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Nudge for nature 8.4.2020 Downtoearth
A nudge can be a promising new tool to encourage people to act in an environmentally benign way
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Lockdown Stopped Two Thirds Of World Economy 8.4.2020 The Navhind Times

Ajit Ranade (Dr Ajit Ranade is a senior economist and Senior Fellow, Takshashila Institution) Despite bitter political bickering, the United States passed its highest ever relief package to support the economy. It is valued at 2.2 trillion dollars, and another one trillion is coming, if not more. That would make it nearly 15 percent of …

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New mining leases deemed to have all approvals for 2 years: Environment ministry 7.4.2020 Downtoearth
New lessee will take on water, air, forest rights and other liabilities from the previous lessee
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Doubling time for Covid19 in the country worrisome 7.4.2020 India News | Get Live Updates Of UP Polls, 2017 And Other Breaking News And Analysis On Politics And Current Affairs From India
Medical experts say that doubling time has increased as cluster cases have emerged across India
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Global Eco Watch: Carcass of radio transmitter-fitted gharial found in Odisha 6.4.2020 Downtoearth
Down To Earth brings you the top happenings in the world of global ecology  
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Centre amends mining law, exempts several activities from green nod 6.4.2020 National News – The Navhind Times

PTI New Delhi Removal of sand deposits from agricultural fields after floods will not require green clearance now, with the Centre amending the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act. In its notification, the Ministry of Environment has said that extraction of ordinary clay or sand by manual mining, by the ‘kumhars’ (potter) to prepare …

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Cheruvayal Raman’s paddy project: 20 years, 54 varieties, 1 national award 5.4.2020 Downtoearth
This 70-year old farmer's lifelong mission is to save Kerala's traditional rice varieties
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River Ganga breathes easy as country goes into lockdown 5.4.2020 Life | The Asian Age
Pollution in the sacred river has come down by over 40 per cent and is likely to increase as the lock down continues across the country
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From trickle to stream 5.4.2020 The Shillong Times
By Hillary Hoppock Water is a precious resource, especially for farmers in India, where agriculture is primarily rain-fed. Competition over finite water resources, compounded by climate change, has raised concerns about India’s food security, the livelihoods of farmers as well as the country’s economic development. The changing climate is affecting not just rainfall but also […]
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Carmona decide to focus on cleanliness, take up pre monsoon works with migrant labour 4.4.2020 The Navhind Times

NT NETWORK MARGAO The village panchayat of Carmona on Friday decided to take advantage of a recent order by the director of panchayat and use migrant labour in the village to take up pre monsoon works. The panchayat has also decided to focus on maintaining cleanliness around the village and to clean public areas of …

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ONGC Assam Asset operates 24×7 braving COVID-19 pandemic 3.4.2020 The Shillong Times
GUWAHATI: The employees of ONGC, Assam Asset are working in the oil and gas fields 24×7 despite the prevailing COVID-19 environment. The ONGC authority is taking all possible measures to ensure safety of oil and gas wells and associated pipelines. This will also ensure the safety of the people of Assam living in the vicinity […]
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Lockdown proves to be a blessing for Ganga 3.4.2020 National News – The Navhind Times

New Delhi: The health of Ganga river  has seen significant improvement since enforcement of the nationwide lockdown that has led to reduction in dumping of industrial waste into it, experts have said. India has been placed under a three-week lockdown since March 24 with its 1.3 billion people instructed to stay home in view of …

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NASA releases new global maps mapping groundwater, soil wetness 2.4.2020 Downtoearth
Groundwater and soil moisture are crucial for irrigation and crop growth  
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COVID-19 is an opportunity 31.3.2020 Downtoearth
It provides a chance to work towards strengthening public health systems and better disaster resilience
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Leopard attacks man 31.3.2020 The Assam Tribune
Leopard attacks man
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Village on clouds 29.3.2020 The Shillong Times
From CK Nayak While Meghalaya is the abode of clouds with high rainfall, Yemen’s Al-Hutaib village never receives rain for which it is well-known and featured in Planet Earth documentaries. It is an irony that this village is not in a desert. Rather, this is on a mountain slope high above the clouds. There is […]
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Safe water and COVID-19 — where the twain meet 27.3.2020 Downtoearth
It's not running water, but safe running water that is needed to fight the pandemic 
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Environment again not given priority in Delhi Budget for 2020-21 24.3.2020 Downtoearth
Only Rs 52 crore our of a total Rs 65 thousand crore allotted for city’s air pollution epidemic
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Essential services exempted from curbs 24.3.2020 Goa News – The Navhind Times

NT NETWORK Panaji In view of the chaos among people about restrictions on essential services, North and South Goa collectors on Monday issued a modification to the earlier order exempting 23 essential services from the three-day extended ‘Janata Curfew’ period. The collector has allowed opening of shops selling grocery items, milk, bread, fruit, vegetable, meat …

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MPs can drive home policy changes — by asking the right questions 23.3.2020 Downtoearth
Question on non-compliance by thermal power plants in Rajya Sabha should have driven home a bigger point. Problem, however, was the question itself   
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