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New York tops list of America's dirtiest cities, LA ranks second: Report 22.2.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The Big Apple took the top spot in three of those categories with a score of 427.9 on Busy Bee's "dirtiness index."
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New York tops list of America's dirtiest cities 22.2.2018 All News-IANS Stories
New York is the dirtiest city, with more pests and litter than any place else in the US, according to a review of government data by the cleaning-services company Busy Bee.
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New York Tops US Dirtiest City List, Los Angeles Ranks Second: Survey 22.2.2018 NDTV News - Latest
New York is the dirtiest city, with more pests and litter than any place else in the US, according to a review of government data by the cleaning-services company Busy Bee.
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U.S. hate groups proliferate in Trump's first year, watchdog says 22.2.2018 Reuters: World News
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of U.S. hate groups expanded last year under President Donald Trump, fueled by his immigration stance and the perception that he sympathized with those espousing white supremacy, the Southern Poverty Law Center said on ...
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Number of U.S. hate groups jumps 20 percent since 2014: watchdog 21.2.2018 Reuters: World News
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of U.S. hate groups rose again in 2017, during President Donald Trump's first year in office, and has surged 20 percent since 2014, a U.S. civil rights watchdog said on Wednesday.
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Paris counts 3,000 in first-ever homeless census 21.2.2018 General News
At least 3,000 people sleep rough on the streets of Paris, according to figures from the city's first ever homelessness census which authorities warned Wednesday were likely a serious underestimate. Some 1,700 Parisian volunteers and 300 officials carried out the census last Thursday night, going street by street counting the number of people huddled in sleeping bags in doorways or camped out in tents. They also surveyed homeless people about their housing and health problems, collecting data that Socialist Mayor Anne Hidalgo hopes will allow authorities to design better policies to help those on the streets. Deputy mayor Bruno Julliard, unveiling the results, warned that the figure of 2,952 people sleeping rough -- added to 672 in emergency winter shelters -- was a low estimate. "Car parks were not taken into account and nor were the staircases of buildings, notably social housing," he said, pointing to places where people typically take shelter in the winter. "We didn't open tents ..
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Ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha Polls, Authorities Expedite Massive Exercise to Enumerate OBC Sub-Castes 21.2.2018 Top India News- News18.com
The initiative has been taken to ensure that dominant OBC castes do not get all the benefits in government jobs and educational institutions.
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Gopalaswami appointed committee chief to select 20 'institutes of eminence' 20.2.2018 General News
Former chief election commissioner N Gopalaswami has been appointed chairperson of the empowered expert committee (EEC) that will select the institutes of eminence, according to a notification. As many as 20 "institute of eminence" will be selected -- 10 each from public and private institutes, an official said. According to the notification of the University Grants Commission, Gopalaswami will be the chairman of the EEC which will have three others as the members. The members include Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann, professor at the Harvard Business School; Pritam Singh, former director of Gurugram-based Management Development Institutes (MDI); and Renu Khator, who is the chancellor of the University of Houston System. By March-April 2018, 20 (10 each from public and private category) institutions will be accorded the eminence status with a mandate to achieve the world-class status over a period of 10 years, the official said. As per the guidelines issued by the UGC, institutions ..
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International Mother Language Day: A Day To Protect Linguistic Diversity 20.2.2018 NDTV News - India-news
International Mother Language Day is observed on February 21 every year.
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Genome sequencing to help prevent inbreeding among tigers 20.2.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Scientists are sequencing the genome of Ranthambore's tigers, the most isolated feline and one that, it is feared, could be wiped out due to possible inbreeding.
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More women in southern states hold land than rest of India, reveals survey 20.2.2018 News
Lakshadweep, Meghalaya have most women land holders in India; Punjab, West Bengal fewest
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Gang misguiding poeople in 'Beti Bachao 19.2.2018 General News
The Haryana government today advised citizens to beware a gang misguiding people in the name of the 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' scheme. An official spokesman in a release here said that according to reports, these gangs were operational in some of the districts of the state and were luring people to fill the forms under this scheme for getting Rs two lakh. He said these forms claimed the scheme was initiated in 26 states and all girls between eight and 32 years would get Rs two lakh under the scheme. It is appealed to the general people not to be lured by this, the statement said asking people to share information about the gang with the government.
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Robusta plantations offer 'substantial' bio diversity benefits: Study 19.2.2018 General News
Robusta farms in India's Western Ghats offer "substantial" biodiversity benefits and support higher densities of several sensitive avian populations, a new study has found. The study done by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Princeton University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison appeared in the journal, Scientific Reports. Though Arabica avian assemblages were more species rich, Robusta also offered substantial biodiversity benefits, and supported higher densities of several sensitive avian populations, it said. The researchers led by WCS associate conservation scientist Krithi Karanth surveyed for bird diversity in coffee agro forests in India's Western Ghat region. Previous research had demonstrated that shade-grown coffee (typically Arabica) can harbour substantial levels of biodiversity. The study said that coffee production is globally shifting toward Robusta, which uses a more intensive full-sun agricultural system, which may pose deleterious impacts for forest ...
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Winged visitors come calling 19.2.2018 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Attiveri, a bird sanctuary in Mundgod taluk of Uttara Kannada district, is buzzing with migratory birds now. They are busy in activities like nesting, breeding and feeding young ones. These birds will be staying in Attiveri till March. Migratory birds like pintails, gargany and shoveller have come here for breeding. Birds such as white-breasted waterhen, Indian darter, spoonbills and the Indian cormorant are found here throughout the year. Tanks in adjacent areas, agricultural fields and forest areas provide food and shelter to these birds. Attiveri is situated 17 km away from Mundgod town. It is spread in an area of 2.22 sq km amidst riverine and deciduous forests, and agricultural lands. In 1992, a waterbird census was conducted by noted ornithologist the late P D Sudarshan in Mundgod taluk. He was appointed as honorary wildlife warden and was entrusted to carry out the census by the State government. In his report, Sudarshan wrote that he spotted around 4,000 birds of 150 species, including 28 ...
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An Unpleasant Truth Underlies Gender Discrimination in India 19.2.2018 The Wire

The plight of women in the country has its roots in Hindu traditions, and a Reformation may be needed to fix it.

The post An Unpleasant Truth Underlies Gender Discrimination in India appeared first on The Wire.

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126 and counting... 19.2.2018 Hindu: S & T
The Coimbatore Nature Society recorded 126 bird species in 22 wetlands during the Asian Waterfowl Census
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Robots to soon clean up manholes in Kerala 19.2.2018 General News
In a first in Kerala, the state government will soon be utilising the services of Robots to clean sewer holes. The trial runs of the robot, developed by a startup company, Genrobotics, have been successfully held recently and the product will be launched next week, Kerala Water Authority (KWA) Managing Director, A Shainamol said. "The Kerala government is very excited with the project," Shainamol told PTI. The robot, equipped with Wi-Fi, Blue Tooth and control panels has four limbs and a bucket system attached to a spider web looking extension to scoop out the waste from sewers. The project is supported by KWA, which has joined hands with Kerala start up mission to transform new ideas into practical technologies for addressing issues relating to pipe leakage and sanitation. "Our intention is to promote local talent. Now the product, being fully funded by the government, is ready and it will be launched next week," she said. Initially, the services of the robot, christened
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Lakshadweep, Meghalaya best among 35 states, UTs at providing land rights to women; Punjab, West Bengal worst 19.2.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
Lakshadweep & Meghalaya are the best among all 35 states and union territories at providing land rights to women, while Punjab & West Bengal are the worst.
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More Than 40 Languages May Be Heading for Extinction: Officials 19.2.2018 The Wire

Around 42 languages are spoken by less than 10,000 people and are considered endangered.

The post More Than 40 Languages May Be Heading for Extinction: Officials appeared first on The Wire.

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Over 40 Indian languages, dialects heading to extinction 18.2.2018 Hindu: Home
More than 40 languages or dialects in India are considered to be endangered and are believed to be heading towards extinction as only a few thousand people speak them, officials said.According to a re...
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