30-31.03.19 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   Uttrakhand History : PRAMARAS   The Parmaras established themselves rulers of Malwa in central India in 9th century, ruling from their capital Dhar. They were able to rule till 1305 when Malwa was conquered finally by Alauddin Khilji. The Parmaras are one of the 4 Agnikula clans of Rajputs. Their origin is uncertain. … Read more

29.03.19 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   Panwar or Parmar dynasty of Uttarakhand   GARHWAL – the land of many ‘GAHRS’ meaning forts. This region was made up of many small forts which were ruled by chieftains. Therefore, the history of Garhwal before the dynastic rule of the ‘Panwar’ rulers was not known. Kanak Pal was the first ruler of … Read more

28.03.19 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   Uttarakhand History Coinage   Though coins are small in size they open up window various aspects of culture, political life, economic progress, trade and commerce of people. Especially the coins of ancient cultures where there are barely any other evidences available. The movement of various tribes can be traced from its coin. The … Read more

27.03.19 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   Uttrakhand History : Yaudheya   Yaudheya were the rulers of South-Eastern Punjab and Rajasthan. Like many other tribes they declared their independence after the death of Pushyamitra Sunga in the middle of the second century B.C.E. Yaudheya clan has also been mentioned in Ashtadhyayi of Panini as well as in Ganapatha. They have … Read more

26.03.19 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   Uttarakhand History : Katyuri KINGDOM   The Katyuri dynasty was founded by Vashudev Katyuri, also called Vasu Dev or Basu Dev, according to traditions, but his name is not found in any inscriptions and ancient Basdeo temple at Joshimath is attributed to Vasu Dev.Vasu Dev was of Buddhist origin, but later became staunch … Read more

24-25.03.19 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   Uttarakhand History: CHAND KINGDOM   Chand Kingdom of Kumaon was originally inhabited by a large number of Hindu clans, each controlling a small area and protecting it with a fortress. These fortresses were scattered across the western portion of Kumaon where fertile cropland was more readily available, because of these fortresses western Kumaon … Read more

23.03.19 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   Dahlia cultivation to get a boost   Farmers of Himachal Pradesh engaged in floriculture have a reason to cheer as the Regional Horticulture Research and Training Station (RHRTS).   The research station forayed into floriculture in 2012, mainly in ornamental plants, but has since made rapid strides in this area. The Protection of Plant Varieties and … Read more

21-22.03.19 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   Uttarakhand trails behind other Himalayan states in voter turnout   Over successive general elections, Uttarakhand has failed to secure high poll turnout. As per the Election Commission data, the hill state ranked 30 th among all states and Union territories of the country in 2014 general elections. Analysts believe the major reasons behind low voter turnout are lack of … Read more

20.03.19 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   In Uttarakhand’s poll history, only 5% candidates have been women although state’s 50% population is female   Women from Uttarakhand, who have been at the forefront of almost every mass movement in the state, including the famous ‘Chipko Andolan’ of the 1970s and the anti-alcohol movement in the hills, have had a minuscule … Read more

19.03.19 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   Uttarakhand HC seeks government affidavit on formation of State Wildlife Crime Control Bureau   The Uttarakhand high court (HC) directed the state government to submit an affidavit within 10 days on action taken on the formation of ‘State Wildlife Crime Control Bureau’ in Uttarakhand.   The call for the establishment of a wildlife crime control bureau emerged … Read more

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