Month: August 2017

Government announces National Sports Awards – 2017

The government today officially declared the sporting personalities names to receive this year’s National Sports Awards from the President of India at a specially organized function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on August 29.

It will also be for the first time when a para-athlete will be receiving the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award as the Sports Ministry today announced the name of Devendra Jhajharia beside former India hockey captain Sardar Singh.

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Karnataka Government launches clouding seeding Project Varshadhari

22 August 2017 Current Affairs: Karnataka Government launched clouding seeding Project Varshadhari in Bengaluru under which an aircraft will spray chemicals to induce rainfall.

It aims to condense small water particles by clouds (size less than 10 microns) to droplets of 50 microns, which can constitute rains.

Cloud seeding (also known as weather modification technique) is an artificial way to induce moisture in the clouds so as to cause a rainfall.

The cloud seeding project is an experimental project that will cover Bengaluru, Gadag and Yadgir districts of the state.

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