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By admin: Jan. 30, 2023

1. First survey of migrants started in Jharkhand

Tags: State News

Recently the first survey of migrants has been started by the Government of Jharkhand.

An overview of the news

  • This survey will be done in 11 thousand houses in 24 districts of the state.

  • The objective of the survey is to create a robust database of migrants and migration patterns in the state.

  • The results of the survey will be used for state level policy making.

  • The survey will collect information about migrants coming into the state, migrants going out of the state, quality of life of migrants, understanding the mindset of migrants etc.


  • Capital - Ranchi

  • Chief Minister - Hemant Soren

  • Governor - Ramesh Bais

  • Lok Sabha seats - 14

  • Rajya Sabha seats - 6

  • National Parks - Hazaribagh National Park, Palamu National Park and Betla National Park, Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhendia Wildlife Sanctuary.

  • Festivals - Karma, Sarhul, Jitiya, Sohrai Parab

By admin: Jan. 30, 2023

2. Chhattisgarh CM announces unemployment allowance for youth from financial year 2023-24

Tags: State News

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, in his address on the occasion of Republic Day,announced unemployment allowance for the youth from the financial year 2023-24.

An overview of the news

  • The amount to be given as unemployment allowance to the youth has not been announced yet.

Other announcements made on the occasion:

  • Rice will be provided free of cost for one year to the ration card holders of Chhattisgarh.

  • A grant amount of Rs 50,000 will be provided to construction workers registered in the Chhattisgarh Building and Construction Workers Welfare Board for the construction of houses for a period of three years.

  • Theformation of Chhattisgarh State Innovation Commission has also been announced.

  • Several other announcements were also made on the occasion including establishment of Aerocity near Raipur airport, housing assistance scheme for labourers and scheme to promote women entrepreneurship.


  • Capital - Raipur

  • Chief Minister - Bhupesh Baghel

  • Governor - Anusuiya Uikey

  • Lok Sabha seats - 11

  • Rajya Sabha seats - 5

  • National Parks - Indravati National Park, Kanger Valley National Park, Guru Ghasi Das National Park

  • Dams – Gangrel Dam (Mahanadi River), Murum Silli Dam (Silari River), Dudhwa Dam (Mahanadi River), Hasdeo Bango Dam (Hasdeo River)

  • Festivals - Hareli, Navakhana, Chherchera, Bhojli

By admin: Jan. 27, 2023

3. PM to address 1111th Avataran Mahotsav of Bhagwan Devnarayan in Rajasthan's Bhilwara on Jan 28

Tags: State News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the ceremony commemorating 1111th ‘Avataran Mahotsav’ of Bhagwan Shri Devnarayan Ji in Bhilwara, Rajasthan on 28th January. PM Modi will be the chief guest during the programme.

Bhagwan Shri Devnarayan Ji

  • Bhagwan Shri Devnarayan Ji was born in the family of a popular Mandalji Gurjar who established the famous Mandal Lake near Bhilwara district in Mewar.

  • Devnarayan was a mighty warrior who fought many battles and wars against tyrannical rulers. He was also a ruler.

  • He attained many achievements. On the basis of miracles, gradually he became a deity and was worshipped as the presiding deity.

  • Devnarayan is worshipped as an incarnation of Vishnu by the Gujjar community as a folk deity in Rajasthan and South-Western Madhya Pradesh.

By admin: Jan. 27, 2023

4. Norovirus cases detected in Kerala

Tags: State News

Norovirus cases detected in Kerala

The Kerala Health Department on January 24 confirmed two cases of the gastrointestinal infection norovirus in class 1 students in Ernakulam district.

What is Norovirus?

  • This virus has been found in humans for more than 50 years and is known to be one of the primary causes of gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and intestines).

  • The virus is estimated to kill 200,000 people globally every year, with the majority of deaths occurring in children under the age of five and adults over the age of 65.

  • The virus is able to survive in low temperatures, and outbreaks are more common during winter and in colder countries, so it is sometimes called "winter vomiting disease".


  • Having direct contact with the infected person.

  • Consuming contaminated food or water.

  • Touching contaminated surfaces

  • Infection usually occurs in closed and crowded environments.


  • Diarrhea

  • Vomiting

  • Nausea

  • Stomach Pain

Symptoms of dehydration include-

  • Decrease in urination

  • Dry mouth and throat

  • Feeling dizzy when standing up


  • There is no real treatment for this virus. Consuming large amounts of fluids.

  • In cases of severe dehydration, hospitalisation may be required for treatment through intravenous or IV fluids.

By admin: Jan. 26, 2023

5. Himachal Pradesh Foundation Day

Tags: State News Important Days

January 25 is celebrated as Himachal Pradesh Statehood Day, Himachal Pradesh was granted full statehood on January 25, 1971.

January 25 is celebrated as Himachal Pradesh Statehood Day, Himachal Pradesh was granted full statehood on January 25, 1971.

An overview of the news

Background of the State

  • After India's independence, Himachal Pradesh was formed on April 15, 1948 by uniting 30 hill princely states of the region.

  • It was granted the status of a Union Territory on November 1, 1956.

  • After this, in the year 1966, the hilly areas of Punjab were included in Himachal Pradesh.

  • On December 18, 1970, the Parliament passed the Himachal Pradesh Act, and on January 25, 1971, Himachal Pradesh came into existence as a full-fledged state and became the 18th state of India.

Himachal Pradesh State

  • The state is bordered by Jammu and Kashmir to the north, Punjab to the west and southwest, Haryana to the south, Uttarakhand to the southeast, and China to the east.

  • Capital: Shimla

  • Chief Minister - Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu

  • Governor: Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar

  • State Symbol

  • State Animal: Snow Leopard

  • State Bird: Western Tragopan

  • State Flower: Pink Rhododendron

By admin: Jan. 24, 2023

6. J&K govt to host its maiden SARAS Fair 2023 from February 4 to 14

Tags: Festivals State News

The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is going to host the Saras Mela 2023 from February 4 to February 14 for the first time.

An overview of the news

  • The fair would be organised at Bagh-e-Bahu, Jammu. 

  • In the fair artisans and women self help groups from across the country will showcase their crafts, handcrafts, handloom and foods.

  • The national level food and cultural fair will showcase unique and famous indigenous products from different states and union territories of the country.

  • The event will provide a platform to the participants to sell and promote their self-made products.

  • Another prominent feature of this national fair is that it will have cultural programs showcasing the cultural and traditional heritage of Jammu and Kashmir.

  • It is organised under the guidance of the Ministry of Rural Development.

  • The fair is organised jointly by the Centre-State Government as part of the National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) in which entrepreneurs from across the country participate.

By admin: Jan. 24, 2023

7. Uttar Pradesh Day

Tags: State News

Uttar Pradesh State Day is celebrated on 24 January.

An overview of the news

  • On 24 January 1950 itself, United Provinces or United Provinces was renamed as Uttar Pradesh.

  • In 2017, the state government announced to celebrate January 24 every year as Uttar Pradesh Day.

  • It was celebrated for the first time in 2018.

General information about Uttar Pradesh

  • State Reorganisation - 1st November, 1956

Naming of the state

North-West Provinces

since 1836

North-West Agra and Awadh Provinces

since 1877

United Provinces of Agra and Awadh

since 1902

United Provinces

since 1937

Uttar Pradesh

since January 24, 1950

State Symbol

  • Official language – Hindi (second Urdu)

  • State Animal - Barasingha

  • State Bird - Stork / Cronch

  • State Flower - Palash (since 2011)

  • State symbol - two fish inside a circle and an arrow bow

First in the state

  • The first Chief Minister of the state – Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant

  • First Deputy Chief Minister of the state - Chaudhary Narayan Singh

  • The first woman Chief Minister of the state and the country - Sucheta Kriplani

  • The first woman governor of the state and the country - Sarojini Naidu

  • Current Chief Minister - Yogi Adityanath

  • Current Governor – Anandiben Patel

Geographical Situation

  • District - 75

  • Area of Uttar Pradesh -2,40,928 sq km. (about 7.33% of the area of India)

  • Largest district (in area) - Lakhimpur Kheri (7680

  • The smallest district (in area) - Hapur (660

  • Number of states adjacent to the state-9 (8 states and 1 union territory)

  • Legislative Assembly Seats - 403

  • Lok Sabha seats - 80

  • Rajya Sabha seats - 31

  • State Legislative Council Seats - 100


  • Total population -19,98,12,341 (16.51% of the total population of the country)

  • Population density -829 persons per sq km.

  • Total Literacy -67.72%

  • Male literacy -77.30%,

  • Female literacy -57.20%

  • Most populated district - (1) Prayagraj (2) Moradabad (3) Ghaziabad

  • Districts with minimum population - (1) Mahoba (2) Chitrakoot (3) Hamirpur

By admin: Jan. 23, 2023

8. Jharkhand government launches water conservation scheme to benefit drought-hit farmers

Tags: Government Schemes State News

Jharkhand Agriculture Minister Badal Patralekh launched a water conservation scheme with an outlay of Rs 467.32 crore to benefit farmers who faced drought last year in the state.

An overview of the news

  • Under the scheme, 2,133 ponds will be renovated and 2,795 percolation tanks will be built in all blocks of 24 districts of the state.

  • Foundation stone for renovation work of 71 ponds and 184 percolation tanks was also laid on the occasion.

  • Percolation tank is an artificially created surface water body to recharge groundwater storage.

  • The objective of this scheme is to provide water to the drought-affected farmers of the state so that they can get enough water to irrigate their fields.

Jharkhand State

  • Capital - Ranchi

  • Governor - Ramesh Bais

  • Chief Minister - Hemant Soren

  • Legislative Assembly - 82 seats

  • Lok Sabha - 14 seats

  • Major festivals of Jharkhand - Sarhul, Karam / Karma, Rohini, Sohrai

By admin: Jan. 23, 2023

9. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurates ‘International Craft Summit’

Tags: Summits State News

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on 20 January inaugurated an ‘International Craft Summit’ in Jajpur.

An overview of the news

  • It is a first of its kind Crafts Summit which brings together leading craftsmen, culture and art enthusiasts.

  • International delegates from 15 countries have reached Jajpur to engage with local artisans and other stakeholders.

  • Four United Nations agencies and five UNESCO Creative Cities have partnered to make this ambitious and forward-looking event a reality on behalf of the State Government.

  • Jajpur was the ancient capital of Odisha.

  • With its existing wealth of religious tourism, urban tourism and Buddhist tourism, it has the potential to become a major tourism hub.

  • The cultural heritage of Jajpur is reflected in its vibrant art forms.

  • Odisha is a glorious land of immaculate arts and crafts. This is an example of artistic culture. The artistic skills of the craftsmen are reflected in many forms.

  • It can be seen in temples, sculptures, Buddhist temples, hand-woven fabrics, Patta paintings, wood works, metal works, etc.

By admin: Jan. 23, 2023

10. HCHF and Ladakh Tourism Department organised the annual Ethnic Mamani Festival

Tags: Festivals State News

In Ladakh, the Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation (HCHF) and the Ladakh Tourism Department organised the annual Ethnic Mamani Festival at the historic Satyang Kung village and Chiktan Shagran on 22 January.

An overview of the news

  • Steyang Kung village is about 500 years old and is still preserved and being developed as one of the heritage villages in Ladakh.

  • The history of Mamani Festival in Ladakh is linked to the ancient tradition of offering food to departed family members.

  • During Mamni, people exchange food with their relatives and neighbours and worship a variety of spirits (Lha).

  • These festivals have helped in reviving more than 35 cuisines of Kargil Ladakh.

  • Dr. Ghulam Mehdi, Principal Scientist, KVK Kargil was the chief guest on the occasion and the program executive AIR Kargil Annendra Singh was the guest of honour and Maj. Dr. Raja C. was the guest of honour.

Significance of the festival

  • The festival has great cultural significance as it allows communities to bond together and celebrate their shared heritage.

  • It also facilitates communal harmony as members of both Buddhist and Muslim communities in Ladakh participate in the festival, which strengthens social harmony in the region.

  • In 2018, the Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation along with Anayat Ali Shotopa formally took the responsibility to organise the festival at various locations in order to preserve the heritage in the region.