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Tuesday, 12-December-2017

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INDIA NEEDS MORE GREEN ENERGY

4 weeks ago
Green energy like solar power would power India as 175 gigawatt (GW) of electricity is expected to be generated from renewable sources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. “By 2022, when India will be celebrating 75 years of independence, 175 GW of renewable energy will be generated. The government is working towards meeting 40 per cent of the country’s energy needs from renewable sources like solar and wind by 2030,” said Modi at a public function in the Palace Grounds here. He was addressing several thousands of people at the grounds, who had gathered for a mass recital of Soundarya Lahari, a set of shl...
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INDIA HOSTING UN SUMMIT ON MIGRATORY SPECIES

4 weeks ago
India will host the next UN global wildlife conservation and international species protection conference in 2020 An announcement in this regard was made on the last day of the week-long 12th session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals or CMS COP12, the only international treaty devoted exclusively to migratory animal species. Delegates from 91 countries participated in the CMS COP that is held once in three years. This was for the first time the summit was held in Asia. “An intensive week of negotiations have resulted in a stronger commit...
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OLA WIFI

4 weeks ago
Cab-hailing service Ola announced to extend its complimentary “Auto-Connect WiFi” service to its Ola autorickshaw facility across 73 cities in the country. Wi-Fi connectivity for existing Ola customers begins as soon as the trip starts. First-time users need to connect via “one-time authentication” key on their phones. “With ‘Auto-Connect Wifi’, we are reinventing the three-wheelers and enabling a connected experience for our customers,” said Siddharth Agrawal, Senior Director and Category Head-Auto at Ola, in a statement. 
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WOMAN CLEARS UPPSC HONOURING FATHER’S WISH

7 weeks ago
Just four years old when she saw her father’s body back in 1992. Her father died because he stood up against extortionists in a market where he ran a hardware shop. He even tried to get police protection. Her father was gunned down in broad daylight when he stood up against goons who were trying to extract money from a hawker. Anjum now only has faint memories of her father, but she always remembers how he would ask her to become a judge. Keeping her promise, this Muzaffarnagar girl was able to qualify and be appointed as a civil judge after clearing the exams as declared by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commissi...
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MAGIC MUSHROOMS MAY ‘RESET’ DEPRESSION

7 weeks ago
A psychoactive compound occuring naturally in “magic mushrooms” may help reduce symptoms of depression as well as “reset” brain activity in affected patients, a study has shown. The findings demonstrated that Psilocybin mushrooms, also known as psychedelic mushrooms, effectively reset the activity of key brain circuits known to play a role in depression. “We have shown for the first time clear changes in brain activity in depressed people treated with psilocybin after failing to respond to conventional treatments,” said Robin Carhart-Harris, Head of Psychedelic Research at Imperi...
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TENDULKAR’S MESSAGE ON GIRL CHILD DAY

7 weeks ago
Lamenting the discrimination that girls face in India and worldwide, cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar said that they should be given a fair platform and above everything else, “freedom”. “There should be a fair platform. We should not discriminate (between the two sexes),” Tendulkar said during a panel discussion organised here by the Ministry of Women and Child Development and Unicef on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child. “While sending our girls out, we are always afraid thinking she might make mistakes but we don’t feel so in case of boys. We insulate her and don&rs...
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BOTTLES BANNED IN GOA’S BEACHES

11 weeks ago
Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar recently told officials to find a way to ban glass bottles on beaches as shack owners suggested that drinks should only be served in cans on beaches. “Considering the demand from beach shack operators to ban the supply of drinks in glass bottles on the beaches, the Minister has directed the Tourism Department to work out a mechanism to bring in the necessary measures within the ambit of the law,” a spokesperson for the Tourism Ministry told reporters. Ajgaonkar, at a meeting with the Shack Owners Welfare Society, also said that public conveniences like toilets, cha...
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BEACH COOKING TO BE BANNED

11 weeks ago
After announcing a ban on swimming on Goa’s beaches after sunset, a meeting of tourism industry stakeholders chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday ordered the police to crack down on cooking in public by tourist groups, claiming it was unhygienic and resulted in garbage being strewn in public areas. Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar told IANS that at the meeting, which comprised of representatives from state government agencies as well as tourism and travel industry stakeholders, a decision was also taken to undertake a massive awareness drive to make tourists aware of the perils of swimming in the s...
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LG BANS USE OF GHAZIPUR DUMP

11 weeks ago
A day after a huge portion of a landfill in east Delhi’s Ghazipur collapsed leading to two deaths, Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal on last Saturday banned dumping of solid waste at the site. Baijal held an emergency meeting for immediate measures to be taken in view of the incident of garbage slide at Ghazipur landfill and ordered an immediate halt to dumping of solid waste at the landfill and clearing the site within two years. “The LG directed that no more dumping of solid waste and any other kind of silt would take place at the Ghazipur landfill site. The East MCD would be sending its collected dump to...
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VARANASI GANGA TO BECOME CLEANER

14 weeks ago
To ensure that no untreated sewage flows into the Ganga, the government has finalised modalities and awarded work to construct sewage treatment plants (STPs) in the Hindu holy cities of Varanasi and Haridwar, an official statement said last week. The two plants will be built on “hybrid annuity”-based public private partnership in which the development, operation and maintenance of the STPs will be undertaken by the winning bidder, said the Water Resources Ministry release. Under the model, 40 per cent of the capital cost quoted would be paid on completion of construction while the remaining 60 per cent ...
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BREAKTHROUGH IN SUPER STEEL

14 weeks ago
Chinese scientists said they have developed a super steel that has a high level of both strength and ductility, a breakthrough that may have a wide variety of industrial applications. Furthermore, its material cost is just one-fifth of that of the steel used in the current aerospace and defence applications, they reported in the US journal Science.  Strength and ductility are desirable properties of metallic materials for wide-ranging applications, but increasing strength often leads to the decrease in ductility, which is known as the strength-ductility trade-off. A Hong Kong-Beijing-Taiwan mechanical e...
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BINS IN BUSES

14 weeks ago
The ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ has led to several innovations related to cleanliness in recent days. Here is another one; the faculty of the Mechanical Engineering Department, SDM Polytechnic College in Ujire near Mangalore, has designed an easy-to- operate dustbin for buses. The project has been developed under the guidance of Dharmadikari of Dharmasthala, Dr D Veerendra Heggade and secretaries of SDM Educational Society D Harshendra Kumar and Dr B Yashovarma. This is ideal for the government as well as private buses and the trial bin was fixed in one of the buses in the Dharmastala depot under the Karnataka Sta...