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Centre puts State on notice 20.4.2018 Hindu: National
Issues directive to ensure protection of elephants during Thrissur Pooram
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US Senate narrowly confirms Trump's new NASA chief 20.4.2018 General News
The US Senate has narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to head the space agency NASA, over objections from Democrats who warned he lacked a technical background. Jim Bridenstine, a congressman from Oklahoma, US Navy veteran and former pilot, was confirmed on a 50-49 vote, and will become the 13th administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration seven months after Trump named him to lead the agency. Bridenstine, 42, has expressed an interest in returning humans back to the moon, spoken of closer ties between NASA and the commercial space industry, and has voiced skepticism about human-caused climate change. He was a strong supporter of Trump during the 2016 presidential race. Senate Democrat Bill Nelson, a former astronaut from Florida, was unenthusiastic in his welcome for Bridenstine. "The @NASA administrator should be a consummate space professional -- not a politician," Nelson tweeted. "He or she must also be a leader who has the ability to bring us ..
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Despite opposition, US President Donald Trump named NASA chief 20.4.2018 Zee News : Science and Technology
Democrats had raised objections saying Donald Trump has limited technical background to be worthy of the post.
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NTPC to back down thermal power at some of its units for more renewables 19.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The move is in line with the Centre's proposal to introduce flexibility in generation scheduling. It provides flexibility for substituting thermal by renewable power
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Environment Ministry frames new draft Coastal Regulation Zone Notification 19.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has framed a new draft Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification, 2018.   The draft notification has been uploaded on the Ministry’s website on April 18, 2018.
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Environment Ministry frames new draft Coastal Regulation Zone Notification 19.4.2018 General News
The salient features of the draft CRZ Notification, 2018 and changes with respect to CRZ Notification, 2011, are as under:-
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“Need to translate outcome of the deliberations on the ground”: Dr. Mahesh Sharma 19.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Emphasizing the need to translate the outcome of the deliberations, in the form of suggestions on the ground, Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma has said that the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) is expected to play a crucial role in addressing the increasing air pollution across the country in a comprehensive manner.
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Tell us of the steps taken on depletion of groundwater, asks SC 18.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Central government about the steps taken on the issue of depletion of groundwater in Delhi, and sought the presence of the Central Ground Water Board's Member Secretary before it for assistance on the issue.
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SLA hosts Climate Change Inter College Debate Competition 2018 18.4.2018 Voice of Sikkim
Gangtok, April 18: (IPR) The Sikkim Legislative Assembly Secretariat organized the Inter College Debate Competition titled “The Climate Change Debate – A Challenge for Legislators” at Chintan Bhawan, Gangtok today. Shri. P. D. Rai, Hon’ble M. P. (Lok Sabha) chaired the debate as the Chief Guest along with Shri. Sonam Gyatso Lepcha, Deputy Speaker, SLA. […]
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HP to raise issue of its share in BBMB power projects 18.4.2018 General News
Himachal Pradesh will take up the issue of its 7.19 per cent share in electricity generated from power projects run by Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) with the governments of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan to get the matter expedited. Himachal Pradesh has been demanding its share in electricity generated from BBMB power projects for long. In 2011, the Supreme Court had upheld the state's claim of 7.19 per cent share in BBMB power projects located in Himachal Pradesh's territory under the Punjab Reorganisation Act 1966. The state had worked out over Rs 4,000 crore of arrears as per 7.19 per cent share which was to be paid by Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. "We are planning to raise the issue of our claim with the states of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. We will raise our demand as per the SC directions. We will get this matter expedited," Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur told reporters here today. "We have been demanding it. But till now, Punjab is not ready because the
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India, Britain to boost anti-terror ties, work together in Indo-Pacific 18.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
India and Britain on Wednesday condemned terrorism in all its forms and agreed to strengthen cooperation to take "decisive and concerted actions" against globally-proscribed terrorists and terror entities while naming Pakistan-based terror outfits following talks between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi of India and Theresa May of Britain.
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Neutrino project: no clearance from villagers 15.4.2018 Hindu: News
The recent granting of environmental clearance by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has sharpened the divide between villagers of Pottipuram, activists and scientists, with local hostility to the project strengthening
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UN Chief appeals to avoid escalating Syrian crises 14.4.2018 General News
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on the international community to avoid actions which could escalate the crisis in Syria and "deepen the suffering of its people.""The Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. I call on the members of the Security Council to unite and exercise that responsibility. I urge all Member States to show restraint in these dangerous circumstances and to avoid any acts that could escalate the situation and worsen the suffering of the Syrian people," Guterres said in a statement issued by his spokesperson."There's an obligation, particularly when dealing with matters of peace and security, to act consistently with the Charter of the United Nations and with international law in general. The UN Charter is very clear on these issues," he added.His remarks came hours after the United States, France and Britain launched military strikes targeting sites associated with the ...
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Redraft National Forest Policy: CPI(M) 13.4.2018 General News
The CPI(M) today opposed the Draft National Forest Policy as a pro-privatisation and anti-tribal document and demanded that a committee comprising people working to preserve the environment and the rights of tribal communities be set up to redraft the policy. In a note submitted to the Ministry of Forests, Environment and Climate Change, CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat recorded the party's opposition to the draft policy. "The Draft National Forest Policy should be withdrawn," she said in the note. "A committee comprising organisations and individuals working to preserve the environment, forests and the rights of tribal communities and traditional forest dwellers should be set up to redraft the policy within the framework of the Forest Rights Act and other laws which protect and recognise the role of tribal communities in preserving India's rich bio-diversity and her natural forests," she demanded. The CPI(M) politburo member has accused the ministry of doing "everything possible to hasten .
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Voluntary outfits up in arms against Union ministry’s move in Karaikal 11.4.2018 Hindu: Tiruchirapalli
Public hearing on CRZ III project met with overwhelming opposition
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SCCL ‘violating’ environment norms, says panel 7.4.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
Fresh approvals not taken while renewing mining leases
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Anti-forest, anti-forest dweller 4.4.2018 Hindu: Opinion
The Compensatory Afforestation Fund is a deeply flawed and unjust mechanism
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INS slams PCI 'biased' selection process, hails PM's move to turn down fake news guidelines 4.4.2018 General News
The Indian Newspaper Society today welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to turn down the I and B ministry'sstringent guidelines to check fake news and also expressed anguish over the Press Council of India's "biased" selection of new members. The apex body of the print media industry said it strongly disapproved of the "strategic manipulation" of the process of nominations for the Press Council of India, which is headed by Justice (retd) C K Prasad. It said in a statement that it was "anguished over the recent unreasonable and biased decision of the Chairman, PCI, while selecting the names of persons to be nominated as members for a fresh term". The Press Council of India, a statutory body that acts as a watchdog to oversee conduct of the print media, was reconstituted for three years in October 2014. Though its term ended in October last year, it is learnt that the panel has been reconstituted but the official notification is yet to be issued. The INS said the entire ...
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HC issues notice to Centre, state on PIL seeking action on reducing air-water pollution 2.4.2018 General News
The Madras High Court today issued notice to the Centre and state government on a public interest litigation seeking a direction to both to take appropriate action on a war-footing to implement the Air Pollution Control Act and reduce air and water pollution. The plea was filed an NGO -- Global Warming Environment Protecting Society. The petitioner submitted that poor implementation and monitoring of the Air Pollution Control Act led to increase in pollution levels and wanted both the union and state governments to implement it properly on a war-footing. The petitioner said he had already made a representation in this regard, but as there was no response he filed the present petition. The First Bench comprising Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice A Selvam issued notice and posted the matter for further hearing to April 16.
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Draft coastal plan under fire 31.3.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Greens say plan may lead to unrestricted development in vulnerable areas
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