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ICMR study on snakebites- Highlights

To collect data on mortality, morbidity and socio-economic burden, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is conducting a first of its kind study on snakebite incidence in 14 states representing all geographical regions of the country. This study is based on a previous Sri Lankan study, which covered the entire island, surveying <1% of ..

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‘Arth Ganga’: New model for sustainable development of rivers

Recently, the Ministry of Jal Shakti unveiled a new initiative named ‘Arth Ganga’ under the Namami Gange program with an aim to boost economic activities along the banks of river Ganga. Under Arth Ganga, the government is working at six levels. Zero Budget Natural Farming is its first level, which includes chemical free farming for ..

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Philippines: Tropical Storm Ma-On

Recently, a tropical storm hit the northern Philippines, injuring at least three people and displacing thousands. Authorities then closed schools and government offices in several provinces, including the capital, where flooding and landslides were likely. Tropical Storm ‘Ma-on’ weakened slightly after passing through the mountainous northern provinces after reaching the city of Maconakon in Isabella, ..

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Longest ever drought in China

China is facing its biggest drought ever. Drought has dried up rivers and affected power generation at hydroelectric power plants. There is darkness in small and big cities due to no electricity. Key Points After 64 years, China faced the longest summer and as a result, the Yangtze, the longest river in Asia, which is ..

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What are PFAs or Forever Chemicals?

Often we have been hearing that rain water is the purest. But according to research from the University of Stockholm, published recently in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, rainwater is no longer potable. The synthetic element PFAS was found in rain water in most parts of the earth. What is PFAS or Forever Chemical ..

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Aravind’s ground gecko: New bent-toed gecko species

A group of researchers has recently discovered a new species of bent-toed gecko from the Agasthyamalai hills in the Western Ghats. Key Points  The name of this new gecko has been given in the name of well-known malacologist N.A. Arvind as Aravind’s ground gecko. The new species has been described based on its distinctness in ..

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