Jammu and Kashmir Current Affairs - 2019

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Bharat Bhushan Vyas Appointed as New Member of UPSC

On 13 December 2018, Sh. Bharat Bhushan Vyas has joined as a member of the Union Public Service Commission. UPSC Chairman Arvind Saxena administered him the oath of office and secrecy. Shri Vyas has become the first IAS officer from J&K cadre to join any constitutional body. His tenure will be of three years. About Bharat Bhushan Read More…

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Second Anniversary of Surgical Strike was celebrated as Parakram Parv

Second Anniversary of Surgical Strike was celebrated as Parakram Parv or Surgical Strike Day on September 29 – 30, 2018 by Indian Army to showcase gallant action of brave Army in the conduct of Surgical Strikes on September 29, 2016. This day was also marked to remember sacrifice of soldiers during ‘Uri incident’. Celebrations The Read More…

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India, Pakistan agree to undertake Indus Waters Treaty mandated tours in Indus basin on both sides

India and Pakistan have agreed to undertake Indus Waters Treaty 1960 mandated tours by their water commissioners in Indus basin on both sides to resolve issues on various hydroelectric projects in Jammu and Kashmir. This was decided in recently concluded high-level bilateral talks on Indus Waters Treaty in Lahore, Pakistan. Highlights on high-level bilateral talks Read More…

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Home Ministry revokes security clearance to Qatar-based English news channel Al Jazeera

Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has revoked security clearance of Qatar government’s state-funded English news broadcaster Al Jazeera. It is believed that main reason for this revocation is considered to be over documentary made by Qatari channel on militancy in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), which Indian Government viewed as “biased”. Al Jazeera has reportedly Read More…

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19th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas observed

The 19th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas was celebrated across India on 26 July 2018 to commemorate the success of Operation Vijay and remember brave sacrifice of Indian soldiers during 1999 India-Pakistan Kargil War. India-Pakistan Kargil War The war took place between May and July of 1999 in Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir. It Read More…

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Government approves financial assistance of Rs. 5.5 lakh per family to West Pakistan Refugees settled in J&K

The Union Government has approved financial assistance amounting to Rs. 5.5 lakh per family to West Pakistan Refugees (WPRs). It will benefit 5,764 families of WPRs settled in Jammu and Kashmir. Key Facts The scheme comes into effect from June 2018. The amount of Rs. 5.5 lakh per family will be deposited in bank accounts Read More…

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Government to raise 5 Indian Reserve Police battalions in Jammu & Kashmir

The Central Government has decided to raise five Indian Reserve Police (IRP) battalions in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) with an aim to provide jobs to local youths. These battalions will have 60% reservation to people from border areas of J&K. Key Facts The five IRP battalions in J&K will have over 5,000 personnel in which Read More…

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