Karnataka: Point-Wise State Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2020 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

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  • Mar 30, 2017
  • 1 📹 Highlight on Environmental Protection - Expected Questions for 2017 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace and

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  • Mar 19, 2017
  • 1 INS Tillanchang Commissioned by Indian Navy [ Economy ]

    India Navy has commissioned INS Tillanchang at Karwar, Karnataka. A Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC), has been commissioned into Indian Navy by Vice Admiral Girish Luthra. This announcement has come just one day after INS Viraat was decommissioned which the Indian Navy called

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  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 1 Regional Conference of Labour Ministers of Southern States Held at Chennai [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Regional Conference of Labour Ministers of Southern States was held in Chennai. The conference was attended by labour ministers and principal secretaries of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Lakshadweep and Puducherry.

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  • 2 Committee Constituted to Set Rules for Implementation of Disabilities Act, 2016 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    A committee has been constituted by the Centre. It is to frame uniform rules for the states to avoid delay in proper implementation. Implementations are for Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act across country. It will submit its report within three months.

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  • 3 Padma Awards 2017 [ Awards ]

    This year the President of India has approved conferment of Padma Awards to 89 persons. The list comprises of 7 Padma Vibhushan, 7 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri Awardees. 19 of the awardees are women. The Padma Award ceremony will be held on the occasion of 68th Republic Day.

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  • 4 India’S Largest Startup Incubator to Be Built at Hubballi [ Economy ]

    Indian-American entrepreneur, philanthropist and venture capitalist Gururaj Deshpande is setting up India’s biggest startup incubator in Hubballi. It is about 400km from Bengaluru. The 82,000-sqft facility is expected to open in September.

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  • 5 Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Presents 2016 National Entrepreneurship Awards [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MoSDE) has instituted National Entrepreneurship Awards” to encourage a culture of entrepreneurship across country. The Awards system has been created through a partnership between MSDE and a number of reputed institutions ac

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  • 6 Apple to Start Manufacturing in India [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    iPhone maker Apple Inc will commence smartphone production at its upcoming factory in Bengaluru. It is assumed to start by end of April or early May. state IT minister thanked Apple for choosing Karnataka to build its first manufacturing plant.

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  • 7 Government to Open 56 Post Office Passport Seva Kendra [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Government has decided to open 56 Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK) at different locations in various states. It is for delivering passport related services to people. States include Assam, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi (UT), Odisha, Rajasthan, Telangana and West Bengal.

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  • 8 Government Appoints 5 New Judges to Supreme Court [ Appointments ]

    President Pranab Mukherjee cleared appointment of five high court judges to Supreme Court. Those elevated to the apex court are five high court judges, including four chief justices of state high courts.

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  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 1 IAF Inducts Indigenous Early Warning System NETRA [ Defense ]

    The IAF has formally inducted first indigenously built Airborne Early Warning and Control System Netra. It is developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). It was handed over to Indian Air Force (IAF) on first day of Aero India 2017.

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  • 2 India State Forest Report 2015 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Forest Report is published by Forest Survey of India (FSI) on a biennial basis since 1987. Forest cover of country is mapped through indigenous RESOURCESAT -2 satellite data with a LISS III sensor. Report show increase of over 5,000 square kilometer in total forest cover of India

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  • 3 Tripartite MoU to Help Scheduled Caste Artisans Signed [ Policy/Governance ]

    MoU signed among National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSFDC), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) , Ministry of Textiles.

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  • 4 Microsoft-Flipkart Announce Strategic Tie-Up [ Economy ]

    IT giant Microsoft announced a “strategic partnership” with Flipkart. It is a first step with online retailer flipKart to adopt Microsoft Azure as its exclusive public cloud platform. Companies are teaming up to be partners on cloud.

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  • 5 National Science Day Observed in India [ Science/Technology ]

    In India February 28 is celebrated as National Science Day every year. It aims to impart scientific temper in minds of people of all age groups. Theme of year 2017 is “Science and Technology for especially abled persons”.

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  • 6 Government’S National Family Health Survey 4 Shows Improved Sex Ratio and Decline in IMR [ Health ]

    National Family Health Survey -4 (NFHS-4) surveys conducted for the year 2015 - 16 was unveiled by Health Ministry in New Delhi. India’s health index has shown an improvement over the last decade including an improvement in sex ratio at birth and a decline in infant mortality rat

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  • Jan 9, 2017
  • 1 PM Narendra Modi Announces Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PKVY), a skill development program. It is targeted at Indian youth seeking overseas employment to make India the Skill Capital of the World. It was launched after inauguration of 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas conve

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  • Dec 28, 2016
  • 1 Sagarmala Development Company’s office inaugurated in New Delhi [ Policy/Governance ]

    Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated Sagarmala Development Company’s (SDC) office in New Delhi. It is to promote port-led development in the country. The SDC has been incorporated under the Companies Act, 2013.

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  • 2 Karnataka Govt Launches 25 Bio-Diesel Buses in the State [ Science/Technology ]

    Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has taken the initiative to control pollution caused, especially by old buses that run on diesel. For cutting down emissions from such buses, KSRTC introduced 25 new buses that will run on biodiesel. it will help reduce the emiss

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  • Dec 16, 2016
  • 1 Approved Major Port Trust Authorities Bill, 2016 to Give Autonomy to 12 Major Ports by Union Cabinet [ Economy ]

    The bill aims to empower 12 major ports to perform with greater efficiency on account of full autonomy in decision-making. The Union Cabinet has approved the draft Major Port Authorities Bill, 2016 to replace the existing Major Port Trusts Act, 1963.

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  • Dec 9, 2016
  • 1 Steps Taken to Ensure Availability of Cash in Rural Areas: Arun Jaitley [ Policy/Governance ]

    Steps have been taken to ensure availability of cash in the rural areas. Currency notes are supplied by the RBI through currency chests. Notes maintained in the banks to keeping in mind the requirement in various areas and regions.

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  • Dec 5, 2016
  • 1 Jayalalithaa Passes Away at Age of 68 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha has been in the hospital from past few months due to a severe health condition. Recently she had a heart attack in the hospital. From then her health condition deteriorated seriously.

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  • Nov 24, 2016
  • 1 Renowned Scientist MGK Menon Passes Away [ Science/Technology ]

    Renowned physicist Dr. Menon played a prominent role in the development of science and technology in the country over the last 50 years, is no more amidst us. He was Scientist, Science & Technology policy-maker, scholar, parliamentarian, Cabinet Minister. He has been described as

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  • Nov 23, 2016
  • 1 India’S Longest Expressway Inaugurated in Uttar Pradesh [ Policy/Governance ]

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at Bangarmau in Unnao district of UP Inaugurated India’s longest expressway connecting Agra and Lucknow. The Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) built it in a record time of 23 months.


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  • Sep 30, 2016
  • 1 Alva’S Nudisiri Starts from November 18 [ Education ]

    The 13th annual “Alvas Nudisiri” a literary and cultural meet starts from 18th November. It is organized by Alva’s Education Foundation at Vidyagiri campus in Moodbidri. Announced by Alva’s Education Foundation chairman Mohan Alva and famous writer and researcher B. S. Sumitra Ba

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  • Sep 29, 2016
  • 1 Cauvery Water Crisis [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Kaveri (Cauvery) is a long and large Indian river and the basin of Cauvery is estimated to be 81,155 sq. km. The river covers the four states are Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, and Pondicherry. Cauvery provides water for irrigation, water for household consumption and the gen

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  • Sep 28, 2016
  • 1 Saloni Wins Gold in 200m Breaststroke in 70th Glenmark Senior National Aquatic Championships [ Sports ]

    Saloni Dalal from Karnataka has won gold medal in 2000m Breaststroke in 70th Glenmark Senior National Aquatic Championships. She broke the national record with more than 2 seconds.

    • She broke previous records of 02: 46.49 and set new re

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  • Sep 23, 2016
  • 1 New Chief Justices of Calcutta and Kerala High Court [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Justice G C Gupta has taken oath as Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court, his oath was administered by West Bengal governor Kesari Nath Tripathi according to Article 219 of Constitution.

    Justice Mohan M Shantanagoudar was also sworn in as Chief Justice of Kerala High Court and o

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  • Sep 22, 2016
  • 1 Sagar Mala Yojana [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India lies in the Indian Ocean. The location of India is both decisive and fractural. On one hand it is bound with a big coastal area and on the other, the threat to the coastal region is also real. Real problem lies with securing the coastline but not the borders and hence the M

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  • 2 Smart City [ Policy/Governance ]

    A smart city is an urban development vision to integrate information and communication technology, in a secure fashion to manage a city’s assets. The city’s assets include schools, libraries, transportation systems, hospitals, power plants, water supply networks, waste management

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