Current Affairs – May, 2020

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J.K. Rowling announces “The Ickabog”

On May 26, 2020, British author J.K. Rowling released first two chapters of her new Children’s book “The lckabog”. The story is to be published in installments on The Ickabog website for free before its official publication in November 2020. The Ickabog is her first children’s book since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was published in 2007.

About J. K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling (original name Joanne Rowling) is a British author, film & TV producer, screenwriter and philanthropist, best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series. He first book in Harry Potter series is Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone published in 1997. The Harry Potter book series is bestselling book series in the history and have served has basis of Harry Potter film series. She published her first book for adults, The Casual Vacancy, in 2012. In 2013 she also released a crime novel under the pen name “Robert Galbraith”.

Char Dham Highway Development Project: Chamba Tunnel inaugurated

On May 26, 2020, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSMEs Shri. Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the breakthrough event of Chamba Tunnel under Chardham Pariyojana through video conference.

About Chardham Pariyojana

The foundation stone of Char Dham Mahamarg Vikas Pariyojana (Char Dham Highway Development Project) was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 27 December, 2016. Its a two lane National Highway project currently under construction in Uttarakhand with a total investment of around Rs. 12000 Crore.

Char Dham Route

Originating from Rishikesh, Char Dham highway network will have four distinct routes connecting the four holy places in Uttarakhand viz. Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The project includes two tunnels, 116 big and small flyovers, several culverts and bypass roads.

Location of Chamba Tunnel

Chamba Tunnel has been dug by Border Roads Organisation (BRO) on National Highway 94 below the Chamba town / hill station in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand on Rishikesh-Dharasu route. The runnel will also avoid congestion in Chamba town and open avenues of socio-economic developments in the region.

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