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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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Policy implementation failed to keep pace with Modi's vision: G P Hinduja 18.11.2017 Latest News
Modi sahib's targets, his objectives, his aims are very good. But the implementation is not going at the same speed: Hinduja
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German political parties seek compromise on migrants, climate change 18.11.2017 World – 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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Simple water test may help prevent bone disease in India 18.11.2017 The Tribune
London A simple colour-changing test to rapidly detect fluoride in drinking water may help prevent skeletal fluorosis, a crippling bone disease, in developing countries such as India, scientists said. While low amounts of fluoride are beneficial for healthy teeth, high levels of fluoride can weaken bones, leading to skeletal fluorosis, said researchers at the University of Bath in the UK. This disease causes crippling deformities of the spine and joints, especially in children whose skeletons are still forming, they said. When water passes over certain minerals, it can dissolve fluoride, which results in elevated levels of fluoride in drinking water sources in parts of India, East Africa, China and North America. Levels of fluoride in drinking water are routinely monitored and controlled at treatment works in developed countries. However, in areas where there is no piped water system or treatment works, people rely on drawing untreated water from wells, which can often be contaminated with higher than ...
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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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Sitharaman asks Tamil Nadu for 50-yr supply plan for proposed defence parks 18.11.2017 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
The government of Tamil Nadu has proposed setting up of an aerospace and defence parks in the State and the centre has asked the State to come out with a proper plan, said Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Speaking to the reporters in Chennai, after an interaction with the industry organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), she said that the State Industry Minister M C Sampath has mooted an idea to set up aerospace and defence parks in Tamil Nadu.The industry in the State should discuss with the State government and come out with a proper plan, which could then be submitted to the centre.She also asked the industry in Tamil Nadu should come out with long term plans to work with the defence agencies for their future requirements. It can also get help from the experts in the field to better understanding the segment, she said. Capacity building for the next 50 years has to be taken into consideration, she said.She alleged that the Congress party did not take any ...
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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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Fritjof Capra talks about his journey towards balancing science and spirituality 18.11.2017 Hindu: Interview
‘Violence and war also are derived from inequality’
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Indian industry should draw up 50-yr plan for defence supplies: Sitharaman 18.11.2017 News
Sitharaman said she has asked CII officials to hold discussions with the Tamil Nadu government and chart out a plan
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Oil prices, opposition to TransCanada surge in US after Keystone oil spill 18.11.2017 Commodities
The spill gave further ammunition to environmental groups and other US opponents of another pipeline the company has proposed, the long-delayed Keystone XL
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Plants emit 30% more carbon than thought: Study 18.11.2017 News
Such increases may lower the future ability of global vegetation to offset carbon dioxide emissions caused by burning of fossil fuels
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Bengal to improve safety infrastructure in schools 18.11.2017 BusinessLine - National
West Bengal government will spend close to Rs 70 crore to improve structural safety infrastructure in schools. According to Dushyant Nariala, principal secretary to the Department of School Educati...
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Short walk in parks may help mothers, daughters bond: study 18.11.2017 Life | The Asian Age
It was unique that for the daughters walking with moms improved their attention.
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Plants emit 30 per cent more carbon than thought: study 18.11.2017 Life | The Asian Age
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Spending time in nature can help mothers and daughters bond: study 18.11.2017
Spending time outside in nature, even just a 20-minute walk, together can help mothers and daughters get along even better, a study has found. The research, published in the journal Children, Youth and Environments, is based on the attention restoration theory which describes how interaction with natural environment can reduce mental fatigue and restore attentional functioning. Researchers tested their theory by looking at sets of moms and daughters (aged between 10 and 12 years) who were asked to take a walk together in nature and a walk in a mall. They then tested both the mothers' and daughters' attention and observed their family interactions after each walk. The results were clear; a walk in nature increased positive interactions, helping the mothers and daughters get along better. It also restored attention, a significant effect for mothers in the study. "In nature, you can relax and restore your attention which is needed to help you concentrate better. It helps your working ...
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Plant emissions higher than believed 18.11.2017 Hindu: S & T
Carbon released by plant respiration may be around 30% higher than previously predicted, a new study claims. The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, suggests that as the mean globa...
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