Environment

Aug 72018
The mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH), a centrally sponsored scheme is implemented for the holistic development of horticulture sector in the country covering fruits
China has been selected to receive $ 300 million funds to provide clean energy to 1 million homes, as an appreciation for China's commitment to bring drastic control in cutting down high levels of smog, clean the waterways, thereby reducing pollution.  China government has put "Clean Energy" on top priority directing the local government and the other stakeholders to act firm to reach the goal.
'Global Warming' hither too a common word not given much importance to, has shown its glimpses like flash floods on one side, extreme summer in one part and extreme cold in the other part of the globe. Researchers have predicted hotter air which will reduce water content as temperature may soar by 4 Degree Celsius at the beginning of 2100. If the Global warming continues at the current rate, it will reduce agriculture yields by 31.5%.
The World Oceans Day events are celebrated on 8th of June every year. We celebrate the day to remind everyone about the major role the oceans have in everyday life. A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. Every year, World Oceans Day provides a unique opportunity to honour, help protect, and conserve our world’s shared ocean. They are the lungs of our planet, providing most of the oxygen we breathe.
 World Environment Day is the UN's most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries.  it has been a flagship campaign for raising awareness on emerging environmental issues from marine pollution, human overpopulation, and global warming, to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime. World Environment Day has grown to become a global platform for public outreach.
"The Clean Air India Initiative", a collaborative project between the governments of India and Netherland, Get In The Ring, Start-up India, INDUS Forum(an online matchmaking platform of Indian and Dutch businesses).  The project was launched by Netherland Prime Minister Mark Rutte at Delhi On 24th may. The campaign aims to curb air pollution in Indian cities by promoting partnerships between Indian Startups and Dutch Companies. It will build a network of entrepreneurs working on business solutions for cleaner air. 
The Cyclonic dust storm in North India killed at least 125 people across India. The wind speed during the storm may have gone up to 100 to 130 kilometers per hour. The violent stormy wind destroyed many villages and it has brought down electricity, uprooted the trees, devastated the houses and killed many animals. The storm affected Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana and southern state Andra Pradesh. 
The South Pacific island nation Vanuatu is preparing for the permanent evacuation of the entire population from the Ambae island due to the volcanic erosion in the Mount Monaro. The island was temporarily evacuated last September when the erosion began. The people are badly affected by the thick ash spewing from the volcano which destroyed all the cultivation and polluted the water & air.
  The  Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change at the center has rejected Kerala Government’s plea to avoid 424 square kilometers inhabited area in the implementation of the Kasturirangan report on Wednesday.  The official meeting with the state and central ministry officials presented that the implementation only can be accomplished based on population in the villages.
There is a huge depletion in the number of natural springs in the state of Wayanad, confirms the Department of Soil Survey and Conservation after a thorough study.It is stated that over 70% of the natural springs have vanished over four decades due to anthropogenic interventions.

Entertainment

Aug 32018
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