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Two sportscar-sized satellites in orbit to measure Earth's water 23.5.2018 General News
A SpaceX rocket today blasted off a duo of sports car-sized satellites built by the US and Germany to reveal changes in sea level rise, ice melt and drought on Earth. "Three, two, one, liftoff!" said a SpaceX commentator as the Falcon 9 rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 12:47 pm Pacific time (1947 GMT). The USD 521 million payload, called the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-on (GRACE-FO), was successfully deployed into its planned orbit some 500 kilometers above the Earth about 10 minutes after liftoff. The mission picks up from GRACE, a satellite pair that launched in 2002 and tracked, among other things, precisely how much ice was lost each year in Greenland and Antarctica until 2017. Groundwater, oceans, lakes, rivers and ice sheets will be monitored by the twin satellites, a joint mission between the US space agency and German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ). The pair will fly 220 kilometers apart, or about the distance from Los ..
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RCom shares surge 7.5% as co moves NCLAT challenging order 22.5.2018 General News
Shares of Reliance Communications (RCom) moved up by 7.5 per cent today after the company moved NCLAT challenging the order of NCLT allowing a plea for its insolvency filed by Swedish telecom equipment major Ericsson. The stock surged 7.46 per cent to end at Rs 14.40 on BSE. During the day, it zoomed 19 per cent to Rs 15.95. At NSE, shares of the company jumped 7.49 per cent to close at Rs 14.35. In terms of equity volume, 327.44 lakh shares of the company were traded on BSE and over 29 crore shares changed hands at NSE during the day. Anil Ambani-run RCom's plea is expected to be heard by National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) in the coming week. RCom informed stock exchanges that it has approached NCLAT along with its two subsidiaries - Reliance Telecom and Reliance Infratel- to stay the order passed by the Mumbai bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on May 15. "The Directors of RCom and two of its subsidiaries... today filed appeals before NCLAT challenging ...
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Molasses leak: 'Recovery of ecosystem of Beas river will take few yrs' 22.5.2018 General News
The entire ecosystem of the Beas river, which has been effected due to molasses leakage, will take a few years to recover, Punjab Chief Wildlife Warden said today. Noting that the leak has caused massive damage to the aquatic life, he said the restoration of ecosystem does take time. "It is not that ecosystem in river will get restored in a few months with the kind of catastrophe we have witnessed. It is going to take a few years,"Chief Wildlife Warden Kuldip Kumar told PTI. A large number of fish were found dead in the Beas on May 17 after molasses from a sugar factory leaked into the river in Punjab's Beas town, about 40 km from Amritsar. As many as eight to ten varieties of fish including cat fish, common carp died because of low level of oxygen in the river. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh is likely to hold a meeting with senior officials in connection with the incident on Friday. Meanwhile, the Wildlife Department is also monitoring the long term effect on the behaviour ..
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Illegal settlements in Bellandur lake buffer zone cleared 22.5.2018 Hindu: News
The drive will continue on Wednesday, says BBMP
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Sensex halts 5-day slide in volatile trade 22.5.2018 General News
Reversing a five-session slide, benchmark Sensex rose over 35 points to end at 34,651.24 in see-saw trade today as participants accumulated recently beaten down auto, metal, banking and realty stocks. Asian markets ended mixed following a good show by US stocks as investors applauded easing of trade tensions between the US and China. The 30-share Sensex opened in the green and hit a high of 34,754.60, but witnessed bouts of volatility. It finally settled at 34,651.24, showing a gain of 35.11 points, or 0.10 per cent. The index had lost 940.58 points in the previous five sessions as investors rushed to unwind bets following post-poll instability in Karnataka amid discouraging global cues. The broader NSE Nifty, after shuttling between 10,558.60 and 10,490.55, finished the day at 10,536.70, showing a gain of 20 points, or 0.19 per cent. SBI rose 3.69 per cent despite the lender today posting a standalone net loss of Rs 7,718 cr in Q4 on mounting bad loans. Meanwhile, domestic ...
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Total income of 32 regional parties Rs 321 cr in 2016-17; SP richest: ADR 22.5.2018 General News
The total income of 32 regional political parties in 2016-17 was Rs 321.03 crore, with the Samajwadi Party (SP) showing the highest amount of Rs 82.76 crore, says a report. These 32 regional parties declared a total expenditure of Rs 435.48 crore during the year, the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said in a report today. Of these total 32 parties, 17 of them showed Rs 114.45 crore collectively as unspent income. "SP reported having the highest income of Rs 82.76 crore, which forms 25.78 per cent of the total income of all 32 regional parties, followed by TDP (Telugu Desam Party) with an income of Rs 72.92 crore and AIADMK Rs 48.88 crore," the Delhi-based think tank ADR said. The total income of top three regional parties -- SP, TDP, AIADMK -- amounted to Rs 204.56 crore, which makes 63.72 per cent of overall receipts of 32 regional parties together, the report showed. Out of 48 regional parties considered, audit reports of 16 are unavailable for 2016-17 on the website of ...
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'Lakes are the most ignored water body' 22.5.2018 Hindu: Health
Friends of Lakes (FOL) has always been committed to saving Bengaluru's lifelines
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Lake revival project goes to the outskirts in Mysuru 22.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Restoration work on Kempegowdana Katte lake launched
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Entire Rayalaseema region will get Krishna water soon, says Naidu 22.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Handri Neeva Sujala Sravanti canal to be extended up to Madakasira
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Pollution, parking endanger lake 22.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Residents say besides plastics, dirty water from washed vehicles flows into the Perungudi lake
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Chinese nets’ restoration picks up pace 22.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
KMRL boat jetty to help it further
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An effort to save a lifeline 21.5.2018 Hindu: National
Chief Minister launches Bharathapuzha revival action plan
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Bridge to the outside world 21.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
Kakkathuruthu, a cut-off tourist island, cries for connectivity
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Agra water tragedy: 25 years on, solution a dream 21.5.2018 General News
A quarter century after 25 people died from drinking contaminated water supplied by the civic body, the Taj city continues to face an acute shortage of safe drinking water for its urban population of two million.
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Water scheme: report soon on alternative route 21.5.2018 Hindu: Coimbatore
Following opposition from the traders, commercial establishments and residents in Bhavani Town for laying pipelines for the Dedicated Water Supply Sch
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BoB launches MSME factory in Gurgaon to promote funding to small biz 21.5.2018 General News
State-owned Bank of Baroda (BoB) today launched its first integrated SME Loan Factory in Gurgaon to cater the needs of MSME segment in the NCR. This integrated SME Loan Factory will function as a One Stop Shop' for MSME customers with competent staff and simplified processes, BoB said in a statement. "It will provide end to end solutions viz. acquisition, processing, documentation, disbursement & relationship management etc," it said. On this occasion, the unit sanctioned 16 loans totalling Rs 189 crore and Rakesh Kumar Bhatia, General Manager Delhi zone distributed the sanction letters to the borrowers. To further boost MSME sector, BoB has also decided to centralize Government Sponsored Schemes loan processing at district level. Under the process, all the loans pertaining to PMMY (Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana), Stand-up India, PMEGP (Pradhan Mantri Employment Generation Programme), NULM (National Urban Livelihood Mission) and all other Government Schemes would be processed at a ..
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Five feared drowned in two separate incidents in Thane 21.5.2018 General News
Five people were feared drowned in two separate incidents in the district, an official said today. Two persons -- a seven-year-old boy and a 29-year-old man -- were feared to have been swept away in a creek located on the city's Ghodbunder Road yesterday, Thane civic body's regional disaster management cell chief Sanotsh Kadam said. In another incident, three people, who had gone for a swim yesterday in the Bhatsa river at Ozarli village, were feared drowned as they did not come out of the water, he said. The three people, all residents of the Wagle Estate area in the city, were in their early 30s, he said. A search was underway for all the five people in the two water bodies, the official added.
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Villagers relocate ‘parched’ fish to Brahma Sagar Lake 21.5.2018 DNA: Popular News
You must have seen people saving panthers, tigers, snakes, pythons, monkeys, dogs etc. by relocating them from one place to another. Well, in a unique initiative some people from Menar village, also known as Bird Village, of Udaipur district have presented a wonderful example of kindness by relocating fish.  Due to the lack of water in the area, the fish population was in the brink of death. However, the villagers while showing their affection towards the aquatic creatures filled some water in the dry pits of the pond with the help of around ten to fifteen water tankers. However, 10-15 tankers were not enough for the pond of such a huge capacity. So, the residents of the village decided to report the matter to the forest department urging them to saving the fish. On getting the information, the team of the forest department reached the spot immediately and put the fish in large drums full of water after pulling them out of the pond with the help of traps. Later, the fish were left safely in Brahma Sagar ...
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Adityanath lays foundation stone of water sports complex in Gorakhpur 21.5.2018 General News
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today inaugurated a boating facility in the Ramgarh lake here and laid the foundation stone of a Rs 40-crore water sports complex. He enjoyed 10 minutes of boating in the lake and also a held meeting with the local BJP leaders. "It is our effort to attract tourists from across the country and also from abroad with the development of the Ramgarh project," the chief minister said during his address on the occasion. He added that his government was working on development projects in Poorvanchal (eastern Uttar Pradesh), a region which was ignored for years. "A high-tech auditorium will be built here. We are also going to develop a place for cultural and spiritual programmes. A zoo will be built near the Ramgarh lake. "Gorakhpur is the centre of tourism as the place of Bhagwan Buddha's mahaparinirvan is just 60 kms away, his birth place Lumbini is 90 kms away and Sarnath is at a distance of 200 kms. Gorakhpur is the place of Baba Gorakhnathji ...
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Fuel price hike hits transporters hard 21.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
‘High taxation in State is adding to their woes’
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