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Stubble burning down in Punjab, Haryana, UP since 2016

Stubble burning is the setting up of fire to the left over straw that remains after harvesting of paddy, wheat etc. The Government restricted and discouraged this practice. However, it generally helps in killing slugs and pests and can reduce the nitrogen tie-up. The harmful effects are loss of nutrients, pollution from smoke and the ..

Inaugural Conclave on “National Capital Region -2041” held in Delhi

Shri Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, chaired the inaugural conclave on “National Capital Region -2041” organized by the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) on 12 Nov  in  New  Delhi. The theme of the conclave was “Planning for Tomorrow’s Greatest Capital Region”. The Conclave had participation from ..

Delhi approves India’s first sports university

The Delhi Cabinet has recently approved a Bill to set up India’s first sports university in Delhi, which will offer graduation, post graduation and doctorate degrees in cricket, football, and hockey among other sports. The Delhi Sports University (DSU) is proposed to be set up as a State university and it will have a full-fledged ..

Sanjay Mitra committee to oversee bifurcation of J&K

The Union Government has constituted a 3-member committee to look into distribution of assets and liabilities of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) between Union territories of J&K and Ladakh, which will officially come into existence on October 31. The committee will be chaired by former defence secretary Sanjay Mitra.

Delhi government to provide free rides to women in city buses and metro trains

The Delhi Cabinet has given “in principle” approval to the free-ride scheme of providing free rides for women in city buses and metro trains. For this cause, the Delhi Assembly also passed Supplementary Demands for Grants of Rs 290 crore. Of the Rs 290 crore, Rs 140 crore is for free rides for women in ..

Meenakshi Lekhi authored book titled ‘The New Delhi Conspiracy’

The book titled ‘The New Delhi Conspiracy’ has been authored by Meenakshi Lekhi, a Lok Sabha MP from Delhi and a Supreme Court lawyer. It is co-authored by Krishna Kumar and is slated for release on July 8. The debut novel talks about undercurrents of Delhi’s political landscape and attempts to lay bare what is ..

Delhi Metro becomes India’s first project to receive power from waste-to-energy

The Delhi Metro has become the India’s first-ever project to receive power generated from a waste-to-energy plant. According to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), the project is also in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Swachh Bharat Mission”. This will also help in creating awareness on the importance of waste management and utilizing waste in ..

India’s newest pit viper found in Arunachal Pradesh

A team of herpetologists led by Ashok Captain have described a new species of reddish-brown pit viper — a venomous snake with a unique heat-sensing system — from a forest in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. The discovery makes the Arunachal pit viper (Trimeresurus arunachalensis) the second serpent to have been discovered after the ..