Karanataka: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

State Health Register to be launched by Karnataka Government: First of its Kind

Published: May 28, 2020

On May 27, 2020, the Karnataka State Government announced that it will launch a “State Health Register” to collect data of all its citizens. The register is first of its kind in the country. Highlights The register will hold names of all the citizens of the state. The need to maintain such a register has ..

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Poultry Culling ordered by Kerala Government to control Bird Flu

Published: March 15, 2020

On March 14, 2020, the Kerala Government ordered poultry culling. Parappanagadi has been identified as the Epicenter of bird flu. The Government of Kerala is to cull poultry within one-kilometer radius. What is poultry culling? Poultry Culling is the process by which unwanted chicks or male embryo are disposed. This is done in industrial egg ..

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Karnataka Government constitutes committee to study legalities for separate State flag

Published: July 11, 2017

Karnataka Government has constituted a nine-member committee to study the possibility of designing a separate state flag and providing it a statutory standing. It will be headed by Principal Secretary, Department of Kannada and Culture. It shall submit report to the state Government after looking into required possibilities. Background The committee was constituted following representation ..

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PM Narendra Modi announces Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana

Published: January 9, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PKVY), a skill development program targeted at Indian youth seeking overseas employment to make India the Skill Capital of the World. It was launched after inauguration of 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas convention at India’s IT hub Bengaluru, Karnataka. Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa was the Chief ..

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No relook into allocation of Krishna water: Tribunal

Published: October 20, 2016

The Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal II (KWDT-II) headed by Justice Brijesh Kumar, has decided to maintain status quo on the allocation of Krishna River water among all four riparian states viz. Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.  However, tribunal decided to confine the reallocation of Krishna water to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. What is the ..

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