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Dharamsala declared as second capital of Himachal Pradesh

Jan 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Dharamsala is located at some 250 km from the state capital Shimla. It has its own significance and history to make it the second capital of the state.

Palampur Assembly Constituency becomes first e-Assembly of nation

Nov 25, 2016
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

The e-system would be introduced in other 67 constituencies of the state in next six months. Besides, the HP state assembly is the first assembly to adopt the e-Vidhan system.

Himachal Pradesh becomes India’s second open defecation free state

Nov 1, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Himachal Pradesh successfully achieved total rural sanitation coverage of 100 per cent in the state, with all 12 districts in the state being both, declared as well as verified as ODF.

PM Modi inaugurates 3 hydropower projects in Himachal Pradesh

Oct 18, 2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The three hydropower projects are Parbati hydro power project, Rampur project and Kol Dam power project.

Himachal Pradesh becomes first state to launch green-concept based State Data Centre

Jun 8, 2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

CM Virbhadra Singh directed all government departments to make use of SDC for hosting e-Governance applications instead of creating their own infrastructure.

Himachal Pradesh launched PEHAL programme for Shimla district

May 23, 2016
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Under the programme, five thrust areas were identified that have a direct bearing on the lives of the people in the district.

Himachal Pradesh begins artificial propagation programme of Golden Mahseer fish for conservation

May 23, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

A hatchery with an outlay of 6 crore rupees has been set up at Machhial near Joginder Nagar town in Mandi district to rear the mahseer. The hatchery-reared juveniles would be released into the rivers and reservoirs.

Himachal High Court issued notice to Union and State on declaring Monkeys as Vermin

Apr 20, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The notice was issued by a division bench of Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan while hearing a plea in this regard filed by animal activist Rajeshwar Singh Negi.

Himachal Pradesh government released Sixth Economic Census report

Mar 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

Growth rate in number of establishments has been recorded nearly 60 percent more in comparison to fifth census held in 2005.

Himachal Pradesh to spend 15 crore rupees on Swachh Bharat Mission in Kinnaur

Feb 2, 2016
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

The funds will be utilized on capacity building and organizing of workshops for awareness.

Himachal Pradesh became first state to launch Rotavirus vaccination project

Dec 4, 2015
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

The project was launched by the state Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh at Dharamsala in Kangra district.

Himachal Pradesh organised organic fair and food festival to boost organic farming

Sep 8, 2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The fair was organised with an aim to popularise organic farming in the state where 90 percent of the population is residing in rural areas and 79 percent families are dependent on agriculture.

Himachal Pradesh Government launched RISHTA project

Aug 21, 2015
Important for Exam: 57 people agreed

In this project, a total of 63484 street lights will be replaced with LEDs in all the Urban Local Bodies to achieve 45 to 55 percent energy savings.

Himachal to make Sanskrit mandatory in government schools

Aug 19, 2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Himachal Sanskrit Academy was directed to complete the formalities to take over Tungesh Sanskrit College at Cheog, so that it could be run in a better way.

Union Government approved Shimla drinking water project for World Bank funding

Jun 30, 2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

The project would help the people of Shimla and adjoining Special Planning Area of chronic water shortage problem and also sewerage connectivity.

HP High Court asked state government to establish separate homes for differently-abled people

Jun 6, 2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The court directed Principal Secretary (Social Justice and Empowerment) to release adequate funds for the purpose within eight weeks and asked state government to complete the work within a year.

Ajanmi Beti Ke liye Daud organised for the cause of saving girl child in Himachal Pradesh

May 28, 2015
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

Ajanmi Beti Ke liye Daud was organized with a concern over alarming child sex ratio in the hill state, which is 906 against 1000 females.

Himachal Pradesh to host Paragliding World Cup 2015

May 19, 2015
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

The event will be held at Bir Billing in Kangra valley and will be the first paragliding World Cup in India. It will be conducted under the aegis of Para-gliding World Cup Association, France.

Himachal Pradesh Government launched India’s first e-Vidhan Mobile app

Mar 31, 2015
Important for Exam: 139 people agreed

The e-Vidhan system will help the state to save 8 crore rupees per annum that is spent on the paper.

Himachal Pradesh Government launched Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System Project

Feb 12, 2015
Important for Exam: 55 people agreed

The project will connect 177 sites and 114 police stations in the state besides 13 district headquarters, 26 sub-divisional police officers and three police ranges along with state crime records bureau.

World Bank released a report on Social Inclusion and Sustainable Development in Himachal Pradesh

Jan 29, 2015
Important for Exam: 92 people agreed

It is the first report of its kind for Himachal Pradesh. It is a macro-social account of the state’s achievements over the past several decades.

Himachal Pradesh government introduced Cage Culture Technique for fish farming

Sep 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 50 people agreed

Himachal Pradesh government introduced Cage Culture technique of fish farming in water bodies created by the HP Mid-Himalayan Watershed Development Project.

HP government signed MoU with GVK-EMRI for free ambulance drop-back service scheme

Sep 10, 2014
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

HP government signed a MoU with GVK-EMRI to provide free drop-back service.

Himachal Pradesh High Court banned animal sacrifice in HP

Sep 4, 2014
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

Himachal Pradesh High Court banned the centuries-old tradition of animals sacrifice in religious places in HP.

Himachal HC banned animal sacrifice at any place of public religious worship

Sep 2, 2014
Important for Exam: 60 people agreed

Himachal Pradesh High Court banned animal sacrifice in any place of public religious worship to appease deities throughout the state.

NHRC issued notice to Himachal Pradesh government on alarming sex ratio in Una

Aug 21, 2014
Important for Exam: 72 people agreed

NHRC issued notice to HP government to give report on depressing state of sex ratio. Sex ratio of Una district has gone down to 500 girls on 1000 boys.

Himachal Pradesh selected to host First Para-gliding World Cup in India

Aug 14, 2014
Important for Exam: 144 people agreed

Himachal Pradesh selected to host the India’s first para-gliding World Cup in 2015.

HP selected for Union Government’s pilot programme to train Heads of Government Schools

Jul 23, 2014
Important for Exam: 44 people agreed

Himachal Pradesh on 23 July 2014 was selected for Union Government's pilot project to train Principals and Headmasters of government schools

Himachal Pradesh High Court banned plastic packing of junk food

Dec 27, 2013
Important for Exam: 54 people agreed

The Himachal Pradesh High Court on 26 December 2013 banned junk food items in plastic packing and directed to implement the ban.

Himachal Pradesh became Second State after Haryana to introduce NVQF

Oct 26, 2013
Important for Exam: 133 people agreed

Himachal Pradesh on 26 October 2013 became the second state after Haryana to introduce Union National Vocational Qualitative Framework (NVQF)

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