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    Record 212 environmental activists murdered in 2019: NGO

    Colombia and the Philippines combined accounted for just over half of the confirmed deaths -- 64 and 43, respectively -- followed by Brazil, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala.

    A troubling pandemic thought: Are THESE the good old days?

    Coronavirus pandemic has claimed well over 630,000 lives worldwide, cost tens of millions their jobs and inflicted untold misery across the planet, it's entirely possible-- increasingly likely, some say-- that things will get worse before they get better.

    India’s fight against climate change and disasters needs your bold tech solutions

    The spread of COVID-19 brought to the forefront the need to focus more on innovation.

    Warmer temperatures may not slow Covid-19 transmission by much: Study

    A study, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, found that a higher ultraviolet (UV) index also assists in slowing the growth rate of new cases, but the overall impact remains modest.While the rate of COVID-19 incidence may decrease with increasing temperatures up until 11 degrees Celsius, further warmer temperatures do not decrease disease transmission significantly, according to the study.

    UN chief: Virus could push millions of Africans into poverty

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the coronavirus threatens Africa's progress and could push millions into extreme poverty. He said in a video message launching a policy report on “The Impact of COVID-19 in Africa” that countries on the continent have responded swiftly to the crisis, and as of now reported cases are lower than feared with more than 2,500 deaths.

    Survey to map Himalayan springs soon

    As a part of the government’s plan to revive natural sources of water in the hilly region, drones would be deployed to map all the springs in the Himalayan region. Destinations such as Shimla, Mussorie, Nainital and even Gangtok often face acute water crisis.

    Modi at UNCCD COP14: Plastic waste is going to render land unfit for agriculture

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inauguration of high-level segment meeting at the Conference of Parties (COP14) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) emphasised on the impact of plastic waste on environment and especially the productivity of the land. Watch!

    Modi at UNCCD COP14: India is committed to per drop more crop to better land quality

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inauguration of high-level segment meeting at the Conference of Parties (COP14) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) elaborated on the initiatives taken by his government to address land degradation and enhance productivity. Watch! (Video Courtesy: Narendra Modi/Youtube)

    Modi at UNCCD COP14: Call for Global Water Action Agenda to address land degradation

    Modi at UNCCD COP14: Call for Global Water Action Agenda to address land degradation

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking at the inauguration of high-level segment meeting at the Conference of Parties (COP14) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) spoke about the urgent need for a Global Water Action Agenda to arrest desertification of land world wide. Watch! (Video Courtesy: Narendra Modi/Youtube)

    Modi at UNCCD COP14: India committed to address main concerns of Rio Convention

    Modi at UNCCD COP14: India committed to address main concerns of Rio Convention

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inauguration of high-level segment meeting at the Conference of Parties (COP14) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) emphasised on India's commitment to climate change issues and the three main concerns of Rio Convention. Watch! (Video Courtesy: Narendra Modi/Youtube)

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