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Japan: Two dead, 6 missing due to floods, mudslides

A woman and a man in their 80s in different towns in the western Kumamoto region died in mudslides, according to national broadcaster NHK and other Japanese media, although they gave no other details. Sixteen others remained in a state of “cardio-respiratory arrest”, NHK said. Of those, 14 were residents of ... Read More »

Hospitality sector re-opens in London after 3-month lockdown

Parts of London and other cities, deserted during lockdown, sprang to life as people dressed up and came out for “Super Saturday” — the day England’s hospitality sector reopened for the first time since March. Many of the social distancing rules drilled in by ministers at daily televised briefings appeared ... Read More »

Al Ain Zoo efforts to protect the Arabian sand cat

Al Ain Zoo launched its Arabian sand cat conservation programme to protect the sand cat in cooperation with its strategic partners through various workshops hosted by the zoo. The workshops aimed to understand the current situation of the sand cat and combine all the knowledge we have in one document. ... Read More »

PM Modi launches Aatmanirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today urged people of  tech community to participate in Aatmanirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge. This will run in two tracks- Promotion of Existing Apps and Development of New Apps. In a LinkedIn post, Mr Modi said, for promotion of existing Apps and platforms across the categories ... Read More »

PM Narendra Modi reviews progress of Indian Council of Agricultural Research

Dr. Trilochan Mohaptra, Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research cum- Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research & Extension presented the priorities, performance and preparedness to face various challenges. Since 2014,based on the research at various centers of ICAR, new varieties of field crops (1434), Horticulture crops (462) and Climate resilient ... Read More »

PM writes on LinkedIn on Aatmanirbhar Bharat

We all know the huge potential of our market and the scale products can achieve if they can satisfy the demands of the market. Nowadays, we are seeing huge interest & enthusiasm among the start-up and tech ecosystem to innovate, develop and promote homegrown apps. Today, when the entire nation is working towards creating an ... Read More »

Badminton: Lin Dan retires at 36

It means that Lin, who won gold at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Games, will not compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which have been pushed back to next year because of coronavirus. The end of Lin’s glorious career comes just over a year after the retirement of his great ... Read More »

IMD forecasts heavy rainfall in Mumbai, adjoining areas

In the wake of this forecast, Mumbai civic body has kept all its systems well equipped to tackle any eventuality taking place due to rising water levels. Heavy rains lashed Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra throughout the night. The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rains ... Read More »

Heavy rain floods southern Japan; leave over dozen missing

More than 75,000 residents in the southern prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima were asked to evacuate following pounding rains overnight. Television footage showed large areas of Hitoyoshi town in Kumamoto inundated in muddy waters that gushed out from the Kuma River. Many cars were submerged up to their windows. Mudslides ... Read More »