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Asha Bhosle’s wax statue to be unveiled on October 3 in Delhi 26.9.2017 Free Press Journal: Glam
New Delhi: Legendary singer Asha Bhosle will be unveiling her wax statue at Madame Tussauds here on October
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Hidden lava tubes on Moon, Mars can serve as human habitats 26.9.2017 DNA: Money
Lava tubes - underground caves created by volcanic activity - could provide protected habitats large enough to house streets or even towns on the Moon and Mars, scientists say. Lava tubes are found in many volcanic areas on Earth, including Hawaii, Iceland, North Queensland in Australia, Sicily and the Galapagos islands. Underground networks of tubes can reach up to 65 kilometres. Space missions have also observed chains of collapsed pits and 'skylights' on the Moon and Mars that have been interpreted as evidence of lava tubes. Researchers from the University of Padova and the University of Bologna in Italy have carried out the first systematic comparison of lava tube candidates on the Earth, Moon and Mars, based on high-resolution Digital Terrain Models (DTM) created using data from spacecraft instrumentation. "The comparison of terrestrial, lunar and martian examples shows that, as you might expect, gravity has a big effect on the size of lava tubes," said Riccardo Pozzobon, of the University of ...
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Fall in dal output; prices to shoot up 26.9.2017 thehansindia3900
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Disasters increasing in Bihar due to climate change: Sushil Modi 26.9.2017 Politics and Nation-News-The Economic Times
Bihar faced major floods in the year 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2016 and 2017 causing loss of life and property, damage to crops, roads and other infrastructure, Modi said.
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Closing the food loop 26.9.2017 Hindu: Arts
Meet Kern Agarwal and Ranjani Prabakaran who are on a mission to encourage organic farming, better waste management and pollution control
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Work initiated to make Ganga pollution free before 2019 Ardh Kumbh: Yogi 26.9.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
A vast plantation drive has also been launched in the areas falling on the banks of the Ganga
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Now, you can log into your PC with heart scans 26.9.2017 DNA: Top News
Scientists have developed a new computer security system that lets you log in with a heart scan - using the dimensions of the organ as a unique identifier. The system uses low-level Doppler radar to measure your heart, and then continually monitors your heart to make sure no one else has stepped in to run your computer. The system, developed by researchers at University at Buffalo (UB) in the US, is a safe and potentially more effective alternative to passwords and other biometric identifiers. It may eventually be used for smartphones and at airport screening barricades, researchers said. "We would like to use it for every computer because everyone needs privacy," said Wenyao Xu, assistant professor at UB. The signal strength of the system's radar is much less than Wi-Fi, and therefore does not pose any health threat, Xu said. "We are living in a Wi-Fi surrounding environment every day, and the new system is as safe as those Wi-Fi devices. The reader is about five milliwatts, less than one per cent of ...
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Disasters increasing in Bihar due to climate change: Sushil 26.9.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
States like Bihar are the worst victims of climate change as it frequently faces floods and drought affecting development, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi said here today.Bihar faced major floods in the year 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2016 and 2017 causing loss of life and property, damage to crops, roads and other infrastructure, Modi said.For this year's flood, 514 people died and the state government paid Rs 1788 crore as ex-gratia to 30 lakh affected families, he said at a symposium on climate change."This is the magnitude of the damage caused by floods in one year alone.... The
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Most Indians undernourished: Study 26.9.2017 TOI: Hyderabad Times
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Salt & Beriberi: 100 years later, NIN keeps vigil on your plate 26.9.2017 TOI: Hyderabad Times
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Erupting volcano forces 6,000 evacuations on Vanuatu island 26.9.2017 Life | The Asian Age
Vanuatu is home to around 280,000 people.
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Thousands evacuated from Vanuatu island as volcano erupts 26.9.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
Vanuatu has declared a state of emergency and evacuated thousands of residents from an island in the Pacific archipelago after a volcanic eruption rained rocks and ash on nearby homes, reports and officials said Tuesday.After weeks of rumbling, activity from the Manaro Voui volcano -- at the centre of the northern island of Ambae -- increased in recent days, the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department said.The department on Saturday raised the alert level from three to four, which represents a "moderate eruption state", and warned of "flying rocks and volcanic gas" affecting villages up
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Colin Gonsalves, three others get ‘Alternative Nobel’ 26.9.2017 Hindu: News
The ‘Alternative Nobel’ was given to four people on Tuesday for their “courageous work” in human rights, public health and good governance. The prize foundation announced the 2017 winners as human ri...
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Pandas habitat is in trouble, finds Study 26.9.2017 Environment News, Earth News, Global Warming, Wild Life, Carbon Trading, Climate Business, Climate Change & Pollution News
One year after giant pandas graduated from endangered to “vulnerable,” a welcome designation after 28 years, Chinese scientists have sobering news: The animal’s natural habitat in China is in serious danger.
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How to help farmers prepare for climate change 26.9.2017 Downtoearth
There is increasing evidence from across many African and South Asian countries that contextual, timely climate information, helps farmers manage the risks they face
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'Pretty Woman' musical sets Broadway path with Bryan Adams 26.9.2017 The Tribune
Los Angeles, September 26 The musical adaptation of the 1990 romantic comedy "Pretty Woman" has laid out its route to Broadway, with a team that includes musician Bryan Adams. The team also includes the director of the film Garry Marshall, as well as a cast led by Samantha Barks, one of the stars of the film version of "Les Miserables", reports variety.com. The musical will play a tryout run at a theatre in Chicago in spring 2018, with a fall 2018 opening planned on Broadway at one of the theatres owned by the theatre company -- Nederlander Organization. "Pretty Woman" will have a score by Adams, who has crooned a string of hits like "Summer of '69" and "I do it for you". Barks will make her Broadway debut in "Pretty Woman," with Kazee returning to Broadway for the first time since "Once," the 2012 musical that won him a Tony for lead actor in a musical. No other casting has yet been set. The movie "Pretty Woman" starred Julia Roberts, opposite Richard Gere. The storyline follows the unexpected romance ...
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Thousands flee after volcano erupts on Vanuatu island 26.9.2017
An erupting volcano has forced 6,000 people to flee their homes on an island in the Pacific nation of Vanuatu. The Manaro volcano on Ambae island has been active since 2005, but a recent increase in activity has raised fears of a major eruption. Shadrack Welegtabit, the director of Vanuatu's National Disaster Management Office, said Tuesday that Vanuatu would declare an emergency on the island after the volcano's activity measure was raised to Level 4 for the first time over the weekend. "There's ash, fire, stones and lava being thrown out from the mouth of the volcano," Welegtabit said. "There's a lot of activity going on." He said that it's difficult to say whether there will be a major eruption, and that those who have been evacuated will just have to sit and wait. "With the seismic machine, we can measure what's happening but we can't really predict what the volcano will do next," he said. About 10,000 people live on the island, Welegtabit ...
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Years of unheeded reports: Why Ashok Gulati didn't join govt's agri panel 26.9.2017 All Economy & Policy Stories
Gulati is perfectly correct when he says that several reports already exist on reforming the agriculture sector
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Narendra Modi's 16,000 cr Saubhagya scheme for households: 10 highlights 26.9.2017 All Economy & Policy Stories
Here are highlights of Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana
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Power transmission picks up pace with Jharkhand coming up with tender 26.9.2017 All Economy & Policy Stories
In a major boost to public private partnership in the power transmission sector, the Jharkhand government has announced projects worth Rs 5,180 crore, making it one of largest outlays ever for strengthening of intra-state transmission system. The projects would be awarded through tariff based competitive (TBC) bidding.At the central government level, 20,000 circuit kilometers of transmission projects have been awarded thus far under the TBC bidding regime. The tender for the next round of bidding in Jharkhand for the remaining over Rs 5,000 crore transmission projects can be expected next month, a state government official told this newspaper.Jharkhand has issued notice inviting tender (NIT) for five projects and the first stage Request for Qualification (RfQ) is under issue and is due for submission by October 23rd. In mid-August, the Jharkhand cabinet had cleared investment in intra-state transmission to strengthen infrastructure. The state has planned investment of over Rs 10,000 ..
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