Ganga 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…

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…

Matla Abhiyan: Coastal Security Exercise conducted by Indian Navy

The Indian Navy recently launched a unique coastal security exercise in Kolkata. The exercise was conducted to create awareness about the coastal security to the local community. Highlights The Indian Navy conducted the Coastal Security Exercise, Malta Abhiyan in the Sunderbans region and the exercise is unique of its kind. Two naval boats were flagged Read More…

Ganga-Volga Dialogue held with Russia to enhance Connectivity

The Ganga-Volga Dialogue was held between India and Russia in New Delhi. The dialogue focused in providing interface between the civilizations of the countries. Highlights The dialogue prioritized people-to-people contact. According to Russia, the dialogue acted as a good platform for its policy of “Greater Eurasia”. The Dialogue was held on the following theme Theme: Read More…

Sarai Sewage Treatment Plant inaugurated in Uttarakhand

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden inaugurated Sarai Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Uttarakhand. The Swedish King and Queen are on a five-day visit to India to strengthen bilateral ties. About Sarai Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) It is the first STP to be completed under Hybrid Annuity (HAM) Based Public Private Partnership Read More…