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Weekly News Highlight! Know What’s Happening Around You! (8th June to 13th June)

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How can one keep oneself updated about all the things happening around them? How do you find out what’s going on in your city? Here is something that can help you and will save you time as well.

The key is to read the current affairs that will give you Knowledge about what is going on around you.


Know about your beautiful city- CHANDIGARH

Exhaustive current affairs! Tired of reading lengthy articles. So here are some of the direct hits of the daily newspaper?

Many of you will never realize the importance of current affairs but once you stand outside in a group you will realize the value of it.

 Check out the weekly crisp short notes to save your time.

  1. Inflated Property Tax Bills 

City industrialists receive inflated property tax bills which they have to deposit the amount by 31 July. Due to COVID 19, pandemic industrialists have been badly affected by inflated property tax they said the municipal corporation is issuing exaggerated property tax bills. An industrialist in the industrial area, phase I received property tax bills for Rs. 11.99 lakh which is an almost 20% increase from the actual tax bill.

  1. Increase In Excise Duty 

Liquor vendor owners in Mohali are worried over sales and their returns on investments. The rise in the excise duty and imposition of COVID cess on sale of liquor has impacted sales in the city. Chandigarh has raised the excise duty by 30 %still the liquor is expensive in Mohali than Chandigarh

  1. Aarogya Setu App 

As the malls are opened, it’s compulsory to have the application, Aarogya Setu, and the maximum people allowed is 12,500 with limited customers at one place to maintain social distancing.

  1. An international faculty development programme

The government has organized a 7-day faculty programme for teachers,’ Let’s Relearn tools for higher education teachers,’ by postgraduate college sector 1 Panchkula and Grand Academic Portal (GAP) in association with Global Academic Assessment Consortium(GAAC). It will sharpen the skills of the teachers. It will cover themes related to policy issues, implementation of teaching, learning research student remedial measures for weak students along with the measures for the well being of higher education stakeholders.

  1. No summer vacation of CAT

In line with the notification issued by the Punjab and Haryana high court, the summer vacation of the Central Administrative Tribunal from 1 June to 30 June stands canceled due to closure of CAT during the lockdown. 

They will continue the work through online access and video conferencing.

  1. CTU Transport 

In this pandemic situation, close to 107 buses are running on local routes.

The Chandigarh transport undertaking and the municipal corporation are looking after the sanitization of the bus stand.

  1. Green Riders Face Parking Blues At Sukhna

Sukhna lake is a major tourist spot. Ut officials also ride bicycles here. However, there is no basic facility for parking a bicycle.

Chandigarh master plan 2031 lays emphasis on making the city pedestrian and bicycle-friendly.

  1. 50 % Reservation For DNB

The Chandigarh administration has decided to recommend a 50% reservation policy for the selection of candidates for the Diploma Of National Board (DNB )courses in Chandigarh. Candidates must be a resident of Chandigarh and have studied for a period of 5 years in the UT.

Check the eligibility criteria on the official website of the Diplomat of National Board.

  1. PGI Chandigarh – Second-best In The Country

For the third consecutive year, PGI has ranked second in the national institutional ranking framework released by human resource development.

PGI scored 80.06 points, while the first ranker all India institute of medical sciences (AIIMS), NEW DELHI with 90.6 points.

  1. Green Chandigarh Action Plan

Debendra Dalai, the chief conservator of Forests, UT, said: Chandigarh takes price in having preserved about 46 percent of the total area under the forest and green cover. 

To increase the greening Chandigarh action plan 2019-2020 was prepared for implementation by all greening agencies.

Feel free to share your thoughts or any information regarding current affairs in the comment box or you can email us. All The Best!

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