Uttarakhand [UKPSC] Current Affairs - 2020

Facts Box: First Snow Leopard Conservation Centre of India

The Uttarakhand State Government is to develop India’s first Snow Leopard Conservation centre of India. The centre is to be developed by the Uttarakhand forest department and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Highlights The main aim of the centre is to conserve and restore Himalayan ecosystems. It also aims to conserve elusive snow leopards Read More…

‘Golden Birdwing’ dethrones ‘Southern Birdwing’ to become the largest Butterfly in India

In 1932, British Army officer Brigadier William Harry Evans (also a Lepidopterist: a person who studies or collects butterflies and moths) had recorded a Southern Birdwing (Troides minos) butterfly with 190 mm. Since then, for the last 88 years, Southern Birdwing butterfly is considered the largest butterfly in India. Brigadier Evans measured the butterfly from Read More…

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 Read More…

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, Read More…

Sarai Sewage Treatment Plant inaugurated in Uttarakhand

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden inaugurated Sarai Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Uttarakhand. The Swedish King and Queen are on a five-day visit to India to strengthen bilateral ties. About Sarai Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) It is the first STP to be completed under Hybrid Annuity (HAM) Based Public Private Partnership Read More…