Jammu and Kashmir Current Affairs - 2019
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Anil Goswami, a senior IAS officer from J&K cadre, has been appointed as the new Home Secretary and will have two-year tenure. He is the first bureaucrat from J&K cadre to be placed at the top ranked post. His name was cleared by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Sher-i-Kashmir Award: Navjot becomes youngest recipient athlete of Jammu and Kashmir to be conferred
Navjot Singh (16 years) became the youngest athlete of Jammu and Kashmir to be conferred with the Sher-i-Kashmir Sports Award. He was declared the best sportsperson for 2008-09. Navjot received the award at an impressive investiture ceremony hosted after a gap of 22 years.
Sher-i-Kashmir Sports Awards
- Established in 1978.
- After 1991 when the militancy began in J&K, the awards stopped.
- The awards returned in 2002 to be continued since then.