Geography of Uttar Pradesh: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Ramgarh Lake becomes UP’s first notified wetland

The Uttar Pradesh notified Ramgarh Lake in Gorakhpur, which spreads over 737 hectare, under Wetland Management Rule, 2017 in order to restrict industrial and constructional activities around it. This makes it UP’s first notified wetland. The notification has been issued on 15th June to seek people’s response to it. State government has already developed the ..

UNESCO designates Hyderabad as Creative City of Gastronomy

On the occasion of World Cities Day (WCD-2019), UNESCO has announced that Mumbai and Hyderabad have been designated as Creative City of Films and Creative City of Gastronomy, respectively. By joining the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN), the cities pledge to share their best practices and develop partnerships involving public and private sectors as well ..

K R Wadhwaney, veteran sports journalist and author, passes away

K R Wadhwaney (90), the veteran sports journalist and author, has passed away in Delhi. Born in Karachi (now in Pakistan), migrated to Lucknow after the partition in 1947. He started his career in Lucknow before moving to New Delhi in the 1960s. He remained active as a sports journalist for almost 50 years. After ..

India’s 2nd riverine Multi-Modal terminal (MMT) inaugurated by PM Modi

India’s 2nd riverine Multi-Modal terminal (MMT) has been inaugurated   by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Sahibganj in Jharkhand on 12th September 2019.  It is constructed by Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) on river Ganga under Jal Marg Vikas Project at a cost of Rs 290 crore in a record time of about 2 ..

Famous Hazratganj Chauraha renamed as Atal Chowk

The famous ‘Hazratganj Chauraha’ of Lucknow has been renamed as ‘Atal Chowk’ in memory of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The announcement came on the first death anniversary former PM. Hazratganj is a major Victorian style shopping area situated in the heart of the city. It houses showrooms, shopping complexes, restaurants, hotels, theatres, offices ..

Kanpur ranked 1 as the most Polluted city

Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) is the most polluted city in the world and is positioned 1st on the WHO’s (World Health Organisation) list of 15 most polluted cities in the world, by the ‘Political Leaders Position and Action on Air Quality in India 2014-2019’ report, released by Climate Trends. The quality of air in Varanasi is ..

Kanpur ranked first on WHO’s list of 15 most polluted cities

The report on ‘Political Leaders Position and Action on Air Quality in India 2014-2019’ has recently released by a Delhi-based environment body – Climate Trends. As per report, Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur has been ranked 1st on the WHO’s list of 15 most polluted cities. Faridabad (Haryana) stood at 2nd position, followed by Varanasi (UP), which ..

8 killed in a bus accident on Yamuna Expressway

On today’s morning, a Greater Noida bound roadways bus rammed into a truck on the Yamuna Expressway in Greater Noida. 8 people died and 24 others were left injured in the accident. The bus was coming from Agra and was full of passengers. The accident took place in Rabupura Thana area which is 29 km ..