Mekedatu Project

Mekedatu Project

Central Water Commission (CWC) has approved the feasibility report of the Rs. 6,000 crore Mekedatu project. About: • Mekedatu Project is a proposed Rs. 6000 crore Multipurpose Hydroelectric Project in Karnataka across the river Cauvery that envisages supplying drinking water to Bengaluru and Ramanagaram districts, besides generation of 400 megawatts power. • Recently, the Central…

CASPIAN SEA DEAL

CASPIAN SEA DEAL

CASPIAN SEA DEAL was concluded in the Kazakh city of Aktaun recently. Leaders of the five states bordering the resource-rich Caspian Sea signed a landmark deal on its legal status. Countries involved: Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan. Features of the Deal: It is an agreement on the status of the inland sea, which has been…

India’s Urban Mobility

India’s Urban Mobility

India’s Urban Mobility NITI Aayog and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) presented a report titled “Transforming India’s Mobility- a Perspective”.     Problems because of Poor Urban Transportation: Unprecedented Transport Growth:According to Niti Aayog, the number of registered motor vehicles has rapidly increased from 5.4 million in 1981, to 210 million in 2015. Inadequate Public Transport: According…