Water security Current Affairs, GK & News
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, ..
Union Jal Shakti Minister Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat recently launched Jal Shakti Abhiyan- a campaign for water conservation and water security in 1592 stressed blocks in 256 districts. About Jal Shakti Abhiyan It is a collaborative effort of various Union Ministries and State Governments, being coordinated by Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS). Focus ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2019
Category: Government Schemes Current Affairs
Topics: Communications Campaign • Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation • Jal Shakti Abhiyan • Krishi Vigyan Kendras • Union Jal Shakti Ministery • Water conservation • Water scarcity • Water security