya Pal Jain is a well-known constitu

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  • Jun 3, 2016
  • 1  India and World Bank Inked Agreement for Efficient Bus Service [ None ]

    For the Efficient and Sustainable City Bus Service Project, the Union Government and World Bank have inked a US 9.2 million dollar grant agreement under World Bank-Global Environment Facility (GEF) Programme.

    Key Facts

    • The main aim of the Efficient and Sustainable City Bus Serv

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  • Jun 2, 2016
  • 1  BS Bassi a Former Delhi Police Commissioner Appointed as UPSC Member [ None ]

    Former IPS officer Bhim Sain Bassi appointed as a member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) by President Pranab Mukherjee according to the provisions of Article 316 of Constitution he will be serving on this post till February 2021.

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    Image of Bhim Sain Bassi

    Bhim Sain Bassi member of UPSC

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  • May 31, 2016
  • 1  Kalpana Chawla Chair Set Up on Geospatial Technology by Indian Railways and PEC [ None ]

    To set up Kalpana Chawla Chair on Geospatial Technology for Indian Railways at the University Union Ministry of Railways and PEC University of Technology have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

    • In this regard the MoU was signed as the backdrop of Union Railway Minister S

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  • May 26, 2016
  • 1  According to CSE Study Chemical Additive in Bread Potassium Bromate is Carcinogenic [ None ]

    Chemical additive Potassium bromate (KbrO3) usually prevalent in bread and refined flour is carcinogenic according to the recent study of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) which was tested by CSE’s Pollution Monitoring Laboratory.

    • Ans during the study they found 84 % of c

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  • May 25, 2016
  • 1  Union Government Shortlist 13 Cities in 2nd Phase of Smart Cities Mission [ None ]

    13 cities have been shortlisted by the Union Ministry of Urban Development for the list of second batch of Smart Cities based on scores obtained in Fast Track competition lead for 23 cities from as many States and Union Territories.

    • Lucknow in Uttar Prades has topped this compet

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  • May 23, 2016
  • 1  Kiran Bedi Appointed as Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry [ None ]

    BJP leader and former IPS officer Kiran Bedi as the Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Puducherry as per Article 239 of the Constitution by President Pranab Mukherjee. The post LG was empty for the past two years after the Union Government had discharged Virendra Kataria from the post i

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  • Apr 20, 2016
  • 1  Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme Protracted to More 61 Districts with Low Child Sex Ratio [ None ]

    The Union Government has protracted the Beti Bachao Beti Padho Scheme in supplementary 61 districts across 11 States and Union Territories with low Child Sex Ratio, the Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has announced it at New Delhi.

    About Beti Bachao, Beti Padh

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  • Apr 13, 2016
  • 1  Gurgaon Will Be Renamed as Gurugram Decided by Haryana Government [ None ]

    Haryana Government has decided that Gurgaon will be turn as Gurugram. State government also has renamed Mewat as Nuh. Chief Minister Manohar Lal has approved the proposal to change the names of Gurgaon and Mewat in this regard.

    • On the basis of the representations received at sev

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  • Apr 5, 2016
  • 1  Top University of India is IISc in NIRF Survey [ None ]

    According to the first National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) survey the Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Bengaluru was ranked at the best Indian university. This NIRF Survey was the first of its kind of indigenous ranking framework for higher education institutions

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  • Mar 28, 2016
  • 1 Union Cabinet Permits the Implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana: Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana will provide financial help for construction of pucca houses to all houseless and households living in decrepit houses. The spending in implementing the project is Rs. 81975 crore in a span of 3 years from 2016 - 17 t

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  • Mar 22, 2016
  • 1  IRCTC Survey Has Released That Surat is Cleanest a-1 Railway Station in India [ None ]

    According to the recently published survey of Indian Railways Surat (Gujarat) was declared as the cleanest railway station in the country. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) have jointly conducted the survey at 407 railway stations, which included 75 A-1 stat

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  • Feb 17, 2016
  • 1 Behavioural Change Communication Award Has Been Won by Tiruchirapalli City [ Awards ]

    Behavioral change Communication Award has been won by Tiruchirapalli city in Tamil Nadu for best city performer. At the Swach Survekshan function Trichy city commissioner Vijayalakshmi has received this award from Union Minister of urban Development Venkaiah Naiadu.

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  • Feb 16, 2016
  • 1 In Swachh Sarvekshan 2016 Mysuru Declared as Cleanest City [ None ]

    In terms of cleanliness Mysuru city from Karnataka has been ranked first for second time among the 73 surveyed cities in Swachh Sarvekshan 2016. Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu has announced this during the Swachh Survekshan 2016 award function at New Delhi.

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  • Feb 11, 2016
  • 1 Maharashtra Ranked First in Internet Readiness Index According to Iiris Report [ None ]

    Maharashtra ranked first in terms of the overall Internet readiness index according to recently released Index of Internet Readiness of Indian States (IIRIS) report. Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and Indicus Analytics has jointly issued this report.

    Key highli

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  • Jan 27, 2016
  • 1 For Online Booking of LPG Cylinders Union Government has Launched Sahaj Scheme [ None ]

    For online booking of LPG cylinders Union Government has introduce Sahaj Scheme. Dharmendra Pradhan Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge) has launch this scheme as part of Government’s 2016-Year of the Consumers initiative.

    At the initial phase this fa

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  • Dec 30, 2015
  • 1 Educational qualification for municipal polls has been set by the Haryana Government [ None ]

    The minimum educational qualification for aspirant of contesting urban local bodies (ULB) elections in the state on the lines of panchayat polls has been set by the Haryana Government. In the state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Chandigarh the de

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  • Sep 15, 2015
  • 1 Union Government introduces SAHAJ scheme for new LPG connections [ None ]

    About the SAHAJ scheme: Under the scheme, people can apply online for new LPG connection and they need not visit to the LPG suppliers for it. SAHAJ facility will enable the customers to post online request for a new connection by filing Know Your Customer (KYC) form by uploading

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  • Aug 5, 2015
  • 1 Rajan Vishal chosen for Election Commission’s Zonal award [ Awards ]

    About Rajan Vishal: Rajan Vishal is an IAS officer from Himachal Pradesh of batch 2008. He achieved 60th position in IAS exam. He did M.A. Economics from Punjab University, Chandigarh and Master Business Economics (MBE) from University of Delhi, South Campus New Delhi.

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  • Jul 24, 2015
  • 1 14 States, UTs achieve literacy rate of 80%: Government [ None ]

    Union Government has declared that 14 States and Union Territories (UTs) have achieved or surpassed the literacy rate of 80 percent. These 14 States and UTs are Kerala, Lakshadweep, Mizoram, Goa, Tripura, Daman and Diu, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, NCR- Delhi, Chandigarh, Puduche

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  • Jul 21, 2015
  • 1 Bhanu Pratap Sharma appointed as Chairperson of FSSAI [ None ]

    Union Government of India has appointed Bhanu Pratap Sharma as Chairperson Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). At present, Bhanu Pratap Sharma is Health and Family Welfare Secretary was given additional charge of FSSAI for three months. Sharma is an IAS officer

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  • Jun 23, 2015
  • 1 Nek Chand Saini, creator of Chandigarh’s Rock Garden passed away June 12, 2015 [ None ]

    Nek Chand Saini who is creator of Chandigarh’s iconic Rock Garden passed away on 11 June 2015 in Chandigarh at the age 90. Saini was born in Berian Kalan village in Shakargarh region but now in Pakistan. Saini was as a self-taught Indian artist. He had settled in Chandigarh in 19

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  • Apr 8, 2015
  • 1 DGCEI slapped 570 crore rupees excise duty fine against Cadbury India Limited [ None ]

    The Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence (DGCEI) slapped 570 crore rupees excise duty fine against confectionery giant Cadbury India Limited. The fine was slapped for allegedly evading excise duty by fraudulently taking exemption for one of its unopened production u

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