Jammu and Kashmir Current Affairs - 2019

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Mela Kheer Bhawani celebrated in J&K

With commencement of annual festival of Kheer Bhawani Mela on Zeasht Ashtami, hundreds of Kashmiri Pandit devotees prayed at famous Ragnya Devi temple in Jammu and Kashmir’s (J&K) Ganderbal district. An elaborate security arrangement was made by J&K administration so that mela passed off peacefully for devotees who thronged temple from across the country. Key Read More…

Month:  Categories: Art & CultureUPSC

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IAF pay homage to Kargil War Martyrs during Operation Safed Sagar

The Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief Air Chief Marshal (ACM) B.S. Dhanoa visits Air Force Station in Bhisiana and Sarsawa to pay homage to the air warriors who made supreme sacrifice during Operation Safed Sagar at Kargil. Key Highlights Background: On 28 May 1999 the Indian Air Force lost a Mi-17 helicopter after successfully attacking Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & Security

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Rajouri Day Celebrated

Rajouri Day was celebrated on April 13 to commemorate the bravery and valour of the soldiers who laid down their lives for the liberation of Rajouri district. Rajouri Day: Significance and Genesis The Partition of India and the accession of Jammu and Kashmir to India in October 1947 was followed by the First Kashmir War between India and Pakistan. The Pakistani Read More…

Month:  Categories: Events & ObservancesUPSC

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Curbs on civilian traffic on Jammu-Srinagar Highway

A government notification has stated that the national highway from Baramulla to Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir has been put out of bounds for civilian traffic twice a week till May 31. During this time no civilian vehicles will be permitted on the national highway on Sundays and Wednesdays. Why the Ban is being implemented? Read More…

Month:  Categories: StatesUPSC

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Terror Monitoring Group for Jammu and Kashmir

The Union Home Ministry has announced setting up of a Terror Monitoring Group (TMG) to ensure synergised and concerted action against terror financing and terror-related activities in Jammu and Kashmir. Mandate of the Terror Monitoring Group Taking action against hardcore sympathisers among government employees including teacher’s etc providing overt or covert support to such activities. Read More…

Month:  Categories: StatesUPSC

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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

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Hasmukh Adhia Appointed as Chancellor of Gujarat Central University

President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the appointment of former finance secretary Hasmukh Adhia as the chancellor of Gujarat Central University. He will hold the post for a period of five years. Hasmukh Adhia was a Gujarat cadre IAS officer and was appointed as the secretary in the Department of Financial Services after then Chief Minister Read More…

Month:  Categories: StatesUPSC

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