Punjab [PPSC] Current Affairs - 2020
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Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurated a 1210-meter span-bridge over the river Ravi in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.
About the Bridge
The bridge over river Ravi at Keerian – Gandial is a lifesaver for the people in the region. The bridge constructed at a cost of Rs 158.84 crore is a step forward in improving inter-state connectivity.
The bridge will be of great help to 2,20,000 people living on the two sides Kathua in Jammu, and Pathankot in Punjab. This will save both time and cost by reducing the distance between two places Keerian – Gandial from 45 kms to 8.6 kms.
The River Ravi originates near the Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh and drains the area between the Pir Panjal and the Dhaola Dhar ranges. The river Ravi enters plains of Punjab near Madhopur and enters Pakistan downstream of Amritsar. It merges into the river Chenab a little above Rangpur in Pakistani Punjab.
Tags: Gandial • Himachal Pradesh • Jammu and Kashmir • Keerian • Kullu hills
The Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar has announced the Shaurya awards for students in the name of 71 state police martyrs.
About the Shaurya Awards
The Shaurya Awards with prize money of Rs 11,000 will be awarded to students in the name of 71 personnel of the state police forces who laid down their lives while protecting society and maintaining law and order in the state.
The award would be given to a student for courageous deeds every year in a village block where the school is located and where a martyr studied during his childhood.
The announcements were made by the Chief Minister while addressing the family members of Haryana Police martyrs at while addressing the National Police Memorial in New Delhi. The Chief Minister also announced the construction of a state-level police memorial in the state of Haryana and released the book titled ‘Martyrs of Haryana police’.
National Police Memorial
Renovated and refurbished Police Memorial was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 21 October 2018. National Police Memorial commemorates the 34,844 police personnel from all of the central and state police forces in India who have died in the line of duty since the nation’s Independence in 1947.
The National Police Memorial commemorates the police personnel whose lives were lost in the fight against terrorism, militancy and insurgency in states such as Punjab, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Jammu and Kashmir and red corridor-affected regions in India.
The National Police Memorial also hosts the Wall of Valour with names of police personnel engraved on the granite, who died in the line of duty from 1947 to the present day.
Tags: Assam • Chief Minister • Haryana [HPSC] • Jammu and Kashmir • Manipur