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WB government to spend Rs 70 crore to improve safety infrastructure in schools 18.11.2017 news
The West Bengal government will spend Rs 70 crore to improve safety infrastructure in schools, a top official of the School Education department said on Saturday. "Developing sound infrastructure in schools with good hygiene and clean environment dominates the state's agenda," principal secretary, School Education department, Dushyant Nariala told a gathering of more than 100 school teachers, including 45 principals, at the CII School Excellence Conclave in Kolkata. Representational picture Later Nariala told reporters, "A sum of Rs 70 crore has been sanctioned to improve the safety infrastructure in government and government-aided schools all over the state." Elaborating he said, "the state government is forming safety committees in schools to look into safety issues. "There are altogether 25 safety issues which ranged from healthy food, nutrition, protection from outsiders, stop any use of tobacco and drugs in the campus and safeguard to cyber threats," he said. The government is also committed to end ...
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Scientists soon to produce super wheat variety that will resist virulent fungus 18.11.2017
Scientists say they're close to producing super varieties of wheat that will resist a virulent fungus which leaves behind fields of withered black stems. University of California, Davis, researchers identified a gene that enables resistance to a new devastating strain of stem rust, a fungal disease that is hampering wheat production throughout Africa and Asia and threatening food security worldwide. The discovery by wheat geneticist Jorge Dubcovsky and his team will help breeders more quickly develop varieties that can fend off the deadly pathogens and halt a worldwide wheat epidemic. Wheat and stem rust have been in an evolutionary arms race for more than 10,000 years. In the 1950s, a major epidemic of the disease spread through North America and destroyed up to 40 percent of the wheat crop, the world's second most important grain next to rice. Since then, scientists have developed rust-resistant varieties to boost wheat's immunity to stem rust. But the pathogens are making a comeback. A new ...
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NITI CEO lauds Moody's rating upgrade, says reforms will continue unabated 18.11.2017 All Economy & Policy Stories
Moody's said the reforms undertaken by the government would lead to an enhanced business environment
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A long-lasting solution to wheat's 'rusty' new problem 18.11.2017 Life | The Asian Age
The findings are published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Scientists discover new parasitic plant in Nagaland 18.11.2017 Hindu: Other States
Having no chlorophyll of its own, the flowering species survives entirely by stealing food from its host
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German political parties seek compromise on migrants, climate change 18.11.2017 World – The Indian Express
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Tata Steel to leverage emerging technology to boost performance 18.11.2017 All Companies Stories
Company marks second anniversary of Kalinganagar project
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Geoffrey Kirui and world record holder Almaz Ayana favourites at Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 18.11.2017 Sport Others – The Indian Express
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Delhi half-marathon: Pollution will not affect race, says Linford Christie 18.11.2017 Sport Others – The Indian Express
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5 great air purifiers to tackle pollution 18.11.2017
Though pollution is bad news for everyone, it does bring a reason to cheer for companies dealing in air purifiers. Similar to water purifier becoming a necessity, air purifiers are also inching towards becoming a must-have gadget for every household.  With multiple brands entering the Indian market and claiming their technology to be superior, there is a need for consumers to break through this marketing blitz and scout for themselves the best purifier according to individual needs.  While countries such as USA, China and Japan are working towards framing standards for air purifiers, India is behind and scores of purifiers that do not conform to even rudimentary standards of efficacy and safety are being dumped here. A star-based regulatory categorisation system for air purifiers measuring their efficiency in removal of various indoor pollutants would make it easier for Indian consumer to choose the right product and create expectations accordingly. Nonetheless, there are some air purifiers ...
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‘Shift to EVs won’t eradicate pollution’ 18.11.2017 BusinessLine - Mutual Funds
No material benefit unless renewable energy target of 175 GW is raised, says Purpose Climate Lab
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Tree-lined neighbourhood may help in reducing asthma risk 18.11.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Restoring coastal wetlandsfor climate resilience 18.11.2017 Hindu: National
600 hectares of coastal wetlands to be restored for paddy, fish farming
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Fast pace of innovation critical for success, says Narayana Murthy 18.11.2017 News
The Infosys co-founder was speaking at the SRM University in Tamil Nadu
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Sibal questions Moody's rating 18.11.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
The Congress on Saturday upped its ante against the government over Moody's improving India's credit rating, saying the mood at ground and the report is contrasting. Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal tweeted, "Contrast the mood at Moody's with the mood of the people . While you bask under their upgrade worry about livelihood millions have lost." "Moody talks about sunshine tomorrow. We are worried about the dark clouds today," he added. His comments came a day after US credit rating agency Moody's upgraded India's sovereign rating and changed the outlook for the country's r
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NASA launches next-generation weather satellite 18.11.2017 HBL: Home
NASA today launched a next- generation satellite into space designed to monitor weather around the world and help improve forecasts. The satellite, called the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1...
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People living in green neighbourhoods less likely to develop asthma: study 18.11.2017
People living in polluted urban areas are far less likely to develop asthma when there are lots of trees in their neighbourhood, a study has found. Researchers noted that respiratory health can be improved by the expansion of tree cover in very polluted urban neighbourhoods. The study, published in the journal Environment International, looked at more than 650,000 serious asthma attacks over a 15-year period. In a typical urban area with a high level of air pollution, planting 300 extra trees per square kilometre was associated with around 50 fewer emergency asthma cases per 100,000 residents. The findings could have important implications for planning and public health policy, and suggest that tree planting could play a role in reducing the effects of air pollution from cars. "We wanted to clarify how urban vegetation may be related to respiratory health. We know that trees remove the air pollutants which can bring on asthma attacks," said Ian Alcock, from the University of Exeter in the ...
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Bonn climate summit ends with small victories for developing world, important decisions next year 18.11.2017 India – The Indian Express
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At COP23, consensus emerges on recognising rights of indigenous communities 18.11.2017 Downtoearth
A new platform will be made operational to strengthen efforts of indigenous communities towards addressing climate change
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COP23 ends; US plays the spoilsport again, says CSE 18.11.2017 Downtoearth
US continued with its business-as-usual obstructionist agenda in the negotiations and hampered meaningful progress on equity and finance issues
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