Sikkim Current Affairs, GK & News

Blue Duke: State butterfly of Sikkim

During the celebration of World Environment Day 2022; the Chief Minister of Sikkim, P.S. Golay, declared Blue Duke as “State Butterfly of Sikkim”. Highlights This was announced at Saramsa Garden near Ranipool, in an event organized by Forest department. Blue Duke edged past Krishna Peacock, which was to be announced as State Butterfly of Sikkim. ..

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Sikkim ‘Bahini’ scheme

The government of Sikkim is set to announce the Bahini scheme in its annual Budget later this month. About the Bahini scheme The Bahini scheme aims to provide secondary and senior secondary school-going girls with 100% access to free and safe sanitary pads. Under the Bahini scheme, Vending machines will be installed in 210 secondary ..

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Recent Study on Pollination of Moths

A study has revealed that moths are essential for pollination in northeast India’s Himalayan environment. The study established that 91 species of moths are pollinators of 21 different species of plants in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim in the north-eastern Himalayas. Overview: The results are significant as most pollination research focused on daytime pollinators such as ..

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Sikkim Statehood Day: May 16

Sikkim joined the Union of India on May 16, 1975. Since then, every year the Sikkim Statehood Day is celebrated on May 16. History In 1950, the Indo-Sikkimese treaty was signed. With this, Sikkim became a protectorate of India. The Namgyal dynasty ruled Sikkim till 1975. About Sikkim Sikkim is the first state in the ..

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Indian Army’s First Green Solar Energy harnessing plant in Sikkim

The Indian Army recently launched the first Green Solar Energy harnessing plant in Sikkim. It was launched to benefit the troops of the Indian army. About the plant The plant uses Vanadium based battery technology. It was built at an altitude of 16,000 feet. The capacity of the plant is 56 KVA. It was completed ..

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National Saffron Mission extended to North East

Saffron Production under the National Saffron Mission that was so far confined to Kashmir is now to be implemented in the North East. The plants are to be transported from Kashmir to Sikkim. Key Highlights So far, saffron production was confined to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. It was mainly grown in the ..

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