Manipur: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Chak Hao Rice gets GI Tag

The Manipuri black rice variety called Chak Hao was recently given GI tag recognition. It has been in use for centuries in the north-east. About Chak Hao is a black rice variety cultivated in Manipur. It has been in use for centuries and is cultivated by traditional methods. It is either cultivated by direct sowing ..

Khongjom Day

A small group of delegates in Manipur observed the Khongjom Day at the Khongjom War Memorial, in light of the COVID-19 crisis. About Khongjom Day Khongjom Day is a state event observed in Manipur every year on April 23rd. It is an event that commemorates the Battle of Khongjom (Anglo- Manipur War). It also pays ..

Manipur CM launches two new schemes

Chief Minister of Manipur N Biren Singh recently launched two new schemes named “Chief Ministers Akhannaba Sanaroisingi Tengbang (CMAST)” and “Chief Ministergi Artiste Singgi Tengbang (CMAT)” with an outlay of Rs 7.36 crore and Rs.5.7 crore respectively. The CMAST scheme aims to provide suitable government job to sportspersons who win medals in international events. Incentive ..

Government sets up Delimitation Commission

The last delimitation (Fixing limits of territorial constituencies) was conducted across India in 2002, but the four North-eastern states namely Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Nagaland and Jammu and Kashmir were left out. Recently, a Delimitation Commission was recently set up to redraw the Lok Sabha and assembly constituencies of the above states and UT. ..

Mirabai Chanu sets new national record in National Weightlifting Championships

Ace Indian weightlifter, Mirabai Chanu set a new national record in the National Weightlifting Championships in Kolkata, by improving her previous record. The former world champion and common wealth gold medalist belongs to the state of Manipur. Mirabai lifted a total of 203kg to win the 49kg gold, which was better than her previous best- ..