Author: Abhishek Singh

Highest Dam in India

Which Dam is Built on Ganga River? Tehri Dam built on Bhagirathi – a tributary of Ganges, is a rock and earth filled embankment dam. It is located in the North Western state of Uttrakhand (initially known as Uttaranchal) and is the highest dam in India and also ranks eighth in the world on same parameter. The dam serves various purposes like- electricity generation, providing water for irrigation, for drinking and for containing floods. In the past the dam has proved its mettle in containing the flood waters of Bhagirathi thereby saving lives of millions and preventing villages from being submerged under water. Despite its usefulness, the dam and its construction have always remained controversial due to some social as well as environmental issues. There have been many protests in the past against the construction of the dam because of inadequate resettlement benefits provided to the people affected and also because of the fact that the dam is located on an active seismic zone or a geological fault zone. Location of Tehri Dam Tehri Dam is constructed on one of the tributaries of Ganges – Bhagirathi. It is build at Tehri town nearly 1.5 kms downstream from the confluence of Bhagirathi and Bhilangna rivers. The dam is located around 90 Kms from the religious town of Rishikesh (Uttrakhand) via Chamba and New Tehri town. History of Tehri Dam Tehri...

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Which Indian River goes to Pakistan

There are more than one river flowing through or originating in India before entering Pakistan. Therefore, the question- ‘which Indian River goes to Pakistan?’ could be deceiving and the answer is thus provided below. Mainly there are six rivers flowing through India into the Pakistan – Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas and Sutlej. Before we get into the details of their course and origin, there are few important facts that we must consider to avoid confusion. All the other rivers except the Indus and Sutlej originate within Indian boundaries. Therefore, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Beas are the rivers originating in India and flowing to Pakistan. Both Indus and Sutlej originate in Tibetan Plateau, passing through the state of Jammu and Kashmir before entering into Pakistan. Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas and Sutlej are also the main left bank tributaries of Indus, which will be further clarified below. In our narrative of the Indian Rivers goes to Pakistan, we will go one by one stating their origin, course, projects and their cultural and economical significance or even disputes or threats if any. Indian Rivers go to Pakistan The main object of the topic is to enrich you with the geographical knowledge of the rivers and surrounding areas and habitation. Indus River Indus is an ancient river with references in the Rig-Veda and other religious texts. The river has been so much...

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World Polio Day

Polio is a highly infectious disease which is not as much life threatening as it is crippling. Also known as ‘Poliomyelitis’ in medical terms, it is a disease caused by the deadly ‘Poliovirus’ usually affecting children under 5 years of age, for this reason it is also known as ‘Infantile Paralysis’. The virus mainly affects nervous system, leaving the person with a weak crippled leg and unable to walk normally throughout his life. In rare cases the muscles of neck or head may also get affected. In only 0.5% of cases the polio results in permanent paralysis mainly affecting the limbs i.e. legs, feet and ankle. During 1940s and 1950s polio killed or crippled nearly two million people globally. Fortunately in the past two decades the world has seen a steep decline in the total number of recorded cases with many parts like Europe, America and South East Asia being declared polio free. Thanks to the efforts of World Health Organization and Global Polio Eradication Initiative 1988, the globally recorded numbers of polio infected cases have reduced considerably from 350000 in 1988 to just 22 in 2017. The polio vaccine today is accessible to the masses even in most of the remotest locations of the world due to the efforts of WHO and GPEI. World Polio Day 2019 World Polio Day will be celebrated on Thursday, 24th October 2019...

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Lal Bahadur Shastri Slogans

Lal Bhadur Shastri was an Indian freedom fighter, a politician and above all a good human being, who throughout his life displayed exceptional endurance towards the adversities and always remained loyal to his principles and roots. Shastri Ji had put ‘service before self’ and that is why he was so hugely respected by the poor and rich alike. Experiencing financial scarcity from an early age he understood the sorrow of the poor, more than any other politician of his time. He was gifted with an exceptional insight into the plight of the poor, and was determined to help the deprived and needy. Lal Bahadur Shastri held many prestigious positions including both in state as well as Central governments. He was the Minister of Police (now known as Home Minister) and transport in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Cabinet Minister of Railways, Minister of Home Affairs, Minister of External Affairs and the second Prime Minister of India. Slogans on Lal Bahadur Shastri We have provided here some inspiring, effective and eye catching slogans on Lal Bahadur Shastri which you can use at any event celebration while you need. Using these Lal Bahadur Shastri slogans you can inspire someone and initiate him to follow Lal Bahadur Shastri’s thoughts:   Shastri Ji was a true son of the soil.   Shastri ji had a difficult childhood; but, a successful life.   He...

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Which is the Biggest Dam in Maharashtra

The basic purpose of a dam is to retain water for using it for various purposes like- Electricity generation, agriculture and also to meet daily water requirements of settlements. Maharashtra, a state in central India has three major rivers flowing through it- Godavari, Tapti and Krishna. These rivers have a vast network of tributaries drenching the state of Maharashtra. A dam build on one of the tributaries of the Krishna River – the Koyna River, houses the biggest dam in Maharashtra which is the main subject of this essay. The Koyna River rises in Mahabaleshwar, a hill station and notable tourist spot located on the Sahyadri mountain range of the Western Ghats. Quick Facts about the Koyna Dam Build on the Koyna River. Located in the Deshmukhwadi village, Koyna Nagar, Satara District, Maharashtra. Located 190 km south west of Pune. 44 Km from Chiplun on Chiplun Karad SH 78. Part of the ‘Koyna Hydroelectric Project’. Biggest Dam in Maharashtra. Completed in 1963, was the first largest civil engineering project post independence. Made of rubble and concrete. Total generation capacity of 1960 MW per day. Largest hydro power generation unit in India. The dam has a height of 103 meters. Spill way is located in centre. Spill way has six flood gates. Provides water for agricultural and domestic purposes. Plays vital role in containing floods during the monsoons. The reservoir...

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