Lakshadweep Current Affairs, GK & News

Rough-toothed Dolphins

Rough-toothed dolphins are dolphin species that are generally founded in the tropical and deep warm waters around the globe. In 1823, Georges Cuvier first described this species. Overview: The scientific name of this species is Steno bredanensis. This species is the only member of the genus Steno. Steno in Greek means narrow, which describes the ..

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GST Revenues in February

The February 2022 collection of GST (Goods and Services Tax) stood at Rs. 1,33,026 crores which is 18 per cent higher than February 2021. This year’s collection was higher by 26 per cent in comparison to the GST collection in February 2020. Overview: For the fifth time GST collection has crossed the mark of Rs ..

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Environment Minister inaugurates Atal Paryavaran Bhavan

The Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar, inaugurated the Atal Paryavaran Bhavan at Lakshadweep on February 19, 2021. Highlights While inaugurating the Atal Paryavaran Bhavan, the minister said that, Lakshadweep will undergo a comprehensive development that too without compromising the UT’s commitment to nature. The minister attended high level meetings with ..

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Lakshadweep declared 100% Organic

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 ..

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India to launch “Lighthouse Tourism”

On July 7, 2020, the Union Minister of State for Shipping shri Mansukh Mandaviya held a high-level meeting to develop 194 lighthouses into major tourist attractions. This will boost tourism activities and also will provide opportunities to learn about the enriched history of lighthouses. Highlights A detailed action plan was presented at the meeting. According ..

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Cabinet approves amendment to give occupancy rights to Lakshadweep’s ST population

The Union cabinet recently approved the amendment of the ‘Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands Land Revenue and Tenancy Regulation, 1965’. The amendment was made to confer occupancy rights to the Scheduled Tribe (ST) population in the union territory of Lakshadweep. The UT is said to have a large population of tribal people, who do not ..

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