Pine Waste

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IIT Roorkee Develops Packaging Paper From Pine Needle Waste

IIT Roorkee researchers have developed ethylene-scavenging functional paper from pine needle waste to build sustainable packaging materials. Professor Kirtiraj K. Gaikwad and Ph.D. research scholar Avinash Kumar from the Department of Paper Technology recommended developing an environmentally friendly packaging alternative. Reportedly, the cellulose present in the pine needle helps in the formation of sustainable packaging material. Gaikwad… read-more

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 - 09:13 PM / by Umang Bafna

Tags: IIT Roorkee, Pine Needle Waste, sustainable packaging, environmental friendly

Courtesy: The Logical Indian

Artificial Rain In UAE

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Dubai Heat: Artificial Rain Showers In UAE Using Cloud Seeding Technology

The government of UAE is implicating cloud seeding technology to control the heat in Dubai, which often exceeds 115 degrees Fahrenheit. It aims to diminish drought worldwide. Besides, storms are created using drones, hitting the clouds with electricity resulting in large raindrops. “The rainfall technology I saw today, which is still being developed, may someday support countries in water-scarce environments like the UAE,” said Mansoor… read-more

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 - 06:40 PM / by Umang Bafna

Tags: Dubai Heat, Artificial Rain, Dubai, UAE

Courtesy: CBS News

Goa Waterlogging

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Goan Tehsils Underwater; River Water Rises Due To Heavy Rainfall

Heavy Rainfall lashed Goa over the past two days, resulting in the inundation as the "water level of the Mahadayi river increased due to incessant rains." Sattari and Bicholim tehsils in North and Dharbandora in South were inundated followed by a heavy downpour. Reportedly, 100 houses in Sattari are facing waterlogging. However, no fatalities have been reported. The disaster management team has been stationed at Sattari and Usgao.

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 - 02:12 PM / by Prateek Chakradhar

Tags: environment, Disaster, Floods, Goa

Courtesy: Financial Express

Modi and Thackeray

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PM Modi Ensures To Mitigate Arising Flood Situations In Maharashtra

PM Narendra Modi assured Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray that the Centre would provide all possible assistance to alleviate the havoc caused in various parts of the state due to heavy rains and floods. PM Modi in a tweet said, “Assured all possible support from the Centre to mitigate the situation. Praying for everyone's safety and well-being.” Besides, CM notified that rescue operations and possible measures are being taken.

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 - 01:48 PM / by Umang Bafna

Tags: Maharashtra Floods, PM Narendra Modi, CM Uddhav Thackeray, Mumbai Rains

Courtesy: The Times of India

Madhusudhan Joshi

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Goa Professor Generates Own Electricity; Sells It To Government

Madhusudhan Joshi, a 58-year-old professor at the Goa College of Pharmacy not only uses hybrid solar energy systems at his house but also sells electricity to govt and earns Rs 350 annually. Overstating his service, Joshi said when the cyclon Tauktae hit the West coast he helped his neighbors by charging their phones for three days. The system cost around Rs 5,80,000.

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 - 01:25 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Solar Energy, Goa, Electricity, Renewable Energy, Hybrid Renewable Energy

Courtesy: The Better India

China floods

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China's 'Zhengzhou' City Experiences Extreme Rainfall, Floods

The Chinese city of "Zhengzhou" has witnessed an extreme record-breaking rainfall that has led to devastating floods and the loss of many innocent lives. Reportedly, many people were trapped and waiting for rescuers. While as many as 1.60.000 people were evacuated from the area, 5,700 army soldiers have been deployed for a search and rescue to locate those that are still missing.

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 - 10:40 AM / by Balaji L

Tags: China, heavy rains, Floods, Heavy Rain In Zhengzhou

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Ola launches e scooter in India

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Ola Launches Electronic Scooters, Promises Home Delivery At Rs 499

Indian multinational ride-sharing company OLA has reached 1 lakh bookings for its upcoming "electric scooter" and is planning to home deliver its product across India. It also allows customers to directly purchase at just Rs 499 with no paper requirement. Reportedly, EVs are the future and Ola's e-scooter is a game-changing device. Ola scooters can charge up to 50% in just 18 minutes.

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 - 09:28 AM / by Prateek Chakradhar

Tags: Ola, Electronic vehicles, Technology, bengaluru

Courtesy: News 18

Driving amid the rainfall.

Photo: The Siasat Daily

Heavy Rainfall In Telangana; IMD Issues Red Alert

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert in different parts of Telangana for three days, starting from July 21 to July 23. The red alert explains "very heavy to extremely heavy" rainfall and that is likely to cause flooding in low-lying areas, submergence of roads, and damage to crops. According to IMD, "moderate to heavy rainfall" predicted in Hyderabad, accompanied by lightning and gusty winds.

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 - 02:01 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Rain Fall, Red Alert, IMD, Telangana

Courtesy: The News Minute

Bihar's Sun stone Idol

Photo: Hindustan Times

Pala Dynasty's 'Stone Sun Idol' Unearthed During Excavation In Bihar

An ancient "Sun stone idol" was unearthed during excavation on the premises of Baba Mateshwar Dham Temple in Bihar’s Saharsa district on July 18. The idol, measured three feet in height, holds two lotus flowers each on one hand. “We have placed the idol in the temple and have begun worshipping it,” said Arun Kumar, temple trust chairman. Reportedly, the idol belongs to the "Pala dynasty (750 AD)".

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 - 10:28 AM / by Bornika Das

Tags: temple, sun idol, Bihar, excavation

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Heavy rains in Mumbai

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Severe Rainfall In Mumbai, Surrounding Areas; IMD Issues Alert

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of moderate to intense rainfall in Mumbai and surrounding areas of Palghar, Thane, and Raigad on July 21. According to IMD, various districts like Navi Mumbai, and Thane have been issues an Orange alert, while Mumbai is on the Yellow alert. Different parts of the city have faced waterlogging after continuous rainfall for over a week.

Wed, 21 Jul 2021 - 07:53 PM / by Prateek Chakradhar

Tags: heavy rains, Mumbai rain, waterlogging, monsoon session, IMD

Courtesy: ANI