Lakshadweep Islands Current Affairs, GK & News
Lakshadweep is an archipelago consisting of 12 attols, 3 reefs and 6 newly formed/ submerged sand banks. It is comprised of – 11 inhabited islands, 16 uninhabited islands; six newly formed/ submerged sand banks and 3 reefs. The Inhabited islands are Kavaratti, Agatti, Bangaram, Amini, Kadmat, Kiltan, Chetlat, Bitra, Andrott, Kalpeni and Minicoy. Bitra is ....Read More
A new species of shrimp has been discovered by scientists from the ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR). The newly discovered species has been named Actinimenes koyas. Overview: NBFGR is focused on the documentation of the country’s aquatic genetic resources and gives special attention to shellfish and fish resources. The newly-discovered shrimp species was ..
Maldives style water villas will soon be set up in Lakshadweep in a bid to attract tourists to scenic beauty in the Union Territory. Highlights Administrator of Lakshadweep, Praful Khoda Patel highlighted that, water villas will be set up at the cost of ₹800 crore. This project is first of its kind in India. Under ..
According to a study conducted to project different greenhouse gas scenario, Sea-level will rise around Lakshadweep Islands by 0.4 mm/year to 0.9 mm/year. Key Findings As per the study, worst possible inundation scenarios projected for Lakshadweep Islands are similar under different emission scenarios projected. All the islands in archipelago would be vulnerable to impact of ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2021
Category: Environment Current Affairs
Administrator of Lakshadweep, Praful Khoda Patel, is being opposed by people of the union territory and politicians over policies he drafted in recent time. What are those policies? 1. Draft Lakshadweep Development Authority Regulation 2021 (LDAR) Lakshadweep Development Authority (LDA) was recently created with extensive powers such as eviction of land owners. This is being ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2021
Category: Legal & Constitution Current Affairs
Context in Current Affairs: The Union Territory of Lakshadweep has been declared as Organic Agricultural Area by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s welfare. The UT is second after Sikkim to achieve the status of 100% organic region. It is first in the Union Territories of India to achieve the status. The entire 32 sq ..
On February 26, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved amendments to provide occupancy rights to Scheduled Tribes of Lakshadweep. The approval was provided to amend the Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands Land Revenue and Tenancy Regulation, 1965. Highlights The Scheduled Tribes in the island did not have occupancy rights so far. The Occupancy right is the ..
Category: India Nation & States Current Affairs