Indus River Current Affairs, GK & News
Highest civilian honour of Ladakh “dPal rNgam Duston” was recently conferred to Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama. He was honoured for his contribution towards humanity. dPal rNgam Duston Award: It was the 6th dPal rNgam Duston Award. Award was conferred to Dalai Lama by Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh. dPal rNgam Duston was celebrated to ..
Category: Awards, Persons & Places in News
As per Jal Shakti Minister, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, India is working on its rights to stop excess water flowing to Pakistan under Indus Waters Treaty of 1960 to irrigate its own lands. Background India and Pakistan had signed the Indus Waters Treaty in 1960 after nine years of negotiations. World Bank was also a signatory. ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2021
In Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, tourist’s promotional festival – Ladakh Singhey Khababs Sindhu Festival celebrated on the bank of Indus River at Leh. The festival presents the Indus River as a symbol of the multi-dimensional cultural identity of India that got its name from the Indus River. Folk songs and dances are performed ..
Topics: Divided regions • Indus River • Jammu and Kashmir • Jammu Division • Ladakh • Leh • Rivers • Rivers of Jammu and Kashmir • Sindhu Darshan Festival • States and union territories of India • Tourism in Jammu and Kashmir
The Indian Army has successfully built the longest suspension bridge ‘Matiri Bridge’ over the Indus River in the Leh-Ladakh region at Choglamsar village. It has been named ‘Maitri Bridge’ to symbolize the excellent civil-military relations existing in the region. It is built in a record time of 40 days, and is the longest Suspension Bridge ..
Category: Defence Current Affairs
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has recently approved the investment sanction for construction of 624 MW Kiru Hydro Electric Project on River Chenab in Kishtwar district of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). The project will be implemented at an estimated cost of Rs.4287.59 crore and is scheduled to be completed in a period of ..
Category: Government Schemes Current Affairs
Topics: Chenab River • Indus basin • Indus River • Jammu Division • Kishtwar district • Rigvedic rivers • Rivers • Rivers of Jammu and Kashmir • Run-of-the-river hydroelectricity • States and union territories of India
Punjab has recently declared the endangered Indus river dolphin as the state’s aquatic animal. The decision was recently taken at a meeting of the state board for wildlife chaired by chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh. Indus Dolphin is an endangered freshwater aquatic mammal found only in Indian and Pakistan in the Beas river. These are ..