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Karnataka HC grants bail to accused in Gauri Lankesh case | RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 6.5%, raises FY24 growth forecast to 7% | India's Aditya-L1 Mission captures first-ever full-disk image of Sun | RBI raises UPI transaction limit for hospitals, educational institutions to Rs. 5 lakh | Former Telangana CM KCR suffers hip injury

We stand in solidarity with Wangan and Jagalingou people: Greenpeace

Brisbane, Mar 27 (IBNS): Greenpeace has offered its solidarity to the representatives for the Wangan and Jagalingou people who have formally rejected the Indigenous land use agreement for the Carmichael mine in the Queensland Galilee Basin.

Fossils suggest prehistoric super salamander was top predator

London, Mar 26 (IBNS): A previously undiscovered species of crocodile-like amphibian that lived during the rise of dinosaurs was among Earth’s top predators more than 200 million years ago, a study shows.

Countdown for the PSLV-C27/IRNSS-1D Mission begins

Chennai, Mar 26 (IBNS): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday said the countdown for the PSLV-C27/IRNSS-1D Mission has started.

Cabinet approves launch of National Supercomputing Mission

New Delhi, Mar 25 (IBNS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the launch of the National Supercomputing Mission.

NASA's Curiosity Rover finds biologically useful Nitrogen on Mars

California, Mar 25 (IBNS): The NASA has said the team, which is using the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite aboard NASA's Curiosity rover, has made the first detection of nitrogen on the surface of Mars from release during heating of Martian sediments.

Religious leaders issue appeal on sanitation

Bhopal, Mar 24 (IBNS) An interfaith meet was organized by UNICEF and SPANDAN, an NGO at Sanchi near Bhopal on Tuesday.

Vedanta recycles 34 million cubic metres of water by Jan

Mumbai, Mar 24 (IBNS): The water conservation efforts of Vedanta, the global diversified natural resources company, and its subsidiaries, led to recycling of nearly 34 MCM (34 billion liters) which is 22% of water used, during April 2014-January 2015.

Harsh Vardhan urges Indian scientists to use renewable, green material

New Delhi, Mar 24 (IBNS) Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science and Technology, has urged scientists and technologists working on developing low cost building and structural material that they have got to bear most of the burden of implementing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of a roof above every head by 2022.

'We have to move from climate change to climate action,' Pharrell Williams says at UN event

New York, Mar 21 (IBNS) Singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams and environmental advocates Philippe Cousteau and Sylvia Earle joined local students at an event held at United Nations Headquarters on Fridayto celebrate the International Day of Happiness and highlight the importance of tackling climate change.

UN officials stress investment, smart policies for sustainable future of world's forests

New York, Mar 21 (IBNS) The sustainable management and conservation of forests must be included in the sustainable development goals and climate change agreement to be adopted later this year, United Nations officials stressed ahead of the International Day of Forests, observed worldwide on 21 March.

Vanuatu: UN finds 'extensive' loss of agriculture; full scale of damage still to be revealed

New York, Mar 21 (IBNS)The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Fridaycalled for emergency support for farmers in Vanuatu, where the vast majority of crops have been destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Pam.

Coal Ministry confirms Mahan block will not be auctioned: RTI reply

New Delhi, Mar 20 (IBNS): The Ministry of Coal confirmed in a Right to Information reply that the Mahan coal block will not be auctioned, pursuant to the MoEF's recommendation that it be kept off limits to mining.

Arjun Kapoor pledges support for Earth Hour 2015 campaign

Mumbai, Mar 20 (IBNS): Actor Arjun Kapoor has joined hands with WWF India to pledge his support to the Earth Hour 2015 WWF's global campaign to raise awareness and inspire individual action on climate change.

World Water Day: Nearly 750 million people still without adequate drinking water, says UNICEF

New York, Mar 20 (IBNS): Access to drinking water has been one of the biggest successes of the Millennium Development Goals, UNICEF said ahead of World Water Day, but for 748 million people around the world, just obtaining this essential service remains a challenge.

UN agency announces new digital system to prevent spread of plant pests

New York, Mar 20 (IBNS): A new global electronic certification system aimed at reducing the spread of plant pests and diseases has been approved by representatives from more than 150 countries, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced on Thursday.