Yamuna Current Affairs, GK & News

Frothing in River Yamuna

Context in Current Affairs: For the last decade, frothing has been observed in River Yamuna and the same has been on the rise for the last 5 years. This is seen as a major indicator of degrading of Yamuna River Ecosystem. Both physical and chemical factors are responsible for the phenomenon. Why is River Yamuna ..

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PM Modi launches “Har Ghar Nal Yojana” in Uttar Pradesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, November 22, launched the ‘Har Ghar Nal Yojana’ (Tap Water to Every Household) for the residents of Uttar Pradesh’s Sonbhadra and Mirzapur district. Government was committed to solving the water scarcity problem and hence the scheme of worth ₹5,555 crores was launched in the state. Why was the region ..

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Pathogens named as critical by WHO found in Yamuna: Study

A team of researchers from the IIT Delhi has found some pathogens that are actually critical in nature, in the Yamuna River. The team reached this conclusion after studying 20 major sewer drains and Yamuna River at five locations across New Delhi. What has been found? The team has found faecal coliform in abundance in ..

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Foundation Stone laid for Integrated Development of East Delhi Hub

The Union Home Minister of India, Amit Shah on Thursday, 26th December 2019, laid the foundation stone for the Integrated Development of East Delhi Hub in New Delhi. The Minister addressed the gathering during the occasion and announced the following developmental projects for the welfare as well as the overall development of the people in ..

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

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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