CBSE books to be made available online for free

All CBSE books and learning material will be made available online for free as part of the Centre’s good governance efforts, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said in New Delhi. At a function organised at a Kendriya Vidyalaya in east Delhi, she also said that initiatives would be undertaken to ensure holistic nurturing and improve learning […]

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Chennai floods not linked to global warming

Days after the Chennai floods caught global attention during the just concluded Paris conference where world leaders linked such extreme weather conditions to climate change, the government on Monday said the unusual rainfall that occurred in Tamil Nadu was a “highly localised” event and its attribution to global warming is “not established”. “Extreme rainfall that […]

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Delhi govt to tie up with Google, Twitter for real-time information on public transport

To make sure that people don’t face problems while using public transport, Delhi government has decided to tie up with Google and Twitter to give real-time information about buses during the implementation of odd-even scheme starting January 1. Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai said the government has held a meeting with officials of Twitter and […]

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One and a half million children in India die due to diarrhoea every year

Out of more than 35 million Indians who are affected by water-borne diseases annually, 1.5 million children die due to diarrhoea alone, a Centre for Science and Environment report revealed. The latest publication ‘Body Burden 2015- State of India’s Health’ which examines the linkage between environment and health quite comprehensively said that a number of […]

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