Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Baseer Ahmed Khan appointed as fourth advisor to Lt Governor G C Murmu

Published: March 17, 2020

The Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir, Baseer Ahmed Khan, a 2000-batch IAS officer, has been appointed as the fourth advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor G C Murmu. An order regarding the appointment was issued by Deputy Secretary, Union Ministry of Home Affairs. The other three advisors are former CRPF DG Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar, who ..

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Lt Governor Girish Chandra Murmu launches ‘Student Health Card’

Published: March 7, 2020

The Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir Girish Chandra Murmu recently launched the ‘Student Health Card’ in Jammu. This scheme is a part of the government’s comprehensive school health education plan which ensures better healthcare for school children. Under this scheme, all government schools will maintain health records of enrolled students including immunisation record and developmental delays.

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‘City Chowk’ renamed as ‘Bharat Mata Chowk’

Published: March 4, 2020

The historic ‘City Chowk’, which is the commercial hub located in old Jammu, has been renamed as ‘Bharat Mata Chowk’. A resolution regarding the same was passed by the general house of the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC). The starting point of the circular road in the city was named as ‘Atal Chowk’ in the memory ..

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Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela-2020 held in New Delhi

Published: March 2, 2020

Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela-2020 is being organised in New Delhi by ICAR-IARI (Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Indian Agricultural Research Institute) from March 1 to 3. The event is being conducted at the ICAR-IARI Mela Grounds, New Delhi. Bharat Bhushan, a 42-year-old farmer from Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district, has been selected for the ‘Innovative Farmer ..

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Union territory of J&K chosen for first pilot project on SDGs

Published: February 29, 2020

Union Territory Jammu and Kashmir has been selected by the NITI Aayog for first pilot project on Sustainable Developmental Goals. The newly formed UT will also get an opportunity to work with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Under the programme, information would be collected from District Commissioners for providing ranks on certain parameters.

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