River Ganga Current Affairs, GK & News

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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Container Cargo Movement first time in River Brahmaputra

A landmark container cargo consignment will sail on inland waterway from the Haldia Dock Complex, Kolkata to the Inland Waterways Authority of India terminal at Pandu in Guwahati. It is to begin on November 4, 2019. The main objective of the waterway is to improve connectivity to the North Eastern Region. The containers will carry ..

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Environment Flows and Assessment Workshop

Union Minister for Jal Shakti inaugurated the International Workshop on Environment Flows. Highlights The Minister released the Guidance Document on Environment Flow Assessment. It is the first of its kind. The workshop aims at answering the following questions What is the overall aim for environment flows assessment in India? What are the long term and ..

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PM inaugurates Multi-Modal Cargo Terminal at Sahibganj

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s second Multi-Modal Cargo Terminal (built at Sahibganj) online from Ranchi, Jharkhand. He also laid the foundation of a secretariat building in the state capital (Ranchi) which will come up at an estimated cost of Rs.1238.92 crore. About Multi-Modal Cargo Terminal at Sahibganj This is the 2nd of three Multi ..

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