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Monthly Archives: August 2017

IAEA-FAO Joins Hand to Rescue Benin Pineapple Farmers

Allada, Benin (ABC Live):  Benin Pineapple Farmers :Benin’s farmers can again export pineapples to the European Union, their most lucrative market, following the set-up of a food safety surveillance system with the help of the IAEA and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The exports are expected to resume later this month. Pineapple farmers suffered under …

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AMS Climate Report Confirms 2016 Warmest Year in History

New Delhi (ABC Live): 2016 Warmest Year :A new State of the Climate report confirmed that 2016 surpassed 2015 as the warmest year in 137 years of recordkeeping. Major indicators of climate change continued to reflect trends consistent with a warming planetLast year’s record heat resulted from the combined influence of long-term global warming and a strong El Niño early …

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53 Species Medicinal Plants in Critically Endangered List

New Delhi (ABC Live):Species Medicinal Plants :The Government has taken note of the survey by Botanical Survey of India (BSI) that out of 8,000 medicinal plants, following 53 species are under threatened categories like Critically Endangered, Endangered and Vulnerable. For conservation and development of medicinal plants in the country, presently the NMPB is implementing Central Sector Scheme for Conservation, Development and …

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SC Rules No Insurance without Valid Pollution Certificate

New Delhi (ABC Live): Valid Pollution Certificate :The Supreme Court of India today ruled that from now on vehicle owners not having a valid pollution certificate will not be able to renew the insurance of their vehicles On Thursday a bench led by Justice Madan B Lokur issued a direction to all insurance companies to ensure polluting vehicles stay off …

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China Protests Over US Warship in South China Sea

New Delhi (ABC Live): South China Sea :China on Thursday voiced strong protest against a U.S. Navy warship passing close to the Meiji Reef of the Nansha Islands in the South China Sea. The USS John S. McCain illegally entered the waters near the reef and conducted a so-called “freedom of navigation operation” on Thursday without permission of the Chinese government, …

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World Nuclear Power to Be Replaced Solar Power by 2050

New Delhi (ABC Live): World Nuclear Power :The US has stopped the construction of two nuclear power plants in South Carolina as both were considered unprofitable, as per information two other nuclear power projects are likely to be frozen in the State of Georgia. As per scientists note that the peaceful atom technology is gradually going down in history, giving …

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India Needs National Water Framework Bill 2016

New Delhi (ABC Live); National Water Framework Bill 2016 :A Committee constituted by the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Revejunation on 28.12.2015 under the Chairmanship of Dr. Mihir Shah suggested a draft National Water Framework Bill, 2016 which inter-alia, contains provisions for an overarching national legal framework with principles for protection, conservation, regulation and management of water …

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Smugglers Throw 300 Migrants into Sea in Yemen

New York (ABC Live): Smugglers : A total of 300 migrants have reportedly been forced from boats over the past two days by smugglers off the coast of Yemen – many feared dead or missing, the United Nations migration agency has reported. “The survivors told our colleagues on the beach that the smuggler pushed them into the seawhen he saw some ‘authority …

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Know Inter-State River Water Disputes Act

New Delhi (ABC Live):Inter-State River Water Disputes Act : On the complaint made by the State Governments, the Central Government has, so far, set up 08 tribunals to settle water disputes among the States under the Inter-State River Water Disputes (ISRWD) Act, 1956. Government of Bihar sent a request on 27.11.2013 under provision of ISRWD Act, 1956 to this Ministry …

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India All Set to Revive Rivers Interlinking Project

New Delhi (ABC Live)Rivers Interlinking Project : The National Perspective Plan (NPP) was prepared by the then Ministry of Irrigation, now Ministry of Water Resources, RD & GR for water resources development through inter basin transfer of water, for transferring water from water surplus basins to water-deficit basins. Under the NPP, the National Water Development Agency (NWDA) has identified 30 …

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