18-19.10.20 Daily PPSC Current Affairs

PUNJAB   Shortage of raw material continues for Punjab industry   Punjab industry continues to suffer raw material pangs due to non-movement of goods trains amid farmers’ agitation. According to private logistics operators, around 15 rakes (trains) are stuck at different locations. The crisis is not only affecting import evacuation but also exports, as the … Read more

17.10.20 Daily PPSC Current Affairs

PUNJAB   Punjab spending Rs 5 cr a day to buy power With two of the three private thermal plants, including Nabha Thermal Plant at Rajpura and Mansa-based Talwandi Sabo Power Limited, shut and GVK’s 540-MW power plant at Goindwal Sahib left with little coal stock, Punjab stares at a grim power scenario. According to … Read more

16.10.20 Daily PPSC Current Affairs

PUNJAB   240% rise in Punjab farm fires: Centre   Punjab accounted for 82% of stubble burning cases among three states, along with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, between October 1 and 23, which contributed heavily to foul air choking the NCR, the Centre said.   Farmers agitation against the farm bills were identified as one … Read more

15.10.20 Daily PPSC Current Affairs

PUNJAB   Punjab schools to get ‘English booster clubs’ for enrolment The Punjab education department has started the process of opening what it calls “English booster clubs” (EBCs) to improve enrolment in government schools. Enrolment during this academic session has increased 15% in government schools when compared to last year. English is always a priority for parents when choosing a school and, therefore, … Read more

14.10.20 Daily PPSC Current Affairs

PUNJAB   Punjab to launch ‘Job Helpline’ for job seekers   Punjab Government, under its flagship programme Ghar Ghar Rozgar, is all set to launch Punjab Job Helpline.   Under this programme, the Department of Employment Gener-ation, Skill Development and Training would run a call centre to facilitate the state’s youth for employment services. The … Read more

13.10.20 Daily PPSC Current Affairs

PUNJAB   Punjab plans create few rural jobs: Study   The farm-centric central and state policies are inadequate to promote rural employment in Punjab, for women especially, independent research at the Central University of Himachal Pradesh has concluded. The researchers say that even if these policies could achieve a high growth in the agricultural sector, the accompanying higher … Read more

11-12.10.20 Daily PPSC Current Affairs

PUNJAB   33% reservation to women in PCS direct recruitment   The cabient also approved 33% reservation for women in the Punjab Civil Services (PCS) through direct recruitment. It approved the Punjab Civil Services (Reservation of Posts for Women) Rules, 2020, to provide such reservation for women for direct recruitment to posts in government, as well as … Read more

10.10.20 Daily PPSC Current Affairs

PUNJAB   Punjab cabinet approves employment plan 2020-22 to provide 1 lakh government jobs  In a bid to fulfill the government’s promise of providing 1 lakh government jobs to the youth in the remaining term, The Punjab Council of Ministers, approved the State Employment Plan 2020-22. This is meant to fill vacant posts in government … Read more

09.10.20 Daily PPSC Current Affairs

PUNJAB   Students fail to impress in 1st Punjab Achievement Survey   The students of Punjab government and government-aided schools have failed to impress in the first Punjab Achievement Survey, which was carried out to find the gaps in the learning ability of students. To assess the learning ability of students of classes VI to XII, an online test was … Read more

08.10.20 Daily PPSC Current Affairs

PUNJAB   Punjab industry had to face Rs 40,000 crore loss during lockdown The industrial sector in Punjab faced a minimum estimated loss of Rs 40,000 crore due to waste of 482 man days because of the Covid-19 lockdown. The study, part of the policy series by Patiala-based Punjabi University’s centre for development economics and innovation studies, highlights that Punjab … Read more

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