Karnataka Current Affairs - 2019

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‘SARAL’- State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index launched by Power Minister

RK Singh, Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy (IC) launched SARAL-State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index during Review Planning and Monitoring (RPM) Meeting with States and State Power Utilities, held in New Delhi.  SARAL evaluates Indian states based on their attractiveness for rooftop development. Karnataka has been placed at 1st rank Read More…

Month:  Categories: Government Schemes & Projects


B S Yeddyurappa sworn in as Chief Minister of Karnataka

State BJP President B.S. Yediyurappa (76) took oath as 31st Chief Minister of Karnataka by Governor Vajubhai Vala. His appointment comes 3 days after collapse of Congress-JD(S) government. He is set to take floor test on 31 July 2019 to prove his majority. This is for 4th time Yediyurappa’s is being sworn as Chief Minister Read More…

Month:  Categories: Persons in NewsStates


GI Tag: Kolhapuri chappals

The Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks (CGPDTM) has granted Geographical Indication (GI) tag for Kolhapuris, the ethnic leather chappal (footwear) to four districts in each state of Maharashtra and Karnataka. These 8 districts are- Kolhapur, Sangli, Solapur and Satara districts of Maharashtra and Belgaum, Dharwad, Bagalkot and Bijapur districts of Karnataka. Kolhapuri Read More…

Month:  Categories: Art & Culture


Karnataka takes steps to limit weight of School Bags

Following the order of the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, the government of Karnataka has taken the necessary steps and has issued the guidelines for the school. The government has issued guidelines to reduce the weight of schoolbags. The government of Karnataka has issued a circular to all schools government, aided and unaided to Read More…

Month:  Categories: StatesUPSC


Services lift Santosh Trophy Football

The Services have lifted the Santosh Trophy, beating Punjab 1-nil in the final at Ludhiana. On their way to finals, Punjab had defeated Goa 2-1 and Services had defeated Karnataka 4-3 in the semis via a penalty shootout. Santosh Trophy Football The Santosh Trophy is a football knock-out competition contested by the regional state associations and Read More…

Month:  Categories: Sports & Games


Factual Report on Great Indian Bustard by Rajasthan Forest Department

In a factual report submitted by the state forest department following the directive of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), it has been stated that there are about Great Indian Bustards (GIBs) in the Jaisalmer area of the Desert National Park in Thar. This claim by the Rajasthan Forest Department is contrary to that by the Wildlife Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & BiodiversityUPSC


New Year in India

Various Parts of India welcomed the New Year on 6th April. Ugadi, Gudi Padava etc were observed in different parts of the Country. New Year in different Parts of the Country Ugadi/Yugadi Ugadi in Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh falls in the Chaitra month and is celebrated by distributing jaggery and neem flowers which is symbolic to sharing Read More…

Month:  Categories: Art & CultureUPSC