Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) [India], October 11 (ANI): A student studying in CSE first year at the KLU University Vaddeswaram, allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the eighth floor of the college building, informed the Tadepalli police on Tuesday.
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 15 (ANI/NewsVoir): Natural resources like water, food, and energy are deeply interconnected, and challenges in one could have a substantial impact on the other. According to CSE and Down to Earth's State of India's Environment 2022 report, food practices account for 21-37 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions every year. Improving food security, addressing climate change, and reducing the pressures on land and water have emerged as crucial topics of discussion today.
New Delhi [India], July 7 (ANI): Even though the monsoon has begun to affect the entire country, many areas still seem to be experiencing intense heat which is exacerbated by sharp increases in humidity. This summer's heat waves in India are a reflection of the unusual temperature trends that are anticipated to get worse as the effects of climate change become more pronounced.
Colombo [Sri Lanka], April 25 (ANI): Sri Lanka stock market on Monday halted trading again after the index of liquid stocks plummeted, with the All Share Price Index falling 9.6 per cent and the Standard & Poor's Sri Lanka 20 (S&P SL20) plunging 12.64 per cent, according to a media report.
Colombo [Sri Lanka], April 16 (ANI): In midst of one of the country's worst economic crises, Sri Lanka's Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), on Saturday has been directed to temporarily close the stock market for five days starting April 18.
New Delhi Mar 24 PTI Mentioning the hardships faced by student community during the first and second COVID-19 wave a parliamentary committee on Thursday asked the government to change its mind and sympathetically consider the demand of civil services examination aspirants and grant an extra attempt with corresponding age relaxation to themThe committee is of the opinion that COVID-19 has caused untold agony and insurmountable sufferings to many the panel said in its report tabled in the parliamentThe whole of India had come to a standstill lives and livelihoods got disrupted and the student community was also adversely affected it saidKeeping in view the hardships faced by the student community during the first and second COVID-19 waves the committee recommends the government to change its mind and sympathetically consider the demand of civil services examination CSE aspirants and grant an extra attempt with corresponding age relaxation to all candidates the report saidAsked if the Union Public Service Commission is considering giving an extra attempt and benefit of age relaxation for all candidates in view of the havoc wreaked by the first and second COVID-19 waves the commission replied that the issue of granting age relaxation and extra attempt to the candidates due to the pandemic had been brought before the Supreme Court of India vide writ petitions filed by the aspirantsBased on the judgements passed by the apex court the matter has been considered and it has not been found feasible to change the existing provisions regarding number of attempts and age-limit in respect of the civil services examination the report had said quoting the reply of the commissionIn view of above no such proposal is under consideration in this department said the report of the department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel Public Grievances Law and Justice on Demands for Grants 2022-23 of the Department of Personnel and TrainingThe panel headed by BJPs Rajya Sabha MP Sushil Kumar Modi asked the government to appoint an expert group or committee to assess the impact of changes made in the scheme pattern and syllabus of civil services examination in the last 10 years on the quality of recruitment and administration at largeThe expert group so constituted may assess if the present scheme of recruitment provides an equal opportunity to both English-medium educated urban candidates and non-English medium educated rural candidates it saidThe expert group may also assess if the existing pattern of preliminary and mains examination has created a level playing field for all candidates irrespective of their academic background the report saidThe civil services examination is conducted annually in three stages -- preliminary main and interview -- to select officers of Indian Administrative Service IAS Indian Foreign Service IFS and Indian Police Service IPS among othersThe committee in its report said changing the number of vacancies at different stages of civil services examination is not a healthy practiceThe committee recommends UPSC to ensure that vacancies declared at the time of announcement of result of preliminary examination should remain constant throughout the recruitment cycle it saidThe committee notes from the data made available to it that during 2010 2011 2012 2013 and 2019 civil services recruitment the number of vacancies notified at the stage of preliminary examination were different from those notified at main and final stagesFor instance in 2010 965 vacancies had been declared at the time of notification 1014 vacancies at time of declaration of preliminary result 1064 vacancies at the time of declaration of main result and 1043 in the final result the report saidThe committee feels that if 1043 vacancies had been declared at the time of announcement of preliminary result itself more candidates would have got an opportunity to appear in mains examination and consequently the final result would have been different it saidPTI AKV SRY
New Delhi Mar 24 PTI The government has not found it feasible to change the existing provisions regarding the number of attempts and age-limit in respect of the civil services examination CSE the Rajya Sabha was informed on ThursdayMinister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said as regards to requests received from candidates on granting age relaxation and extra attempt to candidates for CSE due to the Covid pandemic the issue was also brought before the Supreme Court vide writ petitions by aspirantsBased on the judgments passed by Honble Supreme Court of India the matter was considered and it has not been found feasible to change the existing provisions regarding number of attempts and age-limit in respect of the civil services examination he said in a written replyUnion Public Service Commission UPSC and Staff Selection Commission SSC have been making all necessary arrangements for smooth conduct of examinations by adopting all COVID-19 safety protocols the minister said PTI AKV AKV TDS TDS
New Delhi [India], March 22 (ANI): This World Water Day, researchers from the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) have stressed the need for judicious use of water as climate change has already started affecting water access for people around the world.
New Delhi Mar 22 PTI The intense heatwave that has gripped large parts of India so early this summer is proof that this is the age of climate change and it can have severe implications for water security the Centre for Science and Environment said on TuesdaySpeaking on the occasion of World Water Day CSE Director General Sunita Narain said climate mitigation has to be about water and its managementWhat does this intense heat wave that has hit large parts of India so early this summer really mean It means especially today as we mark the World Water Day that this is the age of climate change It also means that how we deal with our water in the coming days will determine whether we would survive such extreme climatic conditionsWe all know that climate change impacts are about increased heat and scorching temperatures and about variable and extreme rain Both have a direct correlation with the water cycle Therefore climate change mitigation has to be about water and its management Narain saidIndia is witnessing a repeat of 2021 conditions when temperatures touched 40 degrees Celsius as early as February in some parts of the country said Avantika Goswami deputy programme manager climate change CSEThis was when 2021 was the year of the La Nia the Pacific water currents that are known to bring cooler temperatures globally Indian weather scientists have informed that global warming has offset this cooling effect of La Nia Goswami saidCSE researchers pointed out that rising heat has severe implications for water security and to begin with it would mean greater evaporation from water bodiesIt means that we need to work not just on storing water in millions of structures but also plan for reducing losses due to evaporation Its not that evaporation losses did not happen in the past but the rate of evaporation will now increase with the soaring temperatures CSE saidAccording to researchers Indias irrigation planners and bureaucracies have largely depended on canals and other surface water systems they should not discount the management of groundwater systemsIncreased heat can also lead to drying up of moisture in soils the CSE said adding that it will make the land dusty and will increase the need for irrigationIn a country like India where the bulk of food is still grown in rain-fed regions it will intensify land degradation and dust bowl formations This means water management must go hand in hand with vegetation planning to improve the ability of soils to hold water even in times of intense and prolonged heat it saidThe organisation cautioned that heat will drive up the use of water from drinking and irrigation to fighting fires in forests or buildingsWe have already seen devastating forest fires rage in many parts of the world and in the forests of India This will only increase as temperatures go up The demand for water will increase with climate change making it even more imperative that we do not waste -- either water or wastewater it saidCSE also said climate change is already showing up in terms of the increasing number of extreme rain eventsThis means that we can expect rain to come as a flood making the cycle of floods followed by droughts even more intense India already has fewer rainy days in a year -- it is said that it rains for just 100 hours on average in a year Now the number of rainy days will further go down but extreme rainy days will increase it saidWe needed to be obsessive about water and its management yesterday because water is the basis of health and wealth But now we need to be more than obsessive We need to be determined and deliberate On this World Water Day in the age of climate change we need to know that the water agenda is the real make or break of our future said Narain PTI AG AG TDS TDS
New Delhi [India], March 11 (ANI/BusinessWire India): TalentSprint, a global edtech company and a market leader in transformational deeptech programs, today announced the fourth edition of its Women Engineers (WE) program. Google has supported the program since its inception in line with their commitment to engage, enable, and empower women across the technology spectrum through focused initiatives.