Environment

Sep 52020
Scientists struggling with the manual interpretation of growing seismic data to explore causes of earthquake, particularly when the area is geologically complex, are now armed with a machine learni
The Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command (SNC) Vice Admiral Anil K Chawla, PVSM, AVSM, NM, VSM, ADC inaugurated a Plastic Waste Handling Facility at Naval Base Kochi on 29 Aug 20. He also released A BIRD BOOK titled “Kaleidoscope - Feathered Friends @ KatariBagh” on the occasion as part of environment friendly initiatives of SNC at Kochi.   
The Minister Science and Technology, Earth Sciences and Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan said that “A robust Climate Risk management framework calls for a multi- level approach across the country (national, sub-national, regional and local) to determine the various climate change risks likely to impact the country while also providing a broad understanding of the loss and damage likely to be caused due to these risks”.
Most research on seismic and landslide hazards in the Himalaya focus on geophysical and geomorphological characteristics. However, in many instances, the inherent cause of these natural disasters may lie deep in the subsurface and have geological implications like rock types, rheology, strain localization, and so on. Therefore, understanding the geodynamic scenario of a given section of Himalaya is as important as its seismic and geomorphic characteristics in following natural disasters.
Virtually addressing the inaugural ceremony of the National Convention of the Indian Institute of Architects: IIA NATCON 2020 - TRANSCEND, the Vice President emphasized the need to strike the right balance between aesthetics and sustainability in any structure. The evolution of Indian Architecture right from Indus Valley Civilization to the Konark Sun Temple to modern times,  our country is home to many monuments which were created by artisans using local materials and techniques. The architecture as one of the most enduring achievements of any Civilization.
Geo-research scholars came together in a webinar to discuss Geosciences for Society focusing on areas like natural resources, water management, earthquake, monsoon, climate change, natural disaster, river systems and so on at the 4th National Geo-research Scholars Meet (NGRSM) organised by the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), Dehradun an autonomous institute under the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India.
The National Centre of Polar and Ocean Research(NCPOR) has found a dramatic decline in the Arctic sea ice due to global warming.The decline of sea ice has led to localized increase in evaporation, air humidity, cloud cover, and rainfall. Arctic sea ice is a sensitive indicator of climate change and has strong retaliatory effects on other components of the climate lsystem.
Temperatures are expected to rise between two and three degrees Celsius on Tuesday. The alert is in Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Thrissur, Kozhikode and Kannur districts. On Monday too, the temperature in most districts of the state was above normal. Temperatures hovering around 36 degrees Celsius on Monday. The average temperature was above 2.6 degrees Celsius in Kannur and 3.4 degree Celsius in Kozhikode. In view of the hot situation in the state, the Disaster Response Authority has issued precautionary measures.
India has successfully achieved the complete phase-out of Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-141 b, which is a chemical used by foam manufacturing enterprises and one of the most potent ozone-depleting chemicals after Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).(HCFC)-141 b is used mainly as a blowing agent in the production of rigid polyurethane (PU) foams.
ഇന്നലെ ഞാനൊരു പുതിയ ചായക്കപ്പ്‌ വാങ്ങി‌. പഴയ സിറാമിക്‌ കപ്പ്‌ പത്താം വർഷത്തിലേക്കെത്തിയപ്പോഴാണ്‌ പുതിയതൊരെണ്ണമാവാം എന്നു തോന്നിയതെന്ന് തെറ്റിദ്ധരിക്കരുത്‌,  മാളിലെ ഷോപ്പിലിരിക്കുന്നകണ്ട്‌ മോഹിച്ചെടുത്തതാണ്‌.
Worsening heatwaves are taking a heavier toll on rich as well as poor countries, according to an annual ranking that measures the damage done by extreme weather to human life and economies. The Global Climate Risk Index, published on Wednesday by environmental think-tank Germanwatch, rated Japan as the most-affected country in 2018, while Germany was in the third position. Both of the industrialised nations were hit hard by heatwaves and drought that year, as was India in the fifth position which suffered water shortages, crop failures and worst flooding, Germanwatch said in a report.

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Recipe of the day

Sep 202020
INGREDIENTS  For filling 1. Chicken without bones - 200 g Salt - to taste Turmeric powder - half a teaspoon