31.12.19 Uttarakhand (UKPSC) Daily Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   Utttarakhand to use drones to survey crocodiles, gharials   Uttarakhand may become the first state in the country to use drones for conducting a census on crocodiles and gharials.   The last census of the two reptile species in the state was conducted around 11 years ago. Then, a manual count was undertaken in which … Read more

29-30.12.19 Uttarakhand (UKPSC) Daily Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   Uttarakhand sees a jump in forest cover by 0.03% The forest cover in Uttarakhand went up by around 0.03% in the last two years, according to a biennial report released by the Forest Survey of India According to the report, titled ‘Indian State of Forests Report (ISFR) 2019’, the forest cover rose to 24,303 square kilometres (sq … Read more

28.12.19 Uttarakhand (UKPSC) Daily Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND     Dehradun: 80 lakh pilgrims to undertake Char Dham Yatra in 2023: Study   A study by Doon-based think-tank Social Development for Communities (SDC) Foundation has predicted that 80 lakh pilgrims would come to Uttarakhand’s annual Char Dham Yatra by 2023.   According to the foundation, the report’s analysis of tourist numbers can help government agencies, policy-makers, and … Read more

27.12.19 Uttarakhand (UKPSC) Daily Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   Uttarakhand may start pension scheme for acid attack survivors   After Haryana which started a monthly pension for acid attack survivors last year, Uttarakhand may also follow suit.   The idea was still in the proposal stage and details are still being worked out, adding that the monthly pension amount could be in the range of Rs … Read more

26.12.19 Uttarakhand (UKPSC) Daily Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND Uttarakhand cabinet approves hike in land circle rates   The Uttarakhand cabinet  gave approval to the increase in circle rates of land in the state, raising them up to 15%, besides approving four other proposals. The state government is going to sign multiple agreements in different fields with Yamanashi prefecture of Japan. The agreements will be signed … Read more

25.12.19 Uttarakhand (UKPSC) Daily Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   Uttarakhand governmet mulls ban on mobile inside college classrooms Higher education minister Dhan Singh Rawat said that the state government is mulling a ban on the use of mobile phones inside classrooms during classes in all colleges. In order to facilitate this, the government will conduct a poll to ask students whether they … Read more

24.12.19 Uttarakhand (UKPSC) Daily Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   U’khand lost 148 tigers in 19 years, 11 in 2019 Uttarakhand, which is home to over 442 tigers and hold the third position nationwide for its tiger population, lost 148 tigers in the past 19 years. In 2019, the state lost 11 tiger whereas only eight big cats died in Uttarakhand in 2018. There is … Read more

22-23.12.19 Uttarakhand (UKPSC) Daily Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   Uttarakhand to get Atal Innovation Academy soon: Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank   Union human resource minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank  announced that Uttarakhand will get an Atal Innovation Academy very soon.   State higher education minister Dhan Singh Rawat had mooted an idea of opening cyber security course whose sub-centre will also be built in either at National Institute of … Read more

21.12.19 Uttarakhand (UKPSC) Daily Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   Utttarakhand to use drones to survey crocodiles, gharials Uttarakhand may become the first state in the country to use drones for conducting a census on crocodiles and gharials. The last census of the two reptile species in the state was conducted around 11 years ago. Then, a manual count was undertaken in which 232 gharials … Read more

20.12.19 Uttarakhand (UKPSC) Daily Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   Uttarakhand sees a jump in forest cover by 0.03% The forest cover in Uttarakhand went up by around 0.03% in the last two years, according to a biennial report released by the Forest Survey of India in Delhi. According to the report, titled ‘Indian State of Forests Report (ISFR) 2019’, the forest cover rose to 24,303 square … Read more

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