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    How the Centre's water management boards can spell doom for Andhra Pradesh, Telengana

    The Narendra Modi government has watered down the 'water federation' by taking over the Krishna and Godavari rivers from the riparian states. The Union Ministry of Jal Shakti (department of water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation) issued a notification from July 15, 2021 that had serious implications for the two Telugu states -...

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    Climate change is real: Severe drought hits Assam's wet regions

    Climate change is real. Droughts in the rainy state of Assam are not unheard of anymore. Warmer temperatures have affected the state's tea gardens for a decade. Now, places recently experiencing unexpected and longer dry spells are catching the eye. "Never before have I seen drought in this region," said Dipantor Soh, a 28-year-old farmer from Mirigaon, a village...

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    Hostile terrain, hesitancy, Maoists: Bastar has its own COVID-19 vaccination challenges

    As India continues the drive to inoculate its population against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, accessing far-flung areas has remained a challenge. Adding to it are Left-wing extremists in parts of Chhattisgarh, where banned Maoist groups purportedly sparked rumours to "ward off villagers" from vaccination centres. Hesitancy and...

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    Action against poaching: Odisha plans DNA profiling for leopards

    Wildlife organisation of Odisha's Forest and Environment Department has decided to do DNA profiling of the leopards in the state. The deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) profiles of the big cats will be rolled out soon for the first time Odisha in collaboration with the Centre for Wildlife Health (CWH) of the Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT), Bhubaneswar, said...

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    Iron rice: Increasing diversity in diet is a better solution to anaemia than chemical fortification

    A group of 18 health experts in India have raised concerns about the country's strategy to fight malnutrition through food fortification. They argued for "extreme caution" in implementing new chemical interventions to address micronutrient deficiencies. The team of experts, consisting of nutritionists, epidemiologists and...

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    Offer $100 to every American getting vaccinated against COVID-19: Joe Biden tells states

    United States President Joe Biden July 30, 2021 urged states to give $100 (Rs 7,432) vaccine incentive to encourage Americans to get fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to media reports. The announcement came amid a fresh surge in severe infections and deaths along with slipping vaccination rates. The surge is...

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    India's leopard count jumps 63% in just 4 years

    India's official leopard count increased 63 per cent from 2014-2018, a new report released by the Government of India July 29, 2021 - World Tiger Day, claimed. Status of Leopards, Co-predators and Megaherbivores-2018 was released by Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Bhupendra Yadav . Forest officials estimated the number of leopards in tiger range states of India in...

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    As told to Parliament (July 29, 2021): Some 927,606 children in India are 'severely acute malnourished'

    There were 927,606 severely acute malnourished children in India as on November 30, 2020, Smriti Zubin Irani, Union minister for women and child development told the Rajya Sabha. Some 398,359 of these were from Uttar Pradesh. Gender Gap India ranked 140 among 156 countries according to the Global Gender Gap Report 2021 published by the...

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    A study in green: Coaching centre in Bihar gives free classes to poor in exchange for saplings

    A coaching institute in Bihar asks students to plant 18 saplings as admission fees to help impart free education to poor students while also conserving the environment. The green initiative by the coaching institute, which prepares students for competitive examinations, has not only benefited more than 5,000 students from poor families but also...

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    Rajasthan MLAs pledge to safeguard adolescent health

    Five members of Rajasthan's legislative assembly (MLAs) have pledged support to safeguarding the health of adolescents in the state. Harish Meena (MLA from Deoli-Uniara), Rohit Bohra (Rajakhera, Dholpur), Krishna Poonia (Sadulpur Churu), Anita Bhadel (Ajmer South) and Ramniwas Gawariya (Parbatsar Nagaur) joined a campaign by non-profit Population Foundation of India (PFI). The campaign...

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