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The Greenland glacier is growing again

The Greenland glacier was one of the fastest shrinking ice and snow masses on the earth. A NASA study proves that it is growing again. The Jakobshavn glacier was retreating at 3 km annuallu. In the past two years it has now started to grow at the same pace. However scientists beleive that this is ..

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At Great Barrier Reef: Person bitten by shark

A rescue helicopter arrived at the Great Barrier Reef after a person was reported to be bitten by the Shark. It happened at the HArdy reef, one of the 1000 small reef that make up the Great Barrier Reef. Great Barrier reef is the largest coral reef in the world. IT has over 2900 reefs ..

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Mushtaq Ahmad Tantray wins 2018 Sahitya Academy Award for Kashmiri language

Mushtaq Ahmad Tantray, a prominent Kashmiri short-story writer and eminent broadcaster, bagged 2018 Sahitya Academy Award for his collection of short stories “AAKH’’. Mr Tantray is presently posted as Head of the Regional News Unit at Radio Kashmir Srinagar. “AAKH”, a collection of eighteen short stories, published in 2012 had earlier bagged the best book ..

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Impact Based Forecasting Approach: IMD develops technology to assess rise of water level in rivers

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has developed new technology called ‘Impact Based Forecasting Approach’ to assess rise of water level in rivers and reservoirs by rain.  It shows pre-event scenario will help state governments authorities to minutely monitor impact of rainfall and take real-time decisions. It will help to avoid disastrous situation similar to Kerala floods. ..

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Blood Moon 2018: Century’s longest lunar eclipse of 1 hour 43 minutes seen

Blood Moon 2018 or century’s (2001 AD to 2100 AD) longest total lunar eclipse of 1 hour 43 minutes occurred on July 27-28, 2018. The rare celestial event was visible from all parts of India. It was majorly seen in Eastern Hemisphere including Central Asia, Eastern Africa and South East Asia. The partial eclipse of Moon ..

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