Ganga Current Affairs, GK & News
India and Germany have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding on “Cities Combating Plastic Entering the Marine Environment”. It is in line with the objective of Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban. About the MoU According to the MoU, the project to be implemented mainly focuses on sustainable solid waste management. It will help India achieve the goal ..
Topics: Brahmaputra • Ganga • India-Germany • Marine ecosystem • Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) • Microplastics • Mission Swachh Bharat • Ocean pollution • Plastics • River Pollution • solid waste management
On September 18, 2020, the Nepal government introduced new textbooks with revised political map of the country. The new political map includes Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura areas. These regions are claimed by India. What is the dispute? India and Nepal have border disputes over Kalapani, Limpiyadhura and Lipulekh regions. The region is a trijunction between ..
Category: International / World Current Affairs
On May 7, 2020, the Bengal Forest Ministry announced that the number of Royal Bengal Tigers in the Sundarbans has increased to 96 according to the census conducted for the year 2019-20. Highlights In 2017-18, the total count of Royal Bengal Tigers in Sundarbans was 87. It increased to 88 in the 2018-19 census. With ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2020
Category: Environment Current Affairs
A Red Crowned Roofed Turtle, a critically endangered species, in Madras Crocodile Bank Trust was adopted by a family in another continent. Distribution The Red Crowned Roofed Turtle is endemic to India. It is also found in Nepal and Bangladesh. Its historical range included the Ganga River basin and the Brahmaputra River basin. The only ..
The country’s first glass floor suspension bridge is to be built across the river Ganga in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. The state government has recently approved the design of the glass-floor bridge. This bridge is to be built as an alternative to the iconic Lakshman Jhula which was closed last year, citing safety reasons. The Public Works Department ..
The Indian Navy recently launched a unique coastal security exercise in Kolkata. The exercise was conducted to create awareness about the coastal security to the local community. Highlights The Indian Navy conducted the Coastal Security Exercise, Malta Abhiyan in the Sunderbans region and the exercise is unique of its kind. Two naval boats were flagged ..
Category: Defence Current Affairs