Himachal Pradesh Current Affairs - 2019

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Govt. opens up 137 Himalayan Peaks to foreign mountaineers and trekkers

It is an historic step towards promoting adventure tourism in the country, Government of India has allowed access to 137 mountain peaks to foreigners desirous of obtaining Mountaineering Visa (‘MX’) for mountaineering and trekking. These peaks are located in States of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Sikkim. In recently concluded National Tourism Conference, Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & BankingPlaces in News


Two new species of Freshwater Fish found

Scientists of Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) have discovered 2 new species of freshwater fish from north-eastern and northern parts of country. Both fish are hill stream fauna, measures less than 7 centimetres (cm) and are equipped with special morphological features to suit rapid water flow. Key Findings Both species of fish were discovered from Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity


Himachal Pradesh makes GPS device mandatory for trekkers

The Himachal Pradesh (HP) government has made it compulsory for trekkers to carry a GPS (Global Positioning System) device to tackle any exigency. This decision was taken at a review meeting on preparedness for the monsoon chaired by Shrikant Baldi, Additional Chief Secretary cum-Pr. Secretary to Jai Ram Thakur, Chief Minister, HP. Key Highlights Need: Read More…

Month:  Categories: Places in NewsStates


14th Edition of Annual Sino-Indian Border Trade opens at Nathu La

The 14th edition of the annual Sino-Indian border trade opened at Nathu La, the frontier post at Sino-Indian border in Sikkim. To mark the commencement of border trade, officials and traders of both countries (India and China) were present at the border. Key Highlights Every year bilateral border trade between two countries is organised four Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics


Himachal Pradesh Celebrates 72nd State Day

Himachal Pradesh celebrated 72nd Himachal Day on 15th April with gaiety and fervour. Himachal Day is celebrated to commemorate its creation. Genesis of the Himachal Day Before independence, most of the areas of Himachal Pradesh was part of Punjab state and during that time this region was divided into four different regions such as Chamba, Read More…

Month:  Categories: StatesUPSC


World’s highest polling station

Tashigang, a small Himachal Pradesh village has got the distinction of the highest polling station in the world. Tashigang is located at an altitude of 15,256 feet. Tashigang Polling Station Tashigang polling station falls in Buddhist-dominated Lahaul-Spiti and forms part of the Mandi Lok Sabha seat, the second largest constituency in India. Tashigang is situated at Read More…

Month:  Categories: Places in NewsUPSC


Climate Vulnerability Index for India

Department of Science and Technology has decided to commission a study to assess the climate risks faced by States in India. This decision comes in the backdrop of completion of vulnerability study across 12 Himalayan States. Vulnerability Study by the Himalayan States The study was undertaken in the 12 Himalayan states viz. Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & BiodiversityUPSC