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India’s ‘smart’ cities plan may adversely impact environment: study 23.7.2017 World News – The Navhind Times
PTI LONDON India’s plans to create 100 new ‘smart’ cities to support the country’s rapidly growing urban population may have a significant detrimental impact on the environment, unless greater emphasis is placed on supporting infrastructure and utilities, a major study has found. Researchers from the University of Lincoln in the UK conducted a detailed analysis ...
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Labour’s love lost 23.7.2017 The Tribune
Rohit Mahajan He who is not a socialist at 19, has no heart. He who is still a socialist at 30 has no brain. — Otto von Bismarck Why are Indians in Britain, gradually but perceptibly, moving away from the Labour Party? Suresh K, who holds a very senior position in pharmaceutical company in England, has an answer that’s breathtakingly simple: “Now we’ve got the money.” Suresh explains that the Conservative Party provides a more conducive environment for business — for instance, the Labour Party manifesto for last month’s election had promoted renationalising some rail, energy and utility companies. Big business isn’t keen about such proposals. Suresh adds that as more and more Indians get into the high-income categories, they become less keen about the high taxation that Labour Party advocates for the richest in Britain. “For the recent elections, the Labour Party had proposed a new tax for the top 5 per cent earners in the UK,” says Suresh. “They proposed that anyone earning over £80,000 yearly would be ...
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Students can play key role in responding to landslides by saving lives: Aroundekar 23.7.2017 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK   VASCO The deputy collector and sub-divisional magistrate, Mormugao, Mahadev Aroundekar has said that students can play a key role in mitigation and responding to landslides, thus saving lives and properties, if it happens in any part of the state. Aroundekar was speaking as chief guest after inaugurating the ‘Landslide Risk Mitigation’ programme, ...
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In Anantnag, Mehbooba on inauguration spree 23.7.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Srinagar, July 22 During her visit to Anantnag district in south Kashmir today, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti laid the foundation stones of various projects and interacted with locals to know about their day-to-day problems. She laid the foundation stone of a solid waste management facility and 62 KLD sewage treatment plant at Uranhall. The Chief Minister also laid the foundation stone of a 4-MLD sewage treatment plant near the Anantnag stadium, which would be built at a cost of Rs 32 crore and be completed in two years. On completion, the sewage treatment plants will address the sanitation needs of the town and help minimise land and water pollution. During the tour, Mehbooba inaugurated the Pushwara bridge. Later, the CM inaugurated the Mehndi Kadal-Ashajipora bypass road which would reduce the traffic load on the main town considerably. The road has been constructed at a cost of Rs 12.51 crore. Earlier, the CM inaugurated a double-storeyed community hall at Bijbehara, with a total ...
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'Spectacle' of planet Sahithi 23.7.2017
It"s not every day that you get to name a celestial body, is it? Luckily for Sahithi Pingali, a minor planet somewhere in the Milky Way, many light years away from Earth, has been named after her. This incredible achievement came after she won an award for her research paper, "An Innovative Crowdsourcing Approach to Monitoring Freshwater Bodies" at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), for which she was awarded second prize, and three special awards in the Earth and Environment Sciences category. Sahithi"s paper was based on the insights she gathered after having developed a mobile application that measures pollution in lakes by obtaining data through crowdsourcing. While most 16-year-olds are busy enjoying their life, this schoolgirl from Bengaluru feels it"s important that people understand their environmental surroundings and work towards improving them. "To me at least, the sheer gravity of the environmental problems we face is something I ...
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Up above the world so high: Kailash-Mansarovar is the ultimate pilgrimage point for many 23.7.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Workshop on classroom management 23.7.2017 The Tribune
A two-day ‘Capacity building programme’ on classroom management was concluded at Ivy World School on Saturday. A resource team from the CBSE, Panchkula, was including Vinod Bhatia, who is an MA Medical with an impressive track record and 18-year of administrative and teaching experience.The other member of the resource team was Sangeeta Bhatia, a student counsellor with 16-year of experience in life skills and adolescent issues. The principal S Chauhan said, “It is the need of the hour to train teachers on effective skills required for managing classrooms to maximise the learning in the class. The programme highlighted that effective classroom management requires teachers to have skills and clear ideas of what exactly is needed to create an effective teaching and learning environment in the classroom”. As many as 55 teachers from various schools from in and around Jalandhar participated in the programme. It gave a golden opportunity for the teachers to learn and polish their teaching and classroom ...
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Fed, Kim among main risks for Asian markets this summer: Citi 23.7.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Fed's move will have greater impact in Asia as the dollar is the more important currency
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Bid to curb illegal sand trade in Saran 23.7.2017 TOI: Patna
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Talking about the endemic Malabar Pit Viper 23.7.2017 Buzz – The Navhind Times
NT BUZZ Artist, writer and eco-warrior, Nirmal Kulkarni will deliver a lecture on ‘The Malabar Pit Viper-wonder of the Western Ghats’ today at 11 a.m. at Museum of Goa (MOG), Pilerne. The talk will focus upon how the Malabar Pit Viper which is an endemic (found nowhere else) forest species of venomous snakes found in ...
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KTR calls for stringent action against illegal waste dumping 23.7.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
‘Ensure supply of clean drinking water’
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Contributing their bit to make Agra smart city 22.7.2017 Deccan Herald - Special Features
They may be drawn from different professions and may come from varied backgrounds, yet their goal is one and their sheer dedication to their cause make them leaders in the true spirit. All of them have been working tirelessly to rid Agra, the city that houses the monument of love Taj Mahal, of polythene and promote use of paper bags. They are all members of "Leaders Agra", an organisation having doctors, social workers, women and even politicians, whose sole objective is to create awareness among the people about the disastrous environmental effects of polythene. Although the Uttar Pradesh government has banned use of polythene, it remains only on paper and plastic bags are being used openly in violation of the rule, much to the chagrin of the people in the city. "There is no point in banning polythene if it cannot be implemented…for all practical purposes the ban is useless," said Suresh Jain, the chief campaigner for Leaders Agra. Jain, a former corporator, and many other eminent citizens of ...
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Collector orders demolition of dilapidated building at Mattancherry 22.7.2017 Hindu: Home
Structure posing a threat to families in the vicinity
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Anil Kapoor urges fans to support Assam 22.7.2017 rssa.at
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13 oil companies raided in Warangal 22.7.2017 Hindu: National
The city police raided 13 oil companies in the city and collected samples from companies which were selling adulterated product.City Police Commissioner G. Sudheer Babu along with food safety official...
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Help child survivors fight back: Unicef official 22.7.2017 Hindu: National
Says many cases of child sexual abuse are preventable
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State approved petrochemcial project due to Centre’s pressure, says PMK’s Ramadoss 22.7.2017 TOI: Chennai
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Learning from the forefathers 22.7.2017 TOI: Chennai
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Bata board to decide over land in closed Faridabad unit 22.7.2017 All Companies Stories
The company has to shed Rs 21.6 crore as compensation to workers
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Soon, industries could buy and sell PM 2.5 emission permits 22.7.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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