Ganges Current Affairs, GK & News
The National Green Tribunal recently directed all the states and union territories to designate a nodal agency to protect the water bodies in their regions. The nodal Agencies may hold their meetings under the guidance of chief secretaries of the state. Also, the National Green Tribunal has further directed that the meeting should be held ..
Category: Legal & Constitution Current Affairs
Topics: biological oxygen demand • Clean Ganga Mission • Ganges • Namami Gange Programme • Namami Gange Project • National Green Tribunal • National Green Tribunal (NGT) • National Mission for Clean Ganga • River Pollution
The Wildlife Institute of India recently released a survey on the Ganges river. According to the survey, 49% of the river is high on biodiversity. These are results of phase I of the survey. The second survey is to be conducted shortly. Key Highlights The Gangetic Dolphins and Otters in the river have increased in ..
On November 2, 2020, the Ganga Utsav was begun virtually. The festival is to continue till November 4, 2020. The Ganga Task Force as a part of celebration conducted afforestation drives with NCC cadets. Key Highlights The Ganga Utsav is being organised by the National Mission for Clean Ganga celebrating the 12th anniversary of declaring ..
Category: Art & Culture Current Affairs
Ministry of Jal Shakti launchs month long exploratory open water rafting expedition “Ganga Aamantran Abhiyan”
The Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has recently launched a unique initiative called ‘Ganga Amantran’ to connect with the stakeholders of the river. It is one-month-long pioneering exploratory open- water rafting and kayaking expedition on the Ganga river. The expedition has started at Devaprayag and will culminate at Ganga Sagar covering the entire ..
Topics: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat • Ganga in Hinduism • Ganga Sagar • Ganges • Jal Shakti Abhiyan • Ministry of Jal Shakti • Narendra Modi ministry • Rigvedic rivers • Rivers • States and union territories of India
Even rivers have legal status now. The trend was started with some rivers in the Victorian state of Australia. Later the Whanganui river in New Zealand and the Ganga and Yamuna also acquired the legal status. The order of the Uttarakhand High Court granting the legal status to rivers was subsequently stayed by the Supreme ..
Topics: Ganga in Hinduism • Ganges • Kashi Ganga Prasadini Sabha • Pollution of the Ganges • Rigvedic rivers • River as Living persons • River Conservation • River Pollution • Rivers • States and union territories of India • Thames Conservation Model • Water pollution in India • Yamuna