Onam (Kerala)

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: HT   Story behind Onam celebration: King Mahabali, a wise ruler of Kerala, was renowned for his prosperous and egalitarian rule. Lord Vishnu, concerned about Mahabali’s growing popularity, tested his humility in the form of a dwarf Brahmin, Vamana. Despite his immense generosity, Vamana grew to cover the earth and …

‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ campaign  

  Source: TH  Context: The Tourism department in Kerala has launched the ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ campaign to maintain the cleanliness and environmental integrity of the state’s beaches.   The initiative was introduced on World Environment Day as a collaborative effort involving various stakeholders from the tourism sector and local communities. As part of the campaign, …

Heli-tourism

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME) Source: TH Kerala Tourism is planning to introduce heli-tourism to attract premium tourists. They have drafted guidelines for heli-taxi services connecting Kochi with popular tourist destinations like Thekkady, Munnar, and Kumarakom. The department aims to set up the necessary infrastructure through public-private partnership (PPP) to facilitate this initiative.   Usage: …

Welfare fund for MGNREGS workers

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME) Source: ET The Kerala government has introduced India’s 1st welfare fund specifically for workers under the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). This initiative provides benefits such as pensions for workers aged 60 and above, as well as financial assistance for medical treatment, education, marriage, and other needs. Usage: …

Thira

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: TH   Context: Recently, ‘Nagaraja Thira’ was celebrated at the Sree Muchilottu temple at Kuthiravattom in Kozhikode.

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 21 March 2023

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[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 28 February 2023

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Kerala announces menstrual leave: Time to talk period

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Indian Society/ Women issues   Source: Indian Express   Context: Kerala government announced that it will grant menstrual leave for female students in all state universities under the Department of Higher Education as part of the government’s “commitment to realise a gender-just society” In accordance with the decision, a girl of …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 21 January 2023

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