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Haryana Current Affairs 2016 – 2017
About Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s Conviction
Gurmeet Ram Rahim, Sacha Sauda Dera Chief got 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment in the Dera Sadhvi Rape case. Besides he was fined for Rs 60,000. CBI Court Judge Justice Jagdeep Singh pronounced this sentence and quantum of the punishment. The venue of awarding the sentence was Rohtak Prison.
Now Labour Day is on Vishwakarma Day in Haryana
Labour Day in Haryana will now be on Vishwakarma Day every year. This year Vishwakarma Day will fall on 20th of October 2017. Therefore instead of celebrating Labour Day on 1st of May ( International Labour Day). it shall be celebrated on Oct 20 this year to mark respect to Indian Tradition and culture.
First Post Office Passport Centre is in Karnal –
Full Name of the Centre is – Post Office Passport Seva Kendras ( POPSK). CM Khattar inaugurated it. Another two Centres to come up at Hisar and Faridabad.
Something about Phogat Sisters and Aamir’s Movie Dangal
Q. Which village Geeta Phogat and Babita Phogat belong to ?
Answer – Balali ( Bhiwani District, Haryana )
Q. Whose role film actor Aamir Khan played in the movie Dangal ?
Answer – Mahavir Singh Phogat
Q. Which award did Indian Govt give to Mahavir Singh Phogat
Answer – Dronacharya Award
Q. Who is the first woman to win Commonwealth Gold Medal ?
Answer – Geeta Phogat in 55 kg freestyle category at the 2010 Commonwealth Games
m-Mitra is a scheme started by Karnal Vikas Nidhi ( KVN), a trust set by local residents for sharing information/ knowledge related to pregnancy and newborn care.
Former Vice Chancellor of the GJU Mr KL Johar has written Two books named Relevance of Subhash Chandra Bose Today and Ajit Singh Rediscovered An Exiled Revolutionary. The books were released by Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki.
Ambala Not Part of Panchkula Police Commissionerate –
The Haryana Govt has separated Ambala from Panchkula Police Commissionerate . The Govt has taken this decision in Public Interest. The Commissionerate had come in to existence on August 9, 2011.
Charkhi Dadri has become the 22nd District of Haryana.
The Chief Minister ML Khattar made this announcement at a Vikas rally at Charkhi Dadri on 18th of Sept 2016. Before that Charkhi Dadri was the part of Bhiwani that came in to exixtence on Dec 22nd 1972. This New District shall involve Dadri and Badhra Assembly segments as parts of it. Now Haryana Cabinet has also cleared the Bill. CM has also laid stones of Rs 150 crore worth Projects.
Food and Supply Dept Haryana has got new name i.e. Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs
New Name for Mewat and Gurgaon
Mewat is now officially and unofficially known as Nuh after Gurgaon got new name Gurugram.
Sakshi Malik who has won Bronze Medal in Rio Olympic got Rs 2.5 Crore and Class II Job ( DSP ) at Bahadurgarh. Read our Haryana Sports Post for Details.
Former Governor Dr AR Kidwai died at the age of 96 – ( 1920 – 24th Aug 2016)
He was the Governor of Haryana from July 7, 2004 to July 27, 2009. Before that he had also served as the Governor of Bihar and West Bengal.
HSSC Current Affairs Questions/ Facts
Now about various schemes in the state with dates –
- Swachh Haryana – Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan – Nov 11, 2014
- e-pension scheme – Jan 08, 2015
- New Mining Policy – Dec., 2014
Click here for more Schemes with the dates of their announcement
Haryana Off Spinner Jayant Yadav has made his place in India’s 15 member ODI Squad against New Zealand in the ongoing series in Oct 2016.
Private Industries can get Panchyat land on a 33-year lease at reasonable rates now. The decision has been taken keeping in view the shortage of land in the state,
Sulphur Plant at Panipat –
Union Minister for Chemical and Fertilizers laid stone for bentonite sulphur plant at National Fertilizers Ltd at Panipat on 8th of Sept 2016. He also inaugurated first Kisan Suvidha Kendra of the state at NFL.The production of sulfur shall be around 25,000 metric tonne per annum.
First Transgenic Calf –
National Dairy Research Institute ( NDRI ), Karnal is all set to produce first Transgenic Calf. According to Dr AK Srivastava, the Director, NDRI this experiment would be a breakthrough in the dairy and the pharmaceutical sectors. The calf shall be delivered by surrogate buffalo.
Questions on Haryana Current Affairs
Youngest Everest Climber of Haryana – Second in India
Narendra Yadav, a native of Rewari ( Nehrugarh) has become the youngest mountaineer of the state and the second youngest in India. He was the member of SSC Everest Expedition 2016, Spring Team. He scaled 8,848 metre peak of Mount Everest.
It is note-worthy that he is the third mountaineer from Rewari District, the two others being Santosh, the woman in the world to climb Mt Everest two times once in 1992 and second in 1993 and Sunita who did this feat in 2011.
BJP Clinched two Rajya Sabha Seats in Haryana
BJP’s Candidate Ch Virender Singh and ZEE Media Chairman Mr Subhash Chandra, supported by the BJP won seats for Rajya Sabha. So both the seats went to the BJP. Quite interestingly Fourteen votes of the Congress were invalid. Later the Congress approached the Election Commission of India for Re-poll.
Manohar Jyoti has the connection with …
Answer – Solar Lighting System
Q. How many Solar lighting Systems will Haryana Govt install under Manohar Jyoti scheme ?
Answer – 1 lac
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