Page-5 of Ganges Current Affairs, GK & News
In a collaborative effort World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-India and the Uttar Pradesh forest department with the support of HSBC Bank will hold a 3-day programme "My Ganga, My Dolphin" to count the number of river dolphins in the Ganges River in and around Uttar Pradesh. The programme will also make people aware about ..
Topics: Animals • Dolphin • Ganges • Ganges Delta • Karnaphuli • Meghna River • National symbols of India • Paracanthocobitis abutwebi • River dolphin • Rivers • South Asian river dolphin • States and union territories of India
No decision could be reached during the National Ganga River Basin Authority’s inter-Ministerial group meet on the disputative issue of the under-construction hydro-electric project on the Alaknanda at Srinagar in Uttarakhand. People campaigning against the construction of the project want the project to be stopped as they see it detrimental to river Ganga. There is also ..
Topics: Alaknanda River • Dhari Devi • Districts of India • Districts of Uttarakhand • Ganges • Pauri Garhwal district • Rigvedic rivers • Rudraprayag • Rudraprayag district • Srinagar, Uttarakhand • States and union territories of India
As per a latest study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , the 4000 year old Harappan civilization ruined due to the climate change. The study reveals that decline in monsoon rains led to weakened river dynamics, and played a critical role both in the development and the collapse of ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2012
Topics: Border rivers • Civilizations • Ganges • Harappa • Harappan • Indus River • Indus Valley Civilisation • Prehistoric Asia • Rigvedic rivers • Rivers • Sarasvati River • States and union territories of India
A fund of more than Rs 7000 crore is being considered by the Govt for the conservation and cleaning of river Ganga. The National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA), constituted for the purpose under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister, is fully operational. The Centre had already sanctioned projects worth more than Rs 2,600 crore. ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2012
Topics: Ecological restoration • Effluent • Environment of India • Ganges • India • Ministry of Water Resources • National Ganga River Basin Authority • Pollution of the Ganges • Rivers • Save Ganga Movement • Water in India
While hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) to make river Ganga pollution free,the Allahabad High Court issued notices to Principal Secretary of Urban Development of the State Government and the Director General of Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam. Despite the repeated orders passed by the court, no action was taken to prevent direct flow of dirty ..
For resource development, the country has been broadly divided into fifteen agricultural regions based on agroclimatic features, particularly soil type, climate including temperature and rainfall and its variation and water resources availability as under: Western Himalayan division Eastern Himalayan division Lower Gangetic plain region Middle Gangetic plain region Upper Gangetic plain region Trans-Gangetic plain region ..