‘Tourism a factor for climate change’

Travelling and the means for travel are becoming the new concerns for citizens due to its affect on environment. Travel and tourism being a major factor for climate change was the focal point of discussion at the Literature Fest in Alliance University. Tom Doig, an investigative journalist from New Zealand raised his concerns over the […]

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Farmers demand increase in loan repayment time

Low CIBIL score makes it difficult for sugarcane farmers to get agriculture loans. Sugarcane Farmers in Karnataka are demanding an increase in the loan repayment term from one year to 16 months and to not consider the Credit Information Bureau India Limited (CIBIL) score while granting them loans. The Karnataka State Sugarcane Growers Association has […]

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More farmers adopt solar appliances

Expert believes there is scope for widespread solar implementation if government and private entities can raise awareness at the grassroot level. Solar appliance manufacturers in the farming sectors are enjoying an increase in sales in recent years. Awareness for renewable and sustainable energy sources has been credited as a major driver behind this increase, manufacturers […]

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Sankey Tank: paving paradise halted

Residents and visitors are concerned about Sankey Tank turning into a concrete outpost. Facing opposition from the residents of Sadashivanagar, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has halted work on Sankey Tank’s entrance. Residents have opposed the height of the proposed name which blocks the view of the tank. A 10-foot-high board displaying the name of […]

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‘Producers pay’ hurts plastic manufacturers

Plastic manufacturers have to pay an environmental penalty if they sell to brands that are not registered with pollution control boards. But, few brands are registered with the boards. Plastic producers are forced to break plastic waste management rules (amendment), 2022 due to a paucity of brands registered with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). […]

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Ray of hope for Vanishing Vultures

Vulture breeding centre to open at the Bannerghatta National Park by December 2022. In a new initiative to revive the vulture population,  Bengaluru is getting a new vulture breeding centre at the Bannerghatta National Park (BNP). Experts say breeding centres are the best way to conserve a species. Breeding of the endangered species will bring […]

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Vanishing vultures of Ramanagara

Dwindling number of vultures at the Ramanagara Vulture Sanctuary is a cause of concern as only six Indian Vultures are left. The number of vultures at Ramanagara Ramadevarabetta Vulture Sanctuary is decreasing. Experts and locals say the various vulture species population in Karnataka is precariously leaning on the edge of extinction. Data from the daily […]

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