Dams: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Tunga Dam construction: Number of Migratory birds decreases

The number of migratory birds arriving to Mandagadde bird sanctuary has reduced due to the construction of Tunga dam. Highlights Earlier around 10,000 migratory birds would arrive at the Mandagadde bird sanctuary in July 2020 ..

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 ..

Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant

One of the projects inaugurated during PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Bhutan was the Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant which has been built on the Mangdechhu river in the Trongsa Dzongkhag district of Bhutan. What is ..

The Dam Safety Bill

The Central Government has introduced the Dam Safety Bill in the Lok Sabha by the Ministry of Jal Shakti. Currently, there are over 293 dams in our country which are more than 100 years old. ..

Short Note : Seaplane Operations in India

To boost tourism and connectivity in the remote locations of India, the Indian government has plans to launch several seaplane services in India. What are seaplanes? Seaplanes are aircraft modified to operate (i.e. take off ..