The terminal is part of the Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP) for navigation of cargo which stretches from Haldia in West Bengal to Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh under the National Waterway-1. It is a 1,620-km stretch.
Nearly 100 Indians are on stand-by since February 20 to be evacuated out of Hubei province though many among them are students, the third evacuation has Indians who work in the province and chose to stay back unsure when their workplaces will reopen.
Indian scientists on a South African vessel are in Antarctica, midway through an expedition across the Southern Ocean. What are they studying, what are its implications for world climate and Indian monsoon?
With India reporting three positive cases of the novel coronavirus, all in Kerala, The Sunday Express on how the state is leaning back on its Nipah experience to tackle the latest outbreak. Over 4,000 km away, in China’s Hubei and nearby provinces, life in lockdown is a series of do’s and don’ts.
DST officials said there are exhaustive narrations in works of Sangam Tamil literature to infer that the city, located 30 km from the existing Poompuhar town in southern TN, was submerged due to “kadalkol” or rising sea levels.
In another major decision for the green sector in the Union Budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced Rs 4,400 crore in the 2020-21 fiscal for improving air quality in cities with population of more than 1 million.
The EOI has asked all those presently in Hubei province and not in personal possession of their passports to intimate the embassy with name, passport number and the Chinese authority to which the passport has been handed over, and the date on which it was submitted.
Wuhan, in the central Chinese province of Hubei, is on lockdown. Transport restrictions have been strictly enforced, forcing many like Srikanth to remain within the four walls of their homes for the last five days.
The monsoon is supposed to begin on June 1, and withdraw fully by September 30. Over the past many years, however, significant changes have been seen in precipitation patterns. So, the ‘normals’ are now set to shift.
Over two years later, on December 23, 1912, the British marked the formal completion of shifting India's capital from Calcutta to Delhi, with a huge procession. In attendance that day was Lord Hardinge, the viceroy of British India, who rode an elephant towards the Red Fort with his wife for the formal handover.
Citing India’s example of shutting down the internet in Assam and Meghalaya to control protests, the commentary noted, “It means that shutting down the internet in a state of emergency should be standard practice for sovereign countries.”