Jammu and Kashmir: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

July 6: Birth Anniversary of Syama Prasad Mukherjee

Syama Prasad Mukherjee was an Indian barrister, politician and academician. He served as the Minister of Industry in Pandit Nehru’s cabinet. He was born on July 6, 1901. PM Modi and several other leaders paid tribute to Mukherjee on his birth anniversary. Highlights He founded the Bharatiya Jana Sangh with the help of Rashtriya Swayamsevak ..

Devika and Puneja bridges inaugurated in Jammu and Kashmir

On June 24, 2020, the Union Minister of State Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated two bridges Devika and Puneja in Jammu and Kashmir in a virtual event. Devika Bridge The bridge was constructed in the Udhampur district. The bridge was a 70-year old demand of the people of Udhampur. The bridge will help to reduce traffic ..

Russian Poplar Tree

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court recently stayed the administration’s order to cut down female Russian poplar trees over the mistaken belief that it could cause COVID-19. About the Tree Poplar trees, also known as cottonwood trees, are deciduous flowering trees found in the Northern Hemisphere. The Russian poplar tree (Populus detoides) is a native ..

Man Mohan Sood passes away at 80

The 80-year-old former batsman of the Indian cricket team and National Selector, Man Mohan Sood passed away on the early hour of Sunday, 19th January 2020. Man Mohan Sood was born on 06-07-1939 in Lahore, Punjab (now in Pakistan), India.  He made his first-class debut against Services in 1957 at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium ..

3rd Edition of North Zone Conference of Media Units conducted in Jammu

For the Media units under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, a two-day Zonal Conference of Media Units was organized by the Regional Outreach Bureau of the Jammu and Kashmir Region at Jammu from Friday, 17th January 2020 in which along with the newly formed union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the ..

Concession Agreement signed for Z-Morh tunnel

In the presence of the Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises(MSME), Nitin Gadkari and other senior officers from the Ministry and National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL), a Concession Agreement was signed on Friday, 17th January 2020 for the completion of the Z-Morh tunnel in the Union ..

UNSC holds closed-door meeting on Kashmir following China’s Request

China continues its efforts of highlighting Pakistani propaganda over India’s Jammu and Kashmir at the global stage which once again received a stinging response from the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) members on Wednesday, 15th January 2020. India revoked the special status of its state Jammu and Kashmir in August 2019 followed by which Pakistan ..

Provisions of RTI Act to be enforced in Jammu and Kashmir

The RTI (Right To Information) act to be enforced soon after passing of notification in the current session. The provisions will be applied as same as other Union Territories. This was announced by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region, Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and ..