California Current Affairs, GK & News

What is the “Pineapple Express” Phenomenon?

Over the past two weeks, California and other parts of the West Coast have been hit with a series of what meteorologists call atmospheric rivers. Forecasters have said that the rain arriving in California on January 12 is being caused by a “true Pineapple Express” – a specific example of a common atmospheric phenomenon that ..

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California Oak Fire

Oak Fire recently broke out in Mariposa, California. It is the largest fire so far in 2022, overtaking 17,242 acres area. US firefighters (3000 in numbers) are trying to control the wildfire and stop its eastward expansion towards Yosemite National Park. Highlights: The oak fire is expanding amidst heatwaves in several parts of United States. ..

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Summit of the Americas 2022

The Ninth Summit of the Americas 2022 was held from June 6 to June 10, 2022. It is an international conference and was held in Los Angeles, United States. Theme of the summit Summit of the Americas 2022 was held under the theme of “Building a Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable Future”. Host of the summit In January 2022, the ..

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What is a ‘Megadrought’?

A megadrought is a drought that lasts at least two decades. In the past, megadroughts have been linked to prolonged La Niña conditions. Overview: Megadrought is a term that refers to the length of a drought rather than its acute intensity. The term is used in scientific literature to describe droughts that last several decades. ..

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Crimson Solar Project: US approves 550 million USD

The United States recently approved 550 million USD for the Crimson Solar Project. The project will provide electricity to 87,500 homes. About Crimson Solar Project The project is to be set up on 2,000 acres of land in the Desert of California. The project site is 13 miles west of Blythe. The project will be ..

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US passes bill to fight hate crimes against Asian Americans

The US Senate recently passed a bill to help combat the rise of hate crimes against the Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans. The bill will support the local law enforcements in controlling the hate crimes. Need for the Bill The COVID-19 increased the hate crimes against the Asian Americans in the US. According to the ..

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