Current Affairs: 25th July


  • Red Corridor to be redrawn by Union Govt.
  • What is Red Corridor: Areas affected by Left Wing Extremism (LWE).Red Corridor
    • Where: 106 districts spanning across 10 States — Bihar, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Telangana, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
    • In NEWS: Union Government is going to take out 20 such districts from 106, to be out red corridor.
  • Bioremediation:
    • An environment-friendly mechanism that uses microorganisms to degrade environmental pollutants.
    • In NEWS: Scientists to undertake field trials of Oil-degrading bacteria in Kochi
  • Kerala Government launched first ever Water Metro project in the country.
    • It shall be an integrated water transport project developed as feeder service to the Kochi Metro Rail.
  • Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation constituted a four-member committee, headed by Madhav Chitale, to prepare guidelines for desiltation of Ganga River.
  • Terms of Reference of Committee:
    • Prepare guidelines for desiltation of Ganga River from Bhimgauda (Uttarakhand) to Farakka (West Bengal).
    • Establish need for desilting for ecology and e-flow of the river Ganga.
    • Establish difference between desilting and sand mining.
  • Legendary modern Indian artist Syed Haider Raza passed away in New Delhi following a prolonged illness. Awarded Padam Shri.
  • India has been ranked a low 110th out of 149 countries on Sustainable Development index (SDI).
    • The index has been launched by Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung.
    • Sweden occupies 1st
  • Restoration work of moat at Fort St. George Fort will start soon.
  • Fact to remember: different Forts made by English.
    • Fort St. George – Chennai – 1st British Indian Fort.
    • Fort Williams – Kolkata
    • Fort Bombay – Mumbai
    • Fort St. David – Cuddalore, 100 kms South of Chennai
    • Anchuthengu Fort – Kerala, 1st British Fort on Malabar Coast.
  • Indian Airforce An-32 aircraft disappeared on Friday morning over waters between southern India and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
    • Type Russian Transport Aircraft
    • Search & Rescue operations carried by Indian Naval P-8I Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft.
  • China has completed the production of the world’s largest amphibious aircraft – AG600.
    • Amphibious Aircraft – Can take off & land directly from water (Sea)

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