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ECB proposes new 100-ball format of cricket 20.4.2018 General News
The English domestic cricket is all set for yet another format of the game after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced that a revamped eight-team competition will see each side face just 100 balls.The new domestic competition, which will start in the summer of 2020, will see each side face 15 six-ball overs and another 10 deliveries in one over to make up a total of 100 balls.However, it is still remain unclear that at what time the extra 10 deliveries will be bowled while whether those deliveries will be made by just one bowler or more,cricket.com.au reported.The concept is 20 balls shorter than the traditional T20 format of the cricket, which is currently the shortest form of the game that is being played at domestic level by different cricketing nations.While announcing the proposal, ECB chairman Tom Harrison said that this is a fresh and exciting idea which will appeal to a younger audience and attract new fans to the game."Our game has a history of innovation and ..
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Man dies after tree falls on him 20.4.2018 General News
A 38-year-old man died after a tree fell on him at Dadar in central Mumbai, a fire brigade official said today. The incident took place yesterday afternoon when the victim, Dinesh Sangle, was passing by Mumbai Marathi Granth Sangrahalay Road, the official said. "A Gulmohar tree from an adjacent housing society cracked at its trunk and fell on Sangle while he was walking. He received grievous head injuries and was rushed to the nearby KEM Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival," the official said. The post-mortem report said he succumbed to the head injuries. An official of the F-South ward of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said the tree belonged to a private society and it needed an urgent maintenance and trimming. "Our men had asked the society to trim the tree, but they failed to do so. Further investigation into the matter is on," he said. Similar incidents had claimed several lives in the city last year. In December, Sharda Ghodeswar, a mother
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SWM completed for Imphal city: PDA 20.4.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
SWM completed for Imphal city: PDA
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Lutyens’ Delhi is a ‘parasite’ urban space 20.4.2018 Hindu: Delhi
Rich draw maximum water: Narain
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HUDCO awards for Housing, CDMA 20.4.2018 Hindu: Home
Telangana State Housing Corporation has bagged the HUDCO award for the year for its ‘Outstanding Contribution’ in the housing sector through its inno
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Pandals, tents need NoC in Maharashtra 20.4.2018 Hindu: Health
New guidelines to regulate construction of temporary structures during festivals
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Centre aims to make UP open-defecation free state 19.4.2018 General News
The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS) along with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) have united and taken up the task of making India's most populous state of Uttar Pradesh Open Defecation Free (ODF).As a part of the initiative, the ministries organised a training camp for nearly 1000 masons in Jhansi city for the construction of twin pit toilets. Later, the skilling sessions under the guidance of NSDC and others, is expected to reach out to approximately 50,000 masons residing in other nearby areas of the city, leading to more such training sessions in the future.This is the first such training camp to be launched in the province and is expected to be an intense drive towards making India Open Defecation Free (ODF) by October 2019.On the basis of the skill levels of the masons, each candidate will be required to undergo stages of training programmes beginning from, Recognition of Prior ...
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Soccer: Everton boss Allardyce says fan survey was a 'marketing slip-up' 19.4.2018 Reuters: Sports News
(Reuters) - Everton boss Sam Allardyce said a survey sent to supporters asking them to rate his performance from zero to 10 was "a marketing slip-up" and he has received an apology from club chairman Bill Kenwright.
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Godrej Security aims to double outlets 19.4.2018 Hindu: Health
To enhance presence in tier-II, III cities
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'A Century Is Enough': ECB planning 100-balls-a side city league 19.4.2018 General News
The duration of a game of cricket is set to shrink further with England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) planning an even shorter format where two teams will face 100 balls in an innings. Till now, Twenty20 is the shortest official format where each team plays 120 deliveries. However ECB now wants a new city-based competition, as per the proposal released today. According to a report in ESPN Cricinfo, "The concept proposes two eight-team competitions - for men's and women's teams - consisting of 15 traditional six-ball overs, and a final 10-ball over, a 20-delivery shortfall on traditional T20 matches." The proposed approach was presented by the ECB to the chairmen and chief executives of the first-class counties and MCC on Thursday, and has been unanimously supported by the board of the new competition. The ECB confirmed that Southampton, Birmingham, Leeds, London, Manchester, Cardiff and Nottingham are the host cities for the five-week competition, with Lord's and The Oval each playing
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We can't decide if Metro should be underground: HC 19.4.2018 General News
The Bombay High Court today said it cannot decide if the proposed Metro II-B line connecting the western and eastern suburbs of the metropolios should be underground or above the ground and asked the city planning body MMRDA to examine the issue within ten days. A division bench of Justices A S Oka and Riyaz Chagla gave the direction on a plea by the H-West Ward Citizens Trust, which had moved the high court in January, claiming that the Dahisar-Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd Metro line (Metro II-B), which is to run above the ground, would be unsafe. The Metro III line connecting South Mumbai to the western suburbs is fully underground and the same model should be followed for Metro II-B too, it had said. The court had then asked the petitioner to make a representation to the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), the nodal agency for executing Metro project in Mumbai. The bench asked MMRDA to examine the issue within ten days after the counsel for the citizens' trust ...
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L-G asks civic bodies to make plan for managing fire at all 3 landfill sites 19.4.2018 General News
Lt Governor Anil Baijal today directed city's municipal corporations to make plan for management of fire and remediation of sanitary landfill sites in the national capital. Baijal asked Principal Secretary (urban development) Renu Sharma to explore the possibility of issuing order asking authorities concerned to mandatorily use products made out of construction and demolition waste. The Lt Governor also directed Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash to monitor the progress of procurement of mechanical road sweepers, sprinklers by municipal corporations as per their timelines on a weekly basis. The directions were issued at a meeting chaired by Baijal to review the detailed action plan of agencies and stakeholders on measures to combat air pollution in the city. The meeting was attended by Environment Minister Imran Hussain, Prakash and other senior officers. "MCDs, NDMC and Delhi Cantonment Board (DCB) presented detailed plan to increase municipal solid waste processing capacity to ensure ...
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Two day Regional Conference on “Urban Development: Technological Solutions and Governance Challenges” begins in Ahmedabad today ; Panelists focus on capacity building, informed decisions, proper planning and focus on recycling and reuse of resources among others. 19.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Ministry of Finance, Government of India in collaboration with the Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), Gujarat Council along with Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), an autonomous research organization under the Ministry of External Affairs organised the 2-day Regional Conference on “Urban Development: Technological Solutions and Governance Challenges” which began in Ahmedabad today.
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Take a safari around Puducherry’s lakes 19.4.2018 Hindu: Gadgets
Environmentalist Foundation of India invites you to cycle around the town’s water bodies and educate yourself
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NCAP to play crucial role to address air pollution: Minister 19.4.2018 General News
The National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), which proposes multiple strategies to combat air pollution, is estimated to cost Rs 637 crore, the environment ministry today said, with its Minister of State Mahesh Sharma asserting that the plan is expected to play a "crucial" role in addressing the menace. The ministry, which recently released the draft of the NCAP and invited comments from various stakeholders by May 17, was also criticised by Greenpeace India that said the absence of pollution reduction targets of 35 per cent in three years and 50 per cent in five years in the plan was a cause of "grave concern". Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan had said in February that the ministry hopes to bring down air pollution in around 100 non-attainment cities by 50 per cent in the next five years under the NCAP. The non-attainment cities are areas which have air quality below the national ambient air quality standard. Inaugurating a two-day stakeholder consultation on the NCAP here today,
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Alrosa looks to strengthen ties with Indian manufacturers 19.4.2018 General News
Russian diamond mining company Alrosa, which has set up its representative office in the city, is looking at increasing direct clients and plans to launch its own brand of diamonds by the end of this year. "We have 15 long term direct contracts with diamond manufacturing companies in India and after setting up this office in India, which will mainly be for marketing activities and information, we will work towards increasing our long term direct client base in India," Evgeny Agureev, member of the executive committee and director of the United Selling Organisation of Alrosa told reporters here. He said, Alrosa is also planning to launch its own brand by the end of this year. Other mining companies have brands, including Rio Tinto's Nazraana and De Beers Forevermark. The Russian mining company will also work closely with industry body Gem Jewellery Export Promotion Council, RBI and the banks to create a conducive atmosphere for the industry in India, Agureev said. "We ...
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“Need to translate outcome of the deliberations on the ground”: Dr. Mahesh Sharma 19.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Emphasizing the need to translate the outcome of the deliberations, in the form of suggestions on the ground, Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma has said that the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) is expected to play a crucial role in addressing the increasing air pollution across the country in a comprehensive manner.
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Lutyens' Delhi draws more water, doesn't deal with waste: Narain 19.4.2018 General News
A leading environmentalist today dubbed the Lutyens' Delhi a "parasite" urban space, alleging the bungalow zone, housing the "rich" and the influential, "draws more water" and jettisons its waste outside the prime land. In an interactive session -- 'Citification of Bharat: Emerging nightmares or exciting opportunities' at an event held here, CSE's Director General Sunita Narain also claimed that the richer the city was becoming, the "less livable" it was turning into. Speaking in the presence of Union Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri, she urged that there was a need to have a discussion on the "form of urban governance" the city required. "I know the garbage figure and the pollution figure (for Delhi). The livability index of the city is going down. The richer the city, the less livable it is becoming, in terms of health indicators, and livability, which you would define as a quality of life in a city," she said. Narain also claimed that the clean and green space of the Lutyens' ...
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Vice President to open civil services day function, PM to give awards 19.4.2018 General News
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will inaugurate a two-day civil services day function here tomorrow while Prime Minister Narendra Modi will present awards for excellence in public administration on the concluding day on April 21, a press release issued today by the Personnel Ministry said. The awards are for the effective implementation of identified priority programmes and innovation and given to districts or implementing units and other central or state organisations. The PM awards for excellence in public administration were instituted with a view to recognising the "extraordinary and innovative work" done by districts and organisations of the central and state governments for the welfare of common citizens, it said. Four priority programmes-- the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, Promoting Digital Payments, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Urban & Rural -- and the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana -- have been chosen for the awards. In addition, there are awards ...
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Ministry calls for time-bound execution of clean air plan 19.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Amid green organisations voicing concern over the absence of pollution reduction targets, the Union Environment Ministry on Thursday called for time-bound implementation of the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP).
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