Dec 2018

30-31.12.18 (MPPSC) Madhya Pradesh Current Affairs

MADHYA PRADESH   IIM-Indore to study procurement of crop in Madhya Pradesh   Madhya Pradesh government has roped in Indian Institute of Management, Indore (IIM-I) to prepare an efficient crop procurement mechanism in the state ensuring proper utilization of the complete supply chain and minimum wastage.   Farmers’ unrest due to shrinking profit margins and reducing prices of their yield had been a major factor that led to the change of guard in the state in last assembly elections. The Shivraj government had approached IIM-Indore ahead of assembly polls for preparing the roadmap for crop procurement. The institute is now studying the crop ... Read more

29.12.18 (MPPSC) Madhya Pradesh Current Affairs

MADHYA PRADESH   Pharma exports from region up by over 60   Pharmaceutical exports from the region have registered a growth of over 60 per cent this year as against the previous year led by higher orders and up-gradation in firms. According to data from Development Commissioner Special Economic Zone (SEZ), exports from pharmaceutical firms in fiscal year 2018/19 stood at Rs 3,771.54 crore, up 67.62 per cent as against Rs 2,249.93 crore in the past year. Pithampur has over 20 pharmaceutical companies and more new companies are expected to set up facilities in the region in coming years as ... Read more

28.12.18 (MPPSC) Madhya Pradesh Current Affairs

MADHYA PRADESH   Madhya Pradeshs Divya Patidar Joshi crowned Mrs. India 2018 title in New Delhi   Divya Patidar Joshifrom Madhya Pradesh was crowned with  India 2018 title at the Mrs. India My Identity Beauty Pageant 2018 finale held in New Delhi. She defeated 24 promising contestants and won all the rounds of Beauty with Brain contest along with Best Cat Walk title.    INTERNATIONAL   ·        Japan to resume commercial whaling   Japan said it is withdrawing from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and will resume commercial whaling next year, in a move expected to spark international criticism.   Leaving the ... Read more

27.12.18 (MPPSC) Madhya Pradesh Current Affairs

MADHYA PRADESH   Madhya Pradesh History : Integration of MP   After achieving freedom, in the year 1948, 25 states of Madhya Bharat region including Gwalior signed an agreement at Delhi.   As a result Pandit Jawahar Lai Nehru inaugurated the state Madhya Bharat on 28 May 1948.   The Indore state of Holkar Kingdom became merged in Madhya Bharat after inaugural of state of Madhya Bharat.   In the way, 35 smaller states of Rewa – Baghelkhand and Bundelkhand were merged to constitute state of Vindhya Pradesh in year 1948 itself.   Bhopal state was organised by Afgan Chieftain ... Read more

26.12.18 (MPPSC) Madhya PradeshCurrent Affairs

MADHYA PRADESH   Govt yet to achieve monthly revenue target under GST   Goods and ServicesTax (GST) has completed about 18 months, but still government has not been able to achieve monthly revenue target, which is a matter of concern.   The enforcement agencies have been directed to pull up socks to trace dealers and companies evading taxes and keep eye on fraudulent transactions.   There are close to 4 lakh dealers under GST in Madhya Pradesh as against 2,90,457 under the old VAT regime.   GST council has also recommended the formation of a central advance ruling authority to look in to ... Read more

25.12.18 (MPPSC) Madhya PradeshCurrent Affairs

MADHYA PRADESH   ·        Madhya Pradesh Culture : Gond Paintings Gond paintings can be found in inner and outer walls of the houses, windows and niches. The main colours used are: red, yellow, blue, black and white. These paintings are based on motifs taken from the oral narratives of Gonds. Local deities, cock fight, scenes connected with forest, agriculture, marriage and other rituals find place in these paintings   INTERNATIONAL   ·        Israel permits medical marijuana exports   Israel’s Parliamentapproved a law to permit exports of medical marijuana, allowing Israel to tap the lucrative global market. Israel will become the third country, ... Read more

23-24.12.18 (MPPSC) Madhya PradeshCurrent Affairs

MADHYA PRADESH ·        MP marks record 13,500 MW power demand ð  The peak power demand in the state set another record this year recently when the demand crossed 13500 MW. This is the highest power demand in the state’s history. ð  Power demand, which was nearly stagnant for more than a decade, has seen a steady rise in the past couple of years. Last year the highest demand that was met by the distribution companies was 12240 MW, which was recorded on December 28, 2017. ð  As soon as power demand reaches its peak it soon comes down by 800-1000 ... Read more

22.12.18 (MPPSC) Madhya PradeshCurrent Affairs

MADHYA PRADESH ·        Madhya Pradesh Culture : Pithora Paintings ð  Pithora strictly belongs to the realm of the ritual; each line or dot that finds place here is pregnant with ritual and symbolic meanings. The process of painting is accompanied by music and singing, which form an integral part of the ritual and the painting process. ð  Pithora painting is made during the ritual worship of the Bhil deity Pithora. This worship is held to obtain good harvest, birth of a male progeny or as thanksgiving ceremony upon wish fulfillment. This ritual lasts for about 3 to 5 days and ... Read more

21.12.18 (MPPSC) Madhya PradeshCurrent Affairs

MADHYA PRADESH   Madhya Pradesh: Kuno notified as national park, path clear for Gir lions   government to notify Kuno as a ‘national park’ in compliance with the last condition imposed by a Supreme Court-appointed committee for the much awaited ‘translocation of Asiatic lions from Gir in Gujarat.   State government has declared Kuno National Park with inclusion of an area spread along 404.0758 in addition to the earlier notified area of 344.686 sq km making a total of 748.7618 sq km area.  INTERNATIONAL   ·        U.S. Senate passes the First Step Act   The S. Senate passedthe First Step Act, a criminal ... Read more

20.12.18 (MPPSC) Madhya PradeshCurrent Affairs

MADHYA PRADESH   2nd State-wide vulture census to commence from January 12   The second State-wide vulture census will begin in Madhya Pradesh from January 12.   This census will be held in the entire state concurrently.   A strategy to conserve places of habitat of vultures in the state will be prepared on the basis of information and statistics collected during the census.   It may be mentioned that the state-wide counting has been started from January 2018.   Highest 94 have been found in Chhindwara district. Raisen district comes at second place with 80 places followed by Mandsaur ... Read more