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Absorption by Roots – Transpiration

Absorption by Roots – Transpiration Updated

🕔15:17, 21.Jan 2015

PRELUDE Plants lose huge quantity of water through transpiration. The excessive water loss has to be replaced or else the plants will wilt. In multicellular land plants, absorption of water occurs mainly through roots by diffusion, osmosis etc. Water. Universal

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Horticulture – Science of cultivating Orchards

Horticulture – Science of cultivating Orchards

🕔18:02, 9.Jan 2015

Horticulture is one of the main agricultural practices in a nation. It is basically the science of cultivating gardens or orchards, that is, it refers to the process of cultivation of fruits, vegetables, flowers and ornamental plants. It involves increasing

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Floriculture – The Traditional Flower Cultivation

Floriculture – The Traditional Flower Cultivation Updated

🕔17:46, 9.Jan 2015

Commercial floriculture has been of recent origin though the traditional flower cultivation has been going on for centuries. Emphasis has been shifting from traditional flowers to cut flowers for export purposes. The liberalisation of economy since 1991-92 has given an

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Renewable Energy Programmes

Renewable Energy Programmes

🕔16:55, 9.Jan 2015

Giving a fillip to the country’s renewable energy programme, the new government led by Shri Narendra Modi has taken a slew of decisions in a span of six months to boost “Clean Energy” in the country.  These include providing support

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WATER & SANITATION

WATER & SANITATION Updated

🕔14:00, 9.Jan 2015

Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation works with three-pronged objectives to ensure effective use of Water Resources, inclusiveness and sustainability.  REJUVENATION OF RIVER GANGA  The work of Ganga Rejuvenation has been transferred to this Ministry vide Gazette

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Research and development in Renewable Energy Sector

Research and development in Renewable Energy Sector Updated

🕔18:10, 8.Jan 2015

The need to have a sustainable energy supply necessitates the exploration of available energy resources. Among these, renewable energy resources are in the forefront. It is now an established fact that renewable energy can be an integral part of sustainable

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REACHING OUT TO THE PEOPLE IN DISTRESS – NATURAL DISASTERS

REACHING OUT TO THE PEOPLE IN DISTRESS – NATURAL DISASTERS

🕔17:31, 8.Jan 2015

1-Floods in J&K The year saw unprecedented floods in Jammu & Kashmir in the month of September which submerged the entire Kashmir valley under 15 to 20 ft deep water in some areas for almost three weeks resulting in widespread

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Earth System Science Organisation (ESSO)

Earth System Science Organisation (ESSO) Updated

🕔16:33, 8.Jan 2015

The Earth System Science Organization (ESSO) addresses holistically various aspects relating to earth processes for understanding the variability of earth system and for improving forecast of the weather, climate and hazards.   The investigations related to polar regions are carried out

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India’s first plant that recycles construction waste

India’s first plant that recycles construction waste Updated

🕔18:33, 9.Dec 2014

India’s first and only recycling plant for construction and demolition (C&D) waste has saved the already-polluted Yamuna and the overflowing landfills of Delhi from 15.4 lakh tonnes of debris. Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) had started the plant in 2009,

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Environment Protection under Constitutional  Framework of India

Environment Protection under Constitutional Framework of India Updated

🕔18:29, 9.Dec 2014

The constitution of India is not an inert but a living document which evolves and grows with time. The specific provisions on environment protection in the constitution are also result of this evolving nature and growth potential of the fundamental

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World’s biggest-ever flying bird identified

World’s biggest-ever flying bird identified Updated

🕔18:19, 9.Dec 2014

Scientists have identified the largest flying bird known to have ever lived – an extinct giant with a wingspan of up to 24 foot, more than twice the size of the largest living flying bird. The creature surpassed size estimates

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Conservation of Biodiversity

Conservation of Biodiversity Updated

🕔18:15, 9.Dec 2014

Conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity have been an integral part of Indian ethos. The varied eco-climatic conditions coupled with unique geological and cultural features have contributed to an astounding diversity of habitats, which harbor and sustain immense biological diversity

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3 projects for interlinking of rivers identified

3 projects for interlinking of rivers identified Updated

🕔18:00, 9.Dec 2014

Government has identified three projects for interlinking of rivers and all such initiatives will be taken only when the concerned state governments give their concurrence. Based on concurrence of the concerned states, three links namely Ken-Betwa link, Damanganga-Pinjal link and

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