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Study finds 5 leopards in Tungareshwar 25.4.2017 DNA: Top News
A first-ever study conducted at the 85 sq km Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary (TWLS) has not only confirmed the presence of five leopards but has also highlighted how this protected area is facing neglect, leading to several unauthorised activities flourishing inside. The sanctuary is located in the Vasai and Bhiwandi Talukas of Palghar and Thane district respectively and is being regarded as an extremely vital wildlife corridor between Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) and Tansa wildlife sanctuary. A detailed study on different aspects of the ecology of leopards was carried out by Nikit Surve, a Research associate from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), between February 2016 and July 2016 in collaboration with SGNP. "We were able to identify two males, two females, and the sex of one individual could not be confirmed. Camera traps were deployed at 29 locations in a systematic manner to capture images of leopards," shared Surve who added that one of the key findings was also the lack of herbivore ...
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Uma to officials: No untreated sewage discharge in Ganga 25.4.2017 TOI: Patna
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Dumped debris killing Belapur mangroves, claim activists 25.4.2017 TOI: Mumbai
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Pumping from Neyyar to begin on April 29 25.4.2017 Hindu: Cities
KWA takes measures to ensure water supply
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Neyyar clean-up drive begins 25.4.2017 Hindu: Cities
Participants take pledge to conserve ecology
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Finally, civic agencies hit ground zero to clean up Bellandur Lake 25.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Panel divided over revival of Bellandur lake 24.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Members of the lake expert committee are divided on desilting Bellandur lake. While some members and government officials say desilting of the lake is required, others think it is a futile exercise. P N Nayak, engineer member of the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), said desilting the lake was needed and would be undertaken after weed was cleared and aeration was completed. Siddaiah, former BDA commissioner and committee member, said the lake needed desilting and for this, it would have to be drained of all the water. But before that, the government had to identify what would be done with the accumulated silt, whether to send it to brick factories, cement industries or create manure out of it. A study conducted by Prof T V Ramachandra from Energy and Wetlands Research Group, IISc, last year on Bellandur and Varthur lakes showed that the silt in both the lakes was over 7.6 million cubic metres. Ramachandra, also a member of the committee, said the depth of the lake was not more than two metres as it ...
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Quenching the thirst of wildlife 24.4.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The air is already hot, the sun is scorching, the temperature is touching over 40° C and the watering holes are running dry. The script is running as predicted by the Indian Meteorological Department, which said that India is expected to experience a hotter-than-normal summer this year. Water shortage in summer months is a perpetual problem in the desert state of Rajasthan. More so for its wildlife in its numerous famous sanctuaries. Most of the watering holes dry up in the extreme heat from May onwards. But this year, the intensity of heat has brought on the summer earlier. In 2012, a panther died of thirst in the Devdungari forest in Bhilwara district, one of the first such recorded occurrences. There could be more, but unreported. Environmentalists accuse the government of not making adequate arrangements for water, forcing wild animals to stray into human habitats to quench their thirst and hunger. The state wildlife department, however, claims otherwise. G V Reddy, state chief wildlife warden, ...
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Farmer-friendly innovations 24.4.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The proverb 'Necessity is the mother of inventions' better explains the efforts of Girish Badragond, a young researcher based out of Vijayapura. Hailing from a farming family, Girish developed interest in making electronics and electrical gadgets when he was in primary school. In spite of his keen interest in the field of technology, Girish couldn't continue beyond Class 10. But this did not stop him from experimenting with tools and machines. Later, he shifted to Bengaluru in search of work. Here, he continued creating simple and useful machines. As his interest in technology grew, he decided to use his expertise to develop farm-related machinery. The first machine he developed was a borewell scanner that assessed ground water availability and its pressure and temperature. He felt the need for such a machine in 2006 when Vijayapura was under the grip of drought. After working on it for three years, Girish developed the first successful prototype in 2009. The scanner, which also measures the inflow and ...
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Iruthulli shrinks as land grab goes unchecked 24.4.2017 Hindu: Home
Unscientific construction of check-dams, dumping of garbage pose threat to rivers
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NGT pressure sees work progress in Bellandur 24.4.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Boats start pulling out weeds that have overrun the lake
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Astronaut breaks record, gets call from Trump 24.4.2017 TOI: Home
Astronaut Peggy Whitson broke the US record on Monday for most time in space and talked up Mars during a congratulatory call from President Donald Trump.
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PETA urges PM Modi to ban meat from menus at govt meetings 24.4.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
PETA said move will help in curbing green house gas and tackle the issue of climate change
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Rajnath Singh suggests to give living entity status to river Narmada 24.4.2017 TOI: India
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India's first sea ropeway to link Mumbai, Elephanta island 24.4.2017 ET: Infrastructure
Last week, a pre-bid meeting convened by MbPT was attended by a handful of top consortiums with technical expertise to implement it.
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1,425 drinking water supply works to be fast-tracked 24.4.2017 Hindu: News
An estimated ₹ 34.23 crore is to be spent for carrying out 1,425 works on fast-track mode to strengthen drinking water supply system across Erode district.As many as 59 works entailing expenditure o...
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‘Second ‘Sathyagraha’ needed for effective water conservation’ 24.4.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Rajendra Singh of Tarun Bharat Sangh says State did not face such a drought a few decades ago
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Country's first sea ropeway to link Mumbai, Elephanta island 24.4.2017 Business Standard: News Now
8-km ropeway will begin from Sewri in Mumbai's east coast and end at Raigad district
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The coming of convenience 24.4.2017 Hindu: S & T
Between the flexible options available for digital payments and the awakening of businesses to the needs of the elderly, seniors and caregivers have it a lot easier these days
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In a first, Uttarakhand monitors forest fires with drones 24.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
In a first, the Uttarakhand Forest Department has launched a drone for real-time monitoring of the forest fire and to take preventive measures, officials said here on Monday.
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