Ladakh Current Affairs, GK & News

Ladakh

Ladakh is a region in the eastern part of the North Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is also known as the “land of high passes”. Ladakh extends from the Siachen Glacier in the Karakoram range to the main Great Himalayas to the south and is inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent. ..

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Ladakh Night Sky Sanctuary

In a unique and first of its kind initiative, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) has decided to set up India’s first Night Sky Sanctuary in Ladakh. Highlight Scientists from Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Chennai, CLRI will soon visit Ladakh to set up the branch as the region is home to a wide ..

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Ladakh dPal rNgam Duston Award conferred to Dalai Lama

Highest civilian honour of Ladakh “dPal rNgam Duston” was recently conferred to Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama. He was honoured for his contribution towards humanity. dPal rNgam Duston Award: It was the 6th dPal rNgam Duston Award. Award was conferred to Dalai Lama by Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh. dPal rNgam Duston was celebrated to ..

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Ladakh: discovery of Madtsoiidae snake fossil

The fossil of a Madtsoiidae snake was recently discovered in the mountains of Ladakh. Why the discovery is significant? The recent discovery throws light on the existence of the Madtsoiidae snake, a rare species of snake, in the subcontinent. Researchers reported for the first time a Madtsoiidae snake from the late Oligocene period in India. ..

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World’s Highest Tunnel at Shinku La Pass

The world’s highest tunnel will be constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) at Shinku La Pass at 16,580 feet. This tunnel will be connecting Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh. Overview: The construction of this tunnel by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) will begin by July 2022. This tunnel will be connecting Ladakh’s Zanskar Valley to ..

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Zojila Pass

Zoji La is the name of a high mountain pass that is located in the Himalayas in the Union Territory of Ladakh. It is located in the Dras and this pass connects the Dras and Suru valleys to its northeast, the Kashmir Valley to its west and the Indus valley further east. Overview: National Highway ..

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GST Revenues in February

The February 2022 collection of GST (Goods and Services Tax) stood at Rs. 1,33,026 crores which is 18 per cent higher than February 2021. This year’s collection was higher by 26 per cent in comparison to the GST collection in February 2020. Overview: For the fifth time GST collection has crossed the mark of Rs ..

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