Tuesday, 5 July, 2022

Topic: Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand eases Covid norms for tourists, says negative test report not mandatory

The new guidelines stated that tourists will need to register on the Smart City portal prior to their travel and hotels and restaurants must comply with the health protocols.

Haridwar Kumbh Mela to be held with limited people, devotees to get entry passes

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat said the saints and seers also agreed to the idea of reducing the scale of the event due to Covid pandemic.

13-million-year-old tooth found in Uttarakhand leads to discovery of new ape species

The fossil of a molar tooth unearthed in Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, in 2015, belongs to the earliest ancestor of gibbons, who started migrating from Africa to Asia 13 million years ago.

MLA Pranav Singh Champion — lover of guns, expensive liquor & perfume who’s back in BJP

Uttarakhand MLA Pranav Singh Champion was suspended by BJP last year because of multiple instances of ‘indiscipline’, including dancing with guns.

After 13 months, BJP revokes suspension of Uttarakhand MLA seen dancing with guns

Uttarakhand BJP said the decision was taken by the party's core committee based on MLA Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion's 'good conduct' and his repeated apologies to party leadership.

32 bat species identified in Uttarakhand, 9 of these recorded for first time in the world

The bats were identified during an echolocation survey that can be used to monitor populations, understand natural history and climate change.

Indian tourists are finally out. But there’s a bigger headache than coronavirus — red tape

Checking into a hotel is easier. Getting past the innumerable checkpoints where you are asked the same set of questions again, and again, is not.

Uttarakhand govt to impose complete lockdown on weekend to curb spread of Covid-19

The complete lockdown will be imposed in the following weeks depending on the situation, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said.

Swamy’s plea against temple takeover by state not in public interest: Uttarakhand govt to HC

The BJP govt in Uttarakhand also told the court that Subramanian Swamy is fighting a proxy petition and that he has no interest in the welfare of pilgrims.

Uttarakhand HC strikes down ‘unconstitutional’ state law on ex-CMs occupying govt bungalows

The court said ex-CMs are at par with common citizens, and letting them stay in govt bungalows without paying rent creates a ‘special class of citizens’.

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Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Indian Naval Air Squadron INAS 324 commissioned at Visakhapatnam | Twitter | @PBNS_India

India’s Eastern Seaboard gets its first naval air squadron INAS 324

With INAS 324, the Indian Navy's Eastern Seaboard will now operate a naval air squadron with HAL’s indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.