Sikkim Current Affairs - 2020

13th July: Bhanu Jayanti celebrated in Sikkim

13th July 2020 marks the 206th Birth Anniversary of Bhanubhakta Acharya, he was the first writer to translate the Great Epic of Ancient India- Ramayana from Sanskrit to Nepali. Bhanu Jayanti is also celebrated across the state of Nepal on 13th July every year. Bhanubhakta Acharya Bhanubhakta Acharya was born in Nepal’s Tanahu district. He Read More…

Emergency Funds to Armed Forces of Rs. 500 Crore, Specialised Mountain Forces deployed at LAC

Following the violent Galwan valley clash on 15th June 2020 and a six-week-long border standoff with the Chinese army, under emergency requirement procurement Rs 500 crore of funds was granted by the Government for the Armed Forces. With consultation with the Department of Military Affairs, the Indian Armed Forces will be allowed to make a Read More…

Sikkim celebrates 45th State Day

On May 16, 2020, the Sikkim Government celebrates its 45th Statehood Day. Every year Sikkim celebrates its State Day in May 16 as the state came into existence on this day in 1975. History After India became independent in 1947, Sikkim continued to enjoy the protectorate status with the republic of India. However, in 1973, Read More…

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Sikkim Glaciers are being lost at faster rate than other parts of Himalayan parts

The Scientists of Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun conducted a study and have found that glaciers in Sikkim region are melting at faster rates as compared to other Himalayan regions. Key Findings The study has assessed around 23 glaciers and their spread since 1991 to 2015. The larger glaciers are thinning in size and Read More…

Cabinet approves loan waiver of worth Rs.4 Cr against Sikkim Mining Corporation

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved waiver of repayment of loan and interest thereon, of nearly worth Rs.4 crore outstanding against Sikkim Mining Corporation (SMC) including interest accrued on total amount from 1 April 2019, till this approval outstanding against SMC. CCEA is chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Benefit: Further, accumulation of Read More…