Water: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021
Indian scientists achieve success in converting sea water into drinking water
Published: April 26, 2012
Indian scientists have accomplished noteworthy success in converting sea water into drinking water. Under a pilot project of the Earth Sciences Ministry, the Indian scientists have developed the Low Temperature Thermal Desalination technology to convert seawater into drinking water. This indigenously developed environment- friendly technology is suited for island territories and coastal areas. So far, ..
Topics: Agatti Island • Desalination • Kalpeni • Kavaratti • Lakshadweep • Low-temperature thermal desalination • Minicoy • National Institute of Ocean Technology • Nature • States and union territories of India • Water • Water desalination
Government forms NCFC to provide in season crop forecasts, assessment of drought situation
Published: April 24, 2012
The government launched National Crop Forecast Centre (NCFC) in New Delhi. The NCFC, named after great Indian statistician P.C. Mahalanobis, has been set up in collaboration with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). With the technical support from Space Application Centre, Ahmedabad and National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad, NCFC will start providing crops forecasts and drought ..
Topics: Agriculture in India • Agriculture in Pakistan • Crops • Data, Hisar • Drought • Government of India • Indian Space Research Organisation • Kharif crop • Meteorology • Physical geography • Science and technology in India • Water
Draft National Water Policy (2012) Released for Comments
Published: February 1, 2012
In pursuance of the strategies identified in National Water Mission Document as well as deliberations in National Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources had initiated the process of reviewing the National Water Policy, 2002. Accordingly, the Drafting Committee on National Water Policy has evolved the draft policy after taking into consideration recommendations of various stake ..
Topics: Economic globalization • National Water Policy • Natural environment • Nature • Water • Water board • Water Footprint • Water politics • Water security • Water supply • Water supply and sanitation in the Philippines • Water supply network
Private sector investment in Inland Waterway Transport to speedup
Published: January 31, 2012
The PM has pioneered a move to speedup the growth and usage of Inland Waterways Transport involving the private sector and Public Sector Undertakings. The go-ahead will harness potential of inland waterways in transporting bulk cargo like coal, fly ash, Over Dimensional Cargo, fertilizers, food grains, project cargo and containers at competitory cost for the ..
Category: Government Schemes Current Affairs
Delhi: Delhi Geographical Spatial Data Infrastructure Act 2011
Published: December 28, 2011
Under the Delhi Geographical Spatial Data Infrastructure Act 2011, which is supposed to be implemented from November 15, 2011, all state departments and civic agencies have to mandatorily access, use and share information on all projects and update Delhi’s spatial database. This database, which is an interconnected 3D global information system, captures the demographics of ..