Sikkim

Startup20 Engagement Group

The second meeting of the Startup20 Engagement Group under India’s G20 Presidency will be held on 18-19 March in Gangtok, Sikkim. This meeting will provide a unique opportunity to promote startups in North East India. The event is set to ..

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Sikkim- West Bengal Reciprocal Transport Agreement

Sikkim and West Bengal recently agreed for a new Reciprocal Transport Agreement (2022), highlighting the problems with previous 2007 agreement. Background 2007 agreement had provided permits for only Gangtok, Pelling & Namchi districts in Sikkim and Kalimpong, Siliguri & Darjeeling districts in ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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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. ..

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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 ..

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