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V P Singh Badnore sworn in as Governor of Punjab

Aug 23, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Badnore replaced Kaptan Singh Solanki, who is the Governor of Haryana. Solanki had been holding additional charge of Punjab Governor and Administrator of Chandigarh Administration since January 2015.

Rapid Rural Police Response System launched in Punjab

Jul 2, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The system was launched to ensure prompt and effective police response in over 12000 villages in Punjab. Under the system, the police will respond to any crime or law and order situation within 20 minutes of it being reported.

Punjab government launches Mukh Mantri Punjab Hepatitis C Relief Fund

Jun 21, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

With this initiative, Punjab became the first Indian state to provide free treatment to confirmed cases of Hepatitis C.

World’s largest Single Rooftop Solar Power Plant inaugurated in Amritsar

May 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

This is the largest Solar Power Plant spread over 82 acres of rooftop in single campus on multiple roofs with installed capacity of 19.5 MW.

Punjab Legislative Assembly passed the Punjab Settlement of Agricultural Indebtedness Bill, 2016

Mar 23, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The bill specifies that the interest payable on debt shall be calculated at such rate as may be notified by the government.

Punjab State Budget 2016-17 presented

Mar 17, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

For women empowerment, Swasth Kanya Yojna will be launched under which free school bags containing stationery items will be provided to girl students.

Punjab Government notified Swine Flu under Epidemic Disease Act

Mar 17, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The notification stated that all government and private hospitals will have to inform the Department of Health about a case of ILI (Influenza like Illness) having chronic diseases.

Punjab passed Punjab Sutlej Yamuna Link Canal land (Transfer of Proprietary Right) Bill, 2016

Mar 16, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The bill is an attempt to divest its neighbouring states from getting share from Punjab’s river waters.

Punjab imposed ban on sale of Army Uniforms in the state

Feb 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Any person buying uniform will have to submit a self-attested copy of his identity card and phone number, which would be duly maintained along with date of sale with the shopkeeper.

Punjab Government signed MoU to set up bio-ethanol refinery

Nov 2, 2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The refinery will be constructed in two years, which will make Punjab the state leader in the bio-refinery sector.

Suresh Arora appointed as DGP of Punjab

Oct 26, 2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Suresh Arora was posted in Amritsar as Superintendent of Police (SP) and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) when Operation Black Thunder I and II were conducted.

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal launched Punjab ePMS portal

Jul 3, 2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

The portal will fast track infrastructure investment stalled projects, both in the public and private sectors, involving investment between 100 crore rupees and 1000 crore rupees.

Industrial Policy 2015 for Chandigarh city launched

Jul 2, 2015
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

The policy is aimed at boosting employment and motivate medium and small industries in the city.

National Level Sikh museum to be constructed in Lakhnaur Sahib Village of Punjab

Jun 30, 2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Lakhnaur Sahib is a historical village as the mother of tenth Sikh guru Guru Gobind Singh, Mata Gujari belonged to the place.

Punjab government launched pan-state programme to monitor the soil health of every farm

May 14, 2015
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

With this, Punjab became the first state in India to issue Soil Health Cards to farmers.

PM announced to set up Shaheed Bhagat Singh PG Institute for Horticulture Research & Education

Mar 24, 2015
Important for Exam: 50 people agreed

Hussainiwala is a village in Firozpur district in Punjab, India, where Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru were cremated on 23 March 1931 and it is at this place National Martyrs Memorial stands.

Punjab Government banned health camps in the State without permission

Dec 6, 2014
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

State Government of Punjab on 5 December 2014 decided to ban health camps without prior approval of district civil surgeons

Punjab Government agreed to Ghana’s offer of land to Punjab farmers

Aug 1, 2014
Important for Exam: 129 people agreed

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on 31 July 2014 agreed to Ghana’s proposal of land to Punjab farmers

Chief Minister of Punjab gave approval to set-up Mega Food Park in Ludhiana

May 29, 2014
Important for Exam: 47 people agreed

Chief Minister of Punjab gave in-principle approval to set-up a 150 crore rupees mega Food Park at Ladowal in Ludhiana to boost food processing.

Suresh Arora appointed DGP of Punjab Police

Apr 4, 2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Election Commission of India (ECI) approved on 3 April 2014 the appointment of Suresh Arora as Directorate General of Police (DGP) of Punjab Police.

Punjab Cabinet approved the Backward Status for Jats community

Mar 6, 2014
Important for Exam: 75 people agreed

The Punjab Cabinet approved the Backward Class (BC) status for the Jat and Jat Sikhs of the State on 5 March 2014.

Satellite Centre of PGIMER, Chandigarh to be established at Sangrur

Feb 13, 2014
Important for Exam: 38 people agreed

Union cabinet approved the establishment of the Satellite Centre of PGIMER, Chandigarh at Sangrur.

Hoshiarpur and Kapurthala declared as Smoke-Free districts in Punjab

Sep 1, 2013
Important for Exam: 83 people agreed

Hoshiarpur and Kapurthala districts of Punjab were declared as smoke-free districts in the state by Punjab Government.

Punjab Government launched Night Policing Scheme

Jul 15, 2013
Important for Exam: 77 people agreed

Punjab state government on 14 July 2013 launched the Night Policing Scheme (NPS).

Conceptual Plan to develop New Chandigarh Approved by Government of Punjab

Jul 6, 2013
Important for Exam: 43 people agreed

Punjab Government approved the comprehensive conceptual plan to develop New Chandigarh in the Mullanpur area on the outskirts of the city.

Punjab Cabinet approved Regularisation of Unauthorised Colonies

Jun 17, 2013
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The Punjab Cabinet in Month of June 2013 has approved the policy for regularisation of about 5000 unauthorised colonies in the State.

Punjab Government approved Online Lottery System to Increase Revenue

May 29, 2013
Important for Exam: 89 people agreed

Punjab government on 28 May 2013 gave its approval for starting an online lottery system in order to increase revenues of the state.

Punjab Government approved Policy to Check Exploitation of Ground Water

May 27, 2013
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

Punjab government has approved a policy stipulating guidelines for the release of electric connections for agricultural pump sets in the state for 2013-14

Punjab Government increased Minimum Wages on the Eve of Labour’s Day

May 1, 2013
Important for Exam: 70 people agreed


The Punjab government on 1 May 2013 announced to increase the minimum wages of unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled workers with effect from 1 March 2013.

VOR Equipment Commissioned at Ludhiana Airport by Airport Authority of India

Apr 13, 2013
Important for Exam: 85 people agreed

VOR (VHF Omni Directional Range) technology was successfully commissioned at Ludhiana Airport on 12 April 2013 by Airport Authority of India.

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