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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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)".
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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.