Sikkim: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

IFFCO begins construction of Food Processing Units in Sikkim

The Indian farmers fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) joint venture Sikkim IFFCO Organics Limited recently has started the construction work of food processing units in Sikkim. The project is to be completed by 2021. Highlights Under the project two Food Processing Units are to be constructed at a cost of Rs 50 crores. These food processing ..

Bhanu Jayanti celebrated in Sikkim

On July 13, 2020, the state of Sikkim celebrated 206th Banu Jayanti. Bhanu Jayanti is celebrated in the state to commemorate the birth anniversary of Bhanubhakta Acharya Adikavi (1814-1868). Highlights Bhanu Jayanti falls on the 29th day of month of Ashad in Nepali calendar. The day is celebrated by Government of Nepal as well. Bhanubhakta ..

Bridge over Teesta River

The BRO or Border Roads Organisation recently unveiled a bridge, over River Teesta, connecting North Sikkim with the rest of the country. About the Bridge The bridge was constructed under the Project Swastik of BRO. It is a bailey suspension bridge that is 360 feet long. It was constructed in place of a 180 feet ..

Glaciers in Sikkim melts faster than others in Himalayan region

The Scientists from Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), Dehradun have recently found that glaciers in Sikkim are melting at a higher magnitude than other Himalayan regions. The Institute is an autonomous research institute for the study of Geology of the Himalayas, under the Department of Science and Technology. The study, which has been published in Science of ..

Border Roads Organisation opens suspension bridge over the Teesta river

The Border Roads Organisation opened a 360 feet long suspension bridge over the Teesta river near Chungthang town in North Sikkim. Under Project Swastik the project of construction of the bridge commenced in October 2019 and completed it in January 2020. The bridge is expected to promote tourism in the state. It also enables the movement ..