Brahmaputra Current Affairs - 2020

What is the significance of Hilsa Fish Imports of India from Bangladesh?

The Bangladesh Government recently granted permission for traders to export Hilsa fish to India in the view of forthcoming Durga Pooja. The Government of Bangladesh imposed a ban on export of Hilsa fish to India in 2012. However, the ban is usually lineated during festivals. In 2019, around 500 tonnes were imported from Bangladesh during Read More…

China builds missile site in Kailash-Mansarovar

Amidst border tensions between India and China, China has reportedly built a missile launch site in Kailash-Mansarovar. Highlights The Kailash-Mansarovar is revered by four religions and is linked to high spiritual scriptures in India. The Hindus in India call the Mountain as the abode of Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati. The Tibetan Buddhists call Read More…

India’s longest ropeway on Brahmaputra to open for public in Guwahati

On August 24, 2020, the State Minister of Assam, Siddhartha Bhattacharya inaugurated India’s longest ropeway across river Brahmaputra. Highlights The ropeway is to cut short the travel time by almost an hour. It is 2 km long and the distance is covered in 7 minutes. One-way ride is to cost Rs 60. The ropeway has Read More…

Royal Bengal Tigers in Sundarbans increase to 96

On May 7, 2020, the Bengal Forest Ministry announced that the number of Royal Bengal Tigers in the Sundarbans has increased to 96 according to the census conducted for the year 2019-20. Highlights In 2017-18, the total count of Royal Bengal Tigers in Sundarbans was 87. It increased to 88 in the 2018-19 census. With Read More…

Project Arunank running in full swing in China border despite of COVID-19

The Border Road Organization (BRO) is working in full swing to completely replace the Daporijo bridge. The bridge os the only line of communication to 451 villages located in the China border. Also, the BRO is engaged in snow clearance of Manali-Leh axis to provide relief to Ladakh and Lahaul valley. Project Arunank The Project Read More…