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Shivnarayan is a Copy Editor with The Indian Express. He tweets @shivnarayan01

Delhi: 1,091 trees to be cut for SPA’s new campus at Vasant Kunj
Mon, Oct 04, 2021

The CEC report said the SPA project would benefit “the people at large” and help the institute increase its student strength from 1,200 to 2,800 in the next 10 years.

Over 2 years after CAG red flags: WII director takes unilateral decision to keep MSc & PhD courses ‘in abeyance’
Wed, Sep 29, 2021

At the centre of the row is WII director Dhananjai Mohan’s “unilateral” decision on September 13 to keep its recognition for MSc and PhD programmes conferred by the university “in abeyance till further clarification was obtained from UGC (University Grants Commission)”.

Supreme Court panel flags clearance to road in Rajaji reserve, seeks clarification
Fri, Sep 24, 2021

The standing committee of the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL), the apex agency to clear projects in and around protected areas, had given its approval to Laldhang-Chillarkhal road in its meeting on June 11, with mitigation measures watered down.

To cut coal, thermal plants told to use paddy straw pellets too
Thu, Sep 23, 2021

In its latest direction on September 17, the Commission for Air Quality Management asked them “to initiate immediate steps to co-fire biomass-based pellets, torrefied pellets/briquettes (with focus on paddy straw) with coal (up to 5-10%) in the power plants through a continuous and uninterrupted supply chain”.

Thermal plant closure on the cards when air quality worsens: Panel
Sun, Sep 19, 2021

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) is learnt to have held discussions with power distributors in this regard.

Rajasthan govt schools see jump of 10 lakh students in 2 years of Covid
Fri, Sep 17, 2021

The jump is in line with the nation-wide trend of private school children, mostly from rural and poor urban areas, shifting to government institutes.

Goa pulled up for mining notification without Supreme Court nod
Mon, Sep 13, 2021

The scheme aims to set aside 10 per cent of the e-auction sale proceeds and 10 per cent of the future sale/export price of iron ore for the welfare of communities and restoration of areas affected by mining.

UP: Chief secy summoned over water pollution
Thu, Sep 09, 2021

The Bench headed by NGT chairperson Adarsh Kumar Goel passed the order after hearing a 2014 petition seeking “remedial action against contamination of water bodies and groundwater, specially Ramgarh Lake, Ami, Rapti and Rohani rivers in and around District Gorakhpur”.

Dirty water stagnant for days, disease fears rise in JJ colony
Tue, Sep 07, 2021

Two small drains running along the market were clogged while the main drain was blocked with garbage.

With dwindling patient numbers, Rajasthan’s ‘cancer train’ might soon reach final stop
Thu, Aug 19, 2021

According to estimates by Bikaner's Acharya Tulsi Regional Cancer Treatment and Research Institute, the daily inflow of patients from Punjab has plummeted to 5-10 from over 100 several years ago

Torn between poverty and bonded labour, these children find no solace in laws either
Mon, Aug 02, 2021

Officials have refused to consider them bonded labourers due to lack of “documentary evidence” or proof of debt bondage or simply due to a plain denial of the existence of the menace

30 lakh miss second dose due to Covid vaccine shortage in Rajasthan
Fri, Jul 23, 2021

A total of 8,94,565 people are awaiting their second dose of Covaxin while another 20,97,150 are in line for Covishield, showed the state data.

Counting Rajasthan’s Covid orphans: Government scheme promises help, but gaps remain
Sat, Jul 10, 2021

Under the government scheme, widows and single-mothers, who lost their husbands to Covid, will be provided monthly financial help of Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,500. Children with single-father have not been included.

As Rajasthan’s tribal districts lag behind, state offers rations, free travel as incentives for shots
Tue, Jun 22, 2021

In Rajasthan, where the state average is 78.3%, the vaccine coverage for the 45-plus age group is the lowest in the tribal districts of Udaipur (63.9%), Dungarpur (62.7%) and Pratapgarh (59.3%).

Highest oxygen use in Rajasthan to among lowest: How Bikaner govt hospital caught PM attention
Fri, Jun 04, 2021

During a recent meeting with district magistrates, Prime Minister Narendra Modi acknowledged the Bikaner hospital's Oxygen Mitra initiative.

Rajasthan: 1 in 2 cases from villages; Gehlot govt tries to catch up
Wed, May 19, 2021

An analysis shows that Rajasthan's 26 rural districts accounted for 51.26% of its Covid cases in the week ending May 8 and 43.01% of the deaths.

‘Who is doing politics…the point is we have not received vaccines’, says Rajasthan health and family welfare minister
Tue, May 11, 2021

"Even SII is not in a position to tell us by when it can honour our order. The vaccination has to be completed in a time-bound manner. According to experts, the Indian vaccines are effective against the double-mutant strain," says Raghu Sharma, health and family welfare minister of Rajasthan.

‘Students have fallen months behind’: Learning levels drop sharply in Rajasthan’s rural areas amid Covid-19
Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Only 10 per cent of the total 425 students at a secondary school at Thapda village in Banswara’s Anandpuri block have smartphones at home. When Class 9 of 62 students is asked if they studied with a digital device, only one hand is raised.

After acing learning outcomes, Nagaur now brings electricity to all rural schools
Tue, Mar 16, 2021

Almost a given in most urban schools, the luxury of electricity had eluded almost half the total 2,167 rural primary and upper primary (up to Class 5 and 8) schools in Nagaur, a central district in Rajasthan, for several decades.

At Ghazipur border, recalling 1988 Boat Club siege and Tikait Senior’s resolve
Sat, Feb 06, 2021

In the run-up to the Delhi march, Ilam Singh recounts how Bharatiya Kisan Union’s Mahendra Singh Tikait extracted concessions on paini ki thod pe (on his own terms) from district administrations and political leaders in Meerut, Shamli, Muzaffarnagar and other parts of UP

Rajasthan dusts off little-known Mughal-Rajput history for online, US and UK varsities take note of digitisation
Tue, Dec 22, 2020

Of the four crore archival pages selected for digitisation, the department has put over 1.4 crore online at a cost Rs 2.5 crore.

How to dispose of PPE kits? A new study says on-site incineration may be best
Tue, Oct 13, 2020

In a first, the study has quantified CO2 emissions caused by PPE kits and studied their potential environmental impact from the ‘cradle to grave’ cycle.

NGT concerned as 6 states want 6k sqkm to be taken off Western Ghats eco zone
Wed, Sep 30, 2020

The notification has been hanging fire for more than a decade, as many states and the Centre believe that once areas under the Ghats are classified as ESZ, development activities will be off-limits.

Just four of 107 UP villages hit by groundwater pollution got piped supply in a year: NGT panel
Mon, Aug 10, 2020

The committee, headed by former High Court judge SVS Rathore, criticised the UP chief secretary for not fulfilling his promise to supply water to the villages through tankers as an interim measure.

Delhi: For over 20 days, two riot-hit families await return of their sons from jail
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

The police have booked him under IPC sections for rioting, assault on police, arson, unlawful assembly and vandalism. Sections of the Arms Act are also invoked against him.

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