Sikkim Current Affairs, GK & News

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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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 ..

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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 ..

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Emergency Funds to Armed Forces of Rs. 500 Crore, Specialised Mountain Forces deployed at LAC

Following the violent Galwan valley clash on 15th June 2020 and a six-week-long border standoff with the Chinese army, under emergency requirement procurement Rs 500 crore of funds was granted by the Government for the Armed Forces. With consultation with the Department of Military Affairs, the Indian Armed Forces will be allowed to make a ..

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Sikkim celebrates 45th State Day

On May 16, 2020, the Sikkim Government celebrates its 45th Statehood Day. Every year Sikkim celebrates its State Day in May 16 as the state came into existence on this day in 1975. History After India became independent in 1947, Sikkim continued to enjoy the protectorate status with the republic of India. However, in 1973, ..

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