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US Senate narrowly confirms Trump's new NASA chief 20.4.2018 The Tribune
Washington, April 20 The US Senate has narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to head the space agency NASA, over objections from Democrats who warned he lacked a technical background. Jim Bridenstine, a congressman from Oklahoma, US Navy veteran and former pilot, was confirmed on a 50-49 vote, and will become the 13th administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration seven months after Trump named him to lead the agency. Bridenstine, 42, has expressed an interest in returning humans back to the moon, spoken of closer ties between NASA and the commercial space industry, and has voiced skepticism about human-caused climate change. He was a strong supporter of Trump during the 2016 presidential race. Senate Democrat Bill Nelson, a former astronaut from Florida, was unenthusiastic in his welcome for Bridenstine. "The @NASA administrator should be a consummate space professional -- not a politician," Nelson tweeted. "He or she must also be a leader who has the ability to bring us ...
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Cow may be biggest mammal if humans keep up extinctions 20.4.2018 The Tribune
Washington The domestic cow may be the largest land mammal on Earth in 200 years, if the loss of large-bodied and currently threatened animals continues in the future, according to a study. Researchers led by The University of New Mexico in the US demonstrated that mammal biodiversity loss, a major conservation concern today, is part of a long-term trend lasting at least 125,000 years. As archaic humans, Neanderthals and other hominin species migrated out of Africa, what followed was a wave of size-biased extinction in mammals on all continents that intensified over time, they said. The study, published in the journal Science, is the first to quantitatively show that human effects on mammal body size predates their migration out of Africa and that size selective extinction is a hallmark of human activities and not the norm in mammal evolution. The researchers showed that body-size downgrading - the loss of the largest species on each continent over time - is a hallmark of human activity, both in the past ...
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Ministry calls for time-bound execution of clean air plan 20.4.2018 The Navhind Times
IANS   NEW DELHI Amid green organisations voicing concern over the absence of pollution reduction targets, the Union Environment Ministry on Thursday called for time-bound implementation of the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP). The NCAP calls for a long term time-bound national-level plan to control air pollution. Under this, the ministry aims to augment air ...
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US Senate narrowly confirms Bridenstine as NASA's new chief 20.4.2018 World News | Live Coverage And Latest Breaking International News From All Over The World
Jim Bridenstine, a congressman from Oklahoma, US Navy veteran and former pilot, was confirmed on a 50-49 vote.
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Nutrition Challenges 20.4.2018 Central Chronicle » Editorial
The programme of nutrition is aimed at the fighting and eradicating the biggest health problem... more »
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From driverless cars to smart speakers, ieDecode demystifies new technology 20.4.2018 Technology – The Indian Express
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RTI reveals lack of staff at NEIGRIHMS 20.4.2018 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: An RTI has revealed a serious shortage of manpower at NEIGRIHMS with more than 207 vacancies in different positions in the teaching and non-teaching departments lying vacant since 2005 Kynjaimon Amse, an advocate from Umkiang village in East Jaintia Hills, filed an RTI which revealed that there are 16 vacant posts in the teaching […]
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Officials asked to comply with NGT order on coal mining: Conrad 20.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
Officials asked to comply with NGT order on coal mining: Conrad
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National Board of Wildlife defers clearance 20.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
National Board of Wildlife defers clearance
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Infants showing early signs of Alzheimer’s disease, air pollution triggering symptoms: Research 20.4.2018 Health – The Indian Express
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One nation one tax policy mooted 20.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
One nation one tax policy mooted
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Eco-sensitive regions could see flurry of construction activity as draft CRZ notification suggests 20.4.2018 Downtoearth
The new notification allows construction of hotels and beach resorts within 50 metres of the shorelines
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Mumbai: Activists say 110 fresh silence zones only on paper, seek clarity 20.4.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has identified 110 new silence zones across the
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Mumbai: Youth, Aarey tribals to celebrate Earth Day, to stage events in city 20.4.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: Youth for Aarey (YFA), a movement of schools and college students in Mumbai, will be celebrating
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Central government to amend CRZ norms that will ease redevelopment of sea-facing slum land 20.4.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: The Central government has agreed to amend the coastal regulation zone (CRZ) rules that will
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Get ready for the Gender Creative Parenting movement 20.4.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Get ready for the Gender Creative Parenting movement
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'Lutyens' Delhi is a parasite urban space' 20.4.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
She said that there was a need to have a discussion on the "form of urban governance" the city required.
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Discom inks deals with Teri for govt school students 20.4.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
According to a statement, the separate MoUs will be signed by the BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Ltd (BYPL).
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Lily Collins to star in 'Titan' 20.4.2018 PTI: All news
Lily Collins to star in 'Titan'
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Mumbai: Of every 3 public toilet seats, only one for women, finds report 20.4.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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