Ladakh Current Affairs - 2020

Defence Minister statement on India-China issue in Rajya Sabha

On September 17, 2020, the Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh addressed Rajya Sabha. He gave a complete statement on India China issue and answered several questions raised on the current border situation. Highlights The Defence Minister noted that the Chinese actions expressed disrespect to all the previous bilateral agreements.  The amassing of troops by China along Read More…

Germany launches Indo-Pacific Strategy

The current European Union President and the largest economy of Europe, Germany launched Indo-Pacific strategy. It was launched with India. Highlights The strategy has several indirect references to Chinese behaviour in the Indo-Pacific region. Germany has also suggested to play a key role in the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation Read More…

Ladakh and Lakshadweep integrated to One Nation One Ration Card Scheme

On September 1, 2020, Ladakh and Lakshadweep were integrated in the One Nation One Ration card scheme. With this a total of 26 states and union territories are now connected with each other under the scheme. Highlights The 26 states and UTS that are connected under One Nation One card scheme are Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Read More…

Ministry of Defence signs Rs 2,580 crores of contracts to boost Make in India

On August 31, 2020, the Ministry of Defence signed contracts worth Rs 2,580 crores to boost Make in India. The contracts were signed for supply of six Pinaka Regiments to the Indian Army. Highlights The contracts were signed with Tata Power Company, Bharat Earth Movers Limited and Larsen and Toubro. The Pinaka Regiments comprised of Read More…

Rs 1,200 crore plan to link Ladakh with National Grid

The Government of India is implementing Rs 1,200 crore project to link the regions of Ladakh and Leh with the National Power Grid. These regions due to their isolated locations remain power deficit regions receiving only 5 hours of power supply from diesel generators and very few micro hydel projects. Highlights The Srinagar-Leh transmission line Read More…