After raising an investment of $224 million, French insect-farming startup 'Ynsect' has announced that it will build its second and world's largest insect farm. With an aim to tackle food burden on limited land resources, the mealworm farming will provide proteins for livestock, pet food and fertilizers. The 40-metre-tall carbon-negative vertical farm spread over 40,000 square metres, is set to become operational in 2022 in northern France's… read-more
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Gujarat's Kutch district, a very high-risk seismic zone experienced a mild earthquake of 3.6 magnitudes on October 25 at 8:18 AM. Authorities from the Institute of Seismological Research, Gandhinagar claimed that the earthquake was detected with an epicentre 12 Km west-south-west of Anjar town in Kutch and had a depth of 19.5 Km. Reportedly, no injuries or destruction of property were recorded.
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A novel plant species of the Sahyadri globe thistle, 'Echinops Sahyadricus', has been discovered in the northern Western Ghats. Researchers - Sushant More, a resident of Mumbai and Fabio Conti, an Italian citizen - discovered the species in Maharashtra's Pune district. Reportedly, the plant species grow in monsoon season and yields fruits around December. Besides, the plant species discovered is also endemic to western Maharashtra.
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The Russian Archaeologist team has discovered a 5000-year-old scull, traced from the Scythian period and claims that the person died shortly after trepanation. "The ancient doctor had a surgery set made of stones," researchers added. Dr Maria Dobrovolskaya, the head of the Laboratory of Contextual Anthropology claimed him 'Unlucky' as most people survived after several trepanations in ancient times. The researchers further alleged that the… read-more
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A study by Zoological Survey of India predicted a great decline of around 73% areas which are a suitable habitat for the Himalayan Brown Bears by 2050 due to climate-change. Also, of the 13 protected-areas, eight might become completely uninhabitable while others might face a qualitative decline. The study suggests a conservation of landscape by extending the habitat-stretch and corridors. The Himalayan Brown Bears are found in upper and… read-more
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Congress leader Marri Shashidhar Reddy slammed the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government for being unable to minimize the losses due to floods. He pointed out that in the last few years, many parts had witnessed floods and crop damage but neither the state nor the central government had taken measures. Further, he accused that the relief measures taken now by BJP was keeping in mind the Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Elections.
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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has instructed the district administration to provide the people of the fire-affected areas in Kinnaur, a financial aid of Rs 10,000. Reportedly, due to a fire that broke out in Purbani,10 houses sustained damages. However, no casualties have been reported and the concerned authorities have already dispatched the aid to the people.
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IndiGo has announced to dedicate October 21 to October 27 for Durga Puja celebrations. Reportedly, the airlines will hold cultural programmes like Dhunuchi dance, Alpona design, and Sindoor Khela at six airports - Kolkata, Silchar, Guwahati, Bagdogra, Agartala and Jorhat. The celebrations are a part of the company's 'India by IngiGo' campaign. Also, the flights from Kolkata will be serving "special Bengali food". The company's staff will wear… read-more
To improve banking services in the rural areas, the Meghalaya government has launched the "micro ATM" services. With the launch, the Meghalaya CM also distributed handheld devices, which can be used to withdraw money, to Banking Correspondent Agents. The program has been initiated by Meghalaya State Rural Livelihood Society (MSRLS) in collaboration with the Meghalaya Rural Bank (MRB) and the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development… read-more
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Scientists from MaxPlanck Institute, Anna University and IISER Kolkata, through a research, have found evidence of a lost river which flowed through the Central Thar Desert. They believe the river might have flowed by changing meanders about 172,000 years ago and supporting Paleolithic life. Scientists have said that satellite images have also shown networks of river streams. Reportedly, they also studied the river sand and gravel deposits… read-more