Sikkim: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

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 ..

Five Day Work Week

The Sikkim government recently did away with its 5 days work week rule and the new changes are to come into effect from April 1st, 2020 onwards. 5 Days Week in Sikkim The Sikkim government had introduced the concept of 5 days week in 2019. Under this rule, the government servants had to work only ..

Highlights from Good Governance Index Report

States and Union Territories were grouped in following categories for the Index ranking- Category 1: Big states- 18 Indian States, Category 2: North East and the Hill States- all 8 northeastern states of India along with Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, and Uttarakhand, Category 3: All 7 Union Territories At the time of preparation of ..

NCC celebrated 71st Raising Day

Youth wing of Armed Forces, The National Cadet Corps (NCC) celebrated its 71st Raising Day on Sunday, 24th November 2019. The world’s largest uniform youth organization was celebrated all over the country with cadets participating in drill parade, cultural activities, and social development programs. The NCC cadets also are known as the country’s second line ..

Sex Ratio at Birth

The state-wise data on sex ratio at birth (SRB) tabled by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare makes the following observations: The sex ratio at birth (SRB) which is defined as the number of female births per 1,000 male births, improved from 914 to 919 between the third and fourth National Family Health Surveys ..

Unemployment Figures across Various States

The Periodic Labour Force Survey 2017-18 reports huge variation in unemployment rates across the states. What does the Survey reveal? Nagaland has the highest unemployment rate among the states at 21.4% whereas Meghalaya has the lowest unemployment rate at 1.5%. The states of Goa and Manipur also have high unemployment rates whereas Chhattisgarh and Sikkim ..