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

Is Marathwada Undergoing Desertification?

Published: May 23, 2019

The experts have warned that the Marathwada region of Maharashtra is heading towards desertification due to the policy-induced failures. The Groundwater Surveys show that the water table had dropped alarmingly in 70 of the 76 talukas and more than 25 have reported a drop of more than two metres. Why the disaster is Man-made? Of ..

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Centre issues Drought Advisory

Published: May 18, 2019

The Centre has issued a drought advisory to the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu since the water storage in dams dropped to a critical level. Drought Advisory The advisory is issued to States when the water level in reservoirs is 20% less than the average of live water storage figures ..

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Factual Report on Great Indian Bustard by Rajasthan Forest Department

Published: April 19, 2019

In a factual report submitted by the state forest department following the directive of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), it has been stated that there are about Great Indian Bustards (GIBs) in the Jaisalmer area of the Desert National Park in Thar. This claim by the Rajasthan Forest Department is contrary to that by the Wildlife ..

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Indian Teams Win Awards at NASA Annual Rover Challenge

Published: April 16, 2019

Three teams from India have won awards at the NASA’s annual Human Exploration Rover Challenge which invites high school and college students to build and test roving vehicles for future missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond. Indian Teams Awarded The team from KIET Group of Institutions in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, won the “AIAA Neil ..

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New Year in India

Published: April 7, 2019

Various Parts of India welcomed the New Year on 6th April. Ugadi, Gudi Padava etc were observed in different parts of the Country. New Year in different Parts of the Country Ugadi/Yugadi Ugadi in Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh falls in the Chaitra month and is celebrated by distributing jaggery and neem flowers which is symbolic to sharing ..

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