Gangotri Current Affairs, GK & News

Gangotri  Current Affairs, GK & News

Chardham Highway Project: Recent Developments

On December 2, 2020, the Supreme Court asked the committee monitoring the Char Dham Highway project to consider the applications from Defence Ministry. The Defence Ministry in its application is seeking to widen roads up to seven metres in the Indo China border area within 2 weeks. On September 8, 2020, the Supreme Court asked ..

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Ravi Chopra Committee: SC Orders violated in Chardham Project

The Supreme Court appointed Ravi Chopra Committee has alleged that the Chardham road project has violated court order. What is the issue? The Supreme Court had ruled that width of roads constructed under Chardham project shall be 5.5 metres. This was ruled based on the recommendation of Ministry of Road Transport and Highway (MoRTH) for ..

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Black Carbon Levels in Himalayan Glaciers and Biomethanation

The Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG) conducted study near Gangotri Glacier in 2016. According to the study, the black carbon concentration in the region has increased by 400 times. Highlights The increase in carbon concentration in the region is mainly because of agricultural burning and forest fire. The concentration of black carbon was found ..

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World renowned Chardham Yatra begins in Uttarakhand

The world renowned and much awaited chardham yatra  began in Uttrakhand. The Gangotri and Yamunotri dhams were opened for pilgrims on auspicious occasion of Akshay Tritya (also called ‘Teej’, is an annual spring time festival of Jains and Hindus). About Chardham It literally means four sacred pilgrimage centres. The four pilgrim-destinations are Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath ..

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Supreme Court gives its nod for Chardham Project

The Supreme Court has given its nod to Chardham Development Plan which connects the holy places of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath by all-weather roads. What is the issue? The construction of all weather roads in the environmentally critical zone of Himalayas was questioned in the National Green Tribunal (NGT). The National Green Tribunal had ..

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