Rajiv Sadbhavana Award for Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi has been chosen for this year’s Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Award for promoting communal harmony and peace. The award carries a citation and a cash award of Rs. 10 lakh. Sadbhavana Award has been given to Gopalkrishna Gandhi for his outstanding contribution towards the promotion …

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River finally turns healthy

The water quality in the Yamuna has improved significantly due to a rise in inflow of floodwaters, and the river is at its “healthiest” this year, experts have said. The improvement in quality is largely due to the increased oxygen content in the water, which cleanses the river and helps …

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Retain coconut gene bank at Kidu

A delegation, led by Union Minister for Statistics and Programme Implementation D.V. Sadananda Gowda, met Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Harshvardhan in Delhi on Tuesday to urge him to take steps to retain the Research Centre and International Coconut Gene Bank for South Asia of the Central …

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Swachh Bharat: Corpn. gears for STAR ranking

Coimbatore Corporation, which has been participating in the Central Government’s survey of ranking cities on cleanliness, is now gearing up to participate in its STAR ranking system, which starts from August 2018. Under the Swachh Bharat Mission, the Government’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has introduced STAR ranking to …

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Allergies on the rise with more pollution

Study claims increase in cases of chronic cough and asthma among children Multiple studies have documented the toll that poor air quality takes on our lungs and overall health. In Bengaluru, rising air pollution has resulted in an increase in the prevalence of chronic cough among children and teenagers under …

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TS clocks highest power demand on Tuesday

Telangana recorded its highest, to date, power demand of 10,429 mw on Tuesday with the consumption by the agriculture sector witnessing a sharp increase due to dry spell for over a week now. It eclipses the previous high load of 10,284 mw met on March 8 this year after the …

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