Kashmir Current Affairs - 2020

What is IQWAT?

It is an virtual platform that has been launched by three corporates Sanjay Kaul who happens to be ex country head of Apple, India, Ajay Kaul who happens to be ex CEO of Jubilant Food Works and Mukesh Kachroo who happens to be ex CTO, Gain Capital, USA. It is an app to preserve and Read More…

Railways: First Solar Power and plans to Link J&K with rest of India

On January 9, 2020, Indian Railways announced that it will source 1000 MW of solar power and 200 MW of wind power to zonal railways by 2021-22. Also, Kashmir is to be linked with the rest of India through railway network by December 2021. Highlights: Solar Power In order to implement the solar and wind Read More…

Chilai-Kalan: 40-day period of extreme cold begins in Kashmir

The traditional 40-day period of harshest winter in Kashmir known in the local parlance as ‘Chillai-Kalan’ began on 21 December 2019, with the upper reaches of valley receiving snowfall. Chillai-Kalan period which is known for sub-zero temperatures, frozen lakes and river, will end on 31 January 2020. About ‘Chillai-Kalan’ These 40 days are when the Read More…

50th Governors Conference inaugurated in Rashtrapathi Bhavan

A two-day conference of governors is being held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. It was attended by President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Narendra Modi and other ministers. The conference is being held between 23 November, 2019 and 24 November, 2019. Highlights The conference started with the inaugural address of President Ram Nath Kovind, followed by Read More…

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Special Winter Grade Fuel launched for Ladakh Region

Indian Oil Corporation on 17th November, 2019, launched special winter grade diesel that will remain unfrozen even at -33 degree Celsius. This will help to provide continuous and year-round access to the snow-covered regions. Highlights The fuel meets BIS specification of BS-VI grade It was produced and certified at Panipat Refinery The winter grade diesel Read More…