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Air quality in Delhi on Dec 31 crossed limits: TERI

New Delhi: An analysis carried out by a policy research organisation today said that air pollution levels violated the prescribed limits on the last day of the year and air quality was very "poor" exposing people to high risks of respiratory and cardiovascular problems. A trend analysis carried out by the The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) at four locations of...

Indian Navy To Carry Out Barak-8 Test From Kolkata

The Indian Navy was thought to carry out the maiden test of the long-range Barak-8 surface-to-air missile from INS Kolkata tonight. Navy spokesman Captain DK Sharma said the test would take place after 12 AM. The Barak-8 missile is being developed in joint collaboration by India and Israel. While two tests have been successfully conducted onboard Israeli ships, this is the...

Bengaluru: Pedestrian to Air troubles Walking People

Walking, the healthiest mode of commuting has become more dangerous in vehicle-ruling Bengaluru after a survey exposed a pedestrian to air which is very much worse than travelling in a congested bus. This paradox was highlighted by a research on the procedure of exposure of residents to air pollution, conducted for the very first time in the city by the Centre for Science...

Climate Change: Adverse effects on North-Eastern India, Temperature rises by 2 degree Celsius

According to a study, the north-eastern states of India has been adversely affected as the temperature is up by two degree Celsius when the whole world is buzzing over 'Climate change' and its effects. Advancement of the North Eastern Area (DoNER) Minister Jitendra Singh, while dealing with the Lok Sabha on Thursday said that the northeastern states of India have...

NASA: Another achievement for Curiosity Rover, Finds Silica on Mars

NASA has achieved another landmark after the Curiosity Rover has located a high concentrations of silica which is a rock-forming chemical on Mars as it would help the scientists to get more information about the ancient wet environment on the red planet. Curiosity discovered much higher concentrations of silica at some sites it has studied in the past seven months than anywhere else it...

Odisha: Dolphin Starves to Death

India's national aquatic animal is the Gangetic Dolphin (River Dolphin). Carcass of a rare female Gangetic dolphin was recovered from Budhabalanga River near Sahupada in Remuna block of Balasore district, Odisha on Thursday. Some villagers spotted the carcass floating and informed the forest officials. Its length was 1.9 metre and weighed 31 kg. The length of its snout was 40...

Successful flight test of Shaheen 1-A in Pakistan

Pakistan yesterday successfully test-fired a nuclear capable ballistic missile with a range of 900 kilometres, days after testing a similar missile capable of hitting targets as far as 2,750 kilometres away. The Shaheen-1A ballistic missile was fired from an undisclosed location with impact in the Arabian Sea. The launch was witnessed by senior officers from Strategic Plans Division, strategic forces, scientists and engineers...

ISRO to launch 6 Singaporean satellites today

Indian Space Research Organisation's PSLV rocket will today launch six Singaporean satellites which would help the city-state gather information on disaster monitoring and urban planning. To be launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in the spaceport of Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota at 6.00 PM today, the satellites will be put into orbit by Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch...

Odisha: WTI engaged to prepare Wildlife management Plan

Odisha government has engaged the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) to set a wildlife management plan in the state as it is a step to decrease the animals' deaths in human hands and to restoring their lost habitats. The MoU beween state forest and environment department and WTI was signed the other day and according to the arrangement management strategies will be...

Climate Change Conference time period extended to wrap up Deal

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Amid differences on issues such as funding persisted and emission norms, the climate talks has been extended to tomorrow to reach a deal on draft which showed developments on other crucial aspects. The high-stakes parleys today stretched to permit mediators to discover a commonalities on sticky problems like the distinction in between industrialized and offering and establishing nations finance to the...

Pak test-fires nuclear-capable Shaheen-III ballistic missile

Islamabad: Pakistan today successfully test-fired the medium-range Shaheen-III surface-to-surface ballistic missile which can carry nuclear warheads within a range of 2,750 kms, the military said. The test flight of the missile was aimed at validating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system, according to a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). It added that the missile is capable of...

Record Rainfall in Chennai since 1901: NASA

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According to the space agency NASA, Chennai have witnessed a record rainfall in 115 years on December 1 which resulted as flood and the southern city turned out as flood-ravaged. NASA has released an animated map which provides satellite-based estimations of rainfall over south-eastern India on December 1-2, accumulating in thirty minute intervals. The deluge followed a month of consistent monsoon rains that were...

Chitra Indica turtles rescued in Odisha

The forest department yesterday rescued at least 12 rare narrow-headed soft shell turtle, Chitra Indica during raids at the Kathjodi river mouth in Byalish Mouza area of Odisha’s Cuttack district. Some local youths informed forest officials that they had seen some people on the riverside and were suspicious about their presence there. "Acting on the tip-off, a team raided the...

Chennai received Record rainfall on December 1 since 1901: NASA

NASA
According to NASA, Chennai received a record rainfall on December 1 since 1901 which converted the southern city as flood-ravaged. The space company Tuesday launched an animated map that provides satellite-based estimates of rainfall over southeastern India on December 1-2, collecting in 30-minute intervals. The deluge followed a month of consistent monsoon rains that were already well above regular for Tamil...