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Cabinet Ministers of Himachal Pradesh | HP Current Affairs Questions | Himachal Pradesh General Knowledge

Himachal Pradesh like other states of India is a part of Federal Union. It is a full-fledged state, headed by a governor and governed by a Chief Minister and his Council of Ministers.
Historical Church at Shimla MallRoad
Night view of Church at the MallRoad, Shimla

1. Governor of Himachal Pradesh :
>> Acharya DevVrat

2. Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh :
>> Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir

3. Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh :
>> Jai Ram Thakur; Other departments under CM includes Finance, General Administrations, Home, Planning

4. Irrigation and Public Health, Horticulture, Sainik Welfare Minister :
>> Mahender Singh

5.Rural Development & Panchayati Raj Minister :
>> Virender Kanwar; Other deptt. include Animal husbandry and Fisheries

6. Urban Development, Town and Country Planning, Housing Minister :
>> Sarveen Chaudhary

7. Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer affairs minister :
>> Kishan Kapoor 

8. Who is the Social Justice and Empowerment minister of Himachal Pradesh?
>> Rajiv Sezal

9. Forest, Transport, Youth Services and Sports Minister of H.P:
>> Govind Singh 

10. Education Minister of Himachal Pradesh :
>> Suresh Bhardwaj

11. Health and Family Welfare Minister of H.P
>> Vipin Singh Parmar; Other deptt. includes Ayurveda, Science and Technology

12. MPP and Power minister of Himachal :
>> Anil Sharma

13. Who is Agriculture minister of Himachal Pradesh?
>> Ram Lal Markanda; Other departments include Tribal Development, Information and Technology

14.  Industries Minister of H.P :
>> Bikram Singh ; Other deptt. includes Labour & Employment, Technical Education, Vocational & industrial Training

13. Who is the speaker of Vidhan Sabha :
>> Rajeev Bindal

14. Who is the Deputy Speaker of Vidhan Sabha :
>> Hans Raj


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History of Himachal Pradesh - PART 1 | HP history questions | Himachal Pradesh history | HP GK Study

The history of Himachal Pradesh is based on the Vedas, Puranas and the Mahabharata. It is known as DEV BHOOMI or the abode of Gods. The region now known as Himachal Pradesh comprises of princely states of Banghal, Bilaspur, Chamba, Mandi, Kinnaur, Kangra, Kutlehar, Kullu. Lahaul Spiti, Mandi, Mahasu, Sirmaur and Suket. 

>> Who gave the name “ Himachal Pradesh” ?
Ans: Acharya Diwakar Dutt Sharma

1. Who was the founder of Chamba State?
Ans: Meru Verma in 550 A.D

2. Who was the founder of Kehlur State?
Ans: Veerchand Chandel in 697 A.D

3. Who founded Suket State?
 Ans: Veer Sen in 765 A.D

4.  Who founded Nalagarh State?
Ans: Ajay Chand in 100 A.D.

5. Who was the founder of Nurpur State?
Ans: Tejpal Tomar in 1000 A.D.

6.  Who was the founder of Sirmour State?
Ans: Subhansh Prakash in 1195 A.D

7.  Who founded Trigarta State?
 Ans: Raja Susharma

8. Who was the founder of the princely state of Mandi?
Ans: Raja Bahu Sen in 1200 A.D; Ajbar Sen was the founder of historical city of Mandi in 1526 AD.


Himachal Pradesh General Knowledge - Major Rivers in Himachal Pradesh | Rivers, their tributaries and Lakes of Himachal Pradesh

A) Rivers in Himachal Pradesh :

The major drainage system of Himachal Pradesh is based on the flow of rivers like Chenab, Ravi, Beas, Satluj and Yamuna. Riversin Himachal Pradesh have a unique distinction of providing water to Indus and Gangetic basins.  The water passes into both Bay of Bengal as well as the Arabian Sea.

1. Satluj :
Vedic Name : Satudri
Sanskrit Name : Shatdru
Origin : Rakas Tal near Mansarover Lake
Major Tributaries : Nogli, Baspa, Spiti
Distance covered in Himachal : 320 km

2. Beas :
Vedic Name : Arijikiya or Arijikuja
Sanskrit Name : Vipasa
Origin : Byas Kund at Rohtang Pass
Major Tributaries : Banganga, Chakki, Parbati, Uhl, Tirthan, Luni, Sainj, Binwa, Harli
Distance covered in Himachal : 256 km

3.Ravi :
Vedic Name : Purushni
Sanskrit Name : Iravati
Origin : Bara Banghal (Bhandal and Tantgiri Glaciers)
Major Tributaries :Tantgiri, Chatrini, Siul, Bhandar, Baira
Distance covered in Himachal :158 km

4. Chenab
Vedic Name :ChandraBhaga
Sanskrit Name : Askini or Iskamati
Origin : Bara …

Himachal Pradesh General Knowledge| HP GK Study | HP Allied Servcies exams questions and answers

In this post, I am bringing those questions which are hardly known to most of the aspirants. I hope you will be more than happy to know the unknown things related to Education and media for HP GK :

1. What is the name of a Hindi Magazine (monthly) which was started during the early sixties but remained suspended during 1956-66?
Ans: Sahitya Darshan

2. After the suspension, when was the above-mentioned magazine revived?
Ans: At the end of 1967

3. Which non- regional newspaper commands the largest circulation in Himachal Pradesh?
Ans: The Tribune; It's probably because this paper is published from Chandigarh - a place nearest to the state of Himachal Pradesh

4. What are the major dialects in which AIR Shimla broadcasts programmes?
Ans : Kangri, Chambiali, Mandiyali, Kinnauri and Sirmauri

5. Under the reign of which ruler, the education system in Himachal Pradesh flourished?
Ans: Raja Shamsher Prakash of Sirmaur

6. Which ruler had established a "madrasa" at Nahan to impart education i…

Fairs and festivals of Himachal Pradesh | Himachal GK | HP Allied Services questions | HPSSSB examinations questions answers | Himachal Pradesh General Knowledge

Himachal Pradesh has numerous fairs and festivals and to Himachalis any opportunity for celebrations is welcome. All these colourful festivals and fairs provide healthy recreation and marketing places for the inhabitants.
Traders from far and near join these fairs to display articles like clothes, wool, pashmina, furs, leather, pottery, metalware, ornaments as well as other local products.

>> Important Fairs in Himachal Pradesh :
- Minjar Fair: Celebrated in the district of Chamba at a place 'Chaugan' in Chamba town. Minjar means Maize flowers. This fair starts on the second Sunday of 'Sawan' month (August).
- Kullu Dussehra:It begins on the Vijay Dashmi day in Kullu District and continues for seven days.
- Shivratri Fair: Celebrated in Mandi District during the month of February on Shivratri Day. This fair also lasts for seven days and artists from different parts of the country provide their performances.
- Naina Devi Fair: It is held at Naina Devi temple, Bilaspur i…