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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
Category: Environment Current Affairs
Topics: bird diverters • Centre for Wildlife and Environment Litigation • Desert National Park • Forest Advisory Committee • Great Indian bustard • Gujarat • Karnataka • Maharashtra • National Green Tribunal • NGT • Rajasthan • Wildlife Institute of India
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 ..
Category: Science & Technology Current Affairs
Topics: AIAA Neil Armstrong Best Design Award • Ghaziabad • Human Exploration Rover Challenge • KIET Group of Institutions • Lovely Professional University • Maharashtra • Mars • Moon • Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering • Mumbai • NASA • Phagwara • Punjab • STEM Engagement Award • Uttar Pradesh
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 ..
Category: Art & Culture Current Affairs
Topics: Andhra Pradesh • Assam • Baisakhi • Bengali • Bestu Varas • Bohag Bihu • Cheti Chand • Gudi Padwa • Gujarat • Jhulelal • Karnataka • Kashmiri • Kerala • Losoong • Maharashtra • Marwaris • Navreh • New Year • Pohela Boishakh • Punjab • Puthandu • Rajasthan • Sikkim • Sindhi • Tamil Nadu • Telangana • Ugadi • Vishu • Yugadi