Southwest monsoon: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Kharif Crops Sowing Area Increases Significantly as Compared to Last Year

Published: June 20, 2020

Kharif Crops are grown in hot and humid rain fed areas. During the first 18 days of the month of June, the country has received surplus rainfall of about 26mm. As compared to last year, rainfall was 82.4 mm in between 1st to 18th June, while this year, the country has registered 108.3mm of rainfall ..

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State of India’s Environment Report

Published: June 8, 2020

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has released the State of India’s Environment, 2020 report. The CSE also publishes the environment magazine called Down to Earth. Key Findings According to the report, around 19 major events have claimed 1,357 lives in 2019. More than 50 lakh internal displacements have occurred in India in 2019. ..

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Centre approves disaster relief fund to seven states

Published: January 7, 2020

The Government of India approved Rs 5,908 crores of disaster relief fund to seven states. It includes Karnataka, UP, Assam, MP, Tripura Maharashtra and Himachal Pradesh. The states were badly affected due to floods and landslides caused by South West Monsoon rains. Highlights A high-level committee operating under Home Ministry on January 6, 2020 approved ..

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Trends in Food Inflation and Monetary Policy

Published: June 3, 2019

The reduced growth rate and higher rates of unemployment have led to an expectation that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) would cut the interest rates in the upcoming monetary policy review. Under the Section 45ZA of the RBI Act 1934, the central government, in consultation with the Reserve Bank had notified the consumer inflation ..

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Monsoon likely to be delayed

Published: May 16, 2019

The India Meteorological Department s (IMD) monsoon onset forecast has predicted a likely delay in the onset of the Monsoon. The onset expected in Kerala is on June 6 instead of June 1. Why the delay? The delay is attributed to the presence of a strong mid-latitude regime which is preventing the otherwise smooth entry ..

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