Geography of Jammu and Kashmir: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Gulmarg to host National Winter Games under Khelo India

Gulmarg is a popular skiing destination and a hill-station town located in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated in the Pir Panjal Range in the western Himalayas. The town is set to host the five-day national winter games event under Khelo India, from March 7. As many as 30 events ..

Amit Shah launches Winter-Grade Diesel for Ladakh

On 18 Nov, Union Home Minister Amit Shah through video-conferencing inaugurated First Winter-Grade Diesel outlet for Ladakh .  The winter-grade diesel has been developed by the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) to address the problem of loss of fuel during extreme winter conditions.   The move will help to address the problem faced by people due ..

Pangong Lake India-China standoff Ends after Talks

The Pangong Lake stand-off between soldiers of India and China has been resolved through delegation-level talks. What led to the stand-off? Indian soldiers were patrolling at the northern bank of Pangong lake and were stopped by Chinese soldiers. This led to the standoff between the two sides.  The tensions escalated with both calling in reinforcements ..

Bairas small hydel project in Dras, Ladakh

The Indian Government has inaugurated the Bairas small hydel project in Dras, Ladakh. While the remote location of the project and the extreme weather possed a significant challenge to the construction of the project, the Indian Government went ahead with the plan which is a viable source of renewable power in the Ladakh region. Geography ..

Indian Army Builds Longest Suspension Bridge Over River Indus In Leh-Ladakh

The Indian Army has successfully built the longest suspension bridge ‘Matiri Bridge’ over the Indus River in the Leh-Ladakh region at Choglamsar village. It has been named ‘Maitri Bridge’ to symbolize the excellent civil-military relations existing in the region. It is built in a record time of 40 days, and is the longest Suspension Bridge ..