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

GI Tag accorded to three new products

Published: August 17, 2019

Geographical Indications Registry under Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has accorded Geographical Indication (GI) tag to Tirur betel leaf from Kerala, Tawlhlohpuan fabric and Mizo Puanchei shawl/textile from Mizoram. GI product is recognised as originating from specific geographical origin possessing qualities or reputation related to its origin. This tag is exclusive ..




State-wise wild elephant population

Published: August 6, 2019

According to the revised state-wise wild elephant population estimate based on the 2017 census, jumbo population across the country stood at 29,964 against 29,576 recorded as the mean figure in 2012. The South Region accounted for 14,612 followed by North East with 10,139 elephants. Among the South Indian states, Karnataka leads the table with 6,049 ..


Dam Safety Bill 2019

Published: July 30, 2019

The Dam Safety Bill, 2019 was introduced in the Lok Sabha by the Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. Rationale for Introduction of Bill The following reasons have added to governments urge to establish a national authority to tackle the lack of legal and institutional safeguards for managing dams in the country: There are about ..


Tiger Population in India

Published: July 30, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the all-India estimation — ‘Status of Tigers, Co-predators, Prey and their Habitat, 2018’. Where the Tiger Count does stands? The tiger population of India has jumped to an estimated 2,967, a rise by 33% over 2,226 reported in 2014. There was an incredible 210% rise from 1,411 recorded in 2006. ..


Iconic Tourist Sites Initiative

Published: July 29, 2019

In the Budget 2019-20, the Finance Minister proposed that 17 “Iconic Tourist Sites” in the country would be developed into world-class tourist destinations, to serve as a model for other tourism sites. Which are the Sites Selected? Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri (Uttar Pradesh). Ajanta & Ellora (Maharashtra). Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort and Qutub Minar ..