CWC Current Affairs, GK & News

Google joins hands with Central Water Commission for flood forecasting initiative

The search engine giant Google has joined hands with the Central Water Commission in order to make the flood forecasting in the country more advanced and more effective. Google has already taken certain initiatives and sent several numerous public alerts to people in impacted regions of the country. How are the alerts useful? The alerts ..

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Earthquakes near Dams

The incidence of seismic activity near dams and the government’s preparations to tackle them were recently discussed in the Lok Sabha. Reservoir-induced Seismicity It is a type of induced seismicity- a phenomenon of earthquake triggered by large dams. When the dams are constructed in a region, filling up of water increases the pressure on the ..

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Centre issued Drought Advisory to Six States

The Union Government has issued a drought advisory to six southern and western states and has asked them to use water judiciously. This was issued amid rising concern of water storage in dams of states which dropped to a critical level. Key Highlights About: The ‘Water’ subject falls under the state list mentioned in Indian ..

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CWC, Google sign agreement for flood forecasting and dissemination of flood related information

Central Water Commission (CWC) has signed collaboration agreement with search engine giant Google for flood forecasting and dissemination of flood related information to masses. This initiative will help crisis management agencies to deal extreme hydrological events in better manner for effective flood management in India under National Hydrology Project (NHP). Key Facts Under this collaboration, ..

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