River Pollution

Rivers are the biggest source of fresh water.They are therefore our lifeline for survival.It is really sad to see that most of our rivers are increasingly being polluted because of our negligible and irresponsibility.

Untreated sewage  and waste from industries  are continuously dumped into rivers.Religious ceremonies are also responsible for river pollution.Immersing idols and disposal of garlands and flowers end up in polluting the water.

Similarly,ashes after cremation are also poured into rivers.River pollution can pose a serious  threat to both the environment and  the human health.Continuos river pollution can disrupt the ecological balance and lead to the loss of biodiversity.

River pollution is thus a critical problem and the government must implement necessary steps to mitigate it.

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Tail walking Dolphins

Living near Port Adelaide in Australia,is a group of blue-nosed dolphins that walk on their tails.They are not captive dolphins trained to perform to entertain people but they are wild dolphins.

The story goes that in the 1980s,Billie,a blue nose dolphin was trapped in a marine lock.She was rescued and kept in the local dolphinarium for a while,where she may have observed dolphins being trained to tail walk.

After she was returned to her home in Port Adelaide,she started teaching other dolphins to tail walk.

Paralympic Games

The Paralympic Games is a major international multi-sport event involving atheletes with a range of disabilities including impaired muscle power,impaired passive range of movement,limb deficiency,leglength difference,short stature,hypertonia,alaxia,athetosis,vision impairment and intellectual impairment.

The Paralympic has grown from a small gathering of British World War-II veterans in 1948 to one of the largest international sporting events by the early  21st century.

There are 22 sports on the summer paralympics program and 5 sports ont the winter paralympics program.These games are conducted every four years just as the Olympics.

In 2001 the International  Olympics commitee signed  an agreement which guaranteed that host cities would be contracted to manage both the games.

During recent RIO Paralympics four Indian atheletes Devendra JhaJharia,MAriyappan Thangavelu ,Deepa Malik and Varun Singh Bhati won the Gold Medal in Men’s Javelin throw,gold in Men’s high jump ,silver in woman’s shot put and Bronze in Men’s high jump respectively

 

River Ganga

Ganga is not only a river but it is the soul of Indian culture and is considered as Goddess.The river originates at Gangotri glacier on the southern slopes of the Himalayas ,some 14,000 feet above the sea level.

River Ganga is about 157 miles long(2506 km).

 

The headwaters of the Ganges comprise many small streams of which the six longest and their five confluences are considered scared.

The six headstreams are Alaknanda,Dhauliganga,Nandakini,Pindar,Mandakini, andBhagirathi.

 

The river is home for more than 140 different species of fish and 90 different species of amphibians,many of which are near extinction today . Ganga is also the home for fresh water dolphins and Ganges sharks,both of which are endangered species with Ganges shark being critically endangered.

The mouth of River Ganga forms a vast Sunderban delta,which is the largest Delta in the world.The Ganga water has self cleaning properties due to the presence of bacteriophage virus.

 

 

Immigrants

Being an immigrant is not easy at all,because you and your family need to just get adopted and used to the culture and the society and always think about the savings.

Being an immigrant is not an easy job but if you have enough cash ,it might sometimes play the game you wanted to.Children wo are immigrants always face a lot of problems with all the cultural and societal changes they are going through.

Presently the situation of  immigrant and their life’s  have got better as people are now getting global and are adapting to a new place very easily.

But things were not as good during the time world war’s.People had to find ways to get out their land to go to other places as an immigrant,during those days  black and white discrimination was often seen among various groups of people.

Though the things are now getting better than before it makes all of us realize that we are moving towards a greater tomorrow where everything is getting global and everyone has  a global perspective of life ,culture and society.

Why does the lighting occur?

Lightning is an electric current.Within a thunder-cloud way up int he sky,many small bits of ice bump into each other as they move around the air.All of those collisions create an electric charge.

The positive charges or protons form at the top of the cloud and the negative charges or electrons form at the bottom of the cloud.

Lightning is a case of opportunities attracting.The negative charges in the cloud are attracted to the positive charge of the earth’s surface.

When the charges become strong enough,electricity flows from the negatively charged cloud to the positively charged surface of the Earth,creating a lightning bolt.