UTTARAKHAND Celebrating biodiversity: uttarakhand’s festivals related to flora and fauna Uttarakhand is known for its rich and vast biodiversity. It has mountains, rivers, forests, lakes, valleys, a vast variety of animals and flowers, birds and butterflies. Its natural splendour has been inspiring poets and spiritual seekers down the ages. Recently, the three-day … Read more 07.06.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs
INTERNATIONAL · Cochin International Airport, Worlds 1st Fully Solar Energy-Powered Airport: UNEP The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)recognized Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) in Kerala as the world’s first fully solar energy-powered airport. CIAL is India’s first airport to be constructed in public-private-partnership (PPP) model in 1999. It is the busiest and largest airport … Read more 30.05.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs
INTERNATIONAL 26th BASIC Ministerial meeting of Environment Ministers in Durban The 26th BASIC Ministerial Meeting of Environment Ministers was held in Durban, South Africa for co-operation to protect the climate for present and future generations. The BASIC grouping is a bloc of four countries – Brazil, South Africa, India and China – … Read more 23.05.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs
Water Resources Rainfall: With an average annual rainfall of 1,170 mm, India is one of the wettest countries in the world. At one extreme are areas like Cherrapunji, in the northeast, which is drenched each year with 11,000 mm of rainfall, and at the other extreme are places like Jaisalmer, in the west, which receives … Read more Water Resources of India
Infrastructure Development- Dams, Roads, Rails (Including Airways and Ports) The availability of efficient infrastructure services is an important determinant of the pace of market development and output growth. Historically, the infrastructure sector has been one of the key drivers of growth of the Indian economy and has shown positive growth in the current reporting year … Read more Transport : Railways, Highways, Airways and Water ways and their role in regional development, etc.
INTERNATIONAL Russia unveils world’s first floating nuclear power station Russia has unveiled the world’s first floating nuclear power station in the port of the city of Murmansk, where it will be loaded with nuclear fuel before heading to eastern Siberia. Constructed by the state nuclear power firm Rosatom, the 144 by 30 … Read more 21.05.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs
Main issues of Education in India 1. Lack of infrastructure-Approximately 95.2 per cent of schools are not yet compliant with the complete set of RTE infrastructure indicators according to survey conducted in 2010.They lacks drinking water facilities, a functional common toilet, and do not have separate toilets for girls. 2. Number of boards causes non … Read more Education System in India : Problems and Issues (Including Universalization and Vocationalization).
UTTARAKHAND State government announces 2% hike in DA The state government on Wednesday announced a 2% hike on Dearness Allowance (DA) in the hill state with immediate effect. The move will benefit over 1.5 lakh employees in Uttarakhand. The hike has been implemented and the employees would get the benefit starting from … Read more 12.05.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs
UTTARAKHAND Restrictions near eco zone eased The government has eased infrastructure-development restrictions in the Bhagirathi river eco-sensitive zone, a 100-kilometre stretch between Gaumukh and Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand. The notification makes way for development projects for the marquee Char Dham project. In 2012, the government had severely restricted development works in an … Read more 11.05.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs
UTTARAKHAND After Centre doles out Rs 515cr fund, government to add 330 health centres in villages In a boost to health facilities in Uttarakhand, the Centre has approved Rs 515 crore for the state under the National Health Mission. The funding this year is a jump from the amount of Rs 425 crore that was … Read more 09.05.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs