Water: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

‘Suranga Bawadi’ enters World Monument Watch list

Published: November 12, 2019

Suranga Bawadi, an integral part of the ancient Karez system of supplying water through subterranean tunnels built during Adil Shahi era in Vijayapura, is now set to get funding for restoration. A New York-based non-governmental organisation has included it in the World Monument Watch list for 2020 along with 24 other monuments from across the ..

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‘Red Atlas Action Plan Map’ launched by Ministry of Earth Sciences

Published: November 4, 2019

The first-of-its-kind-ready-reckoner ‘Red Atlas Action Plan Map’ has been launched by Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu along with the ‘Coastal Flood Warning System App (CFLOWS-Chennai). The ‘Red Atlas Map’ is prepared by the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences to aid Tamil Nadu government in effective flood mitigation in Chennai which witnessed the worst deluge in 2015. ..

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Clean water mission to be launched for access to safe drinking water

Published: October 4, 2019

The Cabinet Minister of Consumer Affairs, food and public distribution mooted the clean water mission that is to set standards for safe drinking water The safety of drinking water is measured based on 42 different parameters. The indicators of drinking water safety are Color of the water – Though water is colorless, the pure water ..

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Union Water Ministry excavates an old, dried-up river in Prayagraj

Published: October 3, 2019

The Union Water Ministry has  excavated an old, dried-up river in Prayagraj (formerly Allahabad) that linked the Ganga and Yamuna rivers. The aim is to develop a newly discovered river as a potential groundwater recharge source. This “ancient buried river” is around 4 km wide, 45 km long and consisted of a 15-metre-thick layer buried ..

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Delhi government launchs “champions campaign” to fight against Dengue

Published: September 23, 2019

The Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal has recently launched “champions campaign” in the National Capital in a fight against dengue. He urged people to encourage their friends to inspect their homes to check their homes for mosquito larvae & to clean stagnant water.   The campaign visualizes that citizens should promptly reach out to ..

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