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Daily Current Affairs – 2020

Topic: For Prelims and Mains

Nag River

Why in News?

The Nag River Pollution Abatement Project has been approved at a cost of Rs. 2,117.54 crores.

Key Points:

  • This was announced by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari after chairing a meeting of World Bank officials, DG NMCG and Nagpur Municipal commissioner.
  • The project , approved under the National River Conservation Plan, will be implemented by the National River Conservation Directorate, NRCD.
  • It will reduce the pollution level in terms of untreated sewage, flowing solid waste and other impurities flowing into the Nag river and its tributaries.

About Nag River:

  • The Nag River is a river flowing through the city of Nagpur in Nagpur city derives its name from the Nag river.
  • Forming a part of the Kanhan-Pench river system, the Nag River originates in Lava hills near wadi.


About CPCB:

  • The Central Pollution Control Board of India is a statutory organization under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
  • It was established in 1974 under the Water Act, 1974.
  • The CPCB is also entrusted with the powers and functions under the Air Act, 1981.

Facts  For Prelims:

PMI or a Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI):

PMI is an indicator of business activity — both in the manufacturing and services sectors.

  • It is a survey-based measures that asks the respondents about changes in their perception of some key business variables from the month before.
  • It is calculated separately for the manufacturing and services sectors and then a composite index is constructed.
  • A figure above 50 denotes expansion in business activity. Anything below 50 denotes contraction.
  • Higher the difference from this mid-point greater the expansion or contraction.


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