River Ganga Current Affairs, GK & News

Bihar Mahatma Gandhi Bridge

On June 7, 2022, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the superstructure replacement for Mahatma Gandhi Setu. Key Points Union Minister also laid foundation stones for 15 National Highway (NH) projects in Hajipur and Patna. Mahatma Gandhi Setu was constructed with a fund of Rs 1,742 crore. The minister also inaugurated ..

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Digital Dashboard for District Ganga Committee

The ‘Digital Dashboard for District Ganga Committees (DGCs) Performance Monitoring System’ (GDPMS) has been launched on 6th April 2022, by Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister for Jal Shakti. Overview: G Asok Kumar, Director General, National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) was also present during the launch event. The launch event was also attended via virtual ..

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Nadi Utsav 2021 celebrations

Nadi Utsav 2021 started on December 16, 2021 and will conclude on December 23, 2021. About Nadi Utsav 2021 Nadi Utsav 2021 is a pan India celebration. It is being organised collectively by Ministry of Jal Shakti, Ministry of Tradition, Ministry of Tourism and Nationwide Mission for Clear Ganga. Nadi Utsavs are organized to have ..

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Ganga Mashaal starts Journey from Uttarakhand

The Ganga Mashaal started its journey, formally from Rishikesh and Haridwar in Uttarakhand on November 8, 2021. Key Points Mashaal will travel to a total of 23 stations along river Ganga. It will help in sensitization of local people and Namami Gange volunteers. Journey will be supported by District Administration, field volunteers such as Ganga ..

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Varanasi-Chunar Cruise Service begins to boost Tourism

The Varanasi-Chunar Cruise service started on September 5, 2021 and added a new dimension to the tourism facilities in Varanasi. Highlights This cruise service in Ganga River will run from Varanasi to historic Chunar fort in Mirzapur. Tourists travelling to Varanasi can now travel around 30 km long journey in River Ganga. Tourists can now ..

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Turtle Rehab Centre in Bihar-First of its kind

In January 2020, a turtle rehabilitation Centre is to be set up in Bihar’s Bhagalpur forest. The centre will shelter more than 500 turtles and is to be spread over half a hectare. Highlights The rehab centre will act as home to sick and severely injured turtles that are being rescued from smugglers. Prior to ..

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