State Wise Current Affairs May 2019


State Wise Current Affairs May 2019

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Selvaraj is NABARD CGM in A.P. region

  • Selvaraj has taken charge as the Chief General Manager (CGM) of Andhra Pradesh Regional Office of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).

Lifetime Achievement Award for Sobha Naidu

  • Eminent Kuchipudi dancer and Padma Sri Awardee Sobha Naidu was presented Lifetime Achievement Award by Nartanasala Dance Academy at the All-India Dance Festival organised at Vizianagaram.

Human Library, Vizag

  • Human library is the organisation that enables both the old and young alike to converse with “the living book A new kind of library that aims at not judging people and listening to their stories .Human Library is a worldwide organisation that was developed in Copenhagen in the spring of 2000.

Shakti, the new weapon in police arsenal

  • ‘Shakti’ seems to be the new weapon in the police department’s arsenal, which will be wielded effectively to protect women from harassment and victimisation. ‘Women in blue’ to come to the rescue of women in distress.


 Arunachal has 35 % of India’s graphite deposits, says GSI

  • The Geological Survey of India, GSI, has revealed that 35 per cent the country’s Graphite deposits of the country is found in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The GSI presented the data during its annual interactive meeting with the Department of Geology and Mining and Government of Arunachal Pradesh in Itanagar.


 IGNOU to begin course on GST

  • The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) announced that it was beginning a programme on Goods and Services Tax (GST) in collaboration with the Bombay Stock Exchange Institute Limited from its July 2019 session.

Postal stamps of Vedanta Desikan unveiled

  • Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu unveiled commemorative postage stamps on the 750th birth anniversary of ‘Vedanta Desikan’ a religious philosopher.

SDMC launches waste segregation campaign

  • A campaign to encourage ‘segregation of waste at source’ was started by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation at three model wards. The SDMC identified R.K Puram, Andrews Gunj and Janakpuri South for the campaign.

EC established 24 hr EVM Control Room at Nirvachan Sadan

  • Election Commission has established a 24 hour EVM Control Room at Nirvachan Sadan in New Delhi. This will monitor complaints relating to polled EVMs.


Seaplane project

  • Putting the seaplane project near Statue of Unity on fast track, the Gujarat government has planned to install a “trash rack”, a mesh-like structure that will prevent crocodiles in Narmada reservoir from populating the Magar Talav or crocodile pond adjacent to the dam.
  • The trash rack is nothing but a mesh grill that will be installed in a 300-m-long channel that connects Pond Two with Pond Three, which has been found suitable for the seaplane project.


Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka sworn in as Chief Justice of Karnataka HC

  • Justice Oka took over the helm of the Karnataka High Court from Acting Chief Justice Lingappa Narayana Swamy. Justice Swamy had been appointed as the Acting Chief Justice in January this year after erstwhile Chief Justice, Dinesh Maheshwari was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court.

Photo expo at Kukkarahalli lake

  • Titled ‘Life in Kukkarahalli Kere’, it was unveiled near the lake as an initiative to celebrate the biodiversity of the place. Organised by Wild Mysuru, the exhibition features photographs taken by 45 nature enthusiasts showcasing the diverse life forms supported by the ecosystem.


CSL inks Rs. 6,311-crore pact to build anti-submarine ships for Navy

  • Cochin Shipyard Ltd. (CSL) signed a contract worth Rs. 6,311.32 crore for the construction of eight Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Craft (ASWSWCs) for the Indian Navy.

Film workshop for kids

  • The Navyug Children’s Theatre and Movie Village, in association with the Kerala Children’s Film Society, is organising a five-day film workshop for children at the Thanmaya Media Centre.

Transgender student performs at a varsity inter-zone fest in Kerala

  • In a first in the State, a transgender student competed in a dance contest in a university interzone arts festival. Riya also demanded reservation for trans students in NCC. A graduate in fashion designing and a fashion designer by profession, Riya is now pursuing her second graduation.

Mariyumma is new head of Arakkal royal family

  • Octogenarian Adiraja Mariyumma, alias Cheriya Bikkunhu Beevi, is the new head of the Arakkal family, the royal house that once ruled old parts of Kannur and controlled some islands which form part of Lakshadweep.

KSCDC opens new outlet

  • The Kerala State Cashew Development Corporation (KSCDC) has opened a new outlet attached to its factory at Pullor in Irinjalakuda. The KSCDC has launched around 18 value-added products.
  • The corporation has also bagged the award for launching highest number of value added products in the market for the second consecutive year at KAJU India 2019, a conference of All India Cashew Producers and Traders.

Free OS to power computers in schools

  • Over 2,00,000 computers in schools across the State will soon be powered by the latest version of the Linux-based Free Operating System that offers a variety of applications for educational and general purposes. The Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) has rolled out the new version named “IT@School GNU/ Linux 18.04”. Based on the Ubuntu OS LTS edition, the system features several free applications customised as per the State school curriculum.

Panel set up for revision of town Plan Act

  • The State government has appointed a committee with Additional Chief Secretary, Local Self Government Department, as chairman to look into the revision of the Kerala Town and Country Planning Act 2016. At the same time, the government also appointed a sub-working committee headed by T.K.A. Nair, to look into the revision of TCP Act.

ESAF Bank registers 234% profit

  • The Kerala-based ESAF Small Finance Bank Ltd. has recorded a 234% increase in its net profit for the financial year 2019, in its second year of operation, largely led by its higher interest income and efficient NPA Management.

Roshni project to cover 40 schools this academic year

  • Buoyed by the stupendous success of its innovative project Roshni, which is aimed at enhancing the educational performance of migrant children, the district administration is set to roll out the project in 20 more schools in the new academic year.

KITE to make physics experiments easier

  • Higher secondary students will now be able to undertake physics experiments in digital form, courtesy the Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE).
  • KITE will make available a free and open source software (FOSS) and hardware ‘ExpEYES’ (Experiments for Young Engineers and Scientists) that can be connected to laptops.

IIITM-K to soon move to new swanky facility on Technocity campus

  • The Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management–Kerala (IIITM-K), an autonomous institution under the State government, is set to shift to a new world-class campus in Technocity at Pallipuram.
  • Established in 2000, IIITM-K is currently located at Technopark Trivandrum and is affiliated to the Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT).


104 Mumbai cops to get DG’s Insignia

  • The DGP presents the award every year on Maharashtra Day to police personnel selected from across ranks based on their track record and incidents where they displayed exemplary action. This year, of the 800 personnel to be honoured from all over the State, 104 are from Mumbai.

Jazeera Airways wants India to increase number of seats

  • Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways, the Middle East’s first private airline, is keen that India increases the bilateral agreement of 12,000 seats a week. It will be the first low-cost carrier to fly between a Gulf Cooperation Council country and Europe in June, and is eagerly eyeing an India expansion.

Kohinoor’s Consumer Electronics Show 2019

  • Fast-growing electronics retail chain Kohinoor announces the third edition and India’s biggest electronics festival Consumer Electronics Show 2019, in partnership with the Mumbai International Consumer Fair.

Mumbai likely to be first to try out ‘One Nation One Card’ system

  • Mumbai may well become the first city where the government will implement its ambitious One Nation One Card policy, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi while inaugurating the Ahmedabad Metro in March.

SpiceJet launches 12 flights from T2 in slots left vacant by Jet

  • After Indigo, GoAir and Air Asia, now SpiceJet has launched 12 flights from Terminal 2 at the Mumbai airport. Since April, the carrier has introduced 77 new flights, including 48 flights connecting Mumbai, 16 connecting Delhi and eight between Mumbai and Delhi.

Oscar Academy chief to be part of Marathi film awards event

  • John Bailey, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science, will be the special invitee for this year’s Maharashtra State Marathi Film Awards ceremony. It is for the first time that the president of the academy will be part of an awards ceremony in India.


Cyclone Fani

  • The Cyclonic storm Fani hits Odisha severly. The speed of the wind may be 170- to 180 km per hour. Cyclone Fani pronounced as Foni name was suggested by Bangladesh. It means ‘Snake’ or ‘hood of snake’.


Desert Storm 2019 set to start

  • Desert Storm 2019, touted to be the longest Cross-Country Rally in India is set to kick off on May 08.The four-day-long Rally will see over 100 teams competing in high temperatures, treacherous dune crossings and fast technical gravel straights.


Kyrgyzstan women officers get training in OTA

  • Five women officers of the Kyrgyzstan Defence Forces picked up rifles and fired shots at the target at the Officers Training Academy, Chennai. Weapons training is one of the many activities undertaken by the five Kyrgyz women officers for the past two weeks at OTA.

VIT inks pact with Spanish varsity

  • Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Toledo, Spain, for academic and research cooperation, exchange of faculty and students, conduct of joint seminars and conferences, and exchange of scholarly publications.

Chennai police gear up to tackle bio-chemical threats

  • The Chennai police are gearing up to tackle biological and chemical sabotage in the city. With technical support from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), the city police have installed Mobile Radiation Detection System (MRDS) devices in its patrol vehicles.

Chennai to get its first unmanned substation

  • The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) has identified a substation to be upgraded into an unmanned substation, the first of its kind in the city. The 33 kilo volt (KV)/11 KV substation, located right at Anna Salai, has been chosen for the upgrade. It was constructed only a year ago.

VIT bags European award for excellence

  • Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) has been conferred award for the best university in India for Internationalization of Higher Education by UNICA, a network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe, with its headquarters at Brussels, Belgium.

Photography exhibition held to mark World Museum Day

  • A photography exhibition depicting various historical moments was organised at the Government Museum, Vellore, to mark World Museum Day. Karigiri glazed potteries gave visitors a glimpse of the people’s lifestyle.

Tamilnadu Petro profit rises 14%

  • Tamilnadu Petroproducts Ltd., (TPL) has reported a 14.36% growth in its standalone net profit to Rs. 11.39 crore for the quarter ended March 31 from the Rs. 9.96 crore registered during the year-earlier period.


New record in property tax collection

  • In a record-breaking feat, a dozen Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) across Telangana collected 100% property tax of the demand raised in the financial year 2018-19 while another 25 of them collected up to 98%.

CSIR-IICT gets ‘Kilo Lab’ to scale up drug research

  • A 10-crore Kilo Lab that would help scale up drug development research in a completely sanitised atmosphere, a first such facility in the public sector, was opened at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT). Named after Padma Bhushan A.V. Rama Rao, it is a first such lab in public sector.

Indonesia for ‘sister city’ agreement with Vijayawada

  • Wooing tourists to Jakarta located on the north-west coast of Java and the volcanic forested mountains at Bali from the Telugu States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, and promoting cultural bonding and education by signing ‘sister city’ agreement with Vijayawada top Indonesia’s agenda.

Enhanced social security pensions from June

  • The State government has announced its resolve to implement the enhanced Aasara pensions, social welfare pensions, for different categories of people with effect from June. The eligible beneficiaries will receive enhanced pensions from the month of July. There are over 39 lakh eligible beneficiaries covered under different categories of pensions at present.


24-hour power supply to rural areas for agricultural work

  • In Uttar Pradesh, after successful implementation of SAUBHAGYA scheme, the government is now planning to provide 24-hour power supply to the rural areas of the state for agricultural work.
  • The state government will focus on providing quality power to the people of the state so that there will be no tripping or fluctuations and voltage issues

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