Sadarmatt anicut and Pedda Cheruvu get irrigation heritage tag

Two irrigation facilities of Telangana have been granted Heritage Irrigation Structures tag in a meeting of the International Executive Council, the highest decision making body of International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), at Saskatoon in Canada. TheInternational Executive Council has accepted Telangana government’s nomination of Sadarmatt anicut across river Read More …

 IOWave 18: A major tsunami mock exercise organized in Indian ocean

A major tsunami mock exercise (drill)  IOWave18 was organized in the Indian ocean on  September 4–5, 2018. India, along with 23 other Indian Ocean Nations, participated in this exercise which was organized by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, which coordinated the setting up of the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Read More …

UN Fact-finding Mission on Myanmar called for prosecution of Myanmar’s army chief

United Nations Fact-finding Mission on Myanmar led by Marzuki Darusman has called for an international probe and prosecution of Myanmar’s army chief and five other top military commanders for genocide against the country’s Rohingya minority.  The UN panel said that Myanmar’s top military generals, including Commander-in-Chief Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing, must be investigated and prosecuted Read More …

Swachh Bharat Mission could avert up to 300 000 deaths by October 2019-WHO

World Health Organisation (WHO) has lauded  India’s commitment to accelerated coverage of safe sanitation services which, assuming 100% coverage is achieved by October 2019, could avert up to 300,000 deaths due to diarrheal disease and protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) since the country launched the Swachh Bharat Mission in 2014. As the Read More …