Gautam Manjhi

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Bihar: Man Plants 10,000 Trees After Inspired By 'Mountain Man'

Inspired by the 'mountain man' Dashrath Manjhi, Bihar's Satyendra Gautam Manjhi has planted over 10,000 trees in Gaya. Interestingly, the wastelands in the Belaganj block were barren land with no water before 15 years. However, Dashrath's advice and Gautam's will helped the latter to grow the trees, mostly guava. Moreover, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has appointed Satyendra as a member of the Child Protection Commission for his remarkable… read-more

Sat, 13 Feb 2021 - 01:39 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Satyendra Gautam Manjhi, Bihar, Gaya, Tree Plantations, toxic work environment

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Rising Temperature

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India's GDP Risks $200 Billion By 2030 Due To Rising Temperature

A report by McKinsey Global Institute on November 25 indicated that India can lose $200 billion from its GDP by the next decade due to rising temperature. The report said that increase in temperature could result in loss of working hours and decline in agricultural produce, cumulatively hurting the country's economy. It stated that India needs to shift working hours and undertake heat management efforts to counter this risk.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 - 03:27 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: GDP, toxic work environment, global warming, India

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Hilsa Fish

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2800 Kg 'Hilsa' Fish Smuggled From Bangladesh During Pandemic

BSF has confiscated around 2,800 kg of banned 'Hilsa' worth Rs 75 lakh from the Indo-Bangla border in the last 7 months. Hilsa, from river Padma, is sold at Rs 2500-3000/kg in the black market. BSF stated, smugglers infiltrate through riverine borders of Malda and Murshidabad at night. Bangladesh put a ban on its export eight years ago, known as 'Hilsa Diplomacy', amid sharing-dispute over Teesta river with West Bengal.

Mon, 07 Sep 2020 - 02:03 AM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Indo-Bangladesh border, BSF, toxic work environment, Sheikh Hasina, West Bengal, Bangladesh

Courtesy: The Print