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ISRO Decorated with Another Feather By Launching RISAT-2B

[ISriharikota] SRO Decorated with Another Feather By Launching RISAT-2B
India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C46) today successfully launched the RISAT-2B satellite from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. This was the 72nd launch vehicle mission from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota and 36th launch from the First Launch pad.
RISAT-2B is a radar imaging earth observation satellite weighing about 615 kg. The satellite is intended to provide services in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Disaster Management.
A total number of 5,000 visitors witnessed the launch live from the Viewer’s Gallery, which is opened to the public.
ISRO is now gearing up for the launch of Chandrayaan-2 onboard GSLV MkIII during the window of July 09, to July 16, 2019, with an expected Moon landing on September 06, 2019.

Earth Quake Jolts Its Own Favourite Andaman & Nicobar With 5.8-Magnitude

[New Delhi]Quake Hits Andaman & Nicobar With 5.8-Magnitude
A medium intensity earthquake of magnitude 5.8 hit the Andaman and Nicobar islands on Wednesday morning.
As per National Centre for Seismology,This quake, had its epicentre in the Andaman islands,Which occurred at 6:09 am,
The Andaman and Nicobar archipelago is prone to earthquakes.

200,000 Zimbabweans Affected by Floods+Cyclone

[Delhi,Geneva]200,000 Zimbabweans Affected by Floods+Cyclone
The number of people in Zimbabwe affected by a devastating cyclone and flooding has jumped to 200,000
The initial estimate of those hit in Zimbabwe was 15,000 but World Food Programme (WFP) spokesman Herve Verhoosel told reporters in Geneva that the numbers had surged following an overnight assessment.
Five days after tropical cyclone Idai cut a swathe through Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, the full extent of the devastation is not yet clear.
In hardest-hit Mozambique, an estimated 400,000 people have been displaced, according to the UN.

राजस्थान में मंगलवार की सुबह चार राष्ट्रीय पक्षी मोरों[पीकॉक] के शव बरामद

[जयपुर]राजस्थान में मंगलवार की सुबह चार राष्ट्रीय पक्षी मोरों[पीकॉक] के शव बरामद
|मोर राष्ट्रीय पक्षी है और वाइल्ड लाइफ प्रोटेक्शन एक्ट के अंतर्गत इसे सरंक्षण मिला हुआ है |
राजस्थान के भीलवाड़ा में खाखरमाला गावं में आज सुबह सरकारी भूमि पर चार मोर मृत मिले
बीते वर्ष बूंदी के नैनवा में २५० मोर मार डाले गए थे|प्राप्त जानकारी के अनुसार पक्षी तस्कर इस राष्ट्रीय पक्षी का शिकार करके इसके पंख और मीट की तस्करी करते हैं

India to Provide Disaster Relief Support to Mozambique

[New Delhi] India to Provide Disaster Relief Support to Cyclone Hit Mozambique on Humanitarian Grounds
Government of India has decided to divert three Indian Naval Ships
INS Sujatha,
INS Shardul &
INS Sarathi
to the port city of Beira to provide immediate Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) to the affected people.
Indian Naval Ships will provide relief material in the form of
food,
clothes and
medicine to the affected people.
In addition, the ships have 3 medical practitioners and 5 nurses to provide immediate medical help.
In this hour of tragedy, Government of India stands ready to extend support to the affected people. India has been extending humanitarian assistance to Mozambique and had provided 10 million dollars for food grains in 2017, after it suffered food shortage as a result of natural calamities.

Kamal Nath Blesses Computer Baba With Chairmanship Of River Trust in MP

[Bhopal]Kamal Nath Blesses Computer Baba With Chairmanship Of River Trust in MP
The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh has appointed self-styled godman NamdevTyagi, also known as Computer Baba, as chairman of a river trust in the state
The state spiritual department passed the order of appointing Tyagi as head of the ‘Ma Narmada, Ma Kshipra and Ma Mandakini Rivers Trust’ a few days back, just before the model code of conduct for Lok Sabha polls came into effect
Notably, Tyagi was accorded minister of state (MoS) status by the previous BJP-led government last year, but he later resigned, accusing the then chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan of “not fulfilling” the promise of stopping illegal sand mining in the river Narmada.
Tyagi, a friend-turned-critic of Chouhan, campaigned against the BJP ahead of the last year’s state Assembly polls in which the Congress dethroned the saffron party and came to power after over 15 years

Capt’s Cabinet Gives Green Signal To Brick klins in Punjab

[Chd,Pb] Capt’s Cabinet Gives Green Signal To Brick klins in Punjab
This approval is for rectangular shape and zigzag brick setting by Punjab State Council for Science & Technology. Brick kilns have been given till September 30, 2019, to make the conversion.
The brick kilns in the process of conversion to induce draft technology with zigzag setting/yet to start the process intending to operate the brick kiln are required to pay environmental compensation on the basis of `polluter pays principle’ to the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) with effect from February 1, 2019, till the adoption of induced draft technology. The compensation has been set Rs. 25,000 per month for zig zag setting with kiln of capacity equal to more than 30,000 bricks per day and Rs. 20,000 per month for kiln of capacity less than 30,000 bricks per day.
The PPCB would ensure that the brick kilns are operated in compliance with the code of practice prescribed by the CPCB, as well as the state board. The Department of Food and Civil Supplies, being the licensing authority, would create awareness and mobilise the brick kiln for conversion to induced draft technology with zigzag setting.
482 brick kilns had already converted to new technology and 559 were in pipeline for shifting to induced draft technology.
Notably, around 2800 brick kilns are operating in Punjab, producing around 15-20 billion bricks per annum. This constitutes about 8% of total production of the country and the brick kiln industry employs about 0.5-0.6 million workers.
Capt’s Cabinet Gives Green Signal To Brick klins in Punjab

Gehlot Exibhits Love for Cow Shelters :Opens Treasury for NGOs

[jaipur]Gehlot Exibhits Love for Cow Shelters In Rajasthan
Gehlot Also to Milk Cow for Political Stabilty:So Opens Funds For NGOs
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot Addressing the ‘Gau Raksha Sammelan’, attended by the owners of cows shelters said non-lactating cows should not be abandoned and efforts should be made to look after them.
He assured increase in grant for cow shelters so that cows are fed well. Cow shelter managers run the shelters with the help of donation amount, grant but despite that they face difficulties,”
He said he has directed the finance department officials to release the pending grant for cow shelters.
Pointing out towards the problem of stray animals, Gehlot said that non-lactating cows are abandoned and such cattle roam around streets and cause accidents.
Earlier Directorate of Gopalan has issued a letter to all district collectors asking them to motivate donors+NGOs+social workers and cow lovers to adopt stray cows and felicitate them on August 15 and January 26.
The Directorate of Gopalan of the state government works for cattle conservation, research and development.
As per Vishram Meena Director of Gopalan, they will encourage Cow lovers to celebrate their birthdays, wedding anniversaries and such occasions by spending time with their adopted cows.

Pb Govt Not Transparent On Spendings For Rajiv Gandhi Nature Parks

[Chd,Pb]Pb Minister “Dharamsot” Not Transparent On Spendings of Rs 5.78 Crore For Nature Parks
MLA Randeep Singh Nabha ,in Assembly ,said that he was not satisfied with state Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot’s reply on the money spent on nature parks.
During the Question Hour, the Congress legislator from Amloh seat said Dharmasot could not give a reply on the details of the funds spent on the nature parks.
Nabha, not satisfied with the reply, even flashed photographs of the Rajiv Gandhi park and claimed it had become a garbage dumping ground.
“This park does not figure in the list given by the minister. Why the government was hiding if we do not want to give reply? Let there be a probe,”
In his reply, Dharamsot said a nature park has been developed in Patiala and 10 other parks are being developed in other districts of the state and the expenditure on the same was estimated to Rs 5.78 crore.

India Stops Water Flowing To Pakistan

[New Delhi]India Stops Water Flowing To Pakistan .PM Narendra Modi is in Seol Whereas His Cabinet has taken this Decision .This is another step against Pulwama Terrorist Attack
Nitin Gadkari has tweeted this decision
Cabinet Minister Tweeted
“India Under the leadership of Hon’ble PM Sri @narendramodi ji, Our Govt. has decided to stop our share of water which used to flow to Pakistan. We will divert water from Eastern rivers and supply it to our people in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab.”
He said through Twitter “The construction of dam has started at Shahpur- Kandi on Ravi river. Moreover, UJH project will store our share of water for use in J&K and the balance water will flow from 2nd Ravi-BEAS Link to provide water to other basin states”
It may be added that India Facing shortage of water
Whereas Northern region is concerned
The northern region includes States of
Himachal Pradesh,
Punjab and
Rajasthan. There are six reservoirs under CWC monitoring having total live storage capacity of 18.01 BCM. The total live storage available in these reservoirs is 9.83 BCM which is 55% of total live storage capacity of these reservoirs. The storage during corresponding period of last year was 34% and average storage of last ten years during corresponding period was 36% of live storage capacity of these reservoirs.
Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh has been demanding Water share from water flowing to Haryana