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

Uttarakhand Government issues orders to remove reservation in promotion for SC/ST

The state government of Uttarakhand issued orders to remove reservation in promotions for SC/ST employees. In the month of February 2020, the Supreme Court stated that the government is not bound to make reservations and claiming reservation in promotions is not a fundamental right. Now Uttarakhand government has implemented government order which bans reservation in ..

Gairsain

The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand announced that Gairsain town is to be the new summer capital of the Himalayan state.            Location Gairsain is a town near the centre of Uttarakhand. It is located at the eastern edge of the middle Himalayan Mountain Range called the Dudhatoli Range. It falls in the seismic zone 5, ..

‘Uttarakhand Wellness Summit 2020’ held in New Delhi

The State government of Uttarakhand recently organised the ‘Uttarakhand Wellness Summit 2020’ in New Delhi. The summit was organised with an aim of promoting investment opportunities in Uttarakhand. The main objective of the summit is to showcase the potential of the State as a ‘global spiritual economic zone’. It also focussed on developing the State ..

Uttarakhand Cabinet approves 377 sq km area for ESZ

Corbett Tiger Reserve is located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The Jim Corbett National park is known for its rich flora and fauna, especially Bengal tigers. Recently, the state cabinet of Uttarakhand approved an area of 377 sq km for the eco-sensitive zone (ESZ), which is proposed for the Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR). As ..

India’s first glass floor suspension bridge to be built in Uttarakhand

The country’s first glass floor suspension bridge is to be built across the river Ganga in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. The state government has recently approved the design of the glass-floor bridge. This bridge is to be built as an alternative to the iconic Lakshman Jhula which was closed last year, citing safety reasons. The Public Works Department ..

Kumar Munnan Singh conferred with Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 

Kumar Munnan Singh has been selected for the Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2020 under the Individual category. Under the Institution category, Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre, Uttarakhand has been selected for the award. Following his commendable work during the tsunami in the Indian Ocean in the year 2004, Kumar Munnan Singh was the ..

Recipients of Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2020 Announced

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid respect to the freedom fighter by remembering Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his 123rd anniversary. He listed the contributions of Netaji in the freedom struggle and recalled his dedication to getting freedom for the country. The Government of India has instituted an annual award known as the ..

Policy to Lease Agricultural Land by Uttarakhand Government

The state government of Uttarakhand recently released a notification that it has made a policy to lease agricultural land, becoming the first Indian state to implement such a policy. As per the policy, any institution, company or NGO can take farmland on lease for 30 years, provided the leased land is a maximum of 30 ..