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Designing a change 21.2.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Upasana Design Studio works towards sustainable fashion by joining hands with farmers, weavers
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Meghalaya diary, part 1: Martin Luther Christian University's violations expose lacunae gripping higher education in poll-bound state 21.2.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
The first doubts about MLCU started in 2010, four years after the university started operations out of a church building in Shillong.
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Free port in Andaman and Nicobar possible with infrastructural development: Panel 19.2.2018 General News
Discussing strategic convergences and divergences on the Bay of Bengal, a panel on Monday encouraged the idea of having a free port in the Andaman and Nicobar islands but said massive infrastructural development is still required there to achieve that aim.
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Pakistan, China gear up to tackle latest threat to CPEC in Gwadar port 11.2.2018 Zee News : World
Experts have raised an alarm over the safety of the multi-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project in Gwadar port off the coast in Pakistan.
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China's multi-million CPEC project in Pak's Gwadar port under quake threat 11.2.2018 All International Stories
The CPEC project is also a part of China's 'Belt and Road Initiative', a vast infrastructure and trade programme to project China's infrastructural dominance abroad
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Why China's multi-billion CPEC project is under threat in Pakistan 11.2.2018 DNA: Popular News
The multi-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project in Gwadar port off the coast in Pakistan could be under threat if a catastrophe strikes the region, according to experts. Gwadar, which is located close to the Makran Trench, last saw a huge earthquake of 8.1 magnitudes in 1945, which triggered a tsunami that battered Iran, Pakistan, Oman and India and killed around 4,000 people. The trench is the meeting point for two tectonic plates. To prevent such a catastrophe, a team of 40 researchers from China and Pakistan boarded the Experimental 3 vessel for the trench last month and did a 'CT scan' (geological survey) in the region. However, not much is known about the zone, the South China Morning Post reported. The Gwadar port has been leased to China for 40 years and any potential disaster in the area could undermine Beijing’s ambitions to revive the ancient trade route from China through Asia to Africa and Europe. The CPEC project is also a part of China's 'Belt and Road Initiative', a vast ...
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China's multi-billion CPEC project under threat in Pakistan 11.2.2018 General News
The multi-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project in Gwadar port off the coast in Pakistan could be under threat if a catastrophe strikes the region, according to experts.Gwadar, which is located close to the Makran Trench, last saw a huge earthquake of 8.1 magnitudes in 1945, which triggered a tsunami that battered Iran, Pakistan, Oman and India and killed around 4,000 people. The trench is the meeting point for two tectonic plates.To prevent such a catastrophe, a team of 40 researchers from China and Pakistan boarded the Experimental 3 vessel for the trench last month and did a 'CT scan' (geological survey) in the region. However, not much is known about the zone, the South China Morning Post reported.The Gwadar port has been leased to China for 40 years and any potential disaster in the area could undermine Beijing's ambitions to revive the ancient trade route from China through Asia to Africa and Europe.The CPEC project is also a part of China's 'Belt and Road ...
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China, Pak survey Makran Trench over quake threat to Gwadar 10.2.2018 deccanherald.com
Nearly 40 geologists from China and Pakistan have teamed up to survey the Makran Trench in Balochistan following Beijings concerns over the possibility of a massive earthquake affecting the strategic Gwadar port in the volatile province, a media report said today. The trench is the meeting point for two tectonic plates and is close to the Pakistani deep-sea port of Gwadar which China has acquired on a 40-year lease. Gwadar forms part of the important link for the over USD 50 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) connecting to Chinas Xinjiang province through the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). "It has been more than 70 years since the last big earthquake shook the Makran Trench off the south coast of Pakistan but if and when the next catastrophic one happens, it could disturb more than the landscape," the Hong-Kong based South China Morning Post reported. Any potential disaster in the area could undermine Beijings ambitions to revive trade from China through Asia to Africa and Europe through ...
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India's insular dilemma in Maldives (Comment: Special to IANS) 8.2.2018 All News-IANS Stories
One hopes that Indian diplomats and national-security managers are doing some serious soul-searching about how and why events spun, so swiftly, out of control in neighbouring Maldives.
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Forecasting of Earthquakes and Cyclones 5.2.2018 General News
Forecasting of Earthquakes and Cyclones
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Eyes to the island: Car Nicobar's victory over hyperendemic trachoma 3.2.2018 Hindu: Home
A public health project in Car Nicobar set out to eliminate a rare occurrence of hyperendemic trachoma, an infectious condition known to cause blindness. Lalitha Sridhar reports on how an indigenous community, with the help of doctors, battled the odds to beat an invisible adversary
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Activists chain themselves to New Zealand oil exploration ship's resupply vessel 31.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Greenpeace activists on Wednesday chained themselves to the supply ship of an oil exploration vessel in New Zealand's Taranaki port to stop the ship from producing seismic waves through blasts in the seabed that they say adversely impacts the environment and marine life.
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Dr. Harsh vardhan inaugurates high performance computing (HPC) facility at Noida 30.1.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister for Earth Science, Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has urged scientists and researchers to strengthen fundamental science and move towards solution science. Dedicating to the nation, the High Performance Computer (HPC)
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Dr. Harsh vardhan inaugurates high performance computing (HPC) facility at Noida Facility to propel Indias ranking to Top 30 in the list of hpc facilities in The World 30.1.2018 General News
Dr. Harsh vardhan inaugurates high performance computing (HPC) facility at Noida
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Zee JLF 2018 | Don’t ignore changes in environment: Experts 29.1.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Environmental concerns dominated the fourth day of ZEE JLF. Several sessions questioned the development paradigm at the cost of rocks, forests, rivers and oceans. In a discussion titled, “The Last Wave: Islands in Flux”, author, journalist and activist Pankaj Sekhsaria cautioned people about some of the irreversible changes in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which have shot into prominence because of their strategic location. “Much before the 2004 tsunami, which had created havoc — elevating and submerging parts of the island — the unique flora, fauna and cultural traditions of the indigenous tribes had suffered visible damage,” he said. The urgency to develop and populate the islands had led to growth in infrastructure that made exploitation of timber easy and hence damaging to the environment. “Located in a seismically active zone, it’s in a precarious zone where upsetting the ecological balance can have disastrous consequences,” he said. Another session focussed on the Aravallis, the mountain range that ...
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Cyclone Ockhi: Naval ships searched over 4.5 lakh sq miles, biggest operation after 2004 Tsunami 28.1.2018 DNA: Money
The Indian Navy's rescue mission in the aftermath of Cyclone Ockhi was the biggest humanitarian and disaster relief operation undertaken by it after the 2004 Tsunami in terms of duration and geographical coverage, with 4.5 lakh sq miles sanitised during the nearly 20-day operation. The Navy, which reviewed 'Operation Sahayam,' stressed the need to put a mechanism in place to account for fishermen venturing into the sea, carriage of adequate safety gear and positioning systems, and prompt relay of weather warnings to avoid casualties in such situations.   "It is indeed heartening to learn that agencies concerned are moving in that direction", a Defence spokesman said. The Navy's full scale Search and Rescue Operation continued relentlessly for more than four weeks with naval assets searching more than 4.5 lakh square miles off coasts of Kerala in most adverse weather conditions for missing fishermen, vessels in distress and stranded fishermen requiring assistance. The cyclone, which had hit coastal states ...
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SC asks 16 December 2012 gangrape convict to file review petition soon, says 'cannot wait' for long 22.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
The Supreme Court on Monday asked one of the four death row convicts in the sensational 16 December, 2012 gangrape and murder case to soon file his plea seeking review of its verdict upholding death sentence awarded to him, saying the court "cannot wait" for long.
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Aiming to be first Indian to traverse both Poles in a year 22.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
He aims to cross the Antarctica, not merely to become the first Indian to traverse both the poles -- North and South -- in under one year, but for a larger cause: Raising awareness about climate change.
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Crossing ocean to help the tsunami-hit 22.1.2018 Hindu: National
Artistes raise funds to help Japanese people displaced by the 2011 tsunami
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EAM Sushma Swaraj meets Sri Lankan finance minister 13.1.2018 General News
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today met Sri Lankan Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera and discussed issues of development cooperation between the two countries. "EAM @SushmaSwaraj met with Mr Mangala Samaraweera, Finance Minister of Sri Lanka. Leaders discussed bilateral issues of developmental cooperation," MEA spokesperson Raveesh tweeted. Sri Lanka is one of the major recipients of development credit given by India, with total commitment of around USD 2.63 billion, including USD 458 million as grants. Under a line of credit of USD 167.4 million, the tsunami-damaged Colombo-Matara rail link has been repaired and upgraded. Another line of credit of USD 800 million for track laying and supply of rolling stock to support construction of railway lines in northern Sri Lanka is already operational. In October 2014, the Pallai-Jaffna reconstructed railway track and signal system was inaugurated thereby reconnecting Jaffna to Colombo by rail.
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