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Category: Environment

Patiala MP Maharani Preneet Kaur Faints During Cleanup Campaign

[Patiala,Pb]Patiala MP Maharani Preneet Kaur Faints During Cleanup Campaign
Patiala MP Preneet Kaur fainted at a plastic cleanup campaign in her constituency
The Congress MP and wife of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh collapsed as she arrived to flag off the Swachhta Shramdan drive to clean up plastic.
The 75-year-old, later, on her Facebook page said she successfully launched the drive under the Punjab Pollution Control Board.

PM Modi’s One Dayer Varanasi Visit Results Three Programme

[Varanasi,UP]PM Modi’s One Dayer Varanasi Visit Results Three Programme Of Govt+Party+Environment
Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled 18 feet high statue of former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri on Saturday during his day-long visit to his Lok Sabha constituency .
Modi was accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) working president JP Nadda and the state unit chief of the saffron party, Mahendra Nath Pandey.
Anil Shastri and Sunil Shastri, sons of late Lal Bahadur Shastri, were present at the venue as also Uttar Pradesh minister Siddharth Nath Singh, a kin of the former prime minister.
Earlier, Modi arrived at the Babatpur airport here on his second visit to his constituency after winning the parliamentary polls held in April-May.
The prime minister launched a tree-plantation campaign — “Anand Kanan” — in the temple city, he planted a Peepal [Sacred Fig Tree ] PM Modi Also kickstarted the membership drive of the ruling party, coinciding with the 118th birth anniversary of Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee.

HC Agrees to Hear PIL Against Population Explosion in India

[New Delhi] HC Agrees to Hear PIL Against Population Explosion in India
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a PIL seeking directions to the Centre to implement measures to control the country’s rising population
The plea by BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, who is also a lawyer, has sought implementation of the recommendations for population control made by the National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution (NCRWC) headed by Justice Venkatchaliah.
“The NCRWC, after making immense efforts for two years and elaborate discussion, had suggested addition of Article 47A in the Constitution and formulation of Population Control Law.
“Till now the Constitution has been amended 125 times,
The plea claims that the population of India has “marched ahead” of China, as about 20 per cent the population does not have Aadhaar and therefore, is not accounted for, and there are also crores of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis living illegally in the country.

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