Union Territory Current Affairs - 2020

Rules to issue Domicile Certificate in Jammu and Kashmir issued

On May 18, 2020, the Jammu and Kashmir Administration issued rules to provide domicile certificates. The “J&K Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure) rules 2020” has been provided through an amendment of the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Decentralisation and Recruitment) Act, 2010. Highlights The rules have included extraordinary penalty of Rs 50,000 to the competitive Read More…

NITI Aayog and Ladakh UT sign MoU to develop Infrastructure projects

On January 17, 2020, NITI Aayog and Ladakh Union Territory signed a Memorandum of Understanding. According to the agreement, NITI Aayog will support the administration of the Ladakh through its initiative “Development Support Services to States for Infrastructure Projects” (DSSS) Highlights NITI Aayog will identify high-impact projects. It will expedite project implementations, create unique models Read More…

Radha Krishna Mathur sworn in as first Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh UT

Radha Krishna Mathur (65) was formally sworn in as first ever Lieutenant Governor of newly carved Union Territory of Ladakh on 31 October 2019. He was nominated to be the first Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh by President of India on 25 October 2019. He was administered Oath of Office and Secrecy by Chief Justice of Read More…

Girish Chandra Murmu sworn in as first Lieutenant Governor of J&K

Girish Chandra Murmu (59) took oath as the first Lieutenant Governor of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on 31 October 2019. He was administered the Oath of Office and Secrecy by Justice Gita Mittal, Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court at function held at Raj Bhawan at the foothills of the Zaberwan Read More…

Indian, Chinese soldiers engage in face-off briefly in Ladakh

Tensions between Indian and Chinese border troops intensified once again as soldiers of India and China were engaged in a prolonged face-off near Pangong Tso lake in eastern Ladakh. The confrontation began on northern bank of 134-km-long Pangong Tso, two-thirds (nearly 66%) of which is controlled by China as it extends into Tibet. Key Highlights Read More…