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India’s longest electrified rail tunnel inaugurated in Andhra Pradesh

In Andhra Pradesh, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu has recently dedicated the India’s longest electrified rail tunnel i.e situated between Cherlopalli and Rapuru. He also inaugurated the 112-km long electrified railway line between Venkatachalam and Obulavaripalli. The length of the electrified rail tunnel is 6.6km. The tunnel has 44 trolley refuges and 14 cross-passages in a ..

Scientists of Ohio State University created a global map of where groundwater meets oceans

The researchers from Ohio State University in United States have created high-resolution maps of points around the globe where groundwater meets the oceans — the first such analysis of its kind that may help protect both drinking water and the seas. The study showed that nearly one-half of fresh submarine groundwater discharge flows into the ..

Missouri keeps flooding: Poor levee system

The flood condition in the Mid west has not subsided. The flooding exposed the vulnerabilities in the levee system. The land is full of holes. There are more warning of floods. The agriculture driven economy is churning. The leeves here are aging main due to uneven regulation and are never designed to withstand such a ..

IIT-Kharagpur conducts study on River Ganga that indicates that river is drying up in summers due to groundwater depletion

IIT-Kharagpur has recently conducted study on River Ganga that indicates that river is drying up in summers due to groundwater depletion. The study, published recently in Scientific Reports magazine by Nature Publishing Group, used a combination of satellite images of groundwater levels of Ganga, numerical simulations and chemical analyses to draw the conclusion. The study ..

India-UK Joint Team wins Newton-Bhabha Fund for project on Groundwater Arsenic Research in Ganga River Basin

An India-UK Joint Team has won the Newton-Bhabha Fund for a project on Groundwater Arsenic Research in Ganga River Basin. The Department of Science and Technology has undertaken the project with the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) of United Kingdom (UK) to find solutions to the water challenges faced in the pervasively arsenic-affected Ganga River ..

Kolkata hosts 27th Technological Conference of IJIRA on Shaping Future of Jute

The 27th Technological Conference of Indian Jute Industries’ Research Association (IJIRA) on Shaping the Future of Jute was held in Kolkata, West Bengal. The function was focused on the promotion of geotextiles in the northeast region. Geotextiles are absorbent fabrics which, when used in association with soil, have the ability to separate, filter, reinforce, protect ..

Atlas: “Aquifer System of India” launched

Ministry of water resources and parliamentary affairs released Atlas for six states namely- Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Chattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh and Meghalaya. What is special about this Atlas? In this Atlas which is named Aquifer Sysytem of India, the Central Ground Water Board has compiled and integrated data on various aspect of ground water since ..