Punjab Current Affairs, GK & News

Pakistan floods: One third of the country is under water

Pakistan is currently battling its worst monsoon floods in a decade, which has killed more than 1,100 people, caused more than USD 10 billion in damages and submerged nearly a third of the country. Also, the United Nations issued a USD 160 million flash appeal to help Pakistan deal with the floods. Key Points According ..

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Chandigarh Airport to be named after Shaheed Bhagat Singh

Recently Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Haryana Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala collectively decided to name Chandigarh International Airport after Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Earlier Punjab Vidhan Sabha had passed a resolution to name the airport as ‘Shaheed-E-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh International Airport, Mohali’ but haryana objected it due to mohali in its name. later Haryana ..

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Punjab ‘e-stamp’ Facility

The government of Punjab has abolished physical stamp papers with the aim of bringing more efficiency and checking the pilferage of the state revenue. After this decision, stamp papers of any denomination can currently be obtained via e-stamp (computerized print-out) from any authorized banks or stamp vendors. Earlier, the e-stamping facility in the state was ..

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National Achievement Survey 2021 report

The National Achievement Survey 2021 report was released by the Union Ministry of Education. What is National Achievement Survey? National Achievement Survey (NAS) is a national-level assessment survey conducted to evaluate the progress and learning achievement of school students. It provides a system-level reflection on the effectiveness of school education and is useful to chalk ..

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Punjab ‘Lok Milni’ Scheme

Bhagwant Mann, the Chief Minister of Punjab heard the grievances of the people of the state and issued redressal directions in ‘Lok Milni’, a first-of-its-kind public interaction programme that was launched on 16th May 2022. What is the aim of this programme? This interactive programme was launched with the aim of providing a platform to ..

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Punjab: Incentives for Direct Seeding of Rice (DSR)

The Punjab government recently announced incentives for farmers opting for Direct Seeding of Rice (DSR). How much incentive is provided by the Punjab government? Rs. 1,500 per acre. How Direct Seeding of Rice (DSR) technique is different from the Traditional transplantation method? In the traditional method, where the paddy is transplanted, the farmer first prepares ..

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