Jharkhand: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Jharkhand to launch Mukhyamantri Shramik Yojana

The Jharkhand Government is to launch Mukhyamantri Shramik Yojana for the urban poor on the lines of MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act). With the launch of the scheme, Jharkhand becomes the second state to launch an employment guarantee scheme for the urban poor after Kerala. Other States The Kerala Government had launched ..

Saranda Mining Ban

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change constituted a committee to reassess the ban imposed on mining in the Saranda region of Jharkhand. Saranda Forests The Saranda Forest is the largest Sal forest in Asia. It extends across the hilly region of Singhbhum district of Jharkhand. The Rivers Koina and Karo pass through ..


A state legislative assembly member of Jharkhand recently called for declaration of mica flakes collected from forests as a ‘forest produce’. About Mica Mica is a group of sheet silicate minerals. The term ‘mica’ is derived from Latin words ‘mica’ meaning crumb and ‘micare’ meaning glitter. It is used in paint industry as a paint ..

Jharkhand government presents Budget 2020

The state government of Jharkhand recently presented its budget for the financial year 2020-21. It announced a financial assistance of Rs 5000 to Rs 7000 per annum to unemployed graduate and post-graduate youth. The state government also proposed to provide 100 units free electricity and to set up 100 mohalla clinics across the state. The ..

Ministry of Shipping develops Industrial Cluster-cum-Logistics Park at Sahibganj

Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya recently announced that the Ministry is developing Industrial Cluster-cum-Logistics Park at Sahibganj, a town in Jharkhand. India’s second riverine Multi Modal terminal was also inaugurated at Sahibganj in September 2019. A Freight village is also being developed by the Ministry at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The establishments being developed ..

Jharia most Polluted city in India: Greenpeace Report

According to the recent report released on Tuesday, 21st January 2020, by the environmental non-governmental organization, Greenpeace’s India branch, Jharia, a city in Jharkhand is the most polluted city in India, which is followed by Dhanbad of the same state. Greenpeace was founded in 1971 in Vancouver, Canada and is headquartered in the capital city ..

Union Minister Elected as President of AAI

In a much-delayed election, the Union Minister of Tribal Affairs and the 2nd Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Arjun Munda was elected as the president of the suspended Archery Association of India (AAI) on Saturday, 18th January 2020. The Union Minister won the election smoothly by a margin of 34-18 votes against his opposition candidate, BVP Rao. The ..

‘APNA UREA- SonaUgle’ launched by Union Minister

The Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, D.V Sadananda Gowda on Friday, 17th January 2020 launched a brand of the Joint venture of the state-owned Maharatna Public Sector Undertakings- NTPC, IOCL, CIL-named Hindustan Urvarak & Rasayan Limited (HURL), brand named ‘APNA UREA-SonaUgle’ and also unveiled the logo of the company. With the objective of making ..