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Jharkhand
Jharkhand is a state in eastern India carved out of the southern part of Bihar on 15 November
2000. The state shares its border with the states of Bihar to the north, Uttar
Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to the west, Odisha to the south, and West Bengal to the east. It has an
area of 79,710 km2 (30,778 sq mi)

Capital: Ranchi

Chief Minister: Raghubar Das

Governor: Droupadi Murmu

Statehood Day: 15th November

Bird: Koel

Tree: Sal

Flower: Palash

Animal: Elephant

Jharkhand Current Affairs - January 2016


Jharkhand to set up fast track courts for trial of witchcraft-related attacks
Jharkhand government is ready to set up fast track courts in five districts for speedy trial of
cases relating to witchcraft incidents.

The decision has been taken by Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Raghubar Das for setting
up of courts in Ranchi, Chaibasa, Khunti, Palamau and Simdega districts.

Worlds largest Tricolour to be hoisted in Ranchi


Jharkhand is all set to beat a record held by a flag in Faridabad, Haryana in March 2015 by
getting the worlds largest Tricolour flying atop the countrys tallest flagpole at the Pahari
temple in Ranchi.

The flag measuring 99 by 66 feet will be hoisted at a height of 293 feet.

For one week, the Tricolour will be up for a trial run.

DBT Scheme for Kerosene from April 1, 2016


The government will unveil Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme for kerosene from 1st April
2016, where the users will buy the cooking fuel at market rate but will get financial support
directly in their bank accounts.

The scheme will be implemented in selected 26 districts of 8 states.

In this regard, states be given cash incentive of 75% of subsidy savings during the first
two years, 50% in the third year and 25% in the fourth year.

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Eight States Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya
Pradesh,Maharashtra, Punjab and Rajasthan
First MOU on UDAY signed b/w GOI, Jharkhand & JBVNL
Government of India, Jharkhand and the JBVNL (Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam
Limited)signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for operational & financial turnaround of
Discoms under the Scheme UDAY Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojana.
(Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das)

Inking of this MoU indicates the onset of major Distribution reforms in the country under
UDAY

Jharkhand Government inaugurated land bank web portal jharbhoom.nic.in


Raghubar Das, Jharkhand Chief Minister inaugurated the states land bank web portal
jharbhoom.Nic.In enabling the investors know land-related information. He asked to identify
land at the earliest for Food Processing Park.

Jharkhand Current Affairs -February 2016


Jharkhand gets first mega Food Park
The Food Processing Sector in Jharkhand gets its first Mega Food Park in the State which will
directly beneficial for about 25,000 30,000 farmers.

The cost of the Mega Food Park is 114.73 crore and will be projected in an area of
51.50 Acres.

It will have facilities of Multi Chamber Cold Storage, Dry Warehouse, Vegetable
Dehydration Line, modern Quality Control& Testing Laboratory and other processing
facilities for fruits & vegetables.

Jharkhand State Budget 2016-17 publicized


Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das presented Rs 63,502 crore budget for 2016-17 with
strong focus on agriculture, curbing tax evasion and women.

As per annual financial statement, from the total budget outlay, Rs


26,437.34crore was non-plan and Rs 37,065.35 crore was under plan.

Key Highlights of Budget


State Budget of 2016-17 proposed to construct 71 new Smart Police Stations in 16
extremist-hit districts, CCTV surveillance in Ranchi and Dial 100 for police assistance.

Free LED solar study lamps for school students.

Multi-purpose examination halls to ensure regular studies.

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Grants to the poor and the needy to visit religious or other tourist destinations in the
state or the country.

The government will also start a pension scheme for the HIV/AIDS victims at a rate of
Rs 600 per month.

90% subsidy for solar pump.

For Women:

Training will be provided to 2,000 women from the SC/ST and OBC categories for
driving light three-wheelers and four-wheelers. Loans will be easily available to buy
vehicles.

Widow pension of Rs. 600 would be given to women above 40.

Working womens hostels are to be constructed in six cities.

For Agriculture:

Setting up of single window system in all blocks of the state, beginning with 100 in
the first phase.

Solar pumps, lift irrigation and organic farming will also be promoted.

Awareness will be created among farmers to use power tillers in place of tractors due to
their efficiency and effectiveness.

MLAs local area development fund has been increased to Rs 4 crore from Rs 3
crore. They will utilize them only for irrigation projects.

Jharkhand and Adani Group inked MoU to set up thermal power plant
Jharkhand government and Adani Group had inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to
set up a 1600 MW capacity thermal power plant for investment of 15000 crore rupees in the
state.

It will be set up in Godda and Sahibganj districts of Jharkhand.

The Jharkhand total investment is expected to be Rs 62,000 crore.

Birds of 11 rare species found in Jharkhand


Birds of 11 rare species have been found in Jharkhand during a survey of the water bodies.
These species are deliberately to be extinct in the past.

The survey was carried out by the Jharkhand forest department.

The birds count around reservoirs and other water bodies which includes 25 dams, in
the state is nearly about 71,134 as recorded by the Asian Bird Survey 2015.

Key Highlights

The survey was carried out by the Jharkhand forest department.

The birds count around reservoirs and other water bodies which includes 25 dams, in the
state is nearly about 71,134 as recorded by the Asian Bird Survey 2015.

The bird survey was carried out at the dams of Lotwa, Tilayia, Udhwa, Hatia, Getalsud,
Patratu, Kanke, Khandoli, Topchanchi, Maithon, Panchet and Massanjore, apart from

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Tenughat, Konar, Budha, Gonda, Chandil, Dimna, Sitaram, Kansjore, Tapkara, Malay and
dams located inside the Palamu Tiger Reserve.

Bar Headed Geese migratory birds from Mongolia were also identified by the survey team

The other species of migratory birds included White Necked Stork, Oriental White
Ibis and Northern Shovele.

Forest officers have to take care of the arrangement in the dams to preserve and protect
the avian fauna, particularly migratory birds.

Proper security arrangements for the birds around the dam should be done by the officers.

As per the Survey the Migratory birds are mostly visit the Massanjore Dam in Dumka which
is recorded as 9,564, followed by Chandil at 7,896 and Udhav at 7,823 bird

Jharkhand Current Affairs - March 2016


RBI announces private placement of securities under UDAY scheme
The Banking regulator RBI had announced the private placement of securities for UDAY
scheme adding further boost to the scheme.
Flash points

RBI has asked the interested market participants to subscribe for securities
before March 30

The special securities under UDAY are being issued by governments of Bihar, Haryana,
Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Punjab and Rajasthan

The scheme is expected to help discoms save around Rs 8 lakh crore in the next three
years

Jharkhand Current Affairs - April 2016


Jharkhand Government announced to reserve 2 percent employment for meritorious
sports persons
Jharkhand Chief Minister Ragbubar Das announced that the government would reserve two per
cent employment in various departments for meritorious sports persons of the state.

Currently two per cent job quota for medal-winning sports persons is there only in
state police department.Now it will be applicable in all departments.

PM addresses Panchayati Raj Sammelan in Jharkhand


Prime Minister made a vigorous speech for bridging gap between urban and rural India

National Panchayati Raj Day is being celebrated on 24th April of every year.

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First celeberated in the year 2010 when the 73rd constitutional amendment came into
force

In 2016, Panchayati Raj Divas is celebrated at Jamshedpur in Jharkhand

Prime Minister released the Devolution Index Report

Main Function is held at JRD Tata Sports Complex


PM lays foundation stone for Indias biggest power plant in Jharkhand
PM lays foundation stone for Indias biggest power plant in Jharkhand and addresses
Panchayati Raj Sammelan that is being celebrated on 24th April of every year.
Power plant: Patratu Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited
Joint Venture of National Thermal Power Corporation and Jharkhand Government
Total Capacity: 8000MW and Prime Minister lays the foundation for first phase of 4000MW
capacity.
Jharkhand Government launched Bhimrao Ambedkar Awas Yojana for widows
Yojana:

Bhimrao Ambedkar Awas Yojana

Launched for:

Widows

Behalf of:

125th birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar

Special Features of the Programme:

A target of 11,000 units (houses) has been set in the current financial year for the
programme, he said adding Rs 80 crore has been earAprked in the budget for it.

Rs 75,000 would be granted to build a house in districts in hilly terrains and Rs 70,000
in plains in three installments

The widows would also get pension

Jharkhand Current Affairs - May 2016


Uma Bharti Launches Rural Sanitation Initiatives for Ganga Rejuvenation in Jharkhand
Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti
initiated nine projects for rural sanitation projects under Namami Gange Programme for
conservation of river Ganga
Venue: River Gange in Sahibganj, Jharkhand
Focus on three significant intrusions
1. Establishment of safe, individual hygiene practices to ensure open defecation free status
of all 78 villages along the river Ganga
2. Promotion of cost-effective, appropriate local, low cost, easy to manage technologies
using local resources to ensure improved access, sustained use and maintenance of
infrastructure created for effective management of solid and liquid waste.

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3. Strengthening of local institutions including panchayats, village level sanitation
committees and self-help groups to effectively manage, enhance and maintain facilities
established for enhanced sanitation in the villages
Aim of the projects

Improve the health and quality of life of around 45,000 households located in these 78
villages of the Ganga River basin in Jharkhandthrough enhanced sanitation practices

Developing the quality of waste water and storm water runoff flowing

78 units will be established in project villages for collection, storage and composting of
degradable solid waste and for setting up small enterprises for non-biodegradable
materials

5,460 households will be supported for adoption of composting facilities using vermin
composting for productive use of animal and agro-waste

1,860 households will be supported for adoption of biogas plants to facilitate safe
disposal of animal waste

Eight village level crematoriums and 32 bathing Ghats will be constructed along with
40 community toilets

10,000 soak pits will be constructed through community participation to safely contain
and dispose surplus and waste water emerging from households and community
managed hand pumps

Construction of 152,000 meters of open channel drains in project villages to ensure


speedy and safe disposal of domestic waste and storm water runoff and construction
and refurbishment of 92 community ponds to enable bio-treatment and safe disposal
of domestic waste and storm water runoff will also be taken up.

BHEL commissions 500 MW thermal power unit in Jharkhand


i. Public Sector undertaking, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltdhas commissioned 500 MW thermal
power unit at Bokaro Thermal Power-A Station of Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC)
in Jharkhand.
ii. With this the power major has added another coal-based power plant to the grid by
successfully commissioning thermal unit on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC)
basis.
iii. BHEL has also supplied 84 per cent of the total coal-based power generating capacity
installed by DVC. In Jharkhand the company aims to contribute 87 per cent to the total
installed power generating capacity.
Uma Bharti Launches Rural Sanitation Initiatives for Ganga Rejuvenation in Jharkhand
Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma
Bhartiinitiated nine projects for rural sanitation projects under Namami Gange Programme for
conservation of river Ganga

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Venue: River Gange in Sahibganj, Jharkhand
SPEECHES BY MINISTER:
83 Km. stretch of Ganga in Jharkhand will be sheltered under this programme
Focus on three significant intrusions
4. Establishment of safe, individual hygiene practices to ensure open defecation free status
of all 78 villages along the river Ganga
5. Promotion of cost-effective, appropriate local, low cost, easy to manage technologies
using local resources to ensure improved access, sustained use and maintenance of
infrastructure created for effective management of solid and liquid waste.
6. Strengthening of local institutions including panchayats, village level sanitation
committees and self-help groups to effectively manage, enhance and maintain facilities
established for enhanced sanitation in the villages
Aim of the projects

Improve the health and quality of life of around 45,000 households located in these 78
villages of the Ganga River basin in Jharkhandthrough enhanced sanitation practices

Developing the quality of waste water and storm water runoff flowing

78 units will be established in project villages for collection, storage and composting of
degradable solid waste and for setting up small enterprises for non-biodegradable
materials

5,460 households will be supported for adoption of composting facilities using vermin
composting for productive use of animal and agro-waste

1,860 households will be supported for adoption of biogas plants to facilitate safe
disposal of animal waste

Eight village level crematoriums and 32 bathing Ghats will be constructed along with
40 community toilets

10,000 soak pits will be constructed through community participation to safely contain
and dispose surplus and waste water emerging from households and community
managed hand pumps

Construction of 152,000 meters of open channel drains in project villages to ensure


speedy and safe disposal of domestic waste and storm water runoff and construction
and refurbishment of 92 community ponds to enable bio-treatment and safe disposal
of domestic waste and storm water runoff will also be taken up.

Union HM Rajnath Singh inaugurated Eastern Zonal Council meeting in Ranchi


i. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh headed the 22nd meeting of eastern zonal council in
Ranchi, Jharkhand. The Zonal council comprising Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha and West Bengal.
ii. During the meeting range of issues being discussed like modernization of state police forces,
measures to curb communal tension and Left Wing Extremism (LWE), curbing of drug
trafficking, measures for bringing green revolution to eastern India, issues relating to fisheries,

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productivity of livestock and poultry to usher blue revolution.
iii. Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das, Nitish Kumar CM of Bihar, Pradip Kumar Amat, Finance Minister
of Odisha, Ashish Banerjee, Minister for Planning West Bengal, Ministers from Bihar and
Jharkhand and senior officers from the central and state governments attended the meeting.
Rajnath Singh inaugurates Headquarters of Jharkhands special anti-Maoist force
i. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the newly built headquarters of Jharkhands
special anti-Maoist force Jharkhand Jaguar which has got permanent place since its inception in
2008.
ii. The Jharkhand Jaguar, also known as Special Task Force, towards becoming a substitute for
the central forces engaged in anti-guerrilla operations 22 of the states 24 Maoist-hit
districts.
iii. The HQ that sprawl over 173 acres in Tendargram in Kanke block houses anti-guerrilla
warfare training facilities, functionally rich barracks, parade grounds, firing range besides
administrative block and officers mess.

Jharkhand Current Affairs - June 2016


World Bank approves $63 million for Tejaswini Project in Jharkhand
i. The World Bank Board has approved the 63 million US dollar for Tejaswini project that
paves the way for Socioeconomic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women in
Jharkhand.
ii. This project Tejaswini is the first World Bank project in India that is especially dedicated on
the welfare of adolescent girls and young women.
iii. The project will support adolescent girls and young women between the ages of 14 and 24 to
complete their secondary level education. It will also help them to acquire relevant skills for the
job market.
iv. In Jharkhand there are 56 percent of young women (ages 15-24) are neither engaged in
education, nor employment or training.

Jharkhand Current Affairs - July 2016


Union Cabinet approves revitalization of inoperative Fertilizer Units in Bihar, Uttar
Pradesh and Jharkhand.
The Union Cabinet headed by Shri. Narendra Modi has approved to revitalize the inoperative
Fertilizers Units in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand.

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These three Fertilizer Units are as follows:COMPANY

PLACE

STATE

Fertilizer Corporation India Ltd FCIL

Sindri

Jharkhand

Hindusthan Fertilizers Corporation Ltd HFCL

Barauni

Bihar

Fertilizers Corporation India Ltd

Gorakhpur

Uttar Pradesh

These Three Fertilizer units are going to be revitalized with the help of SPV Special Purpose
Vehicle of the following Public Sector Units:

National Thermal Power Corporation

Coal India Limited

Indian Oil Corporation

FCIL and HFCL

BHEL commissions 500 MW thermal power unit in Jharkhand


i. Public Sector undertaking, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltdhas commissioned 500 MW
thermalpower unit at Bokaro Thermal Power-AStation of Damodar Valley
Corporation (DVC) in Jharkhand.
ii. With this the power major has added another coal-based power plant to the grid by
successfully commissioning thermal unit on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC)
basis.
iii. BHEL has also supplied 84 per cent of the total coal-based power generating capacity
installed by DVC. In Jharkhand the company aims to contribute 87 per cent to the total
installed power generating capacity.

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