1. Who is the service provider for Heli-taxi service launched recently by Government of Himachal Pradesh from Shimla to Chandigarh and back?
- Air India
- Pawan Hans
- 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?
- Kullu & Dharamshala
- Kullu & Shimla
- Mandi & Shimla
- 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?
- Chamba city
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?
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.
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.