Harda in News

  • Established – 1998
  • Major River – Narmada, Ganjal, Ajnal
  • Main Centers – Makdai Fort, Tomb of Mulla- do – Pyaza, Vinayak temple, Siddheshwar Math.

VIDISHA (District) – in News

  • Established – 1956
  • Major riverBetwa, Halali
  • Main Centers –Udayagiri Cave, Biji mandal mosque, Nilkantheshwar temple etc.


  • Set up a lab focused on genome sequencing and bioinformatics in Indore
  • This lab, it would be possible to provide and implement the latest information in the field of animal husbandry research, disease management and milk production.

MP Bags Awards for Best Wildlife & Eco Tourism and Best Tourism Marketing Campaign

  • MP Tourism is awarded as Best Wildlife & Eco Tourism State and Best State for Tourism Marketing Campaign in 7th edition of ITCTA B2B International Tourism Expo & Conclave, 2021 held.


  •  “Tiger State” of MP with maximum tiger count of 526
  • Recently gained the tag of 
    • Leopard State”
    • ‘Ghariyal State’
    • Wolf State’
  • For active promotion of the State tourism, MP Tourism has organized various promotional events like
    • Orchha Cultural festival
    • Mandu Utsav
    • Jal Mahotsav
    • Go Heritage Run
    • Cycle Safari
    • Elephant Safari.
  • Organised social media campaigns like
    • Buffer me safar,
    • Intezaar Aapka,
    • Intezaar Khtam Hua,
    • Monsoon Magic,
    • Sab kuch Jo Dil Chahe.

Empowerment of sisters in MP

  • Empowering Atmanirbhar MP with self-reliant sisters

Initiatives going on for Women

  • Mahila Panchayat will be convened, in which other schemes like Ladli Laxmi will also be made.
  • Ladli Laxmi Yojana, now twenty thousand rupees will be given to the sisters on admission in the college.
  • Uniforms, cycles, books are all provided free of cost to the sisters.
  • Gaon ki Beti Yojana, Pratibha Kiran Yojana are going on.
  • Scholarships are given for foreign studies.
  • There is a Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah / Nikah Yojana for marriage.
  • Maternity Assistance Scheme, Rs 4,000 is given before the birth of the child and Rs 12,000 after the birth.

BIMSTEC Youth Water Sports Competition – BHOPAL

  • For the first time, water sports player’s from7 countries will showcase their talent at Bhopal’s Upper Lake.
  • Organised at MP State Water Sports Academy.
  • Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Smt. Yashodhara Raje Scindia.
  • Seven countries      
    • Nepal
    • Bhutan
    • Myanmar
    • Thailand
    • Bangladesh
    • Sri Lanka and
    • India
  • There will be competitions in yachting, kayaking-canoeing and rowing.

BIMSTEC – 1997

  • Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Corporation (BIMSTEC) was
    • established in the year 1997
    • covering India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand, Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Sailani Island in News

  • Located in Khandwa

Sanskrit Week on World Sanskrit Day 12 August

  • World Sanskrit Day celebrated on 12 August.
  • Sanskrit Week will be organised every year in all the schools of the state.
  • Sanskrit week, yoga activities and Sanskrit based competitions are being organised in all the schools of the state from August 18 in all 52 districts of the state.
  • Ujjain and Omkareshwar have been centres of Sanskrit learning.

11 new government colleges will open simultaneously from this session in Madhya Pradesh

  • Higher Education Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav.
  • 11 new government colleges will be established in MP simultaneously from this session.

New Education Policy 2020 – 29 JULY 2020

  • The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved National Education Policy 2020 on 29 July 2020.
  • The aim of the new policy is the universalization of education from pre-school to secondary level with 100% Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in school education by 2030.

MP Tops in getting recognition of WATER TESTING LABORATORIES

  • MP ranks first among the states to get the accreditation certificate from the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) for water testing laboratories.
  • State and districtlevel51 laboratories of Public Health Engineering Department have been granted recognition certificates by the Accreditation Board (NABL).
  • MP has the highest number of 51 laboratories in the accreditation certificates issued by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratory (NABL) to 182 water testing laboratories in 25 states so far.

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) in News

  • Urban Development and Housing Minister Bhupendra Singh.
  • Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) was launched in the year 2015
  • Objective of providing concrete houses to every citizen of the country.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Good Governance and Policy Analysis and CRISP

  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Good Governance and Policy Analysis (AIGGPA) and CRISP Bhopal are both committed to make an Atmanirbhar Madhya Pradesh.

130 new courses of Vikram University

Oldest University of MP

  • Founded Jul 18, 1946 – Hari Singh Gour University
  • Founded 1956 – Rani Durgawati University
  • Founded: 01 Mar 1957 – Vikram University
  • Founded 1964 – Devi Ahilya University
  •  The city of Ujjaini has been a holy city where Lord Krishna acquired education in the ashram of Guru Sandipani.

Facts To Know

1Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki VishwavidyalayaBhopal
2Devi Ahilya VishwavidyalayaIndore
3Jiwaji UniversityGwalior
4Indian Institute of Technology IndoreIndore
5Maulana Azad National Institute of TechnologyBhopal
6Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patrakarita VishwavidyalayaBhopal
7Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, BhopalBhopal
8Rani Durgavati VishwavidyalayaJabalpur
9All India Institute of Medical Sciences BhopalBhopal
10Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management GwaliorGwalior

CM Shri Chouhan distributed cards to beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat Yojana

  • Ayushman Yojana – implemented from September 23, 2018.
  • Under the scheme
  1. Free treatment of Rs 5 lakh is being provided to the beneficiary family in a year in empanelled private and government hospitals.
  2. Target to make Ayushman cards of one crore eligible beneficiaries of the state by March-2022.

‘Solar Off-Grid Entrepreneur Hands-on Training Programme’

  • 6-day ‘Solar Off-Grid Entrepreneur Hands-on Training Programme’ organized at Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya.
  • Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya is at BHOPAL

Madhya Pradesh Excise Act (Madhya Pradesh Excise Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021

  • With a view to discourage excise related crimes in the state, Madhya Pradesh Excise Act (Madhya Pradesh Excise Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021 has been approved to increase the fine and penalty imposed on various types of crimes.

Renewable Energy literacy campaign – 175 GW

National Goal

  • Target of 175 GW of total renewable energy capacity of the country by the year 2022.

Madhya Pradesh

  • New and Renewable Energy Minister Shri Hardeep Singh Dang
  • Letters of Award” (LOA) to the selected developers of 1500 MW Agar-Shajapur-Neemuch Solar Park.

Olympian Vivek Sagar appointed as the Sports Promotion Brand Ambassador of Crisp

  • State’s Olympic hockey player Shri Vivek Sagar launched Dermatoglyphics Multiple Intelligence Test (DMIT) software at Crisp Institute located in Shyamala Hills.
  • Crisp institute announced him as Sports Promotion Brand Ambassador.


  • Centre for Reserch and Industrial Staff Promotion
  • Year of establishment – 1997 : BHOPAL
  • Established under Indo German Technical Cooperation
  • Vision: To become a preferred destination for training and consultancy services in advanced technologies with global outreach.

CRISP aims at :

  • Enhancing the technical competencies of the intended target groups, e.g. polytechnic students and staff, job seeking diploma holders and other technical personnel.

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