Water Current Affairs - 2020

Facts Box: BIS draft standard for drinking water supply

The Bureau of Indian Standards has prepared a draft standard for the supply of piped drinking water. It has been named “Drinking Water Supply Quality Management System-requirements for piped drinking water supply service”. Highlights The draft was prepared by the BIS Public Drinking Water Supply Services Sectional Committee. The draft was developed with the aim Read More…

Asian Development Bank to invest 100 million USD in NIIF

On March 30, 2020, the Asian Development Bank announced that it is to invest 100 million USD in National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF). The investment during an economic slow down is a great boost for the Indian Economy. NIIF The National Investment and Infrastructure Funds were set up in 2015. The main purpose of Read More…

Budget 2020: Wellness, Water and Sanitation

On February 1, 2020, the Finance Minister presented the Budget for the financial year 2020-21. The GoI gives utmost importance to health sector. The GoI under the Budget 2020-21 aims to provide wellness, water and sanitation by allocating funds for following schemes. Ayushman Bharat Under PMJAY, there are more than 20,000 empaneled hospitals in the Read More…

Delhi Government releases Guarantee card on free bus services, water & electricity

On January 19, 2020, the Delhi Government released the guarantee card that consisted of 10 guarantees for the residents of Delhi. It included free bus services, electricity, water supply, pollution, etc. Electricity The card guaranteed uninterrupted power supply throughout the year. It also included free electricity for all the residents up to 200 units of Read More…

Clean water mission to be launched for access to safe drinking water

The Cabinet Minister of Consumer Affairs, food and public distribution mooted the clean water mission that is to set standards for safe drinking water The safety of drinking water is measured based on 42 different parameters. The indicators of drinking water safety are Color of the water – Though water is colorless, the pure water Read More…