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World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

17 June 2019 was observed as World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought with the theme Let s Grow the Future Together. The theme reflects the 25th anniversary of the Convention and the World Day to Combat Desertification and celebrates the 25 years of progress made by countries on sustainable land management by looking at ..

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2019 edition of World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (WDCDD)

The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (WDCDD) is observed every year on 17th of June to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification. The day is a unique moment to remind everyone that land degradation neutrality is achievable through problem-solving, strong community involvement and co-operation at all levels. The 2019 theme ..

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Trends in Food Inflation and Monetary Policy

The reduced growth rate and higher rates of unemployment have led to an expectation that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) would cut the interest rates in the upcoming monetary policy review. Under the Section 45ZA of the RBI Act 1934, the central government, in consultation with the Reserve Bank had notified the consumer inflation ..

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Karnataka government launchs a major water conservation scheme “Jalamrutha”

Karnataka has launched a major water conservation scheme titled ‘Jalamrutha’, which focusses on drought-proofing measures, including protection and rejuvenation of water bodies. The state the largest swathe of drought-prone land in the country next only to Rajasthan. ‘Jalamrutha’ will deploy scientific approaches to water budgeting, water harvesting and water conservation through the use of geospatial ..

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Impact of global warming on El-Nino

El-Nino disturbs the atmospheric conditions across the world. El-Nino occurs every two-to-seven years with very strong El Niño’s occurring about every 15 years results in droughts, floods, wildfires, dust and snow storms, fish kill, and even elevated risks of civil conflicts. The El-Nino is measured by studying the averages sea surface temperature anomalies over the ..

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