Districts of India: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

CBIC initiates collection of district-wise data on origin of export goods

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has recently started to capture district-wise data on origin of export goods. This proposed export information will provide a comprehensive statistical input about the importance of each district, to policymakers. Hence the policies could be aligned with better knowledge of districts and thereby enhancing the local ..

Migratory Birds Dead in Rajasthan’s Sambhar Lake

Nearly 17,000 migratory birds have died so far at the country’s largest inland water saltwater lake near Jaipur due to botulism, a serious and fatal illness that affects the nerves. The deaths were reported in Jaipur, Nagaur and Ajmer districts of Rajasthan. The Study from the Bhopal has ruled out that birds died due to ..

Western Ghats home to a rich stock of butterflies

The three-day survey that ended in the  Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (WWS) on 11 Nov emphaised that Western Ghats is still home to a kaleidoscope of butterflies. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is an animal sanctuary in Kerala.  The survey was done jointly by the Forest and Wildlife Department in association with the Ferns Nature Conservation Society (FNCS). ..

What is Issue Around Kalapani territory? 

Nepal government has objected to the inclusion of ‘Kalapani’ under the Indian Territory as per the newly released political map of India after the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir. Kalapani is a 35 square kilometre area. The Kali River in the Kalapani region demarcates the border between India and Nepal. Both India and Nepal claim ..

Arunachal Pradesh celebrates Tawang Festival 2019

In Arunachal Pradesh, the 7th edition of the Tawang Festival 2019 has started with much fanfare and fervour in Tawang. It is a 3-day fest with varied traditional activities and events. The Tawang hill station is home for several tribes and the major tribal community is Monpas. The tTribes of this hill station welcome tourists ..