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To combat air pollution, Pune scientists offer cost-effective alternative to crop burning
Wed, Jul 18, 2018

The larger aim of the team, however, is to curb the secondary pollution caused by crop burning and help farmers earn some additional money from the waste generated from their own land.

Khadakwasla dam full a week in advance as Pune receives 38 mm rain in 9 hours
Tue, Jul 17, 2018

Observers at the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune, have attributed it to be part of larger ongoing rainfall activity over Madhya Maharashtra and Konkan, which gained momentum after July 13.

Expensive species of edible seaweed discovered along east coast of India
Sat, Jul 14, 2018

Scientists successfully found the algal species growing abundantly at West Bengal’s Diamond Harbor, an estuary, located along the mouth of the Hooghly river, while the other site was a brackish lagoon, Pulicat Lake, located on the coasts of Andhra Pradesh.

Heavy rainfall filling up Pune dams
Wed, Jul 11, 2018

For a week now, parts of madhya Maharashtra and Konkan have seen widespread, continuous and heavy showers that resulted in a significant surge in the water stock in reservoirs, said the official.

Satara: Phaltan to show the way in waste management
Tue, Jul 10, 2018

In a first, a plan is underway to reclaim about 13.5 acres of landfill sites in the Phaltan municipal council in Satara district. Alongside, the authorities have mounted efforts to improve waste management across the 16 municipal councils in the district following the recent ban on plastic in the state. With the state government putting […]

At the end of summer, groundwater level in state remains stable
Tue, Jul 03, 2018

This monsoon crucial for Marathwada and Vidarbha regions with over 3-metre depletion. It is a positive sign in the backdrop of increasing stress and rising abuse of groundwater at most places in the country.

PCMC works on improved parking policy, parallel non-motorised transport system
Mon, Jul 02, 2018

Among the major concerns for PCMC officials are the increasing number of vehicles in Pimpri-Chinchwad, shrinking roads and rampant on-street parking

Decoding country’s fastest supercomputer yet — Pratyush
Sun, Jul 01, 2018

Pratyush, along with Mihir (deployed at NCMRWF), was collectively built at a cost of Rs 440 crore by Cray XC40 with Intel’s Broadwell processor.

PCMC to adopt bike sharing schemes and pedestrian corridors
Sat, Jun 30, 2018

Under the Smart City Mission, the PCMC is planning pedestrianisation in a major way, with the civic body earmarking five roads as safe for pedestrians.

Aundh ITI first in the country to roll out short courses in robotics, mechatronics
Wed, Jun 27, 2018

Course will also be open for ITI alumni seeking advanced training

As it waits for ministry funds sanctioned a decade ago, estimated cost of new C-DAC building almost doubles
Wed, Jun 27, 2018

As per responses to an RTI queries, the delay and ‘limited’ disbursement of the sanctioned fund not only escalated the total cost but ended up almost doubling it, to Rs 116.20 crore.

Pune: Soon, vehicle to recycle plastic waste at source
Tue, Jun 26, 2018

Science and Technology Park planning to roll out Mobile Plastic Recycling Units in Pune.

Women in Pune slums most prone to domestic violence in first three months of marriage
Mon, Jun 25, 2018

The reasons behind the violence range from low educational qualification of the spouse to alcoholism and unhappiness with the dowry amount, stated the study.

Two thefts and many reminders later, Pune police strengthen security at Raj Bhavan
Thu, Jun 21, 2018

Decision comes after Governor summoned DGP over security lapses

Maharashtra: Team of experts visits Israel to study water management
Wed, Jun 20, 2018

Nearly 30 per cent of Israel’s water requirements are met by treating saline water. So, adopting similar steps for the vast coastline for Maharashtra is also being considered.

IMD: After sluggish week, rains to revive from June 24
Wed, Jun 20, 2018

Officials at India Meteorological Department (IMD) Tuesday said the monsoon will improve with conditions favouring its revival, developing towards this weekend.

Maharashtra reservoirs running dry, Pune dams have ‘decent’ stock for now
Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Except for Warasgon, where the stock has hit rock bottom, the other three dams — Panshet, Pawana and Khadakwasla — continue to maintain at least 14 to 26 per cent of the stock, as on June 18.

Ahead of tourist season this monsoon, Bhira gears up with tourist guides, security personnel
Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Along with the waterfalls, Andarban treks and river rafting along Kundalika river, flowing through the area, have become popular among youngsters over the last two years.

Residential society donates cycles to kin of farmers who committed suicide
Mon, Jun 18, 2018

The society called upon its over 1,000 residents to participate in this cause and hosted a day-long donation drive on Sunday, during which they managed to collect stationery and books for these children, who are from different parts of Maharashtra.

For two PMC school students, a chance to work with scientists, chase their dreams
Sat, Jun 16, 2018

This is the fourth year the team has been offering summer internships to students studying at corporation schools, but they have been actively organising science talks and competitions for over a decade.

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