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‘Fat’ traces confirm ocean fossils were earliest animals

A strange fossil that looks a bit like a giant leaf, or a fingerprint the size of a coffee table, has intrigued scientists for decades. Thousands of the fossils have been found over the past seven decades, revealing that it lived at the bottom of the ocean, without a mouth,

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NASA balloon captures electric blue clouds during weather forecasting mission

The images of a thin group of seasonal electric blue clouds on the cusp of our atmosphere captured by a new NASA balloon mission may lead to improved weather forecasting, the US space agency has said. Data from these clouds, known as noctilucent clouds or polar mesospheric clouds (PMCs), may help

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11 lions found dead in Gir forest in 10 days, Gujarat government orders probe

The carcasses of 11 lions were found in Gir (east) forest division in Amreli district in last 10 days due to infighting and diseases, sources claimed on Thursday. The deaths have prompted the state government to order an inquiry into the cases. All the dead lions were found mainly from

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Supreme Court to hear plea seeking ban on 85 pesticides, notice to Centre

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court sought a response from Centre  to examine a plea seeking ban on nearly 85 pesticides which have been posing health complications. A bench of Justices Arun Misra and Vineet Saran issued notices to the Centre and others on a plea by one Kavita Kuruganti who said empowering state governments to

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Odd-Even' for two-wheelers in Delhi, SC stays NGT order

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today stayed NGT order directing that odd-even vehicle rotation scheme be implemented for two-wheelers too in Delhi. Earlier National Green Tribunal's 2017 order had directed that odd-even vehicle rotation scheme be made applicable to two-wheelers also in Delhi. A bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Dipak

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PM Modi launches ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’ Urged Indians to actively participate

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched “Swachhata Hi Seva Movement” urging people across the country to actively participate in the cleanliness mission, to mark Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary on October 2. Modi had urged citizens, government institutions to dedicate 100 hours every year towards cleanliness. He also said that only by building toilets India

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Typhoon Jebi kills 9 in Japan

Japan: The toll in the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in a quarter century rose to nine today, with thousands stranded at a major airport because of storm damage. Typhoon Jebi slammed into the west coast of Japan around noon on Tuesday, bringing maximum winds of 216 kilometres (135 miles) an hour

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