geography

Hirakud Dam

News: Water flow into the Hirakud reservoir on the Mahanadi river decreased by 34% in 2017

7 Sep, 2018

RAVINE LANDFORM

Source: Ravines of Chambal Valley About Ravine: A ravine is a landfo

4 Sep, 2018
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  • Environmental issues

    THE GANGA TASK FORCE (GTF): NATIONAL MISSION FOR CLEAN GANGA

    News: A special unit will be deployed in Uttar Pradesh to help manage Kumbh Mela and keep the river clean. About Ganga Task Force (GTF): It is a special volunteer force of ex – servicemen, trained by the Ministry of Defence to help with crowd management, spread aw

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    ODISHA TO RETURN TIGRESS TO MP

    News The tigress released into Odisha’s Satkosia Reserve from Madhya Pradesh, which allegedly killed a woman in Anugul district a day earlier, will be sent back to her home state. Details of Translocation: This was India’s fist Inter – State Translocation project

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    ANIMAL WELFARE BOARD OF INDIA

    News: Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has locked horns with the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), accusing it of being lax in enforcement of rules that specify how wild animals can be depicted in films and television programmes. About Animal Welfare Board

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    13th SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT

    News: Emphasising that circular economy and resource efficiency can provide solutions to the challenges posed in the process of reconciling economic growth with environmental sustainability, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has pointed to the nee

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    NDRF and Brahmaputra

    News: NDRF men get ready for a search operation in the Brahmaputra in Guwahati after a boat with 40 passengers capsized in the river. About National Disaster Response Force (NDRF): The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is a specialised force constituted "for the

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    GM Mustard

    News: The environment ministry is set to convene this month a “special meeting” of the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) to decide on field-trial approvals for the controversial transgenic mustard developed by the University of Delhi’s Centre for Genetic Manipulation of

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    NATIONAL GREEN TRIBUNAL ON WESTERN GHATS

    News: The six Western Ghats States, including Kerala, have been restrained by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) from giving environmental clearance to activities that may adversely impact the eco-sensitive areas of the mountain ranges. About Madhav Gadgil Western Ghats Ecology Expert

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    NAGARHOLE NATIONAL PARK

    News: Gajapayana, the traditional march of the caparisoned elephants from the jungle camps to the City of Palaces ahead of Dasara festival, was flagged off at Veeranahosahalli, on the outskirts of the Nagarahole National Park. About Nagarhole National Park: Nagarhole

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