Jammu & Kashmir Current Affairs - 2019

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Project Sampark: Defence Minister inaugurates Ujh and Basantar Bridges in J&K

Union Minister of Defence Rajnath Singh inaugurated 1 km long Ujh bridge in Kathua district and 617.40 m long Basantar bridge in Samba district of Jammu & Kashmir. Both of these bridges have been constructed by Border Roads Organisation (BRO) under 69 RCC/13 BRTF of Project Sampark. Key Highlights Ujh bridge (1 Km long): is Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & Security


Govt suspends LoC trade with PoK

The government has issued orders to suspend the Line of Control (LoC) trade between Jammu & Kashmir and Pak Occupied Kashmir (PoK). Why did the government suspend LoC trade? The LoC trade was initiated to facilitate the exchange of goods of common use between local populations across the LoC in Jammu & Kashmir. On the Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & BankingUPSC


India Withdraws MFN Status of Pakistan

One day after the Pulwama terror attack on 14th February, 2019, India has taken a stern step of withdrawing the Most Favoured Nation or MFN Status of Pakistan. This move would enable India to increase customs duty on goods coming from Pakistan. The decision was taken in the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security Read More…

Month:  Categories: International


Enhancing Agribusiness of Cooperatives in Maharashtra

The Cooperatives Department of Maharashtra has decided to appoint managers at six major cities across the country to enhance agribusiness between cooperatives in Maharashtra and other States. Improving Agri-Business Maharashtra has a surplus of products such as onion, tomato, grapes, pomegranate, mangoes and raisins. These are traded in other states and in the process the traders Read More…

Month:  Categories: StatesUPSC


President’s rule comes into effect in Jammu & Kashmir

The state of Jammu and Kashmir has come under President’s rule from 20th December 2018 as Governor’s rule in the state completed its six months. It implies that now all the policy decisions related to Jammu and Kashmir will be taken by the Union Cabinet. The state faced a political crisis when 25-member BJP withdrew Read More…

Month:  Categories: Constitution & Law


Foundation Stone of Institute of High-Altitude Medicinal Plants (IHAMP) laid in J&K

On December 15, 2018, the foundation stone of Institute of High-Altitude Medicinal Plants (IHAMP) was laid by Union Ministers Jitendra Singh and Shripad Yesso Naik (Ayush Ministry). Location & Functions The Institute of High-Altitude Medicinal Plants will be located in Bhaderwah in Doda district of Jammu & Kashmir. It will provide research in medicinal plants Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology


India Building World’s Highest Railway Line

India railways announced its plan to link New Delhi and Ladakh by means of a railway line that will run along the India-China Border. The proposed Bilaspur-Manali-Leh Line would be the world’s highest railway line once launched. Key Facts of the Project The projected cost to construct the 465 km line will be Rs 83,360 Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology