Geography of Karnataka Current Affairs, GK & News

2019 Brahmakalashothsava festival started Karnataka

The 6-day Brahmakalashothsava festival is celebrated in the ancient Chandkuru Sri Durga Parameshwari Temple annually in Polali, Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka. The presiding deity of the temple, which has a history of nearly 1,700 years, is Shri Rajarajeshwari. The highlight of this temple is its mud idols and this is probably the only idol ..


Karnataka launchs an all-women police patrol unit ‘Rani Abbakka Force’

Mangaluru City Police has launched an all-women police patrol unit ‘Rani Abbakka Force’ for the protection of women and children. The force will cover the malls, beaches, educational institutions, places of religious importance, and public transport system in the city. It will handle issues related to eve-teasing and chain-snatching, among others. The all-women police patrol ..


Sirsi Supari gets GI tag

Arecanut (also known as supari or betel nut) is the latest entrant in the list of agricultural produce with a Geographic Indication (GI) tag. The Registrar of Geographical Indications, under the Union government, accorded a GI tag to ‘Sirsi Supari’ grown in Sirsi, Siddpaur and Yellapur taluks of Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka. The Totagars’ ..


‘Nirmal Gram Puraskar’ for Dakshina Kannada

‘Dakshina Kannada’ became the first district in the Karnataka to be chosen for the Nirmal Gram Puraskar. The “Nirmal Gram Puraskar” award is instituted in 2003 by the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. The award carries and incentive amount of Rs. 50 lakh for District Panchayats with population of above 10 Lakh. The ..