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

National Chambal Sanctuary declared as Eco-Sensitive Zone

Published: March 3, 2020

On March 2, 2020, the Government of India declared National Chambal Sanctuary as Eco-Sensitive Zone. The Sanctuary is home to Gangetic Dolphins and critically endangered Gharials. Highlights The Sanctuary is home to naturally living Gharials. 75% of Gharials live in the Sanctuary. It also harbours 180 species of migratory birds and fresh water Gangetic Dolphins. ..

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Taj Mahal makeover

Published: February 27, 2020

The Taj Mahal was cleaned up using various remedies ahead of the US President Donald Trump’s visit. The historical monument has been degrading due to the effects of pollution. What is ‘Fuller’s Clay’ that was used on the Taj Mahal? Fuller’s Clay is commonly called ‘Multani Mitti’. It is an absorbent clay material mainly composed ..

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NGT asks for Performance guarantee to ensure conservation efforts of River Yamuna

Published: January 30, 2019

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked for a performance guarantee of Rs 10 crore each from the governments of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh expressing dissatisfaction over the cleaning of river Yamuna. The order comes after the interim report filed by the monitoring committee comprising of expert member B S Sajwan and former Delhi chief ..

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