Gangetic Dolphins Current Affairs, GK & News

October 5: Ganga River Dolphin Day

Every year, India celebrates Ganga River Dolphin Day on October 5. The day is celebrated since 2010. This is because, it was on October 5, the dolphins were declared as National Aquatic Animal. Highlights This year, the National Mission for Clean Ganga launched the following programmes to celebrate Ganga River Dolphin day Dolphin Safaris in ..

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Project Dolphin

Dolphins are aquatic mammals; belonging to Order Cetacea. Cetus means a whale or a huge fish. There are around 90 living species in Cetacea divided into two groups. First group comprises toothed animals such as dolphins, killer whales; porpoise; sperm whale; beaked whale, narwhal. The second group comprises the whales which have filter feeder system. ..

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Assam Baghjan Oil Well Fire

On June 9, 2020, a massive fire engulfed the Baghjan oil well of Assam. The well of the Oil India Limited had blown out on May 27, 2020 and has been leaking gas for the past 14 days. Highlights The accident is causing huge damages and is leaking gas. The smoke from the site could ..

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National Chambal Sanctuary declared as Eco-Sensitive Zone

On March 2, 2020, the Government of India declared National Chambal Sanctuary as Eco-Sensitive Zone. The Sanctuary is home to Gangetic Dolphins and critically endangered Gharials. Highlights The Sanctuary is home to naturally living Gharials. 75% of Gharials live in the Sanctuary. It also harbours 180 species of migratory birds and fresh water Gangetic Dolphins. ..

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Environment Flows and Assessment Workshop

Union Minister for Jal Shakti inaugurated the International Workshop on Environment Flows. Highlights The Minister released the Guidance Document on Environment Flow Assessment. It is the first of its kind. The workshop aims at answering the following questions What is the overall aim for environment flows assessment in India? What are the long term and ..

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