Lonar Lake Current Affairs, GK & News

Lonar Lake is located in Buldhana district of Maharashtra. The lake came into existence because of a meteorite collision impact during the Pleistcene Epoch. It was declared a notified national geo-heritage monument in 1979 and chosen as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Conservation Treaty in 2020. Recently, Maharashtra CM visited this site and directed officials to develop tourism facilities around the lake without disturbing the local biodiversity.

Lonar Lake and Sur Sarovar Lake added to Ramsar site

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently announced that the Lonar Lake in Maharashtra and Sur Sarovar lake in Uttar Pradesh have been added to the Ramsar sites. The Lonar lake is the only crater lake in the country. The Sur Sarovar lake is also called the Keetham lake. Lonar Lake It was ..

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High Court seeks EIA on Lonar lake colour change

The Bombay High court recently sought report on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of Lonar lake from the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) and GSI (Geographical Survey of India). Highlights The expert team from Geographical Survey of India and NEERI are to examine the findings of glass formation on the surface of the lake. Lonar ..

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Lonar Crater

The Lonar crater is the only known impact crater in the world to have formed on basalt rock. and it is located in Buldana district in Maharashtra. The site was discovered by a Britisher, C. J. E. Alexander in 1823. Lonar crater is unique because it’s the world’s only high-velocity meteor crater in hard basalt. ..

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