Water security Current Affairs, GK & News
On 14th March Karnataka’s IT Minister, C N Ashwath Narayan launched India’s first-ever digital water data bank, AQVERIUM. About the digital water data bank The Digital water data bank is a list of water data sourced from various institutions. It provides reliable information and insights regarding the various aspects of water. It helps in making evidence-based policies ..
Category: States Current Affairs
Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati have found way for better water management policies in India through Virtual Water analysis. This study was led by IIT-Guwahati professor Anamika Barua. Virtual Water According to the professor, Virtual Water (VW) is water involved in production & trade of food & non-food commodities & services. Virtual water ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2021
Category: Science & Technology Current Affairs
Australia-India Water Centre (AIWC) has been inaugurated in a virtual event. This Water Centre is led by IIT Guwahati from Indian side and University of Western Sydney from the Australian side. Along with this, the centre has 21 partners from India and Australia. Australia India Water Centre (AIWC) Dan Tehan, Education Minister, Australia and Jal ..
The Food and Agriculture Organization operating under United Nations released a report recently on Peatlands. The report says that though Peatlands cover only 3% of the earth’s surface, they trigger the carbon that were locked in a few decades. Key Findings of the report The report says that peatlands consists of 30% of world soil ..
Category: Environment Current Affairs
The Ministry of Jal Shakti recently launched rankings of Central and state governmental water departments based on their efficiency targets. According to the report, Gujarat topped the ranking and Delhi was pushed to the last. Highlights Among the seven central government departments, Survey of India topped the list followed by National Institute of Hydrology and ..
Category: Reports & Indexes Current Affairs
The Mekedatu Balancing Reservoir project which was originally conceived to ensure drinking water supply to the city of Bengaluru aims to store 67 tmc water and will generate over 400 MW of electricity. What the Mekedatu project? The Mekedatu project will be a gravity dam which will store 67.16 tmc water at Mekedatu. Of this, ..