Science & Environment

Polythene ban near national monuments

Polythene ban near national monuments

The Union government has decided to completely ban use of plastics at national monuments and tourist destinations from October 2 as a part of Swachh Bharat Mission. Boards will be erected at monuments and tourist destinations about polythene ban.  Officials are hopeful that polythene ban can be effectively implemented as all the tourist destinations and […]

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| September 27, 2016
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CSIR celebrates Platinum Jubilee

CSIR celebrates Platinum Jubilee

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the biggest civilian research and development agency in India, celebrated its Platinum Jubilee on September 26. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the celebrations. He stressed the need to use technology to double farmers’ income by 2022. He dedicated seven indigenously developed plants to the nation to mark the […]

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| September 27, 2016
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Transit of Mercury to enthrall today

Transit of Mercury to enthrall today

Planet Mercury will be seen as a small black dot crossing the solar disc. A rare celestial event, the transit of Mercury over the disc of the sun can be viewed on Monday afternoon. It will be visible from all parts of India for varying durations depending on the location, starting around 4:40 pm. Dwarka […]

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| May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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WHALES WASHED ASHORE ON TAMILNADU COAST

WHALES WASHED ASHORE ON TAMILNADU COAST

More than 100 short finned pilot whales were found ashore in Tiruchendur in Tamil Nadu since Monday evening. Over 45 whales were feared dead while others were battling for their lives. Local fishermen were trying to save the whales by pulling them back to the sea. The local fishermen informed that the whales started reaching […]

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| January 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Chlika Lake Thronged with Migratory Birds

Chlika Lake Thronged with Migratory Birds

Chilika lake, Asia’s largest brackish water lake and the largest winter resort for migratory birds in the Indian subcontinent and one of the paradises for the migratory birds, is thronged with 8.58 lakh migratory birds this year. However the number of bird species has come down this year as compared to last year. Last year […]

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| January 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
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NATION CELEBRATES NATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION DAY – DECEMBER 14

NATION CELEBRATES NATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION DAY – DECEMBER 14

National energy conservation day is celebrated every year by the people all over the India on December 14. The Energy Conservation Act in India was executed by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in the year 2001. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency is a constitutional body which comes under Government of India and helps in […]

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| December 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Melting of Antarctic ice shelves may double by 2050

Melting of Antarctic ice shelves may double by 2050

The surface melting of Antarctic ice shelves may double by 2050 and surpass intensities associated with ice shelf collapse by 2100 if greenhouse gas emissions continue at the present rate. Ice shelves are the floating extensions of the continent’s massive land-based ice sheets. While the melting or breakup of floating ice shelves does not directly […]

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| October 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
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UNDERWATER HEAT WAVE- Suffering for Coral reefs

UNDERWATER HEAT WAVE- Suffering for Coral reefs

Corals reefs are suffering a severe underwater heat wave this year for the third time on record, including a mysterious warm patch in the Pacific known as “The Blob”The experts, including the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), said similar alerts about damage to reefs had been issued only in 2010 and 1998, both […]

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| October 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
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New human-like species discovered in S Africa

New human-like species discovered in S Africa

Scientists have discovered a new human-like species in a burial chamber deep in a cave system in South Africa. The discovery of 15 partial skeletons is the largest single discovery of its type in Africa. The researchers claim that the discovery will change ideas about our human ancestors. The studies which have been published in […]

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| September 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
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India to launch Indonesian satellite on September 27

India to launch Indonesian satellite on September 27

An Indonesian satellite will be launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The multi-spectral remote sensing satellite, LAPAN A2/Orari, will be launched in India on Spetember 27. This is the 2nd Indonesian satellite launched in India; the first one, LAPAN A1/Tubsat, was in 2007. The said satellite being launched is equipped […]

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| September 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
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