INDORE – First Water Plus City

  • Indore has been declared as the First Water Plus City of the country
  • Under Swachhtaa Bharat Mission Urban, the cities are tested in various categories which includes ODF Plus, ODF Double Plus and Water Plus.
  • Two rivers of Indore – Kanha and Saraswati are treated
  • Treated water diverted towards fountains
  • New and Renewable Energy Minister Shri HARDEEP SINGH DANG.

GI tag to Balaghat’s Chinnor rice

  • GI tag to Balaghats Chinnor rice paves the way for economic empowerment of farmers.

Facts To Know (Balaghat)

  • Establish – 1956
  • Ancient Name – Burrah / Burraha
  • Major River – Wainganga
  • Main centers – Lanji fort, Gangulpara waterfall, Hatta ki Bawadi etc.

GI tags MP – Total 11 (VERY IMPORTANT FOR Exam)

  • Products that have a specific geographical feature :-
  • List
  • Chanderi Saree – 28 January 2005
  • Maheshwari Saree – 17 July 2012
  • Bagh Prints – Dhar – 10 July 2008
  • Bagh Prints – Dhar LOGO 31 March 2016
  • Leather Toys from Indore. 10 July 2008
  • Leather Toys from Indore LOGO – 25 March 2015
  • Bell Metal Ware of Datia and Tikamgarh – 10 July 2008
  • Bell Metal Ware of Datia and Tikamgarh LOGO  – 30 September 2013
  • Ratlami SevRatlam  27 March 2015
  • Black rooster Kadaknath – Jhabua. 30 July 2018
  • Chinnaur Rice – Balaghat – 30 September 2021   LATEST

Neemuch Ratlam railway line

  • Railway Minister : Shri Ashwini Vaishnav
  • Approval for doubling of Neemuch Ratlam railway line will open the doors to development
  • Approval will bring revolution in the economic progress of the region in the coming times.

Facts to Know (Ratlam)

  • Establish – 1948
  • Other name – Gold City
  • Major Rivers – Mahi, Karan, Canary, Chambal

MEMU Train

  • 3 new MEMU (Main Line Electric Multiple Unit) trains are being started with all modern facilities like GPS, Digital Display, CCTV, Bio toilet etc.
  • India has a
    • Rail network of more than 67 thousand kilometers
    • More than 13 thousand passenger trains and 8,000 goods trains.
  • MP has
    • more than 700 railway stations
    • rail network spread over 4,800 km.
  • Three new MEMU trains
    • Satna-Itarsi
    • Satna-Manikpur
    • Katni-Bina
  • The trains will run at a speed of 100 km per hour.
  MP RailRAILWAY ZONE West  Central  RailwayHEADQUARTER JabalpurDIVISIONS Bhopal, Jabalpur, Kota.

Railway Zones and Divisions in The Country

At present there are 17 Railway Zones and 68 Divisions in the country.

1.Central RailwayMumbaiMumbai (CST), Bhusawal, Nagpur, Solapur, Pune.
2.Eastern RailwayKolkataAsansol, Howrah, Malda, Sealdah.
3.East Central RailwayHajipurDanapur,Dhanbad,Mughalsarai, Samastipur,Sonpur.
4.East Coast RailwayBhubaneswarKhurda Road, Sambalpur, Waltair.
5.Northern RailwayNew DelhiAmbala, Delhi, Lucknow, Moradabad, Ferozpur.
6.North Central RailwayAllahabadAllahabad, Agra, Jhansi.
7.North Eastern RailwayGorakhpurLucknow,Izzatnager,Varanasi.
8.Northeast Frontier RailwayGuwahatiKatihar, Alipurduar, Rangiya, Lumding, Tinsukia.
9.North Western RailwayJaipurAjmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur.
10.Southern  RailwayChennaiChennai, Madurai, Palghat, Trichy, Trivandrum, Salem.
11.South Central RailwaySecunderabadGuntakal, Guntur, Hyderabad, Nanded,Secunderabad,Vijayawada.
12.South Eastern RailwayKolkataAdra,Chakradharpur, Kharagpur, Ranchi.
13.South East Central RailwayBilaspurBilaspur, Nagpur, Raipur
14.South Western RailwayHubliBangalore, Hubli, Mysore
15.Western RailwayMumbaiMumbai(Central),Vadodara, Ratlam,Ahmedabad,Rajkot, Bhavnagar.
16.West  Central  RailwayJabalpurBhopal, Jabalpur, Kota.
17.Metro RailwayKolkataNot applicable.

Handloom Industry IN INDIA : Atmanirbhar Madhya Pradesh

  • National Handloom Day  – August 7
    • To honour of the art of handloom weavers and enriching the handloom industry in the country and the state.
    • Theme of 2021Handloom, an Indian legacy

Handloom Clusters in MP

  • Chanderi
  • Maheshwar
  • Sarangpur
  • Mandsaur
  • Varaseoni
  • Sausar
  • Workshops organized for weavers in Maheshwar and Chanderi.

‘Special Handloom Expo’ 2021

  • Public Works, Cottage and Village Industries Minister Shri Gopal Bhargava.
  • Launching of ‘Special Handloom Expo’ 2021 to be organized in Gauhar Mahal Complex BHOPAL
  • Qudisiya Begum constructed GAUHAR MAHAL, Bhopal

Area-specific handicrafts at tourist places

  • Minister of Tourism, Culture and Spirituality Sushri Usha Thakur.
  • Handicrafts Specific Places in Bundelkhand Regions
    • Mahor and Ladpura in Niwari
    • Basari in Chhatarpur
    • Madla in Panna
    • Uchehra in Satna

UDAN Scheme

  • Air India starts flight from
    • Dubai to Indore once a week on Wednesdays.
  • IndiGo flights will be available daily from
    • Gwalior to Delhi
    • Gwalior to Indore.
  • Indigo Flights  – JABALPUR to DELHI , INDORE
    • Jabalpur to Delhi
    • Jabalpur to Indore
    • Jabalpur to Mumbai
  • Launched new IndiGo flights from Jabalpur to Delhi, Indore.


  • Target to set up 1000 air routes and 100 airports by 2025

Flight facility from Rewa and Jabalpur

  • 72 seater airline between
    • Rewa – Indore
    • Rewa – Bhopal
  • Starting air service from Rewa, the development of Rewa and surrounding area would get a boost.

‘Freedom Movement 1857-1947’

  • An exhibition of rare inscriptions and photographs ‘Freedom Movement 1857-1947’ has been organised in the State Museum.
  • The nation is celebrating the year 2021-22 as the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav
  • 75th year of India’s independence is being celebrated all over India as ‘AZADI KA AMRIT MAHOTSAV’.
  • Important historical records and photographs were displayed related to :
    • First Independence Movement of 1857
    • Non-Cooperation Movement 1920
    • Civil Disobedience Movement 1930
    • Quit India Movement 1942

Amar Shaheed Rani Avanti Bai Yatra

  • The nation is celebrating the year 2021-22 as the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav
  • India’s Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav has started on the occasion of
    • 75th Independence Day – 15th August 2021
  • India will complete the 75 years of Independence on 15th August 2022
  • India will celebrate the 76th Independence day in 2022.
  • First Independence Day on 15th August 1947
  • Amrit Mahotsav will be
  • Samadhi site of Rani Avanti Bai
    • Balapur, Dindori.
  • Rani Avanti Bai Yatra starting 16th August 2021 concluded on August 16, 2022
  • Starting at Rani Avanti Bai Square Bhopal and conclude at the Samadhi Sthal of Rani Avanti Bai at Balapur Dindori.

Sandipani Auditorium

  • 15th August and 26th January: Cultural programme organized on the occasion of Independence Day at Sandipani Auditorium of Raj Bhavan.

‘Buffer Mein Safar: Cycling in the buffer zone KANHA

  • “Tour of Kanha” cycling organized in Kanha National Park IN BUFFER ZONE
  • For the first time on the initiative of the Department of Tourism and Forests, a 4-day and 400-km long Cycle tour was organized in the Buffer Zone of Kanha National Park.

Peshwa Bajirao: 18 August Birth Anniversary

  • He was born on 18 August, 1700.
  • He died when he merely 40 on 18 April, 1740 at Raverkhedi
  • Tomb of Peshwa Bajirao
    • Raverkhedi, located in Sanawad tehsil of Khargone district.
  • During the time of the IVth   Maratha Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj, in the year 1720, he was given the post of Peshwa i.e. Prime Minister.

Maharishi Panini Sanskrit and Vedic University in News

  • Maharishi Panini Sanskrit and Vedic University, Ujjain
  • Kavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya Ramtek Nagpur

 “Atal Progress-Way”  –  Chambal Express Way – Atal Pragati Path

  • Ministry of National Highways and Road Transport, Government of India has issued approval to include the ambitious Atal Progress-Way project of MP in Bharat Mala Phase-I.
  • 4-lane Atal Pragati Path under Bharatmata project.
  • Toal Length 404 km 
  • Total length – 313 km in MP.
  • Lifeline for the development of Chambal division.
  • Passes through
    • Bhind
    • Morena
    • Sheopur districts
  • Connecting Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh) in the east and Kota (Rajasthan) in the west.
  • It connects Rajasthan, MP and UP.
  • Land for the construction of 4-lane road in the project is to be provided free of cost by the state.

Bharatmata Project in News

  • The Bharatmala Pariyojana is a centrally-sponsored and funded Road and Highways project of the Government of India.

Morena in News

  • Established – 1956
  • River Flow – Sank River
  • One District One Product : Mustard Oil
  • Famous : Gajak
  • Main Centers – Chausath Yogini Temple, Morena, Sihoniya, Tomb of Ganna Begum

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