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On Environment Day, PM asks people to plant trees

On Environment Day, PM asks people to plant trees

On the World Environment Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi planted a ‘Kadamb’ sapling at his Race Course Road residence lawns and exhorted people to plant as many trees as possible.…

Drought fears haunt India as IMD predicts ‘deficient’ monsoon

Drought fears haunt India as IMD predicts ‘deficient’ monsoon

Monsoon in the country this year is expected to be “deficient”, the Meteorological department has projected while revising its forecast from ‘below normal’ which is likely to trigger fears of…

India set to become water scarce country by 2025: Report

India set to become water scarce country by 2025: Report

Although India is set to become water scarce country by 2025 due to demand-supply mis-match, the water sector is expected to see investment of $13 billion from overseas players in…

Blue whales spotted off Sindhudurg coast after 100 yrs

Blue whales spotted off Sindhudurg coast after 100 yrs

Researchers have spotted a pair of blue whales along Sindhudurg coast in Maharashtra, the first such sighting along the state coastline in a century. It was a pair of mother-calf…

World’s first fully warm-blooded fish discovered

World’s first fully warm-blooded fish discovered

Scientists have discovered the world’s first fully warm-blooded fish – a moonfish about the size of a car tyre that flaps its fins to generate heat. Opah, or moonfish, circulates…

Kaziranga National Park has over 1100 eastern swamp deer

Kaziranga National Park has over 1100 eastern swamp deer

Kaziranga National Park in Assam witnessed rise in eastern swamp deer population from last year and currently stands at 1129, according to the just concluded census. A four-day census, which…

Zoo to exhibit bones of Asia’s oldest captive jumbo

Zoo to exhibit bones of Asia’s oldest captive jumbo

The century-old zoological park here in Thiruvananthapuram is getting ready to retrieve and display the bones of a dead elephant, claimed to be the oldest captive jumbo in Asia. The…

Climate change is harming Americans’ health, says Obama

Climate change is harming Americans’ health, says Obama

Global warming isn’t just affecting the weather, it’s harming Americans’ health, President Barack Obama said as he announced steps government and businesses will take to better understand and deal with…

PM launches India’s first air quality index

PM launches India’s first air quality index

Pushing to bring down pollution levels, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched India’s first national air quality index. Speaking on the launch event in New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhavan, Modi…

Sacred groves in Kerala under threat: Report

Sacred groves in Kerala under threat: Report

The sprawling patches of sacred groves, the rich abode of biodiversity seen in and around villages across Kerala, are on the verge of extinction due to large-scale construction following demographic…