1. Himachal gets four prizes for remarkable achievements in the health sector:
- These prizes were given on Tuesday in a function organized at Kaziranga in Assam which were received by National Health Mission Director Manmohan Sharma on behalf of the state government.
- Two prizes have been given to the state for registering the maximum decline in the mortality rate of newborn and children age below five years.
- The state has succeeded in declining infant mortality rate by 15.8 percent and that of children below five years of age by 18.2 percent.
- The third prize has been given for effective implementation of e-health card in the state while the fourth prize for outstanding work with Goa, Karnataka, and Lakshadweep in providing internal patient services.
Topic: HPAS Main Exam, Appraisal of Health
2. Rs. 480 crores to be spent on developing infrastructure in new tourist places:
- A sum of Rs. 480 crores would be spent on development of infrastructure in unexplored and lesser known tourist places of the state under the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Tranche-II project worth Rs. 1892.04 crores.
- In the first phase, Rs. 800 crores have been proposed to be spent under this project on various activities for the development of tourism.
- Rs. 480 crores would be spent on providing basic amenities, strengthening infrastructure and capacity building in lesser known tourist destinations.
- Convention centers, tourist culture centers, food parks, and parking slots would be developed in these places.
- About Rs. 180 crores have been proposed to be spent on beautification of towns like Nahan, Solan, Palampur, Dalhousie, Una, Keylong, Tabo, and Kaza.
- Under this project, about Rs. 45 crore would be spent on conservation and maintenance of heritage buildings and Rs. 50 crores on capacity building.
- Under the new scheme Nai Raahein, Nai Manjilen, the state government has selected Janjehli in Mandi district, Chanshal in Shimla district, Bir Billing in Kangra district and Larji to be developed from the tourism point of view.
Topic: HPAS Main, Tourism in Himachal Pradesh
3. Darshan Saini has appointed as the Vice Chairman of HP Water Management Board:
Topic/Exam: HPSSC Hamirpur Exams
4. CM Launches Mukhya Mantri Yuva Ajivika and Mukhya Mantri Lok Bhawan Yojna:
Mukhya Mantri Yuva Ajivika Yojna:
- For empowerment of the youth by providing them incentives to start their self-employed ventures in trade/shops, restaurants, tour operators, adventure tourism, traditional handicrafts etc.
- This ambitious scheme would cover all the Himachali youth in the age group of 18 to 35 years and the eligible youth would be provided 25 percent subsidy on loan up to Rs. 30 lakh taken from banks.
- Apart from it, interest subsidy of 5 percent would also be provided on the loan amount for the period of three years.
- The subsidy would be 30 percent in the case of women entrepreneurs.
- State Government has earmarked a budget of Rs. 75 crore for the current financial year under the scheme.
Mukhya Mantri Lok Bhawan Yojana:
- For the state under which community houses would be constructed in all the Vidhan Sabha segments by spending an amount of Rs. 30 lakh to facilitate the people in organizing various social events.
Topic: HPAS Main Exam