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International Day of Yoga’s main national event to be held in Leh

The main national event for the sixth International Day of Yoga (IDY) 2020 will be held on June 21 at Leh in Ladakh. This national event is expected to be led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This is the first time the event is taking place in such a high altitude location like Leh. Last year, the ..

IAF AN-32 test flight

The Prime Minister hailed the Indian Air Force’s test of the AN-32 aircraft which flew using 10% bio-jet fuel that was indigenously produced. What is the significance of the AN-32 test flight of IAF in February? The Indian Air Force conducted a test flight of Antonov AN-32 aircraft in early February. It was powered by ..

Junior National Ice Hockey Championship-2020 begins in Leh

The Ice Hockey Association of India(IHAI) is conducting the 5th edition of the Junior National Ice Hockey Championship in Leh. The National Championship started on Thursday, 2nd January 2, 2020, and will continue till next Tuesday, 7th January 2020. The tournament is played in the Under-20 (U-20), junior category of both boys and girls. The ..

National Research Institute for Sowa-Rigpa gets Cabinet nod

?Sowa-Rigpa? commonly known as the Tibetan system of medicine is one of the oldest medical traditions of the world, gets Union Cabinet approval on 20th November 2019 for setting up an autonomous National Institute under Ministry of Ayush in Leh district of Ladakh, at an estimated cost of Rs. 47.25 crore. Sowa Rigpa originated from ..

1st Government-sponsored Day Care Recreation Centre for Senior Citizens inaugurated in Leh

The first Government-sponsored and operated day-care cum recreation centre for senior citizens has been inaugurated by Supreme Court judge – Justice S. Abdul Nazeer – in Leh. The centre will be one stop-shop for entertainment, medical services and legal aid for the aged people of the Ladakh region. It will also provide a raft of ..

Bairas small hydel project in Dras, Ladakh

The Indian Government has inaugurated the Bairas small hydel project in Dras, Ladakh. While the remote location of the project and the extreme weather possed a significant challenge to the construction of the project, the Indian Government went ahead with the plan which is a viable source of renewable power in the Ladakh region. Geography ..

2019 Singhey Khababs Sindhu Festival held in J&K

In Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, tourist’s promotional festival – Ladakh Singhey Khababs Sindhu Festival celebrated on the bank of Indus River at Leh. The festival presents the Indus River as a symbol of the multi-dimensional cultural identity of India that got its name from the Indus River. Folk songs and dances are performed ..

India’s first natural Ice Cafe started in Leh

India’s first natural Ice Cafe has started at a height of 14,000 feet in Leh, Ladakh. The ice cafe is located on the Manali-Leh Highway. It is created by natural process by the Border Road Organisation (BRO) officials, with the help of some locals during winters. It is built in the shape of a mound ..