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Innovative Patient-Friendly Saline Gargle RT-PCR Testing Method

Nagpur:28/5/21:Ever since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, India has been making multiple strides in augmenting its testing infrastructure and capacity. Scientists of Nagpur-based National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) under Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have achieved another milestone in this journey, with the development of a ‘Saline Gargle RT-PCR Method’ for testing COVID-19 samples. A Method ...

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Depression very likely to move north-north-westwards and intensify into a Cyclonic Storm by 24th May morning

Newdelhi:23/5/21:  Latest satellite imageries and Ocean Buoy observations indicate that yesterday’s low-pressure area which became well marked over the east-central Bay of Bengal in the same evening has concentrated into a depression over the east-central Bay of Bengal and lay centered at 1130 hrs IST of today, the 23rd May 2021 near latitude 16.1°N and longitude 90.2°E, about 560 km north-northwest of Port ...

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Satellite-based real-time monitoring of Himalayan glacial catchments can strengthen early flood warning

Newdelhi:20/4/20:Satellite-based real-time monitoring of Himalayan glacial catchments would improve understanding of flood risk in the region and help inform an early flood warning system that could help curb disaster and save human lives, says a recent study. This should be the future strategy to reduce loss of human lives during glacial lake outburst floods (GLOF), said a study carried out ...

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Central, State governments and Industry working in synergy with Citizens is the solution to mitigate Air Pollution: Prakash Javadekar

New Delhi:7/9/w20; Speaking at a webinar on the first-ever International Day of Clean Air For Blue Skies Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has said that the government is committed to reducing the Air pollution level in 122 most polluted cities. Underscoring the problem of Air Pollution the Environment Minister said that in 2014, the government launched the Air Quality Index ...

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Ministry of Earth Sciences Announced National Awards for excellence in Earth System Science

The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) is mandated to provide the nation with the best possible services for weather, climate, ocean, coastal and natural hazards, for the Public Safety and socio-economic benefits. The Ministry also deals with exploration and sustainable harnessing of ocean resources (living and non-living) and plays a nodal role for Antarctic/Arctic/Himalayas and Southern Ocean research. MoES aims to provide due ...

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Tiger population in Odisha has remained unchanged between 2014 and 2018 as the figure stood at 28

Newdelhi:28/7/20:“Tiger is an incredible part of the nature and the increased number of the big cats in India reflects equilibrium in the nature.”, said the Union Environment Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar at the release of the detailed report of Tiger Census on the eve of Global Tiger Day in New Delhi today. Tiger population in Odisha has remained unchanged between ...

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Union Environment Minister to release detailed report of Tiger Census on the eve of Global Tiger Day

On the eve of Global Tiger Day,2020, Union Environment Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar will be releasing the detailed report of the fourth All India Tiger Estimation-2018. The event will be held at National Media Centre, New Delhi and will be live streamed at the following link https://youtu.be/526Dn0T9P3E  from 11 AM on 28th July. The event is expected to be joined by around ...

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Tata Steel BSL observedWorld Environment Day 2020 in Dhenkanal

Narendrapur:7/6/20:: Tata Steel BSL celebrated World Environment Day 2020 at its plant in Narendrapur in Dhenkanal district of Odisha and in its periphery villages by organizing a series of events. In the morning a plantation drive was inaugurated by Dr Anup Kumar Mallick, Regional Officer, State Pollution Control Board, Angul. Senior executives of the company including Mr G Venkatanarayan, Chief, ...

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PLANTATION DRIVE ORGANIZED AT IIT BHUBANESWAR ON THE EVE OF WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

Bhubaneswar:5/6/20: IIT Bhubaneswar on the eve of World Environment Day organized a plantation drive inside the campus aimed at campaigning for green culture and promoting a greener ecosystem along with providing a pollution-free atmosphere to the residents inside the campusadhering to the social distancing parameters in view of Covid-19. The drive was inaugurated by Prof R.V. Raja Kumar, Director, IIT ...

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Urban Forest will revive the age old tradition of village forest in cities: Shri Prakash Javadekar

New Delhi:5/6/20: On the occasion of World Environment Day, the government today announced implementation of the Nagar van scheme to develop 200 Urban Forests across the country in next five years with a renewed focus on people’s participation and collaboration between Forest Department, Municipal bodies, NGOs, Corporates and local citizens. World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated on 5th June every year.  ...

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