Kerala: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

‘Break the Chain’ Campaign

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the government of Kerala has launched the ‘Break the Chain’ campaign to promote hand washing and hygiene. About the Campaign The campaign was launched by the state’s Health Department. It seeks to create awareness about the importance of public and personal hygiene. It has set up hand washing ..

Kerala uses robots to spread awareness about COVID-19

Kerala has launched an initiative to use robots for creating awareness on COVID-19 among the public. Two robots have been built by a start-up in Kerala called Asimov Robotics, under the Kerala Start-up Mission, an initiative by the state government to promote start-up firms. One wears a mask and distributes hand sanitisers, napkins, and masks ..

Kerala to launch digital literacy campaign

The state of Kerala is set to launch a huge digital literacy campaign called ‘I am also digital’ which aims at making the benefits of the state reach the common citizens. This campaign is initiated by the Kerala Literacy Mission and the Kerala State IT Mission under the Department of Information Technology. The drive would ..

Sampoorna Nellu Krishi

Kerala’s Mayyil village panchayat’s ‘Sampoorna Nellu Krishi’ campaign has revived paddy cultivation in the region through use of scientific farming practices. Total Rice Campaign Total Rice Campaign or Sampoorna Nellu Krishi campaign was launched by Kerala’s Mayyil village panchayat in Kannur district in 2016. It used methods like monitoring soil health, formation of paddy farming ..

Kerala launches ‘Safe homes’ initiative

The Department of Social Justice of the state of Kerala has unveiled a unique initiative to open ‘safe homes’ to provide safe accommodation to inter-caste and inter-religious couples in all districts. The objective of the scheme is to ensure security for them while the scheme is implemented with the support of voluntary organisations. The Department ..

Kerala issues order to cap retail price of bottled drinking water

The state government of Kerala has issued an order to cap the retail price of bottled drinking water at Rs 13 per litre against the present price of Rs. 20 a litre. The Price cut was achieved as the bottled water has been made an essential commodity. The civil supplies department issued the order and ..

India’s first commercial LNG bus launched in Kerala

India’s first commercial Liquified Compressed natural gas (LNG) bus, which was developed by Petronet, was recently launched in the city of Kochi, Kerala. It is claimed that the bus will be able to travel up to 900 km in a single filling. Petronet also has plans to open 28 LNG dispensing stations in India and four stations ..

Katta and Madaka

With the increasing use of bore well and pump sets, traditional water conservation methods like katta and madaka are disappearing. What is a katta method of water conservation? Katta is a traditional method of water conservation used in parts of Kerala and Karnataka. These are structures built across rivulets and streams. It is a series ..