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    As told to Parliament (September 19, 2020): 51 coal projects okayed since last year

    51 coal projects okayed since last year The Union Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change(MoEF&CC) has approved 51 coal-mining projects since 2019-20, coal and mines minister Pralhad Joshi told Rajya Sabha (RS) September 19, 2020. He claimed 31,600 jobs would be created in approved projects of Coal India Ltd and Singareni Collieries Co Ltd. ...

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    Congo faces world's worst food crisis due to COVID-19: Report

    The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was facing the world's largest food crisis, with around 21.8 million of its people being food insecure primarily due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, a report released by the Global Network Against Food Crises alliance of humanitarian agencies said. Most of the food-insecure population in the country was located in...

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    Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (September 18, 2020)

    Environmental impact of ship breaking at Alang The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) filed a report before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on the environmental impact of ship-breaking methods at Gujarat's Alang. The September 17, 2020 report was in compliance with an August 19, 2019 NGT order. The court directed the MoEF&CC to...

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    As told to Parliament (September 18, 2020): 10,281 Indian farmers died by suicide in 2019

    The total number of farmers / farm labourers who died by suicide in 2019 was 10,281, according to the National Crime Records Bureau publication titled Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India 2019, Narendra Singh Tomar, Union minister of agriculture and farmers welfare, told the Rajya Sabha September 18, 2020. This accounted for 7.4 per cent of the total...

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    Arsenic-affected habitations in India up 145% in last 5 yrs

    The number of arsenic-affected habitations in the country increased by 145 per cent in the last five years, according to data shared with the Parliament September 18, 2020. The country had 1,800 arsenic-affected habitations in 2015. This increased to 4,421 as on September 17, 2020, according to a reply given to Lok Sabha by Rattan Lal Kataria, minister of state, Jal Shakti (water)...

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    Recognise ASHA workers' COVID-19 work, ensure their well-being: Report

    Give due credit and recognition to the contributions of frontline health workers (FLWs) such as Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) in the fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and ensure their physical and mental wellbeing, a new report has urged. Engagement of Frontline Health Workers (FLWs) in COVID-19 response in India was prepared as part of the...

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    Coronavirus update: Recoveries greater than daily COVID-19 cases in Andhra

    The number of recoveries from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Andhra Pradesh was consistently greater than the number of fresh cases added for the past two weeks, according to a September 18, 2020 report by news daily Indian Express. We are a voice to you; you have been a support to us. Together we build journalism that is independent, credible and fearless....

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    New database shows how large rivers form the basis of global borders

    Rivers have historically provided humans with fresh water, fertile land and food and have, thus, formed the bedrock of several civilisations. A new database, however, quantified how rivers were used to divide land and form international, national and local borders. Rivers make up 23 per cent of international borders, 17 per cent of the world's state and provincial borders...

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    In deep water: Emissions can add 15 inches to 2100 sea level rise, study finds

    Scientists have estimated unprecedented consequences of uncontrolled greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions - Greenland and Antarctica's ice sheets could together contribute more than 15 inches (38 centimetres) of global sea level rise by 2100. At least 60 scientists studied the impact of melting ice sheets on global sea-level rise and arrived at the estimates. The...

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    Modi govt gets farmers Bills cleared amid steep opposition; minister Badal resigns

    The Narendra Modi government pressed ahead with numerical superiority to clear two agriculture-related Bills in Lok Sabha September 17, 2020 despite acute opposition both within and without Parliament. In protest, Union food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigned. The purpose of the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation)...

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