Kerala: Point-Wise State Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2019 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Nov 16, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Malnourishment in India- 100 in Global Hunger Index with Largest Malnourished Children (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Assocham-EY report claimed that in the decade ending in 15, there was reduction in the infant mortality rate and under-five mortality rate in India but country houses about 50 per cent of undernourished children of the world.

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    Image of Malnourishment In India

    Image of Malnourishment In India

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  • Nov 7, 2017
  • 1 Reducing Infant Mortality Rate and Gender Gap- SRS Bulletin Points to Significant Decline in India [ Economy ]

    India registered significant decline in Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) as released by SRS bulletin- IMR declined by three points (8 % decline), from 37 per 1000 live births in 2015 to 34 per 1000 live births in 2016, compared to two points decline last year.

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    Image of Infant Mortality Rate and Estimated Infant Deaths

    Image of Infant Mortality Rate and Estimated Infant Deaths

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  • Oct 9, 2017
  • 1 IUCN: Snow Leopard No Longer Endangered, Mouse Deer in Telangana Forest, New Species [ Environment/Ecology ]

    International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) changed conservation status of snow leopard from “endangered” to “vulnerable” after three-year assessment. Changed 45 years after snow leopard first declared endangered in 1972.

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    Image of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

    Image of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

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  • Sep 23, 2017
  • 1 Nasikabatrachus Bhupathi: New Frog Species with Pig Face Discovered in Western Ghats [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Indian scientists discovered Nasikabatrachus bhupathi, a new species of frog in Western Ghats with snout-shaped nose, just like a pig. It has been named after the Indian herpetologist S. Bhupathy.

    Map of New Frog Species With Pig Face In Western Ghats

    Map of New Frog Species With Pig Face In Western Ghats

    Map of New Frog Species With Pig Face In Western Ghats

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  • Sep 21, 2017
  • 1 🌟 What is Bioethanol? New Technique to Produce Bioethanol from Cotton-Stalks from CSIR-NIIST [ Environment/Ecology ]

    CSIR’s National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (CSIR-NIIST), Thiruvananthapuram developed new technique for producing bioethanol from discarded cotton-stalks using chemical and biological methods.

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    Image of Bioethanol And Co-products

    Image of Bioethanol And Co-products

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  • Sep 9, 2017
  • 1 Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) with the financial assistance of the World Bank envisages repair and rehabilitation of 198 dams in seven states- Jharkhand (DVC), Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, and Uttarakhand (UJVNL). The number of dams h

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  • 2 Update on Gross Domestic Product and Per Capita Income [ Economy ]

    Annual estimates of Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) and Per Capita Income (measured as per capita net state domestic product) at constant and current prices prepared by all the States and UTs except UTs of Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, and Lakshadweep are given as follow

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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Seismic Zones in India (Important) [ Economy ]

    Earthquake-prone areas identified based on seismicity, past earthquakes, and tectonic setup of the region. Bureau of Indian Standards has grouped the country into four seismic zones: Zone II, III, IV and V. Of these, Zone V is seismically the most active, while zone II is the lea

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  • 2 🌟 📹 Important Topis on Flora & Fauna (IUCN)- 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

    Expected Questions on Environment and Biodiversity Part 1

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  • 3 🌟 Kerala: 3rd Open Defecation Free State - Important [ Policy/Governance ]

    After Sikkim and Himachal Pradesh, Kerala becomes 3rd Open Defecation Free state of India under theSwachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), it was announced by the Drinking Water and Sanitation Secretary Parameswaran Iyer in New Delhi on 1st November- the foundation day of Kerala.

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  • 4 🌟 📹 Western Zonal Council Meeting Held in Mumbai - Important [ Policy/Governance ]

    Western Zonal Council’s 22nd meeting was held at Mumbai, Maharashtra. This meeting was held under the leadership of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Chief Ministers, Ministers of States and Union Territories administrators as well as senior officers of Union and State Governmen

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  • 5 🌟 Murga: Winner of First Prize at Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival- Important [ None ]

    Murga has won the first prize at the Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival (SBSFF).Directed by young filmmaker Katyayan Shivpuri from Maharashtra.Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu honored Katyayan with award, certificate and cash prize of 10 lakhs rupees.

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  • 6 🌟 Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh’S Urban Areas Declared Open Defecation Free- Important [ None ]

    Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh’s urban areas are declared open defecation free (ODF) by the Union Urban Development Ministry on second anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission and 147th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2, 2016. These two states are first to become open

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  • Sep 1, 2017
  • 1 Measles-Rubella (MR) Campaign Reaches 2nd Phase [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India and 10 other WHO South East Asia Region countries resolved to eliminate measles and control rubella and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) by 2020. Costs of Indian immunization program are shown above.

    Measles-Rubella Campaign Reaches 2<sup>nd</sup> Phase

    Measles-Rubella Campaign Reaches 2nd Phase

    Measles-Rubella Campaign Reaches 2nd Phase

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  • 2 18 Biosphere Reserves in India [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Biosphere Reserve (BR) is an international designation by UNESCO for representative parts of natural and cultural landscapes extending over large area of terrestrial, coastal, or marine ecosystems or a combination.

    Location of 18 Biosphere Reserves in India

    Location of 18 Biosphere Reserves in India

    Location of 18 Biosphere Reserves in India

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  • Aug 24, 2017
  • 1 The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2016 [ Bills ]

    Parliament passed The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2016 dealing with cases of accidents in navigable waters or contracts related to commerce on such waters. The Bill upgrades laws related to civil matters of admiralty jurisdiction of courts, ma

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  • Aug 21, 2017
  • 1 Swadesh Darshan and Prasad Schemes: Theme Based Religious, Wildlife, and Forest Tourism Schemes [ Policy/Governance ]

    For integrated development of Theme-Based Tourist Circuits, the Ministry of Tourism in 2014 - 15 launched Swadesh Darshan Scheme. Schemes ‘Swadesh Darshan’ and ‘PRASAD’ provide Central Financial Assistance to States and Union Territories, for tourism projects upon adherence to th

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  • 2 Measures to Protect Women Workers Abroad [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian Missions in the Emigration Check Required (ECR) countries including Gulf Countries report many atrocities on women working in foreign countries. To protect them government has taken several measures.

    Measures to Protect Women Workers Abroad

    Measures to Protect Women Workers Abroad

    Measures to Protect Women Workers Abroad

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  • Aug 17, 2017
  • 1 Setting up of a High Altitude Cloud Observatory near Munnar, Kerala [ Science/Technology ]

    High altitude cloud physics observatory was established at Munnar (Kerala), in Western Ghats- gateway for the monsoon of India to observe cloud and rain processes over that region with state of the art instruments.

    Location of High Altitude Cloud Observatory

    Location of High Altitude Cloud Observatory

    Location of High Altitude Cloud Observatory

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  • Aug 9, 2017
  • 1 Export of Marine Food Products [ Economy ]

    Gujarat is the top producer. Andhra Pradesh is the second largest producer in 2015 - 16. In addition, Goa is the third largest producer. Among the union territories, Andaman and Nicobar and Dam and Diu are also important producers.

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    Image of Indian Seafood Exports

    Image of Indian Seafood Exports

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  • Aug 8, 2017
  • 1  E-Voter Mobile App for Kerala Assembly Polls Has Been Launched by EC [ None ]

    An innovative mobile application named e-voter with comprehensive details about the forthcoming 2016 Assembly polls in Kerala by the Election Commission of India (ECI). The app is imagined for voters’ simplification for search in electoral roll, information concerning candidates,

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  • Aug 2, 2017
  • 1 Underwater Abandoned Nets (Ghost Nets) Off Kerala Coast Major Threat to Marine Ecosystem [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Ghost nets have become greatest killers of the marine ecosystem off Kerala coast. Ghost nets have destroyed or threatened underwater reefs required for flourishing fish stock by ‘stifling cover’. Globally, an estimated 10 % reduction in fish catch is blamed on ghost nets.

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    Image of Underwater Abandoned Nets

    Image of Underwater Abandoned Nets

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  • Aug 1, 2017
  • 1 Kerala Government Adopts ’Green Protocol’ for Nature-Friendly Weddings [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Kerala State government has taken big step in the direction of pollution free environment by adopting Green Protocol to make the weddings more nature-friendly. The protocol is adopted under anti-plastic drive and Green-Kerala Mission of Kerala government.

    Kerala Government Prohibition on disposable glasses and plates

    Kerala Government Prohibition on Disposable Glasses and Plates

    Kerala Government Prohibition on disposable glasses and plates

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  • Jul 21, 2017
  • 1 NITI Aayog- Competitive Cooperative Federalism in States, GDP, Productivity & Income Redistribution [ Policy/Governance ]

    After cooperative federalism now ‘competitive cooperative federalism’ defines the relation between centre and states with onus on states to drive transformation in India. Top bureaucracy of states and union territories “to remain ever mindful of the credo of competitive cooperati

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  • 2 Shri Achal Kumar Joti takes over as new Chief Election Commissioner of India [ Policy/Governance ]

    Shri Achal Kumar Joti has assumed charge as the 21st Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India, succeeding Dr. Nasim Zaidi making it the clear his commitment to hold free, fair, inclusive and credible elections throughout the country and ensuring that “No Voter to be Left Behind

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  • 3 India Free from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1 and H5N8) [ Health ]

    India had reported outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian influenza at various epicenters in Delhi, Gwalior (MP), Rajpura (Punjab), Hissar (Haryana), Bellary (Karnataka), Allappuzha and Kottayam (Kerala), Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Daman (Daman) and Khordha and Angul (Odisha during Octob

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  • Jul 4, 2017
  • 1 K Kasturirangan Appointed as Chairman of National Education Policy [ Appointments ]

    Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan has been appointed as the head nine member committee which will prepare the final draft of the National Education Policy. And the other members are:

    1. Former IAS officer K. J. Alphonse
    2. Princeton University mathematician Manjul Bhargava
    3. Ram Shanker Ku

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  • Jun 26, 2017
  • 1 Uttarakhand and Haryana Becomes 4th and 5th ODF States [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    More two state of India have declared themselves as Open Defecation Free (ODF) States which are rural Uttarakhand and rural Haryana of India under the Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM-G) and become 4th and 5th state after Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala to be declared ODF.

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  • 2 Government Announced More 30 Smart Cities [ Economy ]

    Central government has announced more 30 cities for development as smart cities so with this the number of smart city under Smart City Mission is reached to 90. The Smart City Mission was announced on 25th June 2015.

    • Total 45 cities were in the race for 40 available smart city s

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  • 3 Growth of Domestic and Foreign Tourist Visits During 2016 Gets Higher [ Economy ]

    India has marked positive growth in both domestic and foreign tourist visits during 2016 as discover by Market Research Division of Ministry of Tourism. The contribution of these states was about 85 % to the total number of domestic tourist visits during 2012.

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