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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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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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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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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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30 train coaches being prepared at Silchar 5.4.2020 The Assam Tribune
30 train coaches being prepared at Silchar
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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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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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UK university develops paper-based test kit to detect coronavirus in wastewater: Study 31.3.2020 Science | The Asian Age
It may predict the potential spread of the virus by picking up signatures of it in faeces from disease carriers that enter water systems
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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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24 hr control room nos for WGH 25.3.2020 The Shillong Times
TURA: In order to facilitate easy and convenience mode for creating awareness on the control to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to deal with issues relating to Corona Virus outbreak, the District Administration of West Garo Hills has set up the following 24×7 Control Room Numbers: 1). District Control Room- 6009926806/8258991324 2). Police Control […]
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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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COVID-19: After Rwanda, South Africa enters lockdown 24.3.2020 Downtoearth
Number of cases in South Africa jumped 6 times to 402 in 8 days
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17 offices at Secretariat closed 24.3.2020 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: The state government on Monday ordered temporary closure of 17 offices at the secretariat level till March 31 in view of the coronavirus pandemic. The offices are Arts and Culture, Border Areas, Cabinet Affairs, Cooperation, Fisheries, Finance (AF/PR/PC), Home (Passport), Housing, Legal Metrology, Programme Implementation and Evaluation, Personnel & Administrative Reforms (AR Cell/ Service Rules […]
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Classrooms, toilets built by army for students in Karbi Anglong 24.3.2020 The Assam Tribune
Classrooms, toilets built by army for students in Karbi Anglong
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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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Assam has no corona+ cases, but has ordered a total shutdown until March 31 23.3.2020 The Asian Age | Home
Food prices shoot up although groceries have been exempted from lockdown
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