Kashmir Current Affairs, GK & News

Srinagar Tulip Festival

Asia’s largest Tulip Garden is located in Srinagar. This garden houses more than a million tulips. This garden has been a major global tourist attraction in Kashmir. On 23rd March, it has been reopened to the public after being shut for the past nine months. Overview: The garden has been reopened keeping in mind the ..

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Where is ‘Pandrethan Temple’?

Pandrethan temple is a heritage site located in Badamibagh, Srinagar. About the Pandrethan temple Pandrethan temple is an 8th Century temple built by Meru, a minister of King Partha, ruler of Kashmir. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is situated near the river Jhelum. It is believed that a great fire destroyed the ..

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What are ‘Karewas’?

Karewas are highly fertile alluvial soil deposits found in the Kashmir valley. About Karewas In the Kashmiri dialect, Karewas means “elevated table-land.” Godwin-Austin (1859) was the first one to use the term karewa to refer to a sequence of an unconsolidated to semi – consolidated sand-clay-conglomerate. Karewa sediments are found above the Paleozoic-Mesozoic sediments of ..

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J&K Delimitation Commission- Extension of Term

The Central Government, for the second time, has extended Jammu & Kashmir Delimitation Commission’s term. This commission was given the task of redrawing the Union Territories’ assembly constituencies. Overview: The term of this commission has been extended for two months and will end on May 6. The delimitation process plays a crucial role in kickstarting ..

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Mishri variety of cherries from Kashmir exported to Dubai

First Commercial shipment of Mishri variety of cherries was exported to Dubai from Srinagar on July 6, 2021 in order to boost horticultural exports. Key Points In June, a sample consignment was sent to Dubai from Sri Nagar prior to this shipment. After an encouraging response from consumers in Dubai, first commercial shipment was exported ..

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2nd edition of Khelo India Winter Games begins at J&K

The second edition of the Khelo India Winter Games began at Gulmarg in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on February 26, 2021. This is a five-day event and will conclude on March 2, 2021. Highlights The event will observe the participation of athletes from across India. The Minister of State for Youth Affairs ..

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