California: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

California Wildfires: Thousands of people evacuated to avoid unavoidable circumstances

California has been battling against massive wildfires which broke out last week. Nearly 771,000 acres of land and 100 homes have reportedly been destroyed by the wildfires. Considering the impact the authorities had issued evacuation orders for hundreds of thousands of people. What are the possible causes of California wildfire? Combination of factors like climate ..

Death Valley in Southern California witnessed its hottest temperature in more than a century

Furnace Creek of the Death Valley in the Southern California desert recorded its highest air temperature on Earth since July of 1913. The Weather Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration measured 54.4 degrees Celsius temperature in that area. However, the verification of the recorded temperature is yet not confirmed by the concerned ..

Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards presented on 19th January

Honoring the best achievements in the film and television industry, the 26th edition of the annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards was presented on Sunday, 19th January 2020 in Los Angeles, California. The ‘Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a motion picture’ was won by Renée Zellweger for featuring in the movie titled ‘Judy’, ..

Sundar Pichai promoted as Alphabet CEO after Larry Page, Sergey Brin step down

Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer(CEO) of Google LLC was named and promoted as the new CEO of Alphabet Inc on Tuesday, 3rd December 2019. Google is the largest subsidiary of California based Alphabet Inc. The alphabet was founded on 2nd October 2015 through a corporate restructuring of Google with the aim to make the business ..

Hornbill Festival begins in Nagaland

Hornbill Festival is the annual festival of Nagaland held every year from 1-10 December, began on Sunday. Also known as the ‘Festival of Festivals’ was first celebrated in the year 2000 to promote the cultural heritage of the state and for encouraging inter-tribal interaction. This year, to boost the state’s tourism potential, the Nagaland government ..