HP Current Affairs- January 4, 2023

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HP Current Affairs- January 4, 2023

1-Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, the chief minister of Himachal Pradesh, said in his speech to the “Jan Aabhar” rally in Dharamsala that the administration is not there to “enjoy power,” but rather to improve the system.

2-The chief minister of Himachal Pradesh stated that the administration will gradually put into effect all 10 promises made in the Congress manifesto before the Assembly elections, adding that the Old Pension Scheme (OPS) will be implemented in the first Cabinet meeting.

3-Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, the chief minister of Himachal Pradesh, arrived at Dharamsala on January 3. It was his first trip to Dharamsala since taking office as chief minister on December 11.

Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu

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4-The next Speaker of the Assembly is likely to be Kuldeep Singh Pathania, a Bhatiyat lawmaker from Himachal Pradesh.

  • He submitted his candidature papers for the position on Wednesday in Dharamsala, where the Assembly session was taking place, as the only applicant for the position.

5-Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, the chief minister of Himachal Pradesh, officially kicked off the five-day Winter Carnival Manali on Monday by performing prayers at the revered Hadimba Temple and leading the parade.

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6- Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, the chief minister of Himachal Pradesh, announced that the state has received central funding from the Union Ministry of Finance totaling Rs 42 crore under the PM Gati Shakti regarding expenditure of the scheme for Special Assistance to States for Capital Investment 2022–23.

7-The establishment of an IT Park at Rakh in Nagri in the Palampur tehsil of Kangra district is one of the major initiatives under this scheme, according to Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu.

8- Crowds of tourists have flocked to Himachal Pradesh’s well-known tourist destinations, including Shimla, Narkanda, Dharamsala, Kalpa, Manali, Dalhousie, and others, defying Covid-19 protocols amid the fear of the new Omicron variant to ring in the New Year with carnivals and musicals amidst a snowy landscape. This is the highest-ever arrival of tourists in history.

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9 – On December 29, at the start of a severe snowstorm in the area, tourists were detained in nearly 100 vehicles overnight in the horseshoe-shaped 9.02 km long Atal Tunnel, the longest motorable tunnel in the world.

10-The Atal tunnel, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened on October 3, 2020, cut the travel time between Manali and Keylong, the seat of Lahaul-Spiti, by roughly three hours and by 46 kilometres. It has also guaranteed connectivity in all conditions.

Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi

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11-The Himachal Pradesh state tourism department claims that during the busiest travel period, over 20,000 tourists pass through the Atal Tunnel daily. Skiing, hiking, and paragliding are just a few of the popular tourist activities that provide a significant portion of the local population’s income.

12-Members of the Himachali Pravasi Global Association (HPGA) met with Sanjay Verma, the High Commissioner of India to Canada, in Ottawa to promote and establish markets for the handicrafts and artefacts of Himachal Pradesh in the nation that is home to the eighth-largest Indian diaspora in the world.

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