New initiative in J&K to restore lost glory of Pashmina shawls

Source:  This post is based on the article “J&K to restore lost glory of Pashmina shawls” published in “The Hindu” on 31st August, 2021. What is the News? The administration of Jammu and Kashmir is taking various initiatives to restore the lost glory of Pashmina Shawls. What are Pashmina Shawls? Pashmina Shawl is a fine… Continue reading New initiative in J&K to restore lost glory of Pashmina shawls

The Kashmir outreach

Synopsis:  The center announced few specific objectives towards the development of Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370. However, a recent analysis of the stated objectives shows that the center has failed to deliver on its objectives What are the objectives stated by the Centre after the abrogation of Article 370? Apart from ending terrorism… Continue reading The Kashmir outreach

TRF is a ploy by Pakistan to evade scrutiny, says J&K’s DGP

News:The Resistance Front(TRF) had claimed responsibility for the recent attack on the security forces along the Line of Control in the Kupwara sector, Kashmir. Facts: The Resistance Front (TRF) is a new terror outfit based in Jammu and Kashmir(J&K). It is backed by Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Taiba(LeT) and created in 2019 following the withdrawal of Article… Continue reading TRF is a ploy by Pakistan to evade scrutiny, says J&K’s DGP

Govt awards over Rs 2000 cr for completing Z Morh Tunnel

News:Recently,a Concession Agreement for completing the 6.5-kilometre long Z-Morh tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir was signed between NHIDCL and APCO Amarnathji Tunnelway. Facts: About Z-Morh Tunnel: Z-Morh Tunnel is a 6.5km long two-lane bi-directional road tunnel project constructed near Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir. The tunnel is the first step towards ensuring all-weather connectivity… Continue reading Govt awards over Rs 2000 cr for completing Z Morh Tunnel

42 projects under Himayat Mission sanctioned in J&K

News:The Jammu and Kashmir administration is working on effective implementation of Himayat Mission.Under this, 42 projects have been sanctioned for training. Facts: About Himayat mission: Himayat is a placement linked skill training programme for unemployed youth of Jammu and Kashmir.The programme has been under implementation in the state since 2011. The programme has been developed… Continue reading 42 projects under Himayat Mission sanctioned in J&K

National Mission ‘NISHTHA’ launched in J&K

News:National Initiative for School Heads’ and Teachers Holistic Advancement (NISHTHA) was launched in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Facts: About NISHTHA Programme: NISHTHA stands for National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement. The objective of the programme is to motivate and equip teachers to encourage and foster critical thinking in students. The… Continue reading National Mission ‘NISHTHA’ launched in J&K

Chenani-Nashri Tunnel

News:Government has decided to rename the Chenani-Nashri tunnel after Syama Prasad Mookerjee. Facts: About the Chenani-Nashri tunnel: Chenani-Nashri tunnel was inaugurated by Prime Minister in 2017.It is also known as the Patnitop tunnel.  The tunnel is  9.28 km long.It is located between Udhampur and Ramban in Jammu & Kashmir. It is not only India’s longest… Continue reading Chenani-Nashri Tunnel

J&K: 5,300 displaced families to get rehabilitation package

News:Cabinet has approved inclusion of 5,300 Displaced Persons(DP) families of Jammu & Kashmir in the Rehabilitation Package announced in 2016 for Displaced Families of Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir(PoJK) and Chhamb. Facts: Background: In the aftermath of partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947, thousands of families from Pakistan occupied areas of Jammu & Kashmir (PoJK)… Continue reading J&K: 5,300 displaced families to get rehabilitation package

UNHRC asks India to end lockdown in J&K

News:The United Nations Human Rights Council(UNHRC) has urged India to end the lockdown in Kashmir and restore basic communications services. Facts: About UNHRC: The United Nations Human Rights Council(UNHRC) is a United Nations body.It was was established in 2006. Its mission is to promote and protect human rights around the globe as well as investigate… Continue reading UNHRC asks India to end lockdown in J&K

Kashmir: five-judge Supreme Court Bench to hear pleas challenging abrogation of Article 370

The Supreme Court has referred petitions challenging the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the state of Jammu & Kashmir into two Union Territories to a five-judge Constitution bench. The apex court decision came after the Parliament has passed the Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 2019.The order effectively abrogates the special status… Continue reading Kashmir: five-judge Supreme Court Bench to hear pleas challenging abrogation of Article 370