States Current Affairs - 2019

Current Affairs 2019-2020 of all States with latest updates. Current Affairs will list latest developments, issues in all states and may be useful for State PCS / Civil services examinations of various states of India.

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Maharashtra government bans digging of borewells deeper than 200 feet

Maharashtra Government has banned digging of borewells beyond 200 feet with a view to check the steep decline of groundwater-level across the state.

State government’s decision comes in wake of increase the digging of new borewells by farmers and private players due to water scarcity during the summers.

Those who found guilty will face a fine ranging from 10,000 rupees to 25,000 rupees or even imprisonment upto six months in case of repeated offences.

Besides this, state government has made attempt to save water in ponds and rivers in order to bring the drought-like situation in the state under control.

This decision was taken as part of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ ambitious water conservation project- Jalayukta Shivar Yojana which aims to make 5,000 villages in state drought-free in one year.

The rampant and uncontrolled digging of borewells in various parts of state had led to depletion of ground-water level.

In Marathawada region and Buldhana & Amravati disitrcts of Vidarbha region are worst hit due to depletion of ground-water level. In these districts borewells have been dug almost upto to 1000 feet underground in search of ground water with no success.

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Telangana Government inks MoU with Google to build biggest campus outside US in Hyderabad

Telangana Government has inked a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with tech giant Google Inc to build biggest campus outside US in Hyderabad.

The MoU was signed between Telangana Secretary of IT Jayesh Ranjan and his counterpart David Redcliffe, Google’s global head of facilities and workplace in Google headquarters at Mountain View in USA.

On completion, Google’s Hyderabad campus will be second-biggest in the world and the first in Asia. It will be set up at Rs 1,000 crore and expected to be ready within four years i.e. by 2020.

It will have two million square feet working space and employ around 13,000 technologists that will be recruited over a period of four years for this project.

For this campus, Telangana Government will allocate seven acres of land in Gachibowli, a major IT suburb of Hyderabad. The work for this campus will formally start in 2016.

Apart from this, another decision to include Hyderabad in its Street View project of Google was also taken. This move comes after Union Government gave its approval to include Hyderabad in Street View project.

Google’s street View is a tool in Google Map that enable users to have a 360 degrees panoramic view of streets, roads and monuments.

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