08.09.17 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   Post GST, sales fall at Uttarakhand Khadi ashrams.   The implementation of the goods and services tax (GST) on July 1 has affected sales at the central government-run Khadi Gramudyog outlets in Uttarakhand’s Kumaon region. Earlier, items sold at Khadi outlets across the country were exempted from taxes. Post GST, 28 Gandhi Ashrams … Read more

Social Welfare schemes of Uttarakhand

Dependent widow (pension) maintenance grant : – Under this scheme, such widows whose age is 18 years to 60 years and whose monthly income is below Rs.1000 / – and neither son / grandson is more than 20 years old. There is provision of grant of Rs 800 / – per month for grant of maintenance and … Read more

State Public Service Commission

The Uttarakhand Public Service Commission was Constituted under the provisions of the Article 315 of the Constitution of India by the Governor of Uttarakhand vide Notification No. 247/1 Karmik 2001 dated 14 th March, 2001(Annexure1). The Commission came into existence on 15 May, 2001. At present the strength of the Commission is the Chairman & … Read more

Lok Ayukta and State Vigilance agencies.

Lokayukta investigates cases of corruption, where substantiated, recommend action. He is a great check on corruption, brings about transparency in the system, makes administrative machinery citizen friendly. His functions largely depend upon jurisdiction vested in him and facilities provided for taking cognizance of citizens’ grievances promptly, dexterously and expeditiously through simple, informal mechanism devoid of … Read more

Parties and Pressure groups of Uttarakhand

Political Parties and Elections Political parties are an established part of modern mass democracy, and the conduct of elections in India is largely dependent on the behaviour of political parties. Although many candidates for Indian elections are independent, the winning candidates for Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha elections usually stand as members of political parties, … Read more

Electric current

Current Electricity Electric current is the rate of flow of electric charge through a conducting medium with respect to time. It is caused by drift of free electrons through a conductor to a particular direction.Charges in motion constitute an electric current. Such currents occur naturally in many situations. Lightning is one such phenomenon in which … Read more

Electromagnetic waves, their types and characteristics

Electromagnetic Wave Electromagnetic Wave are waves composed of undulating electrical fields and magnetic fields. The different kinds of electromagnetic waves, such as light and radio waves, form the electromagnetic spectrum. All electromagnetic waves have the same speed in a vacuum, a speed expressed by the letter c (the speed of light) and equal to about … Read more

Universal law of gravitation, gravity, acceleration due to gravity

Newton’s law of universal gravitation states that a particle attracts every other particle in the universe using a force that is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between their centers. Gravitation Gravitation is the force by which every mass or particle of matter, including … Read more

Measurement of physical quantities and system of Units

Measurement of any physical quantity involves comparison with a certain basic, arbitrarily chosen, internationally accepted reference standard called unit. The result of a measurement of a physical quantity is expressed by a number (or numerical measure) accompanied by a unit. A unit of measurement is a definite magnitude of a quantity, defined and adopted by … Read more

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