Uttarakhand Current Affairs - 2019

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SC clears Chardham highway project connecting 4 holy places in Uttarakhand

Supreme Court has cleared decks for Chardham highway project, which will connect four holy places of Uttarakhand through 900 km all-weather roads. The apex court had also directed Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) to form high-powered committee by 22 August 2019 so as to look into environmental concerns. High-Powered Committee A Supreme Court Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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Uttarakhand holds 1st Himalayan conclave

Conclave of Himalayan States was held on at Mussoorie in Uttarakhand to discuss priorities of Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) in 15th Finance Commission (XV FC). The conclave was initiated by government of Uttarakhand with Integrated Mountain Initiative (IMI) as its knowledge partner. The chief guest of conclave was Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Key Highlights Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2019: EAM flags off 1st batch of yatris

S Jaishankar, Union Minister of External Affairs flags off the first batch of pilgrims (yatris) from New Delhi, for this years’ Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. The duration of pilgrimage is 24 days for each batch including 3 days in Delhi for preparatory work. The pilgrimage which started in 1981 now sees participation of thousands of devotees Read More…

Month:  Categories: Art & CultureUPSC

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MoU Signed for Rudraksh Trees Plantation in Ganga Basin

A tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), INTACH (The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) and HCL Foundation for plantation of 10,000 Rudraksh trees in catchment area of river Ganga Basin in Uttarakhand. Key Highlights of MoU About: NMCG has signed a Memorandum of Understanding Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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World renowned Chardham Yatra begins in Uttarakhand

The world renowned and much awaited chardham yatra  began in Uttrakhand. The Gangotri and Yamunotri dhams were opened for pilgrims on auspicious occasion of Akshay Tritya (also called ‘Teej’, is an annual spring time festival of Jains and Hindus). About Chardham It literally means four sacred pilgrimage centres. The four pilgrim-destinations are Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath Read More…

Month:  Categories: Art & Culture

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CFTRI to send food to Cyclone Fani hit areas

Mysore based Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), has prepared nearly one lakh meals for distribution in cyclone Fani hit areas of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal. The severe cyclonic storm named Cyclone Fani had recently made a landfall impact on May 3, 2019 in Puri on Odisha coast. About CFTRI It is a Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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14th Edition of Annual Sino-Indian Border Trade opens at Nathu La

The 14th edition of the annual Sino-Indian border trade opened at Nathu La, the frontier post at Sino-Indian border in Sikkim. To mark the commencement of border trade, officials and traders of both countries (India and China) were present at the border. Key Highlights Every year bilateral border trade between two countries is organised four Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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