Friday, 20 May, 2022
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Topic: Dam

Rajya Sabha passes Dam Safety Bill, which took 34 years to draft. Here’s why it is important

According to Central Water Commission, safety of dams is important for ensuring continuity of benefits derived from projects and national water security, among other things. 

Shift focus from dams, what India needs is better water management: Top water conservationist

Mihir Shah, who headed high-level committee that drafted National Water Policy 2020, says impact of dam construction on river flows was under scrutiny, owing to concerns over river rejuvenation.

India stands with ‘every Afghan brother & sister’, says PM Modi on violence in Afghanistan

PM Modi expressed concern over a surge in violence against citizens, journalists and activists in Afghanistan at a virtual meeting with President Ashraf Ghani.

Mysore’s chief engineer built a dam long before Nehru wanted a modern ‘temple’ in India

The Krishna Raja Sagara Dam project was politically & financially overwhelming. Visvesvaraya once threatened to quit if the Maharaja of Mysore didn't approve it.

Delhi’s water shortage problem finally has a solution — 3 dams across Yamuna

Govt sets deadlines, revises budgets of 3 suspended projects which will also ease shortages in UP, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Rajasthan and Himachal. 

Pictures show it’s time to question China’s alibi on Brahmaputra pollution

Latest satellite images suggest that the width of the river has reduced considerably in Tibet with an indication of dam construction activity in China.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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