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Monday, 23-April-2018

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INCENTIVES FOR SMALL TEA GROWERS

a week ago
  Assam government has firmed up plans to issue land deeds (pattas) to small tea growers of the state as part of the plan to offer support to the planters who have contributed to the state’s progress and prosperity. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal told reporters at Assam Agriculture University in Jorhat  that under a new plantation scheme for small tea-growers (STGs) that will soon be launched,  financial assistance to the growers will be provided by the government. The scheme will provide Rs 5,000 per bigha with a maximum amount of Rs 1 lakh for a single grower. He informed that the go...
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Preventing Collapsed Forests By Preserving Shape

a week ago
  Fires on the edges of tropical forests and their alteration by land use makes these hot ecosystems lose their shape and stability bringing a sudden, even catastrophic, transformation of land from trees to grass, researchers have found. In a study published in the journal Ecology Letters, the new knowledge could help protect these tropical forests and allow land managers to build new tools to predict the stability of both individual forest patches and larger regional-scale forests. Tropical forests have been called the lungs of the planet. They soak up vast quantities of carbon dioxide, hold the world greatest diversity of plants and animals, and empl...
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Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana

a week ago
The Prime Minister had launched the Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency Ltd. (MUDRA) to fund the unfunded section of the society. There are 5.7 crores entrepreneurs in the unorganised sector who hold 11 crore jobs. Thus, at the bottom of the economic structure are these unfunded sections of society dependent upon exploitative money lenders  The Mudra Yojna envisages 120 partners, including public sector commercial banks, and rural banks. In fiscal year 2015-16, a total amount of Rs.1.22 lakh crores were set aside to be given to these unfunded sections of Indian society.  The three categories of l...
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OVER FIVE LAKH TO BE TRAINED WITH ‘GREEN SKILLS’

5 weeks ago
The Environment Ministry will train over five lakh people with “green skills” for better job opportunities between 2018 to 2021, said Union Minister Harsh Vardhan. The Minister, however, also clarified that though the skills provided by them are in demand, the ministry does not guarantee employment. The Minister said that a total of 5,60,000 people will be trained under the ministry’s green skill development programme with the highly sought after skills which are in demand. The ‘green skills’ under the programme include -- biodiversity conservationists, Effluent Treatment Plant op...
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INDIA ON TRACK TO REDUCE EMISSIONS

5 weeks ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that despite scepticism, India is on the path of reducing emission by 20 to 25 per cent over 2005 levels by 2020. Addressing the World Sustainable  Development Summit (WSDS) here, he said that India’s goal is to create a carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide by 2030 which once seemed difficult to many. “Yet we continue our steady progress on that path. According to the UNEP Gap Report, India is on track to meet its Copenhagen Pledge of reducing the emissions intensity of its GDP by 20 to 25 per cent over 2005 levels by 2020,” Modi said. He added t...
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INDIA TO HOST WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

5 weeks ago
India will host the World Environment Day 2018, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan and United Nations Environment Program chief Erik Solheim said. The theme for the World Environment Day-2018, held every year on June 5, is “Beat Plastic Pollution”. Canada hosted the event in 2017. Calling the announcement the “beginning of the end of plastic”, Harsh Vardhan said the ministry will take the lead in discouraging the use of plastic. “For India, World Environment Day 2018 is not a symbolic celebration but a mission,” the Minister said, adding that environmental issues are...
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Virtual Cancer Tissue Biobank Developed

9 weeks ago
Australian researchers said that they have developed the first virtual platform of its kind for storing 3D copies of human cancer tissues, providing what they say is a novel way for accessing information to help treat the disease. “The Virtual Biobank will digitise and help speed up the process of accessing vital tissue samples donated by patients, which up until now could only be requested through physical biobanks,” the University of Newcastle, whose researchers worked on the platform together with academics from the Hunter Medical Research Institute, said. “It currently takes many months before researchers are able to obtain tissue samples from a p...
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INDIA NEEDS MORE GREEN ENERGY

23 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

23 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

23 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

25 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

25 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...