Brahmaputra River Current Affairs, GK & News

China’s new Five-Year Plan

China has formally approved its 14th five-year plan for 2021-2025 on March 11, 2021. The draft outline was passed by the National People’s Congress. Key Points The new five-year plan highlights a number of key strategic projects that the country will pursue as a priority. The project also includes: Construction of the first hydropower dam ..

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China’s proposed Hydropower project in Brahmaputra, Tibet

Under the 14th five-year plan that is to be implemented from 2021, China has proposed hydro power project on Brahmaputra river in Tibet. The project has been proposed by the Central Committee of the ruling Communist Party of China. The Committee prepared the fourteenth five-year plan, 2021 to 2025 and the long-term goals through 2035 ..

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What are Hydrocracies, Hubris and Hazardscapes, the man-made factors that lead to floods in Brahmaputra?

Floods are perennial problems of the North Eastern States. The flood situation due to Brahmaputra river keeps affecting more than 40 lakh residents in Assam. Brahmaputra Floods Due to floods in Brahmaputra river, tea plantations get hit, more than 100 animals of Kaziranga National Park get killed. This happens every rainy season. Most of the ..

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India’s longest ropeway service opened in Guwahati over Brahmaputra

Northeast Indian city, Guwahati has earned the longest river crossing ropeway in India across the Brahmaputra river. The project has been completed with an enormous effort of 11 years. About the ropeway It was installed by Kolkata-based Samir Damodar Ropeways. The 1.8-kilometer long ropeway linked North Guwahati to Guwahati City. The carrying capacity of the ..

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‘Forest Man’ wins 128th Commonwealth Points of Light Award

Environmental activist Jadav Payeng, also called the ‘Forest Man’, was named as the winner of the 128th Commonwealth Points of Light Award. Payeng is a 57-year-old activist, who had transformed a treeless sandbar along the Brahmaputra river into a vast wildlife shelter. The award recognises people across the 53 Commonwealth nations for their exceptional contributions ..

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