Uttarakhand [UKPSC] Current Affairs - 2020

Uttrakhand to host 11th Regional Quality Conclave

The 11th Regional Quality Conclave (RQC) is being organized on 20 December 2019 at Rudrapur, district Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand.  The is being organized by Quality Council of India (QCI) along with PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI). Through this Conclave the Quality Council of India (QCI) hopes to reach out to industries in the hilly regions of the country.

About 11th Regional Quality Conclave

Theme of Conclave ‘Rudrapur RQC’: ‘Advance Manufacturing with Quality, Innovation & Technology Interventions.’

Conclave Objective:

  • To create awareness about significance of quality culture in businesses.
  • To deliberate on how organizations could continuously innovate, improve and share technological advancement such as Industry 4.0 and predictive maintenance.

At the conclave sessions will be held on- Adding Value in Manufacturing and Supply Chain with Digital Transformation, Up skilling for Industry 4.0, Leadership and Engagement Strategies for Sustaining Innovation and Quality Culture and Mapping Organization’s Route to Quality,

Participants: Over 150 participants from top organizations from Uttarakhand region are expected to participate. Experts in fields of Advance manufacturing, Industry 4.0 and creating Quality culture, Leadership and Engagement Strategies will participate in Conclave to lead discussions and lay down roadmap for the future steps to be taken for the 4.0 engineering revolution in India.

District Udham Singh Nagar and Rudrapur are major industrial and educational hubs of Himalayan state of Uttarakhand. Currently, many infrastructure industries, motor vehicle companies and Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industries have their units in Rudrapur.

FM transmitters to be set up in Sashastra Seema Bal premises

Government of India has approved seven projects for setting up of FM transmitters in premises of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) for strengthening FM coverage along Indo-Nepal border. The information in this regard was presented by Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar to Lok Sabha.

The FM transmitter project would be installed in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Uttarakhand, precisely for:

  • Bihar- Bathnaha (Araria), Narkatiaganj (West Champaran) and Sitamarhi
  • Uttar Pradesh- Gadaniya (Lakhimpur Kheri), Nanpara (Bahraich) and Maharajganj
  • Uttarakhand- Champawat

About Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)

It is one of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) in India and is currently under administrative control of Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). Prior to 2001, SSB was known as Special Service Bureau (SSB).