The former Union Minister's remarks came after the government on Sunday announced complete lockdown of the markets in several parts of the country amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic crisis.
During the exceptionally warm Arctic summer of 2019, Greenland lost 600 billion tonnes of ice, enough to raise global sea levels by 2.2 millimetres in two months, new research has found.
A huge pit was dug in a field in Mubarakpur village in Unchagaon area, where the chicks were dumped and later buried. Pictures and video clips of the incident have been widely shared.
The zoo used to get around 4000 visitors every day but the footfall has dropped in the past ten days when the first Coronavirus patient tested positive in the state capital.
In wake of the government advisory on self-quarantine of passengers coming from Covid-affected area, the Kerala goverment has closed the Periyar Tiger Reserve for tourism till March 31.
The heartwarming photo of a Tigress with her four cubs went viral on the social media which shows a mother tiger keeping guard while her four cubs quench their thirst at a watering hole.
The quake struck at 2.33 pm Jakarta time (0733 GMT), with the epicentre 56 km northwest Maluku Tenggara Barat district and depth at 28 km under the sea bed, Xinhua quoted the agency official Alfar Abubakar.
Two separate mild earthquakes with a magnitude 2.8 to 3.4 hit some parts of Assam and Nagaland on Sunday. There was no report of any damage or casualty, an official said.
Mild earthquakes with a magnitude 2.9 to 3.3 hit some parts of Assam, Meghalaya and bordering Bangladesh on Friday. There was no report of any damage or casualty, official said.
Popular tourist destinations Shimla and Kufri again received snowfall on Friday, while the lower hills across Himachal Pradesh were lashed by rain, bringing the temperature down by several notches.
A cold wave continues to sweep Himachal Pradesh on Saturday, with its higher reaches shivering under sub-zero temperatures. The minimum temperature in Shimla was 5.7 degrees Celsius, down from Friday's 4.5 degrees, he said.
The ICC marks the first-ever collective response by industry leaders such as Ratan N. Tata, Anand Mahindra, Rohini Nilekani, Nadir Godrej, Aditi and Rishad Premji, Vidya Shah and Hemendra Kothari, among others.
Facebook has announced to match up to $1 million (Australian dollars) in donations made to non-profit organisation GlobalGiving and donating $250,000 to the Australian Red Cross towards bushfires relief efforts.
Suri further said, 'Soon, we will have wildlife & environment photo-exhibitions and events in other parts of India. We would also like to involve school and college students and enthusiastic amateurs.'
A cold wave continued to grip Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday, with higher reaches experiencing more snow for a second consecutive day. There was widespread rainfall in low and mid hills, said an official.
Ritesh Rawat, a resident of Chamoli said: 'Snow has disrupted the supply of electricity and water almost every year. But this time around it has been for a longer stretch, without any kind of respite in sight.'
Officials said the entire Kinnaur, Lahaul and Spiti and Pangi and Bharmour areas in Chamba are still cut off as roads were under a thick blanket of snow and efforts were being made to reopen them.
Smoke from the raging bushfires in Australia, considered to be the worst of the past century having destroyed some 15 million acres, has reached Chile after travelling more than 11,000 km over the Pacific Ocean.
World No. 2 and seven-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic expressed his concerns about the air quality in Melbourne, saying that players and officials would meet to discuss a possible delayed start to the tournament.
(Dr) U.P. Singh, director, animal husbandry department, has now issued orders to all chief veterinary officers (CVO) in districts across the state, directing them to re-enforce the orders with immediate effect.
On account of four spells of rainfall and snowfall in November and one significant spell in December, which was 33 per cent above normal, both months were colder at few places in the state compared to the last few years.
The extent of bamboo bearing area of the country has been estimated 16.00 million hectare. The total estimated green weight of bamboo culms is 278 million tonnes, showing an increase of 88 million tonnes as compared to ISFR 2017.
'We have witnessed it earlier also; when an elephant is buried other elephants come in the spot sniffing by and do what they want. The kind of devastation wild jumbos do in these areas cannot be explained by words' said a local.
Vijay Bahadur Maurya was an unhappy farmer in Salon in Rae Bareli till a few years ago. His farm land faced a problem of water seepage from a nearby drain and the crop yield could not even recover the basic costs.