Page-29 of Current Affairs - May, 2013

Bombay HC directs Maharashtra govt to release water into Jayakwadi dam

Bombay High Court has ordered the Maharashtra government to release water from upstream reservoirs into the Jayakwadi dam in the region. Jayakwadi dam The Jaikawadi project is a large irrigation and multipurpose project. Its water is used primarily to irrigate agricultural land in the drought-prone Marathwada region of the state. Provides water for drinking and industrial usage to nearby ..

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Turkey chooses Asia, joins Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

Turkey, which is a NATO member, has joined the Russia and China led Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). It has joined the SCO security bloc as a “dialogue partner” and declared that its destiny is in Asia. Why this shift? Turkey, which has been trying to get membership in the European Union, is upset over the slow progress ..

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S. Korea rebuilds Namdaemun: National Treasure Number One

South Korea has unveiled its cultural gem ‘Namdaemun’ gate after completing works of its restoration. Namdaemun which is also known as country’s National Treasure Number One, was destroyed to ashes in 2008 in an arson attack. What is the importance of Namdaemun for S. Korea? ‘Namdaemun’ is 600-year old pagoda-style gate which was first built in ..

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Situation in Northern Mali still unstable

Situation is still unstable in Northern Mali which is grappling with the problem of jihadist attacks and al-Qaeda terrorism. What is happening in Mali? ·          Mali gained independence in 1960 as Mali Federation. Soon Senegal withdrew from federation, Mali became Republic of Mali. ·          One party rule till 1991 coup which led to the writing of a ..

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EU to Restrict 'Bee-Harming' Pesticides

The European Commission will restrict the use of Neonicotinoid chemicals in pesticides  which is linked to reduce bee population by researchers. Neonicotinoid chemicals in pesticides are believed to harm bees and as per the European Commission they should be restricted to crops not attractive to bees and other pollinators What is a Neonicotinoid chemical? Neonicotinoid pesticides ..

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