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EARTH SCIENCE UNESCO adds 15 new Geoparks, not a single from India

<p>Fifteen new areas have been designated as the Global Unesco Geoparks. Out of 161 geoparks in the world, not a single belongs to India. Despite having several astoundingly beautiful geoheritage sites, India lacks a proper conservation mechanism to help place them on the world map.</p>

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WATER ASAN | Uttarakhand’s First Ramsar Site

<p>Located in the Dehradun district, the Asan Conservation Reserve is the 38th Ramsar site in India and first in the state of Uttarakhand. It is a human-made wetland, which has resulted due to the Asan Barrage being put in place in 1967. The barrage, fed by the Asan River and several minor discharge channels of Yamuna, supports myriad endangered species of birds including two waterbird species—red-crested pochard and ruddy shelduck. It also supports non-avian species, including 49 fish species. With the inclusion of Asan in the Ramsar site list, the local community is likely to benefit by the 'wise use' of this wetland. India now has 39 wetlands of international importance.</p>

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FISHERIES Managing India’s Marine Fisheries

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AGRICULTURE A Critical Review Of The Green Revolution In India

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RESOURCES The Green Rock: A Dialogue on Coal

<p>Coal or ‘black diamond’ as it is popularly known, is composed primarily of carbon and hydrocarbons, along with an assortment of other elements including sulphur.</p>

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SCIENCE Hurricane Irma I Triple Hurricanes In The Atlantic Basin

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AGRICULTURE Importance of Jallikattu to Tamil Nadu

<p>Embracing the bull has been a topic of fiery debate in Tamil Nadu for quite some time now. “ Jallikattu ” or “Eru Thazhuvuthal” (literally, embrace the bull) is a traditional bull taming sport and is part of Pongal celebrations dating back to the Tamil Classic Period (400-100B.C.). But, today, has the sport become a rallying cry for Tamil identity or is it a culmination of recent events in Chennai?</p>

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SCIENCE Everything You Need To Know About National Science Day

<p>National Science Day is celebrated every year on February 28. The theme for National  Science Day 2017 is 'Science and Technology for Specially-Abled Persons' to improve the lives of the differently-abled better with the use of science and technology.</p>

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INTERVIEWS Vaidya R Kotecha | An Integrated System Of Medicine To Address India’s Health Care Concerns

Vaidya R Kotecha, Secretary, Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa Rigpa and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) discusses the scope of mainstreaming the traditional system of preventive and curative care and the proactive interventions by the Indian government.

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INTERVIEWS Laveesh Bhandari | India Needs To Get Back To Work

<p>Laveesh Bhandari is a data scientist, an empirical economist, environment evangelist and columnist. He is currently the Director of Indicus Foundation and leads its Environment and Sustainable Livelihoods initiative. Here, Bhandari talks to G’nY about the immediate and consequential impact of the Covid-19 lockdown in India, free local markets and a new global order.<p>

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