Uttrakhand Current Affairs - 2019

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Awards under Swasth Bharat Yatra

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) had launched Swasth Bharat Yatra to amplify its Eat Right India initiative. Swasth Bharat Yatra was a 100-day consumer outreach programme. The Yatra saw the participation of around 2.5 crore people across various States and UTs. It also led to the creation of 21,000 local ‘Eat Read More…

Month:  Categories: Awards & Honours


Uttarakhand Govt sets up Committee to survey industries using silica dust

A high level committee has been constituted by the Uttarakhand government with a view to conduct a detailed survey of the industries using silica dust in the state. The panel would conduct its study and submit its report within 2 months. The health examination of those working in industries using silica dust would be carried out Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics


Climate change may lead India to war: UN report

UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), in its report evaluating affects of climate change on human health, settlements and natural resources issued a warning that if no actions are taken to limit the ill-effects of global warming, Asia may face pressure on water resources and food-grain production in the future, thereby mounting the risk of armed Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & BiodiversityInternational


World Bank approved $250 million aid for Uttarakhand

The World Bank approved financial aissistance of $250 million for Uttarakhand, in the wake of rains and landslides that wreaked havoc in the state in June 2013. The fund would be used to help the state undertake rehabilitation work and improve its capacity for disaster management. India had asked for assistance from multi-lateral organizations like Read More…

Month: ,  Categories: International


Prof. Ravi Chopra Expert panel to study the impact of Hydro-projects in Uttarakhand

A 17-member expert panel headed by Prof. Ravi Chopra has been constituted by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to investigate whether the environmental degradation caused by hydro-electric projects on Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers led to Uttarakhand floods. Tasks before the Prof. Ravi Chopra Expert Committee: To examine the extent to which the projects were Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & BiodiversityPersons in NewsPlaces in News


Rajan Committee’s new methodology to replace ‘special category’ status for devolution of funds to States

The panel set up by the government under the chairmanship of the then Chief Economic Advisor Raghuram Rajan (now RBI governor) has suggested ending the ‘special category’ criteria for providing additional assistance to poorer states. Why did the government set up the Rajan Committee? The Union Government set up Raghuram Rajan Committee amid demands for “special Read More…

Month:  Categories: Persons in News


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