Himachal Pradesh at a Glance

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Himachal Pradesh at a Glance


25 Jan. 1971



Largest city


Number of Districts


Name of Governor

Acharya Dev Vrat

Current Chief Minister

Virbhadra Singh

Area 21,495 sq mi

Population & Rank (2011)

6,856,509 & 20th Rank

  • Himachal Pradesh became Union Territory on 1st November, 1956 to 17th December 1970.

Who named the state Himachal Pradesh?

  • It was named by Acharya Diwakar Datt Sharma, one of the great Sanskrit scholars of Himachal Pradesh.

Which is the highest mountain peak in the state of Himachal Pradesh?

  • At 6,816 m Reo Purgyil


  • Himachal Pradesh has been ranked fourth in the list of the highest per capita incomes of Indian states.
  • The state has achieved 100% hygiene and practically no single house is without a toilet.
  • According to a 2005 Transparency International survey, Himachal Pradesh is ranked the second-least corrupt state in the country after Kerala.
  • It is the only state which forbids the use of polyethylene and tobacco products.
  • Agriculture is the main source of income as well as employment in Himachal. About 93% of the state population depends directly upon agriculture.
  • Himachal was hosted the first Paragliding World Cup in India from 24 October to 31 October in 2015

Himachal Pradesh Current Affairs Question Answers 2016

Which academy to be set up in Dharamshala will train MPs, MLAs and the staff of such institutions from different states in the country? (July)

  • Answer: D.E –VIDHAN
    Himachal Pradesh Assembly Speaker BBL Butail today said that a National E-Vidhan Academy will be set up in Tapovan in Dharamsala, where Himachal Pradesh is situated. Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs in have already permitted in principle approval for setting up of the National academy. This academy in Dharamsala will train MPs, MLAs and the staff of such institutions from different states in the country.

Which State signed Memorandum of Understanding with National Thermal Power Corporation and National Hydel Power Corporation for hydro engineering college? (July)

  • Answer – Himachal Pradesh

Which state to have a state Data Centre designed using green data centre concept to provide 101 people concerned with service online? (June)

  • Answer – Himachal Pradesh

Which State Government launched artificial propagation programme of mahseer fish for conservation and rehabilitation? (May 2016)

  • Answer – Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh State Government launched initiative to empower women for raising standards named as _______________ (May 2016)

  • Answer – PEHAL

Which state on 27 March 2016 released its sixth Economic Census. (March 2016)

  • Sixth Economic Census of Himachal Pradesh was released by Pradeep Chauhan, the Economic Advisor of Himachal Government. The survey was started in 2012 and completed in two phases with 8303 enumerators, 3844 supervisors and 175 charge officers covering 24,932 enumeration blocks

Which are the two transport corporations to get Electric buses? (March 2016)

  • Answer : a) Himachal and Mumbai

Which Indian state has become the first state with the launch of Rotavirus vaccination project ? (March 2016)

  • Answer – Himachal Pradesh

Folk dance “Nati” is related to which Indian state?

  • Answer – Himachal Pradesh
    Explanation – The colourful Kullu (town in Himachal Pradesh) folk dance “Nati” which saw participation of 20,000 dancers during Kullu Dussehra festival on October 26 2015 has entered the Guinness book of world records.

Where is the India’s first Paragliding World Cup held?

  • Answer –Himachal Pradesh