Himachal Pradesh Weekly Current Affairs – 1

By | June 5, 2018

1. Who is the service provider for Heli-taxi service launched recently by Government of Himachal Pradesh from Shimla to Chandigarh and back?

  1. Air India
  2. Indigo
  3. Pawan Hans
  4. Spice jet

Answer: Pawan Hans

Explanation: Chief Minister Shri Jai Ram Thakur flagged off Heli-taxi service between Shimla-Chandigarh from Jubberhatti Airport near Shimla.

Service provider: Pawan Hans

Days of operation: Every Monday and Friday

2. Which of the followings are AMRUT cities in Himachal Pradesh?

  1. Kullu & Dharamshala
  2. Kullu & Shimla
  3. Mandi & Shimla
  4. Shimla & Dharamshala

Answer: Kullu & Shimla

Why in news? – Chief Minister Shri Jairam Thakur requested the MoS (Independent) Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh  Puri for financial assistance for the improvement of facilities under AMRUT in Shimla.

3. Where is Water Sports Center in District Chamba?

  1. Khajjiar
  2. Chamba city
  3. Salol
  4. Taleru

Answer: Taleru near Dalhousie

Why in news? – CM Shri Jai Ram Thakur during his visit to the Water Sports Center at Taleru stated that the state government would develop virgin destinations from the tourism point of view.

4. Which of the following cities is the first tobacco-free city in India?

  1. Mandi
  2. Kullu
  3. Shimla
  4. Dharamshala

Answer: Shimla

Explanation: Additional Chief Secretary (Health) B.K. Aggarwal release the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) Report of Himachal Pradesh. GATS is a systematic way of monitoring the use of tobacco among adults and to detect the main components to control the use of tobacco.

First Phase of GATS: – 2009-10

Second Phase of GATS: – Till the end of 2017

The survey has been conducted among 30 different states of the country and Himachal Pradesh has achieved remarkable achievement and been ranked 6th highest decline in tobacco use, which has been reduced by 24%.

Still, Himachal Pradesh has 16% tobacco consuming population whereas in India it is 28.6%.

The goal is to bring down the number of people consuming tobacco below 10%.

It is illegal to sell tobacco products within 100 meters of the educational institutions.

5. Shatta-Dhar is in …………..district.

  1. Sirmaur
  2. Mandi
  3. Chamba
  4. Kangra

Answer: Mandi

Why in news? – Chief Minister Shri Jai Ram Thakur recently visited Shatta-Dhar where he addressed a public meeting and stated that Shatta-Dhar would be developed from eco-tourism point of view.

He sanctioned Rs. 1 crore for this project and said that tents, huts and trekkers huts would be constructed there to facilitate the tourists.

12 thoughts on “Himachal Pradesh Weekly Current Affairs – 1

  1. Kartik Thakur

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  4. Hem Raj

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    1. HP General Studies Post author

      It’s there on the website in current affairs section in menu bar.

      1. varsha

        Really sorry.But i am really not getting it. It’s from sept to dec ’18

      2. Gaurav

        It’s starts from June 2018 and July august missing. After that all months available.


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