Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Environment

Why residents of this Hyderabad colony procuring boats

HYDERABAAD: With heavy rains and flash floods inundating Hyderabad's Nadeem Colony, authorities pressed into service a few boats for rescue and relief operations, but a week later a couple of boats are still seen floating in the flooded waters in the are

Italy sets new record for single-day Covid-19 cases

ROME: Italy has set a new record for single-day Covid-19 cases, with a total of 8,804 people testing positive in a span of 24 hours which took the country's overall infection tally to 381,602, according to the Health Ministry.

Weather alert for Andhra as low pressure to intensify into depression

VISHAKHAPATNAM:The Cyclone Warning Centre in Visakhapatnam has issued an alert for squally conditions and light to heavy rainfall in most places for the next three days, owing to the likelihood of a low pressure in the Bay of Bengal intensifying into a depression.

Isolated thunderstorms in coastal Andhra, Rayalaseema for next 4 days

AMARAVATI: The Met department has forecast isolated thunderstorms and lightning across coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema and Yanam over the next four days on Thursday.

Climate change responsible for record sea temperature levels: Study

LONDON: Researchers have found that global warming is driving an unprecedented rise in sea temperatures, including in the Mediterranean sea.

Gurugram makes action plan to curb air pollution

GURUGRAM: The Gurugram administration has finally come up with an action plan aimed to combat air pollution in the district.

Under the action plan, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) and the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) offices will form separate teams to keep a check on waste-burning and other causes of air pollution.

Environment Ministerial on Air Pollution and Stubble burning with Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan to be held on 01st of October

NEW DELHI: Highlighting that the problem of Air Pollution in the winter months in Northern states especially Delhi, apart from man-made factors are caused by meteorological and geographical factors, the Ministerfor Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar said that Central, state government and citizens need to work together towards mitigation of Air Pollution and it is a shared responsibility.

Tiger carcass found near Pilibhit Reserve

PILIBHIT (Uttar Pradesh): A carcass of an adult male tiger was fished out from Hardoi feeder canal near Dandaul bridge by a joint team of Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR) and the forest and wildlife division.

It has been sent for autopsy to the Indian Veterinary Research Institute in Bareilly to ascertain the exact cause of death.

California to ban sales of gas-powered vehicles by 2035

SAN FRANCISCO:California Governor Gavin Newsom has announced a ban against the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger vehicles in the most populous US state by 2035, aggressively moving further away from its reliance on climate change-causing fossil fuels.

France tightens local restrictions

PARIS: As single-day Covid-19 cases have remained around 10,000 for more than a week in France, restrictions in the "red zones" across the country will be tightened, according to Health Minister Olivier Veran.

Israel approves tighter Covid-19 restrictions

TEL AVIV: The Israeli government on Thursday approved tightened coronavirus restrictions, including a full lockdown which will begin on Friday and last until October 11.

No let-up in Covid cases in Telangana

HYDERABAD: The surge in Covid-19 cases in Telangana continued with the state reporting 2,176 new infections on Thursday.

4th large-scale Covid-19 vaccine trial underway in US

WASHINGTON: A fourth Phase 3 clinical trial in the US to evaluate an investigational Covid-19 vaccine was underway and has started enrolling adult volunteers, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced.

Retired Israeli doctors recruited in overcrowded hospitals

TEL AVIV: Israeli health authorities have started recuiting retired doctors in overcrowded hospitals due to a surge in the number of Covid-19 infected patients.

Global Covid-19 cases top 31.5mn: Johns Hopkins

WASHINGTON: The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 31.5 million, while the deaths have increased to more than 969,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Chaitanya Tamhane on his film 'The Disciple' winning at Venice, Toronto

MUMBAI: Filmmaker Chaitanya Tamhane is a happy man lately. His second feature film, The Disciple, has won at two of the biggest film festivals on the planet. The director says the accolades act as an important achievement for the independent film movement in India.

Cong MP demands lions should not be radio-collared

NEW DELHI:Congress MP Shakti Singh Gohil on Thursday raised the issue of death of Asiatic Lions in the Rajya Sabha. He demanded that cubs should not be radio-collared as it hampers their growth and leads to untimely death of the big cats.

Hurricane Sally weakens storm after landfall in Alabama

WASHINGTON: Hurricane Sally has weakened into a Category 1 storm after making landfall in the US state of Alabama, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said, adding that it was still life-threatening.

New $4.5mn Walmart Foundation grants to empower farmers in India

NEW DELHI: The Walmart Foundation on Thursday announced two new grants worth $4.5 million to help smallholder farmers earn more from improved output and fair market access.

Ganga water may help check Covid, BHU conducting study (IANS Special)

VARANSI: The Institute of Medical Sciences of the Banaras Hindu University (IMS-BHU) is now looking forward to conducting human trials of the Gangetic bacteriophages -- viruses that infect and kill bacterial cells -- to prove their therapeutic utility and treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection (Covid-19).

Tropical storm Sally expected to hit Louisiana

WASHINGTON:Tropical storm Sally is expected to hit Louisiana on Tuesday as a Category 2 hurricane, prompting authorities to issue a mandatory evacuation order in some parts of the US state.

Declare Sultan Pur Lodhi Qila Sarai National Monument: Residents

PHILLAUR: Residents of Phillaur, Nakodar, Shahkot, and Sultan Pur Lodhi subdivisions have demanded that the historic Qila Sarai in Sultan Pur Lodhi should be declared as a National Monument and be handed over to the Archaeological Survey of India for proper maintenance.

Wildlife population declined by 68% since 1970: WWF

NEW DELHI: Global populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish have suffered an average two-thirds' decline in less than half a century. This has contributed to environmental degradation, leading to the emergence of zoonotic diseases such as Covid-19, according to WWF's Living Planet Report, 2020.

Ramdas Athawale visits Kangana as mark of solidarity

MUMBAI: Union minister of state for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Thursday met actress Kangana Ranaut, in the wake of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) demolition action at her office building in Bandra the day before.

Athawale was spotted at the actress' residence at around 6.30pm on Thursday, just hours after she visited her office. He has been quite vocal in his support for the actress.

Gold smuggling case: NIA searches Coimbatore goldsmith's premises

CHENNAI:The National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials on Wednesday conducted searches at the residence and business premises of a goldsmith in Coimbatore as part of its ongoing probe into the Kerala gold smuggling case, police said.

1st batch of Russian vaccine produced for civilian circulation

MOSCOW/NEW DELHI:In some good news for millions living in hope for a Covid-19 vaccine shot, the Russian Health Ministry said on Tuesday that the first batch of Sputnik V vaccine has been produced for civilian circulation.

Daily Covid-19 cases in Canada up by 25%

OTTAWA:Canada reported an average of 545 daily Covid-19 cases last week, up 25 per cent from the previous week which saw a daily average of 435, Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam said.

Healthy gut microbes key for space travelers to reach Mars

LONDON: Gut microbes have immense benefit and now, new research reports that promoting a healthy gut microbiome could protect travelers from the rigours of long space travel.

Vegetable vendor held for minor’s rape

CHANDIGARH: A 22-year-old vegetable vendor has been arrested on the charge of raping a 16-year-old girl.

Bulandshahr violence: SSP, two police officials transferred

LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday transferred Bulandshahr Senior Superintendent of Police Krishna Bahadur Singh and attached him to the office of the Director General of Police here, a Home Department official said on Saturday.

Krishnamurthy Subramanian new Chief Economic Adviser

NEW DELHI: The government on Friday appointed Hyderabad-based Indian School of Business (ISB) Associate Professor Krishnamurthy Subramanian as the Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) in the Finance Ministry for a period of three years.

Military Literature Festival begins with tribute to WWI soldiers

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Governor V.

Pak-India trade much below full potential of $37 billion: World Bank

ISLAMABAD: The current level of trade between Pakistan and India is valued at a little over $2 billion, but it could be as high as $37 billion if both neighbours agree to tear down artificial barriers, the World Bank said in a report.

On brink of losing voice, Sidhu advised rest

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has been advised complete rest for up to five days after he injured his vocal chords during an exhaustive 17-day election campaign for Congress candidates in poll-bound states.

Haryana man gets death penalty for honour killing of sister

CHANDIGARH: In a case of honour killing, a 26- year-old man was on Wednesday awarded the death penalty by a court in Hisar town in Haryana for murdering his sister in February last year.

Delhi girl kills self, names her teacher 'tormentor'

NEW DELHI: Relentless humiliation and rebuke from her science teacher over the last couple of months forced a Class 7 student here to commit suicide by hanging herself, police said on Thursday.

Tsunami alert on Pacific islands after 7.5-magnitude quake

NOUMEA (NEW CALEDONIA): A 7.

Stickers Not To Be Pasted On Fruits And Vegetables- Food Safety Commissioner

CHANDIGARH: The Food Safety Commissioner Punjab in a letter to all the Food Safety Teams has directed them to spread awareness amongst traders that the fruits and vegetables should not be sold in the market with stickers pasted on them.

Capt Amarinder govt releases rs. 270 cr for clearing pending vat / gst refunds

CHANDIGARH: Giving a further push to the Captain Amarinder Singh led government’s efforts to streamline the state’s fiscal situation and ensure timely payments, the Finance Department has released another Rs.

Sidhu terms KCR family as 'Ali Baba Aur 4 Chor'

HYDERABAD: Congress leader and Punjab's Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday termed Telangana Chief Minister K.

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