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 ..
Category: Economy & Banking Current Affairs
Topics: Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade • DPIIT • Economy • Geographical Indications • Geographical Indications Registry • GI tag • Kerala • Mizo Puanchei shawl • Mizoram • Tawlhlohpuan fabric • Tirur betel leaf
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 ..
Topics: inter-State rivers • Jal Shakti Minister • Kerala • Lok Sabha • Maharashtra • National Committee on Dam Safety • National Dam Safety Authority • State Dam Safety Organisation • Tamil Nadu • Tiware dam
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 ..
Topics: Humayun’s Tomb • Iconic Tourist Sites • Karnataka • Kaziranga • Kerala • Khajuraho • Kumarakom • Madhya Pradesh • Mahabalipuram • Mahabodhi Temple • Maharashtra • Qutub Minar • Rajasthan • Red Fort • Somnath • Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri • Tamil Nadu • Toursim • Uttar Pradesh