07.06.18 Kerala(KeralaPSC) Current Affairs

KERALA Kerala’s MMR drops from 61 to 46   Kerala has yet again proved that it is on the right track when it comes to maternal and reproductive health by achieving the lowest maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in the country from 61 (2011-13) to 46 (2014-16).   The latest Sample Registration System (SRS) special bulletin on … Read more

05.06.18 Kerala(KeralaPSC) Current Affairs

KERALA Veggie exports from State hit   The export of fruits and vegetables to West Asia through the three airports in the State has come to a standstill with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain banning perishables of “Kerala origin” following the Nipah outbreak.   Tonnes of fruits and vegetables that reached these countries on … Read more

02.03.18 Kerala(KeralaPSC) Current Affairs

KERALA Micro hydro power gains traction in State   With major hydel projects becoming increasingly unsustainable due to environmental concerns and high costs, decentralised micro hydro power projects (up to 100 kilowatt) are gaining traction as a renewable energy source in Kerala and other States.   The Energy Management Centre, an autonomous agency under the government, has … Read more

10.02.18 Kerala(KeralaPSC) Current Affairs

Kerala   Kerala tops Health Index, Uttar Pradesh worst performer   Kerala has topped the Health Index report prepared by NITI Aayog while Uttar Pradesh appeared at the bottom among larger states, though it has shown improvement in the recent past.   As per the index report for large states, Kerala was followed by Punjab, Tamil Nadu and … Read more

02.02.18 Kerala(KeralaPSC) Current Affairs

KERALA Highway widening will be over by 2020   All efforts are being made to widen the 590-km Kasaragod-Thiruvananthapuram National Highway corridor to four/six lanes by December 2020, official sources said.   Works to widen the Cherthala-Kazhakuttam corridor will begin in June, while the widening process will get under way on the Thalapady-Angamaly stretch in … Read more

1.02.18 Kerala(KeralaPSC) Current Affairs

KERALA Kerala, TN asked to form disaster panels   The Supreme Court directed the Centre and the Tamil Nadu and Kerala governments to set up three separate committees to exclusively deal with any “unpredictable” disaster that may occur at the site of the over 180-year-old Mullaperiyar dam.   The proposed panels would only deal with … Read more

25.01.18 Kerala(KeralaPSC) Current Affairs

KERALA Attappady to be notified sandalwood reserve   The government proposes to notify Attappady as a sandalwood reserve and protect the species to facilitate its regeneration, Governor P. Sathasivam said. The government had taken up a project to demarcate forest boundaries with permanent cairns to protect forestland and prevent encroachments. The project would be completed … Read more

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