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Seed mela on May 24 22.5.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
To be simultaneously held at four places in the State
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Prominent legislators of Vijayapura, Bagalkot districts hoping to get Cabinet berths 22.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
With the Congress-JD(S) coalition all set to form the government in Karnataka, curiosity about who would become Ministers in the new government is on
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An effort to save a lifeline 21.5.2018 Hindu: National
Chief Minister launches Bharathapuzha revival action plan
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Agro exports, line of credit to strengthen India-Egypt economic ties: Envoy 21.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Pointing out that trade exchanges between India and Egypt have picked up pace in the last one year, outgoing Indian Ambassador to the Arab nation Sanjay Bhattacharya on Monday said the growth in agro-exports from India to Egypt and its acceptance of India's line of credit facility can further boost bilateral economic ties.
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Ker CM to attend Kumaraswamy's swearing in 21.5.2018 General News
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will attend the swearing in ceremony of Janata Dal(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy as Karnataka Chief Minister on May 23. Vijayan will be attending the ceremony, accepting the invitation of former Prime Minister and JDS supremo Deve Gowda and his son, Kumaraswamy, sources in the Chief Minister's office said. Kumaraswamy, heading the JD(S)-Congress coalition, is becoming the Chief Minister of Karnataka for the second time. Several top leaders, including Congress President Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal are expected to attend the swearing in ceremony. The Janata Dal(S) is a partner of the ruling CPI(m)-led LDF in Kerala. The party's nominee, Mathew P Thomas, is the water resources minister in the state cabinet.
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Gujarat starts drone surveillance to curb illegal sand mining 21.5.2018 General News
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today inaugurated the "Trinetra Drone Surveillance System" to keep an eye from above on the state's rivers to curb illegal sand mining. A state government release informed that, in the first phase, the TDSS would be deployed on four major rivers of the state- Sabarmati, Tapi, Orsang and Bhadar. It added that the system, in the future, would also be implemented in other sectors to keep a watch on mines and mineral deposits spread over an area of two lakh square kilometres of the state. Rupani said that the system would prove effective in stopping illegal sand mining. He said that a central command and control room would also be set up for the purpose and asked other departments, like Water Resources as well as Road and Building. to consider deploying drones.
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Use education to create self-employment: Prez to students 21.5.2018 General News
President Ram Nath Kovind today exhorted the farm scientists to use their education to create self-employment ventures. The president was speaking at a convocation ceremony in Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni in Himachal Pradesh. Kovind accompanied by his wife arrived in Shimla yesterday on a six-day visit to the state. Addressing the gathering at the ceremony today, he said, Several enthusiastic youths have opted for their own ventures in agri sector after attaining education and started organic farming of fruits, vegetables and flowers and have become exporters of these produce. He presented gold medals and conferred degrees on 462 students and said, "it is encouraging that the girls have surpassed boys and out of nine medal winners, six are girls and one of them got two medals. Girls are proving their supremacy in education, sports, research, defence sciences, aviation and other areas which is a good sign for the country," he said. He said there were ...
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The truth about organic produce and pesticides 21.5.2018 Washington Post
The truth about organic produce and pesticides
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Khaitan Chemicals & Fertilizers standalone net profit declines 34.75% in the March 2018 quarter 21.5.2018 General News
Sales decline 9.11% to Rs 92.39 crore
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'Removing shoes outside house can help prevent obesity' 21.5.2018 General News
Removing your shoes when entering the house can help you stay slim as it prevents hormone-altering chemicals from accumulating indoors, a study suggests. Obesity increasingly affects millions of people worldwide, with cases rising sharply in young children and babies - a trend which is not explained by evolving diets and lifestyles alone. Chemicals that interfere with how our bodies store and process fat are referred to as 'obesogens', and have been suggested as a possible contributor to the increasing number of obesity cases. Researchers from the University of Aveiro and University of Beira Interior in Portugal reviewed existing studies, and showed that the most important sources of exposure to obesogens indoors are diet, house dust, and everyday products such as cleaning chemicals, kitchenware or cosmetics. Diet samples in some of the studies showed, for example, that obesogens such as tributyltin - a chemical in anti-fouling paint banned a decade ago, and cadmium - a metal ...
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MSKVIB mulls 'friends of honeybees' plan for bee conservation 21.5.2018 General News
The Maharashtra State Khadi and Village Industries Board (MSKVIB) plans to start an initiative called the "friends of honeybees" to curb the harmful methods employed to remove beehives in urban areas, a senior official said today. Vishal Chordia, chairperson of MSKVIB, said that these "friends of honeybees" would have proper training for the scientific removal of beehives, without killing the bees. "Calling pest control agencies to remove beehives, setting fire underneath them are harmful methods. In order to curb these harmful methods, we are exploring the setting up of friends of honeybees," he said. He said that a dedicated helpline number would be set up on which people could call and inform about the location of beehives in their areas. These would be important steps for bee conservation as well as to create awareness among people that honey bees are an important factor in our ecology, he said. The MSKVIB also proposes to set up a "Honey Park" at Mahabaleshwar in ...
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Centre yet to release Rs 893 crore 21.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Centre yet to release Rs 893 crore
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Need to adopt organic farming stressed 21.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Need to adopt organic farming stressed
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Testing of canal-based drinking water supply ordered 20.5.2018 General News
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today ordered testing and monitoring of canal-based drinking water supply in the southern parts of the state to prevent the spread of contamination triggered by the spill of molasses into the Beas river. The chief minister issued directions to the Punjab Pollution Control Board and other departments concerned to undertake detailed testing of the water supplied to towns and villages in southern Punjab. He has asked the departments to constitute special teams for water quality testing and to take necessary steps to prevent drinking water contamination, said an official spokesperson. The chief minister also directed the deputy commissioners of the districts concerned to closely monitor the water supply in towns and villages. The deputy commissioners have been asked to coordinate with the water resources department to ensure cleaning of the water channels in their jurisdictions, the spokesperson said. The pollution control board had directed ..
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N'tnl convention on 'Rejuvenation of Krishna River' on May 22 20.5.2018 General News
Experts in water conservation from across the country will deliberate on ways to rejuvenate the Krishnariver at the maiden national convention of the Indian Water Council (IWC) here on May 22. The 'National Convention on Rejuvenation of the Krishna River', IWC's first event, will see participation of over 300 delegates of government organisations from various states and NGOs, including Rajendra Singh, known as 'Waterman of India', Telangana Water Resources Development Corporation Chairman V Prakash Rao told reporters here. The Indian Water Council was formed last month in Rajasthan. Rao said the state government has started an initiative to rejuvenate the river by involving government organisations from Krishna river basin states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana and several NGOs. "There are plans to take up several works in the next 10 years to rejuvenate the river and the convention is the first step towards this," he said. Delegates would ...
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Met Council explores treating, reusing wastewater in SE metro 20.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The project signifies the council's increased interest in wastewater reuse as concerns mount about the long-term sustainability of Minnesota's water resources.
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Reducing exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals to tackle obesity 20.5.2018 General News
According to a study, minimising exposure to common hormone-disrupting chemicals may help reduce obesity rates.Chemicals that interfere with how our bodies store and process fat are referred to as 'obesogens', and have been suggested as a possible contributor to the increasing number of obesity cases.Obesogens reprogram how our cells work in two main ways: they can promote fat accumulation through increasing the number and size of fat cells or by increasing appetite, or they can make it more difficult to lose fat by changing our ability to burn calories.Previous studies have identified these chemicals in many everyday products, such as pesticides, plastics, flame retardants, repellent coatings on kitchen utensils and clothes, and artificial sweeteners. This comprehensive analysis aims to highlight to health professionals, and the public, the main sources of obesogens, and includes specific recommendations on minimising exposure.Dr Ana Catarina Sousa and her research group, from the ...
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Highway building, water bodies construction can go hand in hand: Gadkari 20.5.2018 General News
A programme to push construction of water bodies in drought-prone areas in lieu of soil excavated to be used in highway building has come in handy to create 2,841 tmc of storage capacity in Buldana district of Maharashtra, which could have cost around Rs 43 crore to the state, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said. A pilot project in drought-prone Buldana district is underway to usges ensuring water, jobs and infrastructure to people, Gadkari reveale earth materials excavated from 202 sites, where ponds and water bodies are being dug and desilted, for 12 highway projects in the district, Gadkari, who holds multiple portfolios, including highways and water resources, told PTI. The project will benefit at least 112 villaed. Enthused by the results of the pilot project, Gadkari exuded confidence that such a model can be replicated successfully in states like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh which battle with acute water shortage. Around 12 highways projects are underway .
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Kodandaram alleges irregularities in land purification programme 19.5.2018 Hindu: Home
TJS president urges farmers to make ‘Sadak bandh’ a success
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Need to develop new seeds, plants compatible with changing climatic patterns: J-K Guv 19.5.2018 General News
Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra today suggested all agriculture universities in the hill states to collaborate in developing new seeds and plants compatible with the changing climatic patterns in the country. Vohra was addressing the sixth convocation of the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) here. "Time has come for agriculture universities in the hill states to collaborate and undertake joint research efforts in the identified areas for timely developing new seeds and plants which will be compatible with the rapidly changing climatic patterns, he said. Vohra, who is also chancellor of the university, highlighted the agricultural scenario of the state and observed that nearly two-third of the population is directly or indirectly dependent for its livelihood on agriculture and its allied sectors. However, the average size of our farm holdings is only 0.66 ha, which is about one-third the national average size, he said. While tackling our ...
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