- Gujarat’s water reservoirs now at 94% of capacity
Despite fears of a water crisis in the state in the beginning of August, 56% of the 204 dams in the state are now overflowing. The water level at the Sardar Sarovar is now at full capacity, 138.31m. The state’s 204 dams, excluding the Narmada dam, now have water levels representing 93.84% of their cumulative storage capacity.
This is the first time the Sardar Sarovar has reached full capacity. Data released by the state government shows that 119 dams of the 204 dams in the state are overflowing. The state’s reservoirs now have 71% more water than at the same point in 2018. The Sardar Sarovar has around 2,957.44 million cubic metres (MCM) more water than in 2018.Of the state’s 204 dams, 162 are at more than 90% of their capacity and six are between 80% and 90% full. Six dams are between 70% and 80% full.
● France launches postage stamp with image of Mahatma Gandhi
A postage stamp bearing the image of Mahatma Gandhi issued by Franch postal service company La Poste to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of the Mahatma.
Indian Embassy partnered LaPoste of #France in launching a postage stamp today with an image of #MahatmaGandhi to commemorate 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi @MEAIndia @PMOIndia @DrSJaishankar @IndAmbFrance @GroupeLaPoste
Similar postage stamps are issued in Uzbekistan, Turkey, Palestine and other countries around the globe on Gandhi Jayanti.
● India and USA to launch new initiative for clean energy
India and America will launch a new initiative for clean energy to fuel economic growth in the strategically-important Indo-Pacific region where China has been trying to expand its sphere of influence.
The US has been pushing for a broader role by India in the Indo-Pacific region in the backdrop of China’s rising military maneuvering in the region.
China trying to expand its military presence in the biogeographic region, comprising the Indian Ocean and the western and central Pacific Ocean, including the South China Sea.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) partners from US department of energy and the US agency for international development.
- Telangana district tops rural Swachhta survey, Faridabad jumps 69 places to rank no 2
Peddapalli in Telangana has jumped two places in the annual sanitation survey to become the cleanest district replacing Satara in Maharashtra. However, the most remarkable improvement was recorded by Faridabad which jumped to the second rank in the 2019 rural swachhta survey findings from a lowly 71 a year back. Rewari, again from Haryana, was placed third in the survey which covered 690 districts in India.
This time the Swachhta Survey was carried out in 17,200 villages in these 690 districts and ranks were allocated based on quantitative and qualitative sanitation (swachhata) parameters, which included feedback from people, direct observation by third party assessors and service level progress by local administration.
- Ministry of Tourism launches Audio Guide facility App ‘Audio Odigos’ for 12 sites of India
Ministry of Tourism launched the Audio Guide facility Audio Odigos for 12 sites of India (including Iconic Sites).
Audio guide Odigo offers Government of India verified content, with visuals & voice over support.
With Audio Odigos, tourists will now enjoy a more enriching experience and take back historical insights of the Indian culture and heritage.
The Audio Odigos app contains an inbuilt map of the site for smooth navigation during the tour.
Listeners will be offered various versions of history like Synopsis, detailed history and odcasts.
- CSIR comes up with improved formulations for green crackers
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has come up with new and improved formulations in the manufacture of sound-emitting crackers and other fireworks keeping in view the pollution hazard and health risks.
New formulations for reduced emission light and sound emitting crackers with a 30 per cent reduction in particulate matter using Potassium Nitrate as an oxidant.
- Harmanpreet Kaur becomes first Indian to reach 100 T20Is
Harmanpreet Kaur became the first Indian to play 100 T20 International matches.
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