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India gets Approval for 346 Million USD Loan from ADB under RBL Modality

The Asian Development Bank approved a 346 million USD loan under the RBL modality to help ensure power connection in rural Maharashtra. About the Loan Maharashtra has half its population engaged in agriculture but has issues like inefficient use of electricity and water- leading to inefficient irrigation. The 346 billion USD loan from ADB is ..

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Cauvery Water Management Authority brought under the Jal Shakti Ministry

The central government brought the Cauvery Water Management Authority and other river boards under the Ministry of Jal Shakti. About the Move The centre recently brought the Cauvery Water Management Authority under the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti. All the river boards including the Godavari River Management Board and Krishna River Management Board have been ..

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Nagaland has imposed a COVID-19 Cess on Petroleum

States are starting to target petroleum for revenue. Nagaland recently imposed a cess on petrol and diesel sales. Cess Cess is a type of tax that is charged on a commodity over and above the base tax liability of the tax payer. It is generally imposed when the government needs to raise funds for a ..

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Basava Jayanthi Observed in Karnataka

Basava Jayanthi- a religious event in Karnataka that is usually celebrated on a grand scale was held as a low-key event in light of the COVID-19 crisis. Basava Jayanthi Basava Jayanthi is a religious event observed in Karnataka- especially by the Lingayat community. The festival marks the birth anniversary of Basavanna, the founding saint of ..

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Bihar starts Geo-mapping Water Bodies

The Bihar state government has started geo-mapping its water bodies by an exercise called ‘jalkaro’. It is to be carried out by Bihar Remote Sensing Application Centre. Geo-mapping Geo-mapping is the process of using GPS (Global Positioning System) to survey the land and sub-surface features to get a detailed view of the area. This is ..

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