Kedarnath Current Affairs, GK & News

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 The act was withdrawn due to the protests from priests and other stakeholders of Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the major shrines.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 Shrine Management Act was legislated by the Uttarakhand State Assembly in 2019. The act constituted ..

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Kedarnath: PM lays foundation stones to development projects

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi laid the foundation stones and dedicated several development projects in Kedarnath, to the nation on November 5, 2021. Key Points PM inaugurated the Samadhi of Adi Shankaracharya and unveiled the statue of Adi Shankaracharya. He also reviewed and inspected the executed & ongoing infrastructure works. He offered prayers at the Kedarnath ..

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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 Yamunotri on May 14 and Badrinath on May 18. Char Dham Yatra The Char Dham ..

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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 Indo China border area within 2 weeks. On September 8, 2020, the Supreme Court asked ..

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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 was ruled based on the recommendation of Ministry of Road Transport and Highway (MoRTH) for ..

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