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On August 2, 2022, the honor and award of Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthan for the year 2021 was announced. The names of the scholars were selected unanimously in the meeting chaired by the working president of the institute, Dr. Sadanand Prasad Gupta.
- The Institute's highest honor 'Bharat Bharati' was given to Dr. Ramanath Tripathi, former Professor of Hindi Department of Delhi University. The honor amount given under Bharat Bharati Samman is Rs 8 lakh. In the honor list, Dr. O.P. from Lucknow. The names of 18 litterateurs including Mishra and Hriday Narayan Dixit are included.
- Lohia Sahitya Samman from Dehradun (Uttarakhand) to Buddhinath Mishra of Dehradun (Uttarakhand), Hindi Gaurav Samman to Dr. Giriraj Sharan Aggarwal from Gurugram (Haryana), Dr. Vishwas Kisan of Nandurbar (Maharashtra) in the category of award of Rs. Mahatma Gandhi Sahitya Samman to Patil, Dr. Ramsharan Gaur of Gautam Budh Nagar (Uttar Pradesh) to Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Sahitya Samman, Dr. Om Prakash Mishra of Lucknow to Avanti Bai Sahitya Samman, Hriday Narayan Dixit of Lucknow to Atal Bihari Vajpayee Award. has been selected for.
- A sum of Rs. 2.5 lakh is given by the institute for the Sahitya Bhushan Samman. The following litterateurs have been selected for this honour:
- Hitesh Kumar Sharma, Bijnor, U.P
- Dr. Raghuvir Singh Arvind, Aligarh, U.P
- Dr. Preeti Srivastava Kabir, Lucknow, U.P
- Kishan Swarup, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
- Dr. Umashankar Shukla Shitikanth, Lucknow
- Dr. Natasha Arora, Noida,
- Jai Prakash Sharma Janakavi Prakash, Prayagraj, U.P
- Dr. Ashok Kumar Sharma, Lucknow, U.P
- Dr. Dayanidhi Mishra, Varanasi, U.P
- Dr. Sabhapati Mishra, Prayagraj, U.P
- Dr. Pramod Kumar Agarwal, Jhansi, U.P
- Shivanand Singh Aide, Meerut, U.P
- Dr. Naresh Mishra, Rohtak, Haryana
- Dr. Rupsingh Chandel, Dharuhera, Haryana
- Dr. Sushil Sarit, Agra, U.P
- Shachi Mishra, Pune, Maharashtra
- Vijayshankar Mishra Bhaskar, Sultanpur, U.P
- Girish Pankaj, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
- Shivdayal, Patna, Bihar
- Dr. Neerja Madhav, Varanasi, U.P
- Prizes with a prize money of Rs 2.5 lakh
- Lokbhushan- Dr. Mahendra Bhanawat, Udaipur, Rajasthan
- Kalabhushan- Dr. Hriday Gupta, Kanpur, U.P
- Vidya Bhushan - Vijay Chittori, Prayagraj, U.P
- Patrakarita Bhushan - Balbir Punj, Noida, U.P
- Videshi Indian Hindi Bhushan - Dr. Nalini Balbir, Paris (France)
- Hindi Videsh Prasar - Kalpana Lalji, Mauritius
- Bal Sahitya Bharati Samman- Dr. Fakir Chand Shukla, Ludhiana (Punjab)
- Dr. Dinesh Pathak Shashi, Mathura, U.P
- Madhulimaye Sahitya Samman- Dr. Vikram Singh, Agra, U.P
- Pt. Shrinarayan Chaturvedi Sahitya Samman - Ashwani Kumar Dubey, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
- Vidhi Bhushan Samman- Sudha Awasthi, Prayagraj, U.P
- Sohardra Samman: (Amount Rs 2.50 lakh)
- Muhiuddin Hasan Suhail Kakorvi, Lucknow (Urdu)
- Dr. R. Lakshminarayana, Bengaluru, Karnataka (Kannada)
- Kranti Kanate, Vadodara, Gujarat (Gujarati)
- Dr. Veena Gupta, Jammu (Dogri)
- s. Ananthakrishnan (Tamil)
- Dr. Yama Lakshmanacharyalu, Hyderabad, Telangana (Telugu)
- Mohan Sapra, Jalandhar, Punjab (Punjabi)
- Ramakrishna Vinayak Sahasrabuddhe, Nagpur, Maharashtra (Marathi)
- Professor K. S. Somnathan Nair, (Malayalam)
- Dr. Hazarimayum Ibayyama Devi (Manipuri)
- Dr. Murarilal Agarwal, Ghaziabad, (Sanskrit)
- Raghu Mishra, Rourkela, Odisha, (Odia)
- Dr. Tulsi Devi, Firozabad, U. Q. (Sindhi)
- Prize of one lakh rupees
- Madan Mohan Malviya University Level Honour
- Dr. Yogendra Pratap Singh, Lucknow
- Dr. Pratyush Dubey, Gorakhpur
- Apart from the honour, nominated prizes worth Rs 75,000 have also been announced on 35 books published in the year 2021-
- 34 books have been selected for the Swarna Awards with a prize money of Rs 40,000.
- Harivansh Rai Bachchan's Young Lyricist Samman has been given to Rahul Dwivedi of Lucknow.
- Pt. Badri Prasad Shinglu Smriti Samman has been given to Rajni Gupta of Lucknow.
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On August 2, 2022, Chief Secretary Usha Sharma convened an emergency meeting in view of the 'lumpy' virus situation. The 'lumpy' virus has infected 11 districts of Rajasthan. More than 3,000 cows have died from the disease.
- Chief Secretary Usha Sharma told the collectors of all the affected districts and the medical officers of the Animal Husbandry Department from the secretariat that branded medicines can also be purchased along with generics to deal with the disease.
- It has been agreed to provide a fund of Rs. 5 lakh each for the affected districts. As per the requirement, 2 to 12 lakh rupees will be released in different districts.
- Additional Director (Health) Dr. N. M. Singh said that the team from the Centre had visited Jodhpur, Nagaur. Now the team will also go to Ganganagar, Hanumangarh, Bikaner, Jalore, Barmer, Jaisalmer, Pali, Sirohi, Rajsamand.
- An alert has also been sounded in districts adjoining Dungarpur, Banswara, Udaipur, Rajsamand and Gujarat border. The Government of India has issued an advisory advising goats to administer the 'Got Pox' vaccine to the bovines, which protects them from 'mata'.
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On July 31, 2022, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Rajasthan's Autonomous Government and Urban Development Minister Shanti Dhariwal laid the foundation stone of the synthetic athletics track at Srinathpuram Stadium.
- The 400-metre synthetic athletics track to be constructed at Srinathpuram Stadium will be of 8-laning. It will cost around Rs. 7 crore to build this synthetic track being built with the full PUR system. A time limit of 12 months has been fixed for its construction.
- With the creation of a synthetic track of 400 meters under Khelo India, the young players of Kota will get an opportunity to prepare according to international standards without any disruption in every season.
- Autonomous Government Minister Shanti Dhariwal said on the occasion that J.K. A sports complex is being built at the Pavilion Stadium at a cost of Rs 30 crore, in which indoor stadium facilities are being developed for various sports. Many sports grounds including hockey are also being developed in the multipurpose school.
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Recently, forest department sources said that the design of Van Vihar National Park is being changed for the third time.
- It may be noted that in January 2021, Chief Minister Chouhan had instructed the Forest Department officials to develop Van Vihar like Singapore Zoo in a meeting. After this, its drawing-design was made by SS Rajput, CEO of Eco Tourism Board.
- Van Vihar was being built on the lines of The Singapore's Zoo. There were to be many kinds of innovations, especially on the design of Gate No. 1. The selfie point near the waterfall that fell here, the Scoie Walk was to be made near the Leopard Enclosure. Now only the new design of Gate No.1 is being made, which will be built on the lines of Bhimbetka.
- Sources in the forest department said that in the drying-design approved by the committee, the eco-tourism officials found a number of loopholes. After that, a new design was created. The design was rejected as there was no consensus between the officials of Van Vihar and Eco Tourism.
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On August 2, 2022, Madhya Pradesh Energy Minister Pradyuman Singh Tomar informed that the Madhya Pradesh Power Transmission Company has completed the final work of the project financed by Germany's KFW Bank. It has 400 KV. Ashta-Ujjain double circuit line electrified.
- Power Minister Tomar informed that Madhya Pradesh was also selected among few states to set up Green Energy Corridor for seamless transmission of electricity generated from non-conventional energy sources throughout the country.
- Out of the total project Rs 2100 crore, a loan of Rs 840 crore was sanctioned by the German bank KFW. Madhya Pradesh Power Transmission Company has already completed these works before the set target.
- Superintending Engineer, Madhya Pradesh Power Transmission Company, M.M. Dhoke informed that under this scheme 400 KV will be constructed in the state. K three sub-stations, 220 KV K Seven sub-stations, 400 kV of 5 double circuit lines, 220 KV. 15 double circuit lines of 132 KV and of 26 double circuits totaling 2773 circuit kms. Very high pressure lines were created.
- Under this scheme 400 kV will be constructed. of 1890 MVA Capacity, 220 kV 2400 MVA in capacity and 132 KV. 498 MVA in Total 4788 MVA Additional transformation capacity was added to the transmission network of Madhya Pradesh Power Transmission Company.
- Under the Green Energy Corridor Scheme, Madhya Pradesh Power Transmission Company has set up 400 KV sub-stations at Sagar, Ujjain and Mandsaur, 220 KV sub-stations at Sendhwa, Kanwan, Javra, Sailana, Gurgaon, Ratangarh and Nalkheda and two additional 132 KV sub-stations. Transformer installed and energized.
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According to the data released by the Centre for Monitoring of Indian Economy (CMIE), a body that monitors economic activity recently, the unemployment rate in Chhattisgarh in July was the lowest at 0.8 percent in the country, while the country's average unemployment rate was recorded at 6.9 percent.
- It is worth mentioning that for the past several months, Chhattisgarh has been consistently achieving the distinction of the state with the lowest unemployment rate in the country. Earlier, Chhattisgarh's unemployment rate in the month of May was 0.7 percent, while the country's unemployment rate was then recorded at 7.1 percent. In march and April also, Chhattisgarh's unemployment rate was the lowest in the country at 0.6 percent.
- According to the new CMIE data, 26.9 percent in Haryana, 20.2 percent in Jammu and Kashmir, 18.8 percent in Bihar, 13.7 percent in Goa, 13 percent in Tripura, 8.9 percent in Delhi, 7.7 percent in Punjab , Himachal Pradesh recorded an unemployment rate of 6.3 percent, Uttar Pradesh 3.3 percent, Gujarat 2.2 percent, Madhya Pradesh 2.0 percent.
- After the formation of the new government in Chhattisgarh three-and-a-half years ago, the government's focus was on schemes that balance the urban and rural economy and create new employment opportunities. Soon after the formation of the government, it was started with the liberation of farmers and waiver of pending irrigation tax.
- This was followed by Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay yojana, Godhan Nyaya Yojana, Suraji Gaon Yojana, Narwa-Garwa-Ghurwa-Bari programme, Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Landless Kisan Nyayojana, formulation of new industrial policy, better arrangements for collection of forest and agricultural produce, local processing of produce and value addition, Setting up of rural industrial parks, increase in collection rate of minor forest produce and procurement of 65 types of minor forest produce at support price, increase in tendu leaf collection remuneration rate, status of agriculture to fisheries and lakh production, promotion of traditional artisans, weavers and entrepreneurs, c-1 in every district. Several steps such as setting up of mart were taken.
- Chhattisgarh has continuously expanded its employment and income generation schemes. In the same order, recently, while expanding the Godhan Nyaya Yojana, we have also started the purchase of cow urine along with cow dung. Manure and pesticides will also be manufactured from cow urine procured, which will create new employment opportunities.
- The gothans constructed in village to village are also being upgraded to rural industrial park where processing units like oil mill, dal mill, mini rice mill are being set up. Various products are also being manufactured in the gothans.
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In the meeting of Chhattisgarh State Wetland Authority held at Mantralaya Mahanadi Bhawan under the chairmanship of Forest and Climate Change Minister Mohammad Akbar on August 2, 2022, under the first phase of the action plan, expansion for the coordinated development of naturally available wetlands in the state. discussed with.
- In the meeting, it was taken a significant decision to include naturally available wetlands under the first phase of action plan for development of wetlands in the State.
- During this period, discussions were also held regarding preparation of list of natural wetlands in the State as well as preparation of their inventory etc. In addition, the functions of the newly constituted Chhattisgarh State Wetland Authority and selection of expert institutions for preparation of action plan for conservation and management of major wetlands of the State, etc., were discussed.
- The meeting approved creation of a new budget item for the Chhattisgarh state wetland authority for conservation and promotion of wetlands. Apart from this, the formation of District Level Committees for editing of field works for conservation of wetlands of the State was also discussed.
- It is to be mentioned that there are 35 thousand 534 wetlands in Chhattisgarh, out of which 7 thousand 711 are wetlands of more than 2.25 hectares and 27 thousand 823 are wetlands of less than 2.25 hectares. The area of all these wetlands is 3 lakh 37 thousand 966 hectares, which is 2.5 percent of the geographical area of the state.
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On August 2, 2022, on the special initiative of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, keeping in view the public interest, the Chhattisgarh government decided to give a special discount of 24% in energy charges for up to 9 months to stand alone rolling mills in the state.
- Under the order issued by the Ministry of Energy, Government of Chhattisgarh, rolling mills have been provided 24 percent rebate in energy charges payable on the amount of electricity consumed during the period from July 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023.
- Due to this, advance payment of subsidy amount due to Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Limited Company will be made by the State Government to compensate for the loss.
- It is worth mentioning that in the situation arising out of the new electricity rates implemented by the Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission from April 1, 2022, stand alone rolling mills included in the HV-4 tariff cadre in the state, which are getting power from CSPDCL, should be made in competition. Keeping this in the public interest, this special exemption has been provided by the state government under the concessional package.
- It may be mentioned that there are 175 rolling mills in Chhattisgarh. There are 125 mills operating in Raipur. The continuous increase in coal prices and costly electricity has affected the operation of rolling mills. In order to maintain the operation of rolling mills, special relief has been given by giving exemption in energy charges, so that the workers working in rolling mills continue to get employment.
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