Rivers: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Rajnath Singh inaugurats Col. Chewang Rinchen Setu

Rajnath Singh has recently inaugurated Col. Chewang Rinchen Setu which has been constructed at an altitude of 14,650 feet in the forward area of Ladakh region. This bridge has been built by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO). This Bridge is built on the strategically important road Durbuk Shyok Daulat Beg Oldie in sub sector north ..

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 ..

Amazon launches Military Veterans Employment programme in India

E-commerce major Amazon India has launched a Military Veterans Employment programme in the country to create hundreds of opportunities for military veterans and their spouses across the company’s fulfilment centres. For this noble cause, Amazon India has partnered with the Office of the Director General of Resettlement (DGR) and the Army Welfare Placement Organisation (AWPO) ..

Ascribing Legal Rights to Rivers

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 ..

The Dam Safety Bill

The Central Government has introduced the Dam Safety Bill in the Lok Sabha by the Ministry of Jal Shakti. Currently, there are over 293 dams in our country which are more than 100 years old. The bill aims to look after the safekeeping and maintenance of these dams. What the bill will do? The bill ..

2019 Singhey Khababs Sindhu Festival held in J&K

In Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, tourist’s promotional festival – Ladakh Singhey Khababs Sindhu Festival celebrated on the bank of Indus River at Leh. The festival presents the Indus River as a symbol of the multi-dimensional cultural identity of India that got its name from the Indus River. Folk songs and dances are performed ..

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 ..

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 ..