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“Find scientific solution for development of backward districts”: Dr Harsh Vardhan 19.1.2018 Govt of india: PIB

“Scientists should try to find solutions to develop 115 backward districts in the country”, suggested Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science & Technology, Environment, Forest &

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Indian Gaur falls into farm well, dies in Theni district 19.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
A five-year-old male Indian Gaur weighing around 1.5 tonnes that fell into a farm well near Duraisamypuram in the early hours of Thursday died due to heavy injuries. The rescue team removed the carca...
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Find scientific solution for development of backward districts": Dr Harsh Vardhan 18.1.2018 General News
Find scientific solution for development of backward districts”: Dr Harsh Vardhan
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NGT orders inspection of areas around Nainital paper mill 18.1.2018 General News
The National Green Tribunal has directed the inspection of areas around a paper mill in Nainital after a plea alleged the release of toxic liquid and solid waste into the reserve forest near it. A bench headed by acting Chairperson Justice U D Salvi ordered central and Uttarakhand pollution control boards to jointly inspect and collect soil and water samples from the areas around the Century Pulp and Paper mill and the adjacent Gaula river within a month. The green panel also directed the paper unit to install Mark II hand pumps at the villages of Bindukhatta and Shantipuri along the Paha drain in Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand within two months. Mark II is a human-powered pump designed to lift water from a depth of fifty metres or less. "We direct Kamlesh Singh, scientist D from Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), who has been the part of the joint inspection team to point out the locations for installation of hand pumps to the Century Pulp and Paper Mill
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JK: Oppn walks out from assembly after speaker claims security 17.1.2018 General News
Opposition National and Congress members today staged a brief walkout from the assembly as MLAs, cutting across party lines, raised the issue of breach of privileges and protocol of speaker Kavinder Gupta and demanded government's intervention. National Conference and Congress MLAs walked out of the House for a few minutes after Gupta revealed how his security protocol was breached and was still waiting for a report from the authorities concerned. "We walked out in support of the speaker and for our rights," Congress legislature party leader Nawag Rigzin Jora said. Amid sloganeering against the government and in support of the speaker, the opposition took the decision after several members, including both from the PDP and BJP, speaking on the discussion of grants, raised the issue of breach of privileges and protocol by government officials and sought the intervention of the government. When independent MLA Pawan Gupta was speaking on the issue, the speaker intervened ..
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No clearance to power plants if they don't follow norms: MoEF 17.1.2018 General News
The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) today assured the National Green Tribunal that it would not grant clearance to any new thermal power plant until they comply with the standards set by it, after a plea alleged that many plants were flouting norms and causing pollution. The Environment Ministry in December 2015 had issued a notification revising the standards for coal-based thermal power plants across the country which aimed to reduce emissions like sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter, besides water consumption. These power plants were given a deadline of December 2017 to install appropriate mechanism and technologies to cut emissions. The lawyer appearing for the ministry told a bench headed by acting Chairperson Justice U D Salvi that a plea seeking extension of time for implementing the MoEF's notification was pending in the Supreme Court. However, the submission was opposed by the counsel for petitioner Sunil Dahiya, who said the ...
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Loktak Water Bird Census 2018 motivational camp begins 17.1.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Loktak Water Bird Census 2018 motivational camp begins
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Fight for survival 17.1.2018 FrontLine: Wildlife
The Indonesian island of Sulawesi offers a rich bonanza of endemic, exotic and endangered wildlife, mainly macaques and birds, whose conservation has become crucial because of habitat destruction. Text by G. SHAHEED and photographs by SHEFIQUE BASHEER AHAMMED
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Wild elephant threat looms large over border villagers 17.1.2018 Hindu: News
A herd attacks areca nut farm in Kanathur, destroys many trees
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Huge crowd at tourist spots in Vellore, Tiruvannamalai 17.1.2018 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
Many popular tourist destinations in Vellore and Tiruvannamalai witnessed huge crowds on the occasion of ‘Kaanum Pongal’ on Tuesday. Amirthi Zoo saw lot of visitors from the morning. According to Sum...
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Winged guests find new wetlands, less birds sighted in Chilika 16.1.2018 deccanherald.com
Migratory birds are now attracted by other wetlands in Ganjam district and this could be the main reason for the drop in the number of winged guests in the Chilika lake this year, experts and officials said. The bird census conducted by forest officials this month in all major water bodies of the district show that Tampara lake, Baghua dam and other water bodies hosted many migratory birds, besides the Chilika. "The waterfowls might have landed on water bodies and some other areas on their way to Chilika due to the availability of food. It may be one of the reasons for fewer birds at the lake this year," said retired Chief Conservator of Forest and a noted ornithologist, Sudhakar Mohapatra. Divisional Forest Officer, Chilika, Bikash Ranjan Das seconded Mahapatras view. The annual bird census, undertaken in the brackish water lagoon of Chilika on January 3, put the count to 8,93,390 birds, which is 53,000 less compared to last years figure. Forest officials said 1,391 birds were sighed at the Tampara ...
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Government committed to harness science and technology for the preservation of environment": Dr. Harsh Vardhan Commencement of DST-Intel Collaborative Research for Real-time River Water and Air 16.1.2018 General News
 Government committed to harness science and technology for the preservation of environment”:  Dr. Harsh Vardhan
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Mumbai Gets a Flamingo Sanctuary as Trade-Off for Trans-Harbour Sea-Link 16.1.2018 The Wire

When a new highway had to cut through mudflats where flamingos come in, the quid pro quo by the Maharashtra government was to notify a flamingo sanctuary.

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Ker gov mulls arrangements at Sabarimala similar at Tirumala 16.1.2018 General News
The Kerala government today said it was mulling setting up amenities for pilgrims visiting Ayyappa hill shrine at Sabarimala similar to those available to devotees at Lord Venkateswara Temple at Tirupati. "As per the directive of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, an expert team will soon leave for Tirupati to study the Tirumala model development projects," Minister for Devaswom and Tourism Kadakampally Surendran told reporters here. He said Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has offered all help for studying the Tirumala model development Though the Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala is not open throughout the year, the three-month long November-January festival season at the hill shrine attracts lakhs of people from the country and abroad. Besides this season, the temple usually opens for five days in each Malayalam month for poojas. Surendran said all developmental works would be taken up keeping in mind the fact that there was paucity of land as the the temple ..
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Kerala govt mulls arrangements at Sabarimala similar at Tirumala 16.1.2018 deccanherald.com
The Kerala government today said it was mulling setting up amenities for pilgrims visiting Ayyappa hill shrine at Sabarimala similar to those available to devotees at Lord Venkateswara Temple at Tirupati. "As per the directive of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, an expert team will soon leave for Tirupati to study the Tirumala model development projects," Minister for Devaswom and Tourism Kadakampally Surendran said. He said Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has offered all help for studying the Tirumala model development. Though the Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala is not open throughout the year, the three-month long November-January festival season at the hill shrine attracts lakhs of people from the country and abroad. Besides this season, the temple usually opens for five days in each Malayalam month for poojas. Surendran said all developmental works would be taken up keeping in mind the fact that there was paucity of land as the the temple is situated in a forest. He said total revenue ...
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Winged guests find new wetlands, less birds sighted in Chilika 16.1.2018 General News
Migratory birds are now attracted by other wetlands in Ganjam district and this could be the main reason for the drop in the number of winged guests in the Chilika lake this year, experts and officials said. The bird census conducted by forest officials this month in all major water bodies of the district show that Tampara lake, Baghua dam and other water bodies hosted many migratory birds, besides the Chilika. "The water fowls might have landed on water bodies and some other areas on their way to Chilika due to availability of food. It may be one of the reasons for fewer birds at the lake this year," said retired Chief Conservator of Forest and an noted ornithologist, Sudhakar Mohapatra. Divisional Forest Officer, Chilika, Bikash Ranjan Das seconded Mahapatra's view. The annual bird census, undertaken in the brackish water lagoon of Chilika on January 3, put the count to 8,93,390 birds, which is 53,000 less compared to last year's figure. Forest officials said 1,391 ...
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At two-day meet, tribals vow to unite 16.1.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Issues of tribals in Chhatisgarh and Jharkhand dominated two-day tribal conclave in Rajpipla in south Gujarat that ended on Monday. Tribal leaders say the community was being harassed and forced to vacate their villages in the guise of development. However, now the tribals are getting united and are willing to fight against the atrocities. Over four lakh tribals from across the country, as well as from Nepal, Indonesia, Australia, Norway and even a representative of United Nations had participated in 25th edition of Adivasi Ekta Parishad that began on Sunday. The deliberations were mainly on issues affecting tribals, including Jal (water), Zameen (land) and Jungle (forest). However, Jharkhand and Chhatisgarh remained at the centre of discussion as the problems there are the most severe. “There tribals are forced out of their villages. They are harassed. No one is paying heed to their hardships,” said Amarsinh Choudhary, former Member of Parliament from Mandvi , (old) constituency. Even in Gujarat, ...
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Essar Steel gets consent to establish Odisha iron ore block 15.1.2018 Business Standard: Companies & Industry
Essar Steel has got the 'Consent to Establish' from the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) here for its Ghoraburhani-Sagasahi iron ore block. It was the first iron ore mine to be auctioned in the country. Essar Steel won the block with about 100 million tonnes deposits, outbidding strong contenders like Tata Steel and Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL).The pollution board has given the 'Consent to Establish' under Section 25 of Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Section 21 of Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981.The approval is for production of run of the mine iron ore of capacity 7.16 million tonnes per annum (mtpa), crushing and screening plant and iron ore beneficiation plant of 6.7 mtpa. The facilities are proposed to be set up over an area of 139.16 hectares straddling the villages of Ghoraburhani, Sagasahi and Kalamanga at Koira tahsil in Sundargarh district.The 'Consent to Establish' is seen as a precursor to the grant of 'Consent ..
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Rising sea swamps island along Bengal coast 15.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Mousuni (West Bengal), Jan 15: The living drown and the dead float out of their graves as the rising sea engulfs Baliara village in Mousuni, an island facing the Bay of Bengal. Every third or fourth day, the high tide enters homes and leaves farms a wasteland.
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As forests, wildlife and tribals exist in uneasy equilibrium, could lions be prey to sixth mass extinction? 15.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
We are in the middle of the sixth great mass extinction in Earth's history. To put this in perspective, Earth lost the dinosaurs in the last great mass extinction event, 65 million years ago - so this is kind of a big deal | #FirstCulture
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