Rigvedic rivers Current Affairs, GK & News
Ministry of Jal Shakti launchs month long exploratory open water rafting expedition “Ganga Aamantran Abhiyan”
The Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has recently launched a unique initiative called ‘Ganga Amantran’ to connect with the stakeholders of the river. It is one-month-long pioneering exploratory open- water rafting and kayaking expedition on the Ganga river. The expedition has started at Devaprayag and will culminate at Ganga Sagar covering the entire ..
Topics: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat • Ganga in Hinduism • Ganga Sagar • Ganges • Jal Shakti Abhiyan • Ministry of Jal Shakti • Narendra Modi ministry • Rigvedic rivers • Rivers • States and union territories of India
Even rivers have legal status now. The trend was started with some rivers in the Victorian state of Australia. Later the Whanganui river in New Zealand and the Ganga and Yamuna also acquired the legal status. The order of the Uttarakhand High Court granting the legal status to rivers was subsequently stayed by the Supreme ..
Topics: Ganga in Hinduism • Ganges • Kashi Ganga Prasadini Sabha • Pollution of the Ganges • Rigvedic rivers • River as Living persons • River Conservation • River Pollution • Rivers • States and union territories of India • Thames Conservation Model • Water pollution in India • Yamuna
The tripartite MoU signed between NMCG, HCL Foundation and INTACH for Rudraksh Plantation in Uttarakhand
As an initiative towards a greener ecosystem in Ganga Basin, the tripartite MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) was signed between National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), HCL Foundation and INTACH for taking up a project of ‘Plantation of Rudraksh Trees in Uttarakhand’ under the ‘Namami Gange’ Programme. The aim of the project is to plant 10 ..
Topics: Cultural heritage of India • Ganga in Hinduism • Ganges • India • Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage • National Mission for Manuscripts • Rigvedic rivers • Rivers • Uttarakhand
National Mission for Clean Ganga or Namami Gange which is India’s flagship programme, was approved, with the ‘Public Water Agency of the Year’ award at the Global Water Summit held in London. National Mission for Clean Ganga was awarded this for its initiatives in the water sector which brings remarkable improvements in the lives of ..
Topics: Ganga in Hinduism • Ganges • Heathrow Airport • Hounslow • London Borough of Hounslow • London boroughs • Pollution of the Ganges • Rigvedic rivers • Rivers • Sofitel • States and union territories of India
India’s flagship programme ‘Namami Gange’ wins 2019 Public Water Agency of Year at Global Water Summit
India’s flagship programme, the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) (or Namami Gange) was awarded the distinction of “Public Water Agency of the Year” by Global Water Intelligence at the Global Water Summit (GWS) in London on April 9. The GWS was the major business conference for the water industry worldwide. The coveted awards recognize ..
Category: Summits and Conferences
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