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Bagmati bund be reviewed, say experts 30.3.2017 TOI: Patna
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Met dept pulls out all stops to combat the heat 30.3.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
With maximum temperatures in many parts of the country already nearing 40 degrees Celsius, and a worsening drought condition in southern states, various central agencies have got together on a plan.India Meteorological Department (IMD), the National Disaster Management Authority and partner associations like the Red Cross and Medical Council of India (MCI) have devised a procedure for vulnerable states and district administrations.For the highly vulnerable 40-50 districts, the action plan includes changes in school timings, lowering the exposure levels of people who work in the open, and for hospitals in these areas to shift the maternity and child care wards to lower floors, as children and pregnant women are most susceptible to heat stroke. The highly vulnerable districts are in Vidarbha, Telangana, north interior Karnataka, Marathwada, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and Rayalaseema. As many as 11 states have already developed their own heat action plan and are said to be .
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Meet the techies, who fight for Tamil soil from foreign shores 29.3.2017 TOI: Chennai
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Met dept gets plan going on coming heat wave 29.3.2017 Latest News
With maximum temperatures in many parts of the country already nearing 40 degrees Celsius, and a worsening drought condition in southern states, various central agencies have got together on a plan.India Meteorological Department (IMD), the National Disaster Management Authority and partner associations like the Red Cross and Medical Council of India (MCI) have devised a procedure for vulnerable states and district administrations.For the highly vulnerable 40-50 districts, the action plan includes changes in school timings, lowering the exposure levels of people who work in the open, and for hospitals in these areas to shift the maternity and child care wards to lower floors, as children and pregnant women are most susceptible to heat stroke. The highly vulnerable districts are in Vidarbha, Telangana, north interior Karnataka, Marathwada, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and Rayalaseema. As many as 11 states have already developed their own heat action plan and are said to be .
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Excavation, desiltation of Brahmaputra: CM urged to address concerns 29.3.2017 The Assam Tribune
Excavation, desiltation of Brahmaputra: CM urged to address concerns
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Toshiba approves bankruptcy for US atomic unit: Report 29.3.2017 The Tribune
TOKYO: Toshiba has approved a plan to place its US nuclear unit in bankruptcy protection, a report said on Wednesday, as the troubled division wrestles with multi-billion-losses and accounting fraud claims.
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Toshiba approves bankruptcy for US atomic unit: report 29.3.2017 BusinessLine - News
Toshiba has approved a plan to place its US nuclear unit in bankruptcy protection, a report said today, as the troubled division wrestles with multi-billion-losses and accounting fraud claims. Jap...
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Central government sanctions only 5 per cent of Tamil Nadu's amount 29.3.2017
Chennai: Having suffered four disasters in the past 17 months, Tamil Nadu had demanded a whopping Rs 76,004 crore from the Centre as relief. Informed government sources confirmed that the Central government had sanctioned a mere 5.25 per cent of the amount, of which only 2.5 per cent is released. Sources also confirmed that the centre is biased over the allocation of disaster relief to Tamil Nadu, when compared with other states. The previous disaster relief fund from the Centre came, when the late chief minister Jayalalithaa was active. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who took an aerial survey during Chennai floods in 2015 sanctioned Rs 1,000 crore and another Rs 940 crore was released little later. After this, there is no adequate fund flow from the Centre towards the state to carry outs its disaster relief. Funds for the state under Sarva Sikshya Abhiyan, right to education are also pending from the Union government, state finance department sources confirmed. “Starting from Chennai floods in December ...
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Trade fair begins at Gole Market 29.3.2017 The Tribune
JAMMU: Minister for Public Health Engineering (PHE), Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Choudhary inaugurated a trade fair and children amusement rides at Gole Market in Gandhi Nagar here today.
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Improper digging hampers Ranbir Canal desilting 29.3.2017 The Tribune
JAMMU: The ongoing silt-clearance project undertaken by the Irrigation and Flood Control Department in Ranbir Canal seems to be a mere formality as the digging work at many places in the canal to lift garbage and silt is not being done properly.
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Jammu and Kashmir govt committee approves smart city proposals for Srinagar, Jammu 28.3.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Extreme summers driven by human-caused global warming: study 28.3.2017
New York: Extreme weather events, such as unprecedented summer heat, flooding, drought and torrential rain, are an effect of human-caused global warming, a new study has found. Researchers from Pennsylvania State University in the US looked at a combination of roughly 50 climate models from around the world. They looked at the historical atmospheric observations to document the conditions under which extreme weather patterns form and persist. Scientists found a link between extreme weather events and the impact climate change is having on the jet stream. The unusual weather events such as the 2003 European heat wave, the 2010 Pakistan flood and Russian heatwave, the 2011 Texas and Oklahoma heat wave and drought and the 2015 California wildfires piqued our interest, researchers said. "Most stationary jet stream disturbances, however, will dissipate over time," said Michael Mann of Penn State University. "Under certain circumstances the wave disturbance is effectively constrained by an atmospheric wave ...
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Sarabananda Sonowal warns officers for failure to meet embankment repair deadline 28.3.2017 India – The Indian Express
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J&K govt committee approves smart city proposals for Srinagar 28.3.2017
Jammu: A committee of the Jammu and Kashmir government has approved the Smart City Proposals (SCPs) for the twin cities of Jammu and Srinagar for submission to the Centre. The 'State-Level High Power Steering Committee' (SLHPSC), headed by Chief Secretary B R Sharma, approved the Smart City Proposals (SCPs) for Srinagar and Jammu cities for submission to the Union Ministry of Urban Development for participation in stage-II (round three) of the Smart City Competition, an official spokesman in Jammu said on Tuesday. Following the initial approval of SCPs for the twin cities in December last year by the SLHPSC, the Union Ministry of Urban Development communicated a revised timeline for submission of the approved SCPs, and accordingly extending it to March this year. "The extended period was utilised to further refine and improve the proposals based on citizen aspirations, expert opinion and recommendations, workshops, national seminars conducted by the Union and the state governments between January 2017 ...
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New 12-sided pound coin goes into circulation in UK 28.3.2017 World – The Indian Express
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Cyclone Debbie hits Australia’s Queensland region; coastal towns face flood threat 28.3.2017 Downtoearth
Besides knocking down weather bureau's radar, the category 4 storm brought with it 211 mm (8 inches) of rain in an hour
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DJB takes up new project to clean drains 28.3.2017 The Tribune
NEW DELHI:The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has initiated one of the most ambitious projects proposing a paradigm shift in approach by using sustainable bio-remediation technologies to clean drains and water bodies.
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73% of land in state flood prone: Expert 28.3.2017 TOI: Patna
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Supreme Court seeks govt plan to check farmers’ suicide 28.3.2017 The Asian Age | Home
The scheme must focus on providing alternate employment opportunities in the event of drought or other natural calamities.
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Silt-clearance project creates traffic chaos, residents suffer 28.3.2017 The Tribune
JAMMU:The Railway Station-Trikuta Nagar route in the winter capital is witnessing traffic chaos due to heaps of garbage and silt lying on roadsides due to the ongoing silt-clearance project of Ranbir Canal undertaken by the Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) Department.
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