Narmada River: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

SAUNI Scheme: Third Phase launched

Published: June 12, 2020

The third phase of Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation (SAUNI) scheme was launched by the Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. The scheme is to fill 115 dams with Narmada water by August 15, 2020 and March, 2021. Key Features The first phase of SAUNI scheme was launched in 2016 by PM Modi at Aji-3 dam. The ..



Aarambh: First ever foundation civil service course

Published: October 29, 2019

The GoI has launched the first ever common foundation course called the “Aarambh” for civil servants at the Statue of Unity, Kevadia, Gujarat. Around 500 newly recruited bureaucrats will undergo six-day training. The World Bank president David Malpass addressed the probationers near the statue on 27th October, 2019. The event is to be launched on ..




Namdev Tyagi appointed as chairman of ‘Ma Narmada, Ma Kshipra evam Ma Mandakini River Trust’ in Madhya Pradesh

Published: March 12, 2019

The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh has appointed self-styled godman Namdev Tyagi to the post of the chairperson of the ‘Ma Narmada, Ma Kshipra evam Ma Mandakini River Trust’. He is popularly known as “Computer Baba”. Notably, Tyagi was accorded minister of state (MoS) status by the previous BJP-led government in April 2018. However, he ..


Ram V. Sutar designs world’s ‘tallest statue’Statue of Unity’

Published: November 1, 2018

On October 31, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the ‘Statue of Unity’ in Narmada district of Gujarat on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Sardar Patel – who served as the first Home Minister of independent India – is credited with uniting all 562 princely states in pre-independent India to build the Republic of ..


The 5th edition of Nadi Mahotsava started in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh

Published: March 16, 2018

The 5th edition of Nadi Mahotsava has started at Bandrabhan of Hoshangabad District of Madhya Pradesh on March 16, 2018. It was inaugurated by Nitin Gadkari, who is Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation. The 2-day mahotsava with various sessions of discussion is taking place for the conservation of Narmada River.