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Government plans geospatial mapping and monitoring of areas in Ganga Basin to check water quality

The main objectives of this project are to develop a geo-portal of the entire Ganga basin for visualization and analysis of hydro-meteorological and other thematic parameters.

11 Sep 2022

'9.3 million hectares of tree cover scorched globally in forest fires': Data

This in turn leads to higher emissions from forest fires, further exacerbating climate change and contributing to more fires as part of a fire-climate feedback loop.

05 Sep 2022

Extreme weather conditions to intensify, say experts

For last six months, South Asia has been reporting a series of flash floods as well as drought-like situations.

01 Sep 2022

Global warming impacting track of monsoon systems behind deluge in India, Pakistan: Experts

This March, India saw the highest temperature in 122 years, impacting wheat production, and now experts fear that rice production in UP, Bihar, and Jharkhand could take a toll due to deficient rain.

31 Aug 2022

Cheetahs to be bred and released into wild: Official

Cheetah, which was declared extinct in the country in 1952, will be introduced in India in the Kuno-Palpur National Park in Madhya Pradesh.

29 Aug 2022

Azad quits Congress, blames Rahul for putting a coterie of inexperienced sycophants in charge

The senior Congress leader was seemingly upset with the party after he was denied a Rajya Sabha seat.

26 Aug 2022

Now, a helmet that safeguards against pollution

The helmet has a system set at the back that picks up all particulate matter coming from outside and cleans the air before it reaches the biker.

23 Aug 2022

Wheat production drops due to March heat wave

The agriculture ministry’s fourth advance estimate for the year released Wednesday said India’s wheat production is projected to have reduced by nearly 3 per cent to 1,068.4 lakh metric tonnes.

20 Aug 2022

Are India's districts achieving their health goals? It looks otherwise, says Harvard analysis

Experts from the varsity have analysed Anemia Mukt Bharat, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Intensified Mission Indradhanush, POSHAN Abhiyaan and Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana.

13 Aug 2022

'I see shades of Vinoba Bhave's brilliance in you': PM in his farewell letter to Venkaiah Naidu

Recalling Naidu’s strengths, Modi said from the small lanes of Nellore to the vice-presidency, yours has been an outstanding and inspiring journey.

12 Aug 2022

Outdated data used to clear projects in disaster-prone coastal areas: CAG report

The national auditor noted that instances were observed where Expert Appraisal Committees (EAC) granted clearances, though domain experts were not present during the project deliberations.

10 Aug 2022

India to miss renewable energy targets for 2022

India will miss its renewable energy target of generating 175 GW of green energy by 2022 & now deadline to has been pushed by few months with delays in achieving targets for both solar & wind power.

08 Aug 2022

India sets new climate target: 45% less emission, 50 per cent electricity from non-fossil fuel-based energy resources by 2030

The updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under Paris Agreement will be submitted to the UN and to be implemented over the period 2021-2030.

04 Aug 2022

Don’t blame Covid, Ukraine war: Opposition

TMC MP Derek O’Brien said imposition of GST on pre-packed food items was not agreed by the Opposition in the GST Council.

03 Aug 2022

Finance Minister puts up government defence on price rise

For a second day in a row, Nirmala Sitharaman countered the Opposition’s remarks on price rise

03 Aug 2022

Climate change new threat for India? 6,000 dead, Rs 60,000 crore washed away in rains

Figures reflect data reported by only 70% of states as major states like Maharashtra, TN don’t share their stats

01 Aug 2022

6,000 Indians lost lives in floods caused by extreme rainfall events in last three years: Data

The figures reflect only the data reported by 70 per cent of the states as Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu along with nearly half-dozen states/UTs did not share the data.

31 Jul 2022

Amid Opposition hue and cry over 'poor treatment' to suspended MPs, Modi government gears up for price rice debate in Parliament

The Lok Sabha is expected to take up the discussion on Monday while Rajya Sabha may take it up on Tuesday. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will reply to the discussion in both Houses.

30 Jul 2022

Two AAP MPs among three suspended from Rajya Sabha as Opposition relay protests continue

The suspended MPs include AAP’s Sushil Kumar Gupta and Sandeep Kumar Pathak besides the Independent, Ajit Kumar Bhuyan.

29 Jul 2022

'Rainfall down in five states in 30 years': Minister in Lok Sabha

The minister said that considering district-wise rainfall, there are many districts in the country, which show significant changes in the southwest monsoon and annual rainfall during recent 30 years.

28 Jul 2022

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