Geography of Uttar Pradesh: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

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 ..