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

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  • Aug 25, 2015
  • 1 Changalikodan Banana of Kerala has given GI status [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Changalikodan Banana: Changalikodan Nendran Banana is also famously known as Changalikodan. It is a banana variety invented and refined in Chengazhikodu village of Thrissur District in Kerala of India.

    • Changalikodan are refined on the banks of the Bharathapuzha River.
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  • Aug 21, 2015
  • 1 Cochin Airport ranked no. 1 to operate completely on Solar Power [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Solar Power: Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity. It is done by either directly using photovoltaic or indirectly using concentrated solar power. Concentrated solar power systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunl

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  • Aug 18, 2015
  • 1 Kerala Government declares Kerala state as ‘Digital State’ [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Kerala: Kerala is also known as Keralam historical. It is south - west state of India. It was created on 1st November 1956 following the States Recognisation Act. Kerala is the thirteenth largest state by population. It is divided by 14 districts and its capital is Thiruvan

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  • 2 Kerala signed MoU with Adani for development of Vizhinjam seaport [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Vizhinjam seaport project: Vizhinjam International Seaport is a planned port of Arabian Sea at Thiruvananthapuram of Kerala in India. This project will completed near about cost of Rs. 6595 crores over three phases.

    • It initiated 25 years ago in 1991 to build a deep - wate

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  • Aug 13, 2015
  • 1 India and World Bank signs Financing Agreement for NCRMP Projects [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About NCRMP Projects: NCRMP stands for National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project. This project aims to prevention of cyclones and hydro meteorological hazards. From India’s 7,500 kilometer of seashore, almost 5,700 kilometers are highly in danger to the effects of hot cyclones and

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  • 2 Sania Mirza is conferred for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award [ Awards ]

    About Sania Mirza: Sania Mirza was born on 15th November 1986. She is an Indian professional tennis player and currently she ranked as world’s No. 1 in women’s doubles. She is the third Indian woman in the Open Era who selected and won a round at a Grand Slam tournament.

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  • Aug 11, 2015
  • 1 Poet and freedom fighter Kayyara Kinhanna Rai is no more [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Kayyara Kinhanna: Eminent Kannada poet and freedom fighter Kayyara Kinhanna Rai passed away at Badiyadkka of Kerala at age 101. Kayyara Kinhanna Rai born on 8 June 1915. He was an Indian independence activist, author, poet and journalist.

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  • 2 Mysore City gets first rank in Swachh Bharat Rankings as India’s cleanest city [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Mysore: Mysore formally renamed as Mysuru. It is part of Karnataka state in India. It is the third largest city of Karnataka. The population of Mysore is 887,446. Mysore City Corporation is responsible for the civic administration of the city.

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  • 3 Parupalli Kashyap, Prannoy Kumar win World Badminton Championships [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Parupalli Kashyap: Parupalli Kashyap was born on 8th September 1986. He is a badminton player from India. He trains at Gopichand Badminton Academy which is in Hyderabad, India.

    • He is also supported by Oly

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  • Aug 3, 2015
  • 1 India’s first Harbour Defense System commissioned in Kochi [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    IUHDSS (Integrated Underwater Harbour Defense and Surveillance System) was commissioned in Kochi, Kerala. First of its kind system in the country is part of initiatives to strengthen and beef up coastal security in the western coastline.

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    • IUHDSS is designed by

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  • 2 Spices Board launches Subsidy Scheme to boost production and export [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Spices Board of India: The Spices Board is the Indian government monitoring and advertising agency for Indian spices. It’s headquarter is in Kochi. Chairman of Spices Board is Dr. Jayathilak, who is an IAS officer.

    • At its headquarters in Kochi the board has a state-of-the

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  • Jul 29, 2015
  • 1 Former Bihar, Kerala Governor R.S. Gavai is no more [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    R. S. Gavai passed away after a long illness in the private hospital in Nagpur, Maharashtra at age 86. About R. S. Gavai: Ramakrishna Suryabhan Gavai was born on 30 October 1929 in Darapur of Amravati. He was an Indian politician and Governor of Bihar from 2006 to 2008. He was al

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  • 2 Anand Krishnamurthy selected CEO and also MD of CSB bank [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Mr. Anand Krishnamurthy appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at the Catholic Syrian Bank Limited in July 2015. He replaced Rakesh Bhatia who had resign due to personal reason. The board of directors of CSB chooses Mr. Anand as CEO and MD of CSB bank amon

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  • Jul 24, 2015
  • 1 14 States, UTs achieve literacy rate of 80%: Government [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Government has declared that 14 States and Union Territories (UTs) have achieved or surpassed the literacy rate of 80 percent. These 14 States and UTs are Kerala, Lakshadweep, Mizoram, Goa, Tripura, Daman and Diu, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, NCR- Delhi, Chandigarh, Puduche

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  • 2 Kerala Tourism’s Muziris Heritage Project wins 2015 PATA Award [ Awards ]

    Kerala Tourism has won 2015 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) award for its Muziris Heritage Project. This award was in the ‘Heritage & Culture’ category. The dedications in the project to get this award are maintenance and protection of the ancient town of historical and cu

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  • Jul 21, 2015
  • 1 Two new plant species discovered in Western Ghats July [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Two new plant species were discovered in Edmalayalar, Pooyamkutty-Adamalayar and Neriamangalam forest regions of Western Ghats in Ernakulam district of Kerala by Professor C. N. Sunil during investigations conducted as part of a UGC-sponsored project on the flowering plants.

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  • 2 Ottappalam in Kerala to have India’s first Defence Industrial Park [ Defense ]

    Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) of Union Government have approved India’s first defence industrial park. This park will be set up at Ottappalam in Palakkad district of Kerala and it has approved proposal for this defence park forwarded by the Kerala Industria

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  • Jul 10, 2015
  • 1 ONGC MoEFCC holds meeting with 6 states to review ESA demarcation progess in Western Ghats [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Prakash Javadekar who is Union Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEFCC) held a meeting with 6 states in New Delhi to review the progress of demarcation of Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESA) along the Western Ghats region.

    • The crucial MoEFCC meeting was chaired

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  • Jun 29, 2015
  • 1 Tennis Icon Steffanie Graf appointed as brand ambassador of Kerala’s Ayurveda [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Tennis Icon Steffanie Graf was appointed as Ayurveda brand ambassador by cabinet meeting presided by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in Thiruvananthapuram. Steffanie Graf will promote Ayurveda tourism of state in North America and Europe with theme Visit Kerala Destination as an Ayu

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  • Jun 23, 2015
  • 1 Government launches Migrant Resource Centre in Chennai [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) along with Tamil Nadu state government was set up Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) in Chennai. The MRC (Migrant Resource Centre) will provide migrants service and information of overseas Indian workers other than advice, counselin

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  • May 14, 2015
  • 1 KV Thomas renominated as Chairman of Public Accounts Committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Prof. Kuruppassery Varkey Thomas (KV Thomas) renominated as Chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for a second term of one year. KV Thomas was first nominated as Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in August 2014 and he is the senior Congress P

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  • 2 Justice Cyriac Joseph appointed as acting Chairman of NHRC [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Justice Cyriac Joseph as acting Chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). Justice Cyriac Joseph succeeds Justice K. G. Balakrishnan who completed his tenure and He will remain in office till new Chairman is appointed.

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  • Apr 27, 2015
  • 1 Gopinath Pillai awarded ‘Outstanding Service Award’ for his services in Singapore [ Awards ]

    Indian-origin Gopinath Pillai was awarded ‘Outstanding Service Award’ for his services by the National University of Singapore (NUS). At present, Gopinath Pillai is serving as Ambassador-at-Large of Singapore and special envoy to Andhra Pradesh.

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  • Apr 24, 2015
  • 1 President Mukherjee released Postage Stamp commemorating 200 years of Old Seminary in Kottayam [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian President Pranab Mukherjee released a Postage Stamp commemorating the 200 years of the Orthodox Theological Seminary or Old Seminary, Kottayam in Kerala. The Orthodox Theological Seminary is also known as Old Seminary or Cottayam Syrian College is run by the Malankara Orth

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  • Apr 21, 2015
  • 1 Kerala government launched “Subodham” project to end liquor abuse [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Art of Living Foundation founder Sri Ravishankar launched “Subodham” project which to help people in the state to overcome addiction to liquor in Kochi. The Subodham will be implemented by a high-level committee comprising experts from various fie

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  • Apr 3, 2015
  • 1 India launched Operation Raahat to evacuate 4000 Indian nationals from Yemen [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India launched Operation Raahat to evacuate 4000 Indian nationals from Yemen and India govt. launched Operation Raahat which is massive air and sea operation to protect Indian people. The operation will involve total of five ships and four aircraft and this Operation Raahat was s

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  • Mar 26, 2015
  • 1 Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries sanctioned 17 Mega Food Parks [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries sanctioned 17 Mega Food Parks (MFPs). These parks are aimed at creating state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities to reduce food wastage and create value addition.

    1. The 17 Mega Food Parks (MFPs) will be spread across 11 States. While

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  • Mar 17, 2015
  • 1 Endophytic alga species found in Indian Ocean [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    According to the Researchers, Endophytic alga has found in the Indian Ocean which belonging to Ulvella leptochaete species thriving. Endophytic alga species of alga is originally inhabitant to the seas around the British Isles and the East China Sea.

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  • Mar 12, 2015
  • 1 Kerala Assembly speaker G Karthikeyan passes away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Kerala Assembly Speaker G Karthikeyan died in Bangalore, Karnataka in the age of 66. He died in Bangalore after diagnosed with liver cancer. Senior Congress leader Karthikeyan was an eminent Congress leader in Kerala and started his political career through Kerala Students Union

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  • 2 President presented “Stree Shakti Puraskars” and “Nari Shakti Puruskars” for the year 2014 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    President of India, Pranab Mukherjee presented Stree Shakti puraskars (six women) and Nari Shakti Puruskars for the year 2014. These awards were given on the occasion of International Women’s Day (8 March) at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Prize money of award is 3 lakh rupees

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