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Kuwait Floods : Flash floods after heavy rains in Kuwait killed one injured many

The Ministry of Health in Kauai  said the man, aged 30, was swept away by the flooding as he tried to rescue his family from their home, which was submerged in water in Al-Fahaheel area in the east. An unspecified number of people were also reported injured in traffic accidents caused by the rains. Several Read More…

Life Science Nature

Octopus in aquarium gives birth to thousands of babies

A curator at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium and Savannah, Georgia revealed the shocking moment he realised one of his octopus charges had been given the wrong sex. According to MailOnline, Devin Dumont found that the tank holding Octavius, the aquarium’s sole octopus resident, was full of tiny particles that looked like confetti. Read More…

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No Bharat Stage IV vehicles to be sold from 1st April 2020 : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Wednesday said that no Bharat Stage IV vehicle shall be sold across the country with effect from April 1, 2020. The Bharat stage emission standards are standards instituted by the government to regulate output of air pollutants from motor vehicles.  The Bharat Stage VI (or BS-VI) emission norm would come into force Read More…

Environment South India Voice

Cyclone Titli cost 27 lives in Odissa made Patnaik cancel birthday celebration

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has cancelled birthday celebrations on Tuesday as a mark of expressing solidarity to the people affected by Cyclone Titli and subsequent floods in some parts of the state. The death toll in cyclone Titli, which made a landfall on October 11, and the subsequent flood in Odisha has risen to Read More…

Environment Nature Opinion South India

60 lakhs affected by cyclone Titli

 CM Naveen Patnaik stressed on quick repair of breaches in several river embankments and asked district collectors to provide cooked food to the people who were shifted to relief camps. Also the Odisha government on Friday deployed NDRF and ODRAF personnel to speed up rescue and relief operations mainly in three districts where over 60 Read More…

Food & Health National Supreme Court

You want everybody in India to become vegetarian : SC grilled petitioner

A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta made this observation while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) which said that export of meat cannot be encouraged or promoted in the country. “We cannot pass an order that everyone should become vegetarian,” the bench told the counsel appearing for the petitioner organisation. The Read More…

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GD Agarwal on 114th day indefinite fast to save Ganga dies

Environment activist and Retd IIT Professor G D Agarwal, who was sitting on an indefinite hunger strike since June 22nd 2018 demanding that the government clean the river Ganga, died at the AIIMS hospital in Rishikesh on Thursday, officials said. Agarwal breathed his last at the hospital here at around 2 pm. He was moved Read More…

Environment Nature

Cyclone ‘Titli’ makes landfall near Odisha’s Gopalpur at 126 kmph

The very severe cyclone ‘Titli’ makes landfall on early Thursday with surface wind reaching speeds of 126 kmph at Gopalpur in Odisha’s Ganjam district, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. “The process of landfall has started and it will completely cross the Odisha coast in one or two hours. The system will pass close to Read More…

Environment Nature Timeline

Storm Titli fiercely nearing Andhra Odissa coast

A cyclonic storm, Titli, is building in the Bay of Bengal and moving towards the Andhra, Odisha coast, the weather office warned on Tuesday. The Met office also issued a red alert for the coastal areas of Odisha “Deep depression over Bay of Bengal intensifies into cyclonic storm Titli, is moving towards Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast,” Read More…

Food & Health Life Science Life Style North India

Rajasthan reports 29 cases tested +ve for Zika virus

Rajasthan Additional Chief Secretary (Health), Veenu Gupta said, “So far, there are a total of 29 people who have tested positive for Zika virus.” As one of those affected in Jaipur hailed from Bihar and visited his Siwan home recently, the eastern state has issued advisories to all its 38 districts to keep a close Read More…

Asia Environment Nature

Tsunami waves death in Indonesia crossed 400+

The Earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia’s central Sulawesi province left many victims, a disaster official said Saturday, as rescuers raced to the region saw numerous bodies in a hard-hit city. Disaster officials haven’t released an official death toll but reports from three hospitals seen Saturday  listed 400+  dead. Local daily  revealed a devastated coastline Read More…

Environment Food & Health National Nature Timeline

Indian Monsoon low by 9% : IMD

Cotton growing Gujarat has so far received 27 percent less rainfall than normal, while rice growing West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar in eastern India saw it drop by as much as 25 percent below average, IMD data shows. India, the world’s biggest producer of cotton and pulses and the second-biggest producer of sugar and rice, Read More…

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Himachal on high alert -floods cut off major roads

As many as 774 people have died in incidents related to floods and rains in seven states during the monsoon season so far, informed the Home Ministry. According to the Home Ministry’s National Emergency Response Centre (NERC), 187 people have lost their lives in Kerala, 171 in Uttar Pradesh, 170 in West Bengal and 139 Read More…

Asia Environment Nature

Fierce typhoon Mangkhut takes aim at south China

Typhoon Mangkhut now moved from the Philippines to Hong Kong resulted  in  heavy rain and strong winds are lashing the south coast of China as Typhoon Mangkhut closes in. Authorities in the heavily populated province of Guangdong have issued their highest warning level, a red alert. More than 100 people were injured when the storm Read More…

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Hurricane Florence in Carolina : 8 months of rain in 2 days anticipated

Hurricane Florence crashed into the Carolinas as a giant, slow-moving storm on Friday, threatening catastrophic flooding while leaving scores in need of rescue from rising waters and hundreds of thousands without power. There were no immediate reports of storm-related deaths or serious injuries so far. The center of the hurricane’s eye came ashore at about Read More…

Food & Health Life Style Opinion Social

Staying Positive helps reduce heart related diseases

A team from Northwestern University in Chicago and Harvard School of Public Health in Boston studied evidence that linked psychological well-being to heart health. Lead author Professor Darwin Labarthe, of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, said   “We addressed how social environment, psychological well-being and the effectiveness of intervention strategies can help strengthen a Read More…

Companies Environment Legal Nature Supreme Court

Supreme court says “NO” to TN plea on Sterlite

Supreme Court Monday asked the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to decide on the merits and maintainability of the issue raised by the Tamil Nadu government on Vedanta’s plea challenging the closure of its Sterlite plant at Tuticorin.  A bench of Justices R F Nariman and Indu Malhotra said it has already asked the NGT to Read More…

Environment Politics Social Voice

Yogendra yadav arrested for meeting farmers claim TN is under Police Raj

President of Swaraj India Party Yogendra Yadav was arrested by the Tamil Nadu Police on Saturday when he was on his way to meet farmers protesting against the land acquisition by the state government for an 8-lane highway project.  He said his team consisting of Lingraj, Dilip Singh and Balakrishnan were planning to conduct a Read More…

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6.7 magnitude Earth Quake Stuck Hokkaido Japan

Powerful earthquake rocked Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido early Thursday, triggering landslides that crushed homes, knocking out power and forcing a nuclear power plant to switch to a backup generator. The magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck southern Hokkaido at 3:08 am at the depth of 40 kilometers (24 miles), Japan’s Meteorological Agency said. The epicenter Read More…

Europe Food & Health Life Science Science Women

Fish oil during pregnancy improves kids BMI

Copenhagen University researchers discovered pills taken during the later stages of pregnancy, gave children higher body mass indexes (BMI), but they did not gain more body fat than children’s whose mothers didn’t take it. “Fish oil supplementation from the 24th week of pregnancy led to a higher BMI in the offspring from 0 to six Read More…

Life Science Nature Technology

Google relay on artificial intelligence to assist in floods & diseases

August 2018 Floods have wreacked havoc across kerala  this year, Hundreds have lost their lives, while thousands have been rendered homeless. More than 7.8 lakh people are estimated to be in relief camps. It is important to note how how Google, on its part, has launched a series of measures to provide help and assistance Read More…

Food & Health Life Science Social

2.5 microns dust leading to 4.2 million premature deaths every year : WHO

Outdoor air pollution leads to 4.2 million premature deaths worldwide each year, with close to 60% of the deaths from heart attacks and strokes, according to the World Health Organisation.  Finally, scientists appear to have figured out just how fine dust attacks the cardiovascular system. An analysis of the effect of the different components of Read More…

Environment Politics Social

ADMK again stick stickers on relief materials

Social activists at large criticised the state government for exploiting the flood situation to garner publicity.  Social activists  who is coordinating relief materials to Kerala, said that what  happened in 2015 when AIADMK men intercepted relief materials that were sent to Chennai from other parts of the state and pasted the stickers of Jayalalithaa is Read More…

Legal Nature

Kerala takes Mullaperiyar Dam shield and attack Tamilnadu

The sudden release of water from the Mullaperiyar Dam by the Tamil Nadu government was one of the reasons for the devastating deluge in Kerala, the state government told the Supreme Court on Thursday. Kerala government said it’s water resources secretary had written to her counterpart in Tamil Nadu on Mullaperiyar dam, requesting controlled release Read More…

Nature

Rain recedes 7.25 lakhs people rehabilitation mammoth task : Kerala Floods

About 22,000 people were rescued from the flood-hit Indian state of Kerala on Sunday, officials say, after monsoon rains finally receded. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the number of people taking refuge in the 5,645 relief camps now stood at 725,000. Military teams as well as disaster response forces and local fishermen reached some Read More…

Nature

Kerala 14 districts flooded 87 deaths , 1.5 Lakhs in relief camp

The flood situation in the state worsened on Thursday amid nonstop rain with the public transport system virtually collapsing in many parts of central Kerala after the Southern Railways and Kochi Metro suspended their operations due to floods. In Malappuram nine members of a family perished after their house collapsed on Wednesday in landslide and Read More…

Nature

Kerala floods: 49 dead ,8300 crores loss, Flight train services hit

The weather department has issued a red alert for Wayanad, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasaragod, Malappuram, Palakkad, Idukki and Ernakulam districts till Thursday. The worst-affected Idukki and Wayanad districts received 80mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours, a spokesperson of the regional office of the meteorological department said. The death toll in Kerala has risen to Read More…

Nature South India

National Disaster Response Force rushes to kerala , heavy rain kills 24

Nearly 24 people have died in Kerala due to heavy rains and landslides, the Home Ministry spokesperson said today. Of the total deaths, 11 people died in Idukki district, five in Malappuram district, three in Wayanad, two in Kannur and one in Kozhikode he added Meanwhile, the Kerala state electricity board has issued third red Read More…

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Indonesia’s Lombok earthquake death roll raises to 82

Death toll rose to 82 after a magnitude 6.9 in richter scale  earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok and on nearby Bali on Sunday, damaging buildings, sending terrified residents and tourists running into the streets and triggering a brief tsunami warning. Social media posts from the scene showed debris piled on streets and sidewalks. Read More…