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    How Excessive Dependence on Ground Water in the Gangetic Belt is Exposing People to...

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    Consumption of arsenic contaminated water in West Bengal, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh is a major health hazard but little is being done to address the crisis.

    Ambedkar vs. Hindu Nationalism: The Politics of Appropriation

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    When the Indian Constitution was adopted in January 1950, B.R. Ambedkar stated that India was entering a life of contradictions for he believed that political equality alone is not a sufficient condition for social and economic democracy.

    Three cities of Bihar continue to wait for cleaner air

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    The clean air action plan was implemented in three non-attainment cities of Patna, Gaya and Muzaffarpur in April 2019 but progress on the front has been slow according to environmentalists.

    Exploring the Pivotal Role of the Head Teacher in Transforming the Lives of Children...

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    The Anakkayam Small Hydro Electric Project, proposed in the Vazhachal-Sholayar forests of Thrissur district and close to the proposed Athirapilly dam, is a tail-race development project that aims to generate electricity from the water that flows out of the Sholayar dam.

    Saving Darbhanga’s wetlands from encroachment and apathy

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    Around a decade ago, in Darbhanga city of the Mithilanchal region of Bihar, Narayan Choudhary started the Talab Bachao Abhiyan, a campaign to save the heritage and wealth of the region – its ponds.

    Water on the Moon: research unveils its type and abundance – boosting exploration plans

    The Moon was for a long time considered to be bone dry, with analyses of returned lunar samples from the Apollo missions showing only...

    Smoke from stubble burning in Punjab may aggravate COVID-19 symptoms

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    Stubble burning in Punjab has annually been cited as the main contributor to the smog in Delhi and parts of northern India in pre-winter...

    Nobel Peace Prize spotlights the links between hunger and conflict

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    The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the United Nations World Food Program for its efforts to combat hunger, foster conditions for...

    Beekeeping empowers women, brings in honey and lush kitchen gardens

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    From Maharashtra to Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh a network of more than nine hundred women are working as beekeepers, to improve rural incomes and create sustainability.

    TIME’s list of 100 most influential people in 2020 includes Indigenous Waorani leader

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    Nemonte Nenquimo, a leader of Ecuador’s Indigenous Waorani nation, has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2020 for her work in defending her people’s territory in the Amazon Rainforest against the extractive industry.

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