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Amid Covid Menace Gujarat Sets Up Cow Research Centre To Promote Use of Milk, Urine, Dung

Amid Covid Menace Gujarat Sets Up Cow Research Centre To Promote Use of Milk, Urine, Dung

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Gujarat Technological University (GTU) has set up a cow research centre (Gau Anusandhan Unit) in Ahmedabad with an aim to promote science-based research in the traditional use of cow milk, urine, and dung.According to a report by The Indian Express, Governor Acharya Devvrat virtually inaugurated the centre that has been established as a part of ongoing Kamdhenu Chair formed by Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog.Meanwhile, there has also been a spike in the popularity of cow dung and cow urine as a ‘cure’ for coronavirus, with no scientific proof to substantiate the claim, particularly in Gujarat.Experts are raising alarm over the possibility of fungal infection due to the use of cow dung. Ahmedabad has been witnessing 10 to 12 new cases of black fungus daily and the administration has now set up ...
Cyclone Tauktae: 26 dead, 49 missing after barge sinks into Arabian Sea, toll reaches 45 in Gujarat

Cyclone Tauktae: 26 dead, 49 missing after barge sinks into Arabian Sea, toll reaches 45 in Gujarat

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Mumbai: As many as 26 personnel on board accommodation barge P305 that went adrift in Cyclone Tauktae fury before sinking in the Arabian Sea off Mumbai coast are dead and 49 are still missing, as the Navy continued search and rescue operations through the night, an official said. The Navy said its personnel, battling extreme weather, have so far rescued 186 of the 261 people who were onboard barge P305 and also two from tugboat Varaprada. So far 26 bodies have been recovered and 49 people who were on the barge P305 which sank on Monday are missing. The Navy had so far maintained that there were 273 persons on board the barge but an official on Wednesday evening said that the company which operated it has informed that there were 261 personnel on board the ill-fated barge. "The Navy's ...
PM Modi to Visit Gujarat and Diu Tomorrow to Review Situation

PM Modi to Visit Gujarat and Diu Tomorrow to Review Situation

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The cyclone brought gusty winds and heavy rains on the entire coastal belt, uprooting trees in Junagadh, Amreli and Bhavnagar districts, said district officials. The regional meteorological centre said the cyclone would now move towards northern Gujarat and will eventually weaken.“The cyclone would now move towards Amreli district and then towards Banaskantha in the north after crossing Surendranagar district, We expect that it will weaken as it moves forward,” said Assistant Director, Met Centre, Manorama Mohanty. While there are no reports of any human injury or death, gusty winds coupled with heavy rain uprooted several trees and electricity towers on the coastal belt, said Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue, Pankaj Kumar.The cyclone winds also caused road blockage and power outages...
10 Things You Must Know if You’re Anywhere Near Mumbai

10 Things You Must Know if You’re Anywhere Near Mumbai

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NDRF team undertakes restoration work, after a tree collapsed due to strong winds during the formation of cyclone Tauktae, in PanjimThe initial low pressure over the Arabian Sea has now intensified into an "extremely severe cyclonic storm".The IMD has issued an orange alert for Mumbai warning of very heavy rains at isolated places with strong winds on Monday as the very severe cyclonic storm Tauktae is likely to pass close from the Mumbai coast towards Gujarat. Three teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) stationed in the western suburbs of Mumbai have been put on alert. Teams of the Indian Navy are also kept on standby, officials said on Sunday night. The initial low pressure over the Arabian Sea has now intensified into an “extremely severe cyclonic storm" and is approac...
As Cyclone Tauktae Intensifies Into Cyclonic Storm, Indian Navy Assures Support to State Admins

As Cyclone Tauktae Intensifies Into Cyclonic Storm, Indian Navy Assures Support to State Admins

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Cyclone Tauktae, which is currently centered over Lakshadweep has intensified into a cyclonic storm on Saturday morning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) tweeted. On the morning of May 18, the cyclone will touch the Gujarat coast, officials said.“Deep Depression intensified into a Cyclonic Storm “Tauktae” (pronounced as Tau’Te) over Lakshadweep area and adjoining southeast & east central Arabian Sea: Cyclone watch for south Gujarat & Diu coasts," IMD tweeted.Deep Depression intensified into a Cyclonic Storm “Tauktae” (pronounced as Tau’Te) over Lakshadweep area and adjoining southeast & eastcentral Arabian Sea: Cyclone watch for south Gujarat & Diu coasts. https://t.co/KLRdEFp9rJ pic.twitter.com/ed435mJ9x9— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) May 14,...
Coronavirus second wave: List of states where lockdown, curfews are imposed

Coronavirus second wave: List of states where lockdown, curfews are imposed

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New Delhi: As a large part of the country continues to remain under strict curbs due to the raging COVID pandemic, several states and Union Territories including Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh extended till May 17 their ongoing lockdown. Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Rajasthan will also have a two-week shutdown starting May 10, while in Karnataka stringent restrictions will come into effect till May 24. On Saturday, Kerala came under a nine-day complete lockdown. Here is a look at coronavirus-induced restrictions imposed by states and union territories: Delhi: The national capital has been under lockdown since April 19 and it has now been extended till May 17. Uttar Pradesh has extended the duration of corona curfew with strict lockdown-like curbs till May 17. Haryana which was un...