Jal Marg Vikas Project – Benefits and Concerns

The Jal Marg Vikas Project will facilitate plying of vessels with capacity of 1,500-2,000 tonnes in the Haldia- Varanasi stretch of the River Ganga.
Major works that are being taken up under Jal Marg Vikas Project are the development of fairway, Multi-Modal Terminals, strengthening of river navigation system, conservancy works, modern River Information System (RIS), Digital Global Positioning System (DGPS), night navigation facilities, modern methods of channel marking etc.

Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) starts Operation

UPSC Mains General Studies Paper III Topic: Science and Technology Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology. Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has started its operations TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) has officially started its science operations. Its first observations will be transmitted back to Earth at some point in August It will continue to send in new information for the next two years, at least. WhenRead More

Earth Overshoot Day 2018 falls on August 1

UPSC Mains General Studies Paper III Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment Earth Overshoot Day 2018 to fall on 1st August Earth Overshoot Day will fall on August 1 this year This is the earliest date since ecological overshoot began in early 1970s. This year the overshoot day falls a day earlier than the last year’s. What is Earth Overshoot Day? It’s the date on which annual demand of humanityRead More

Public Affairs Index 2018: Kerala ranks First, Bihar Last

What is Public Affairs Index 2018? Public Affairs Index is an index on the quality of governance It is publsihed by Bengaluru-based think tank Public Affairs Centre It is based on 10 themes, 30 focus subjects and 100 indicators. Kerala has been ranked first in the Public Affairs Index 2018 What is the Ranking of various states in the Public Affairs Index 2018? Kerala (1st), Tamil Nadu(2nd), Telangana(3rd), Karnataka(4th) and Gujarat(5th) inRead More