Char Dham Devasthanam Management Act

The Uttarakhand Government recently withdrew the Char Dham Devasthanam Management Act. The act was withdrawn due to the protests from priests and other stakeholders of Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the major shrines. What is Char Dham Act? The Char Dham ..


Char Dham Yatra suspended

The Government of India recently suspended the Char Dham Yatra due to surge in COVID-19. Only the priests are to be allowed to conduct the daily worship and rituals. The Kedarnath is to be reopened on May 17, Gangotri and ..


Chardham Highway Project: Recent Developments

On December 2, 2020, the Supreme Court asked the committee monitoring the Char Dham Highway project to consider the applications from Defence Ministry. The Defence Ministry in its application is seeking to widen roads up to seven metres in the ..


Ravi Chopra Committee: SC Orders violated in Chardham Project

The Supreme Court appointed Ravi Chopra Committee has alleged that the Chardham road project has violated court order. What is the issue? The Supreme Court had ruled that width of roads constructed under Chardham project shall be 5.5 metres. This ..


Black Carbon Levels in Himalayan Glaciers and Biomethanation

The Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG) conducted study near Gangotri Glacier in 2016. According to the study, the black carbon concentration in the region has increased by 400 times. Highlights The increase in carbon concentration in the region is ..


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 ..