10.04.19 Chhattisgarh (CGPSC) Daily Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH

  • Chhattisgarh Culture : Khuduwa Folk Song

 

  • It is one of the famous folk songs of the region, Khuduwa bears a feel of parental fondness and kindness.

 

  • An integral part of the varied cultural heritage of Chhattisgarh, the traditional folk song of Khuduwa has remained unaffected and untouched by the rapid industrialization, development and modernization.

 

  • Composed of delightful melodies and simple yet meaningful words, the traditional folk song of Khuduwa plays a significant role in the balanced personality development of the child.

 

  • Full of love and care, the beautiful melodious songs of Khuduwa forms a strong impression on the tender minds and hearts of the small children.

 

  • This song is an effective way of expressing the parental love through music, and it displays the unselfish love of the parent towards their children.

 

  • The traditional folk Khuduwa songs form an essential part of the social and cultural life of the indigenous and primitive tribal population of various regions Chhattisgarh.

 

  • Usually sung by the mothers to placate the naughtiness of their children, the melodious songs of Khuduwa portrays the devastating love of the mother for her children.

 

  • A Khuduwa song does not need professional or capable singers but the tender demonstrative touch of the parental concern.

 

  • A veritable part of childhood of each and every individual, the traditional folk songs of Khuduwa reminds one of the innocent childhood days.

 

  • The enchanting melodious Khuduwa folk song form a strong bond of love and respect between the child and the parents and helps to strengthen the mental stability of the child .INTERNATIONAL

     

    • IMF scales down India’s growth projection for current fiscal to 7.3%

     

    • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has moderately scaled down India’s economic growth projection to 7.3 per cent for the current financial year from its earlier forecast of 7.4 per cent.

     

    • Despite this, the country will remain the fastest-growing large economy as the nearest competitor China’s growth is pegged at 6.6 per cent, 6.3 per cent and 6.1 per cent for 2018, 2019 and 2020, respectively.

     

    • Google launched its 1st drone delivery service in Australia

     

    • Wing, one of the many companies belonging to Alphabet (Google parent) made its first delivery in Canberra, Australia after getting approval from the Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).
    • The drones will deliver food and drinks as well as medication directly to clients’ homes.
    • Wing was testing drone delivery in Australia since 2014 and delivered medicines, chocolate to 3,000 homes in the last 18 months.
    • Wing is now preparing to launch a trial service in Helsinki, Finland.

     

    • April 10: World Homoeopathy Day

     

    • The World Homoeopathy Day2019 is observed across the world on April 10, 2019 to commemorate the birth anniversary of the founder of Homoeopathy, Dr. Christian FriedrichSamuel Hahnemann.
    • The week following the birth date of Hahnemann, that is, 10 April – 16 Aprilis observed as the World Homeopathic Awareness Week.
    • This year it is 263rd birth anniversary of founder of Homoeopathy.

    NATIONAL

    • ‘Desi Bofors’ Dhanush inducted in Army in bid to modernise artillery

     

    • In an important step towards upgrading the combat power of the artillery, the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) handed over the first six Dhanush 155 millimetre (mm) artillery guns to the army.

     

    • This is part of an order for 114 guns being delivered by the OFB’s Gun Carriage Factory, Jabalpur.

     

    • The Dhanush is also called the “Desi Bofors”, having been developed from blueprints supplied by Bofors in the 1980s, when India bought 400 Swedish FH-77B howitzers.

     

    • Dream11 became Indias first billion-dollar gaming Startup

     

    • Mumbai-basedDream11 has become India’s first gaming unicorn or billion-dollar startup with an investment from Steadview Capital.
    • Apart from Steadview Capital, Kalaari Capital, Think Investments, Multiples Equity and Tencent investments collectively put Dream11’s total evaluation beyond $1 billion.
    • The investment by Hong Kong and London-based Steadview Capital comes about eight months after Dream 11 sealed a $100 million equity financing round led by Tencent, which is world’s fifth-largest internet company.

     

    • Decolourisation of River Periyar

     

    • The River Periyar in Kerala is again witnessing the decolourisation. The decolourisation of River Periyar which provides drinking water to Kochi city.

     

    • The pollution control Board (PCB) has attributed the change in colour to the poor quality of water as a result of eutrophication.

     

    • River Periyar is an artificial reservoir created by Mullaperiyar Dam across the river

     

    • Periyar is the longest river and the river with the largest discharge potential in the Indian state of Kerala. The Periyar is of utmost significance to the economy of Kerala

     

    • It generates a significant proportion of Kerala’s electrical power via the Idukki Dam and flows along a region of industrial and commercial activity. The river also provides water for irrigation and domestic use throughout its course besides supporting a rich fishery. The river has been named as the “Lifeline of Kerala”. 25% of Kerala’s industries are along the banks of river Periyar

      Gk bit : Eutrophication

     

    • Eutrophication is when a body of water becomes overly enriched with minerals and nutrients which induce excessive growth of plants and algae

     

    • This process may result in oxygen depletion of the water body. One example is an “algal bloom” or a great increase of phytoplankton in a water body as a response to increased levels of nutrients.

     

    • Eutrophication is often induced by the discharge of nitrate or phosphate-containing detergents, fertilizers, or sewage into an aquatic system

     

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