- 34th North Zone Junior Athletics championships-2023: Championship was held at University Athletics Stadium Jammu
Highlight : Samriti Jamwal, who hails from Kukher village of Nuprur(Kangra) won a gold medal in 200meters race(U-20). She also won a Bronze Medal in 100 meters race
- CCTN Pragati Ranking (Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and system , Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation) :
Why in News : The national Crime Record bureau(NCRB) released the raking on CCTN PRAGATI
- The Himachal State Police have been ranked first among hill and northeastern states in Crime and criminal Tracking Network and System(CCTN) Pragati (Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation) ranking with a score of 99.82% marks
- The State has secure the first rank in the same category for the past three years(2020, 2021 and 2022) in a row
- The State Police also attained the Second rank at the all – India level in ranking released by NCRB
- The compliance rate of Himachal Pradesh in the investigation of cases of sexual offences against women and children registered under section 376 IPC and POCSO Act is 90.53 percent and has been ranked fifth among all India
- Uttarakahnd secured the second among hilly state and Haryana Secure the first rank among all states and Union Territories.
In the Past :
- On 15th March 2017 Sanjauli Police station become the first police station in the country to have been linked with a crime and criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS)
- On 21st December 2018 – Chaupal police station ranked 6th in the country for its good performance on various parameters under the crime and criminal Tracking Network System(CCTNS)
About CCTN :
- The CCTNS is a Central government-funded Mission Mode Project started in 2009 at the national level.
- Aims to create a comprehensive and integrated e-system for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of policing at all levels, especially at the police station-level.
- CCTNS is aimed to inter-link all police stations under common application software for the purpose of investigation, data analytics, research, policy making and providing Citizen Services such as reporting and tracking of complaints, requests for antecedent verifications by police.
- Paragliding Pre World Cup :
Why in News: Chairman of Himachal Tourism Development Corporation R.S.Bali presided over the concluding ceremony of the Paragliding Pre World cup organized at Bir-Billing from October 27 to 2nd November.
- 93 participants from 18 countries, including France, USA, Switzerland, Vietnam, India, Finland, England, Germany, Australia, Italy, Norway, Kazakhstan, Israel, Poland, South Africa, Slovenia, Chezh Republic , Ireland
- There were 13 participants from the Indian Army including 8 women
- In Junior Categories – Ashwani Thakur of India stood first position.
- In Senior Categories – Michael Sewri of Switzerland won the first place.
- In Team category – The Northeast Paragliding Team stood first, The First Frog team won the second place while Akash Adventure team bagged the third Place.
- In Women Category – Jenny Onal of America bagged first place
- Overall Austin Cox of America stood first
About Bir – Billing:
- It was first identified for Paragliding by a young girl from delhi Ms. Deepak Mahajan in 1978.
- Leter on it was recognized by an Israeli tourist and forest wing of Himachal as the best paragliding site.
- In 1984 Billing got international recognition, when a competition was organized at individual level.
- It became internationally known, when Mr. Axe Bore Raymond from France took 130.9Km flight from bir and made a world record.
- In 2012 the state government started pre-world cup to promote this adventurous competition.
- State’s First Bamboo village Project: The state’s first bamboo village project, being funded by the National Bamboo Mission, would become functional in the first week of December at Ghaluwal village of Una District.
- Insight into adolescent perspective on substance use in Una : Recently Una administrationunveiled a school-based study tittled “Insight into adolescent perspective on substance use in Una” an initiative under the “Nasha Mukt Una” Campaign
- Report was released on the basis of a written questionnaire responded by 2,523 students of 30 government school.
- The respondents were 97 % from rural areas, including 1,181 girls and 1,342 boys from middle to senior secondary classes.
- According to the report, 6.1 % respondents admitted to have used intoxicating substance at least once.
- 13 percent said their peer groups were indulging in drug abuse.
- 3 percent said at least one member of their family was involved in substance abuse.
- At least 10 percent of the students studying in middle classes and 16 percent in senior secondary classes said they know people in their vicinity who use drugs, while 30 percent of the respondents wrote that they would not refuse if they were offered drugs by someone.
- The report also highlighted on parenting issues with respect to the increasing incidence of substance use among children and youth. Very few respondents said they confident in their parents for advice and counseling when needed and relied on the advice of their peer in drug-related issues.
- Brain of Himachal Test : Recently conducted by Aspire academy in all 12 District of the State.
- 11,670 students from 449 schools participated in the test, conducted for students of Class VI to Class X
- Neelansh Agnihotri of Shimla topped the Brain of Himachal Test
- 37th National Games :
Why in News : 37th National Games, which was held from October 26 to November 9. Goa hosted the event for the first time in its history.
- Maharashtra topped the National Games 2023 medals tally with 228 medals – 80 gold, 69 silvers and 79 bronze
- Himachal Bagged 4 gold , 2 Silver , 5 bronze to finish 24th among 34 participating states and union Territories
- In the last National Games the state also finished at 24th with nine medals but this time medals gone upto 11.
- Gold Medal : Seema (Athletics – 5000 m & 10000 meters), Handball(women), Kabbadi(women).
- Silver Medal : Shiksha Baloria(Fencing), Ashish Kumar Negi(Boxing).
- Bronze Medal : Jyotika Dutt(Fencing), Ashish Kumar Bandur(Boxing), Asim Mohammed (Wushu), Prashant(Wushu), Krish Mehra(Kaalaripayattu)
- Lavi Fair :
Why in News: Governor Shiv Pratap Shukla recently inaugurates the Four-Day long international lavi fair at Rampur Bushahr in Shimla District.
About Lavi Fair:
- This fair is held in the month of October-November every year at RAMPUR-BUSHAIR and said to have started as the result of the trade relation of India and Tibet.
- The word ‘Lavi’, is derived from the word ‘Loe’ which in local parlance means a sheet of woolen cloth. Another meaning of Lavi is shearing of the sheep.
- Lavi fair, as the past accounts run, took place twice, in the months of June and November, but now it is held only once in a year
- Lavi fair is almost three hundred years old, started by raja Kehri Singh and now provided with status of international fair.
- The fair has no religious background
- In this fair a makeshift market is created and stalls are auctioned where traders display their goods and colorful cultural programs are held in the evening.
- Lapcha Village : Recently Prime minister of India Narender Modi celebrated the Diwali with Indian Army Soldiers at Lapcha village near indo china border
- Village is located on the Indo-China border about 17Km from Tabo, on Kunzum – Sumdo road in the Lahaul- Spiti District of Himachal Pradesh.
- Himachal Pradesh shares a 260-km porous border with China. Of the total length, 140 km is in tribal Kinnaur district, while 80 km is in the tribal Lahaul and Spiti district.
- “Pathar Ka Mela”(Stone Pelting Fair) :
Why in news : Centuries old annual “Pathron Ka Mela” (stone-pelting fair), a unique festival held a day after Diwali, was celebrated at Dhami, about 30 km from Shimla.
The festival, marked by pelting of stones between two groups of villagers, started in the presence of the former ruler of Dhami known as Halog, and lasted for 50 minutes.
As per the tradition, the stone pelting takes place between residents of Halog and Jamog who line up on either side of a circular structure and pelt small stones at each other.
The fair begins when the priest of Narsingh Devta temple, walks to the Kali Devi temple accompanied by a team of musicians.
The practice is about 300 years old, and the people of the royal family pelt the first stone after performing a puja and the game is played from a safe distance
Getting injured is considered auspicious and the one who bleeds during the pelting of stones is considered an honoured devotee of goddess Kali and his blood is smeared on the forehead of the goddess.