Kumaon Current Affairs, GK & News

Mt Trishul: Indian Mountaineering Foundation approves winter climbing

The Indian Mountaineering Foundation recently approved a three-member team of mountaineers led by Arjun Vajpai for winter climbing expedition to Mount Trishul. In India, the mountaineering expeditions are taken up only during pre-monsoon and post-monsoon period. For the first time, the Indian Mountaineering Foundation has approved the concept of winter mountaineering. Arjun Vajpai Arjun Vajpai ..

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Indian documentary film “Moti Bagh” nominated for 2019 Oscars

Moti Bagh, a documentary film based on the struggle of an 83-year-old farmer ‘Vidyadutt’ in a remote Himalayan village, has been nominated for the 2019 Oscars. The film is directed by Nirmal Chander & is about a farm in the hills of Uttarakhand runs by farmer who grows award-winning radishes and writes poetry. The film ..

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Kabutari Devi, famous folk singer passes away

Kabutari Devi (70), the famous Kumaoni folk singer, has passed away in Pithoragarh , Uttarakhand on July 7, 2018. Devi, whose songs depicted the struggles in the life of Pahari women, shot to fame after her maiden performance at All India Radio, Lucknow in the 1980s. The folk singer has received several honours, which includes ..

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Pappu Karki, popular Kumaoni folk singer passes away

Pappu Karki, the popular Kumaoni folk singer, has passed away in car accident near Haidakhan in Nainital district on June 9, 2018. Karki was famous for singing Kumaoni folk. His latest song ‘Chanchari’ was recently uploaded on YouTube and it had already garnered 16,000 views and more than 500 comments. Karki is originally from Thal ..

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“Jim Corbett – Friend of the Wild” – Book to pay tribute to Jim Corbett

To celebrate the 137th birth anniversary of legendary conservationist Jim Corbett, Amar Chitra Katha will release a his graphic biography in bookstores across the country on July 25, 2012. The book titled “Jim Corbett – Friend of the Wild” describes Corbett’s life of the famous hunter and nature protectionist. Who was Jim Corbett? He was ..

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