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Ramsar tag likely for Sunderbans 21.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Experts and activists say the status is not enough to preserve the unique and endangered ecosystem
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Missing democracy for the trees and hills 20.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
If you thought humans only exoticised and discriminated based on notions of racial purity among our own species, you aren’t paying attention to why we treat forestland the way we do.
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UN staff increasingly becomes target of attack: Guterres 20.4.2018 General News
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday that UN staff members have increasingly become targets of attack despite the world body's efforts to ensure their safety and security.
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Tail feathers and tuxedos 19.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Penguins: black, white, and sometimes, a splash of colour! April 25 is the day to celebrate these waddling, cuddly creatures, and become aware of the human-made threats they face.
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Drastic plastic 19.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
April 22 is World Earth Day. This year, let’s join hands and encourage people to stop using plastic and clean up the mess.
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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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India stares at acute shortage of safe water, urgent steps needed: experts 19.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The indiscriminate use of rivers and other surface-water bodies in many areas for disposal of sewage and industrial waste has rendered groundwater non-potable
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Make agriculture a fully viable occupation: VP :: 'Focus on pisciculture, aquaculture' 19.4.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Make agriculture a fully viable occupation: VP :: 'Focus on pisciculture, aquaculture'
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Global warming killing the Great Barrier Reef: study 19.4.2018 General News
Corals on Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef experienced a catastrophic die-off following the extended marine heatwave of 2016, a study has found. Scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) in Australia mapped the geographical pattern of heat exposure from satellites. They measured coral survival along the 2,300 kilometre length of the Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest reef system, following the extreme marine heatwave of 2016. The study published in the journal Nature found that 29 per cent of the 3,863 reefs comprising the world's largest reef system lost two-thirds or more of their corals, transforming the ability of these reefs to sustain full ecological functioning. "When corals bleach from a heatwave, they can either survive and regain their colour slowly as the temperature drops, or they can die," said Terry Hughes from ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE). "Averaged across the whole Great Barrier Reef, we ...
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Polymer 'sponge' can clean up oil spills 19.4.2018 General News
Scientists have developed a polymer sponge, using waste products from the petroleum and refining industries, that can quickly soak up crude oil from marine spills. The polymer made from waste cooking oil and sulphur (a by-product of the petroleum industry) could make polluted beaches, oily water, dead birds and marine life destruction a thing of the past. "This is an entirely new and environmentally beneficial application for polymers made from sulphur," said Justin Chalker, from Flinders University in the US. "This application can consume excess waste sulphur that is stockpiled around the globe and may help mitigate the perennial problem of oil spills in aquatic environments," said Chalker. Oil spills are a major global issue, with the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation reporting about 7000 tonnes of crude oil spilling from tankers into oceans in 2017 alone. Hundreds of smaller spills of diesel fuel and other petroleum products affect developing countries in Africa, ...
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India stares at water crisis, urgent steps needed: experts 19.4.2018 General News
As the proverbial Indian summer sets in and taps dry up across large swathes of the country, India faces an acute shortage of safe and sustainable water, specifically groundwater, a crisis that will exacerbate with factors like indiscriminate use and climate change, warn experts. The issue of water sustainability for the years to come centres around critical water sources such as reservoirs and groundwater. Last week, the World Resources Institute (WRI), basing its findings on a new early warning satellite system, warned that shrinking reservoirs in India could result in water taps going completely dry in the country. Experts also point to research establishing the criticality of groundwater for India's agriculture dependent people. "Almost 70-80 per cent of the population of South Asia (including India) is dependent on groundwater for drinking and agricultural irrigation," said leading IIT Kharagpur hydrogeologist Abhijit Mukherjee. The northern and eastern parts lose groundwater at
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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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Equip farmers with knowledge, insights and products: Vice President 18.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu said that India must equip farmers with knowledge, insights and products. He was addressing the Valedictory Session of the One Day State Level Workshop on Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture for Doubling of Farmer’s Income” organized by the Government of Manipur and the Central Agricultural University, in Imphal, Manipur today.
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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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Cold water devastates coral reefs off Japan: Survey 18.4.2018 General News
Unusually cold water has devastated some of the world's most northerly coral reefs, which lie off the coast of western Japan, an environment ministry official said today. The ministry surveyed the reefs in recent months and found widespread bleaching, with between 90 to 100 per cent of each of the six spots surveyed affected. In four of the surveyed areas, researchers have reported between 85 percent and 95 percent of the bleached areas were now dead, said Yuto Takahashi, a ranger at the regional ministry office that conducted the survey. The devastation is thought to be the result of unusually cold water temperatures in the area this year, partly produced by the meandering of the Kuroshio current, he told AFP. "Very strong cold fronts of the winter contributed to the low water temperature," he said. "The meandering of the Kuroshio current is also known to have lowered water temperatures" off Wakayama and other areas along the Pacific coast, he added. The Kuroshio is a warm current in
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Nabard approves Rs 14,690 cr funding to Rajasthan 17.4.2018 General News
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has extended total credit support of Rs 14,690 crore to Rajasthan for 2017-18, an official said. Rajasthan has been one of the biggest beneficiaries under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) of NABARD, under which NABARD disbursed concessional loan ofRs 1,851.29 crore to the state government during 2017-18, NABARDs chief general manager A K Singh said here. He informed that among major infrastructure projects, bank sanctioned 10 irrigation projects, construction of 1614 roads and two rural drinking water supply projects. Singh said that NABARD is playing a crucial role as an important stakeholder in infra financing sector in rural parts of the country through its various funds.
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Innovative practices must come into farm sector to make it sustainable & profitable: Vice President 17.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu said that innovative practices must come into farm sector to make it sustainable and profitable. He was addressing the inauguration of year long Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Assam Agricultural University, in Jorhat, Assam today.
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UK joins International Solar Alliance to mark Modi visit 17.4.2018 General News
The UK today joined the India-led International Solar Alliance (ISA) ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's four-day visit to Britain. At an event held at the London Stock Exchange as part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 (CHOGM), Britain formally announced its membership of the alliance, which aims to raise USD 1 trillion of private and public finance to provide affordable and sustainable energy for all by 2030. The UK's partnership will involve providing expertise and advice to the alliance, but no monetary contributions. The Department for International Development (DfID) said its partnership of ISA, which it described as Modi's flagship climate treaty, is aimed at giving over 1 billion of the world's poorest people access to cheap, clean, and renewable energy. Without India's leadership, the alliance would not have come so far and so fast. By increasing access to solar energy, millions more babies will now be delivered safely, millions of farmers will be able .
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KAU, Lithuanian varsity to tie up 17.4.2018 Hindu: Home
The Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) and Aleksandras Stulginskis University (ASU) of Lithuania will join hands to promote academic cooperation.Th
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