Himachal Pradesh Weekly Current Affairs – [February 1st Week]

By | February 8, 2019

Himachal Pradesh Weekly Current Affairs:

February 01-07, 2019

CM Releases book penned by Brahmanand Devrani:

  • Chief  Minister Jai Ram Thakur released a poetry book ‘Kavita Reh Gaye Gaon Main’ written by noted writer and Deputy News Editor in a vernacular daily Brahmanand  Devrani.

Cabinet gave its nod to introduce ‘The Himachal Pradesh Bovine Breeding Bill, 2019:

  • The Cabinet gave its nod to introduce ‘The Himachal Pradesh Bovine Breeding Bill, 2019’ for improvement of bovine by regulating bovine breeding activities including use of bovine breeding bulls for production of bovine semen, processing, storage, sale and distribution of bovine semen, and artificial insemination and any other breeding activity in bovines in the State.
  • This Bill would be introduced in the State Legislative Assembly.

HP to take benefit of Kerala’s expertise in various sectors:

  • Himachal Pradesh is paired with Kerala under GoI programme ‘Ek Bharat -Shrestha Bharat” (EBSB) as both the states have many similarities like best literacy rate, good social indicators, tourism, rich culture repository and Ayurveda etc.
  • Under EBSB cultural exchange, strengthening of bonding, sharing of best practices and exposure visits of students is being conducted.
  • Under this programme five best books idioms and phrases representing the culture of both states would be exchanged and translated.
  • The state government has provided Rs. 10 lakh under this programme out of which Rs. 5.50 lakh has been provided to HP State Handicraft and Handloom Corporation.
  • Handloom Corporation to put up an exhibition in Kerala showcasing the various handicrafts such as Pahari Sculpture, Kangra and Thanka Paintings, Chamba Rumal etc.

Theme based tourist circuits will be developed in the state: [HPAS Main]

  • The State Government envisages to develop theme based tourist circuits on the principles of high tourist value, competitiveness and sustainability in an integrated manner by synergising efforts to focus on needs and concerns of all stakeholders to enrich tourist experience and enhance employment opportunities.

Women Team of Himachal Pradesh who won bronze medal in Kabaddi in All India Civil Services Tournament:

  • Women Team of Himachal Pradesh who won bronze medal in Kabaddi in All India Civil Services Tournament held at Bhopal from 1st  to 5th February, 2019.

e-Vidhan App launched in HP:

  • Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur released e-Vidhan Guideline brochure and also launched e-Vidhan Application of Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha.
  • The State Vidhan Sabha have the privilege of being the first ever high tech paperless Vidhan Sabha of the country after implementation of e-Vidhan.
  • This has not only minimised paper usage but also ensured maximum use of e-governance solutions for fast dissemination of information.

CM flags off express train between Baijnath Paprola-Pathankot:

  • Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur flagged off new express train No. 52476 between Baijnath Paprola to Pathankot from railway station Baijnath-Paporla in Kangra district.
  • This express service will not only help faster transportation to the local public but also encourage tourists to visit this region.
  • Now the express train will cover the distance between Baijnath Paprola and Pathankot in 5 hours 5 minutes which otherwise took nearly 7.15 hours to cover this distance.
  • This railway track came into existence in 1929 and it was after about 90 years that the time between Pathankot and Baijnath has been reduced by about two and a half hour.

HPSHIVA to benefit about 50000 farmer families in the State: [HPAS Pre and Main]

  • An area of about 20,000 hectare would be covered under the subtropical fruits with assured irrigation facilities and complete fencing of fields once the Rs 1688 crore Himachal Pradesh Subtropical Horticulture, Irrigation and Value Addition Project (HPSHIVA) which has been approved by the Government of India and also approved by the ADB for external funding takes off in the State.
  • ADB has sanctioned three projects viz. HPSHIVA, Integrated Mushroom Development Project worth Rs 423 crore and Doubling Farmers Income through Water Conservation worth Rs 4751 crore.
  • Rs 1688 crore HPSHIVA would generate sustainable livelihood opportunities for the rural people benefitting about 50000 farmer families in the State.
  • Similarly the Rs 423 crore Mushroom  Development Project would be significant in providingself-employmentt avenues for the women, unemployed youth and landless farmers.

Read more: HP Current Affairs [Weekly and Monthly]

2 thoughts on “Himachal Pradesh Weekly Current Affairs – [February 1st Week]

  1. Suresh K.Sharma

    Please update Economic Survey & Budget of Himachal Pradesh 2019-20

  2. Nikhil bharadwaj

    Please Do post the Budget nd economic survey as Soon as possible


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