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GREAT JOB MR. PARMAR
it is good to eat as many as vegetables and fruits (totally vegetarian), but my aurvedic doctor asked me to stop eating every...
Thanks CSE for publicising rural indigenous traditional technologies and new innovations made with the help of local people's wisdom. Never forget that the Beris are the back bone of Thar people--they provide safe and clean water for whole year, increase purchasing power of families, reduce drudgery of women, improve health and education, specially of girl child. Please also visit to know more regarding harvesting the rains in desert on www.gravis.org.in
I love cinnamon and am a voracious consumer. I think I have never seen/consumed the Ceylon Cinnamon. Will take utmost care from now on. Thank you for informing and saving lives.
The figure 6,92,027 represents the total forest area of the country--open forests+grasslands+moderate forests+dense forests. Of this, less than 3% accounts for the dense forests with over 70% tree presence as mentioned in the article. The trouble is that its the dense cover that harbours most of our wild-life, and that is what has been declining rapidly, diminishing future prospect for the fauna like the tigers and elephants. Most increase in forests is in states with moderate cover and is of seasonal and grassland type, while most losses are in the densest regions like the north-east and A.P. By census estimates, we lost more than 20,000 sq. kms of tiger territory just between 2006 and 2010. Go figure!
Just wanted to point out that the first case of a human to human transmission this virus has been now confirmed by French authorities as per this BBC story that came out yesterday (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22502143).
This effectively means that the problem is now very serious. The only silver lining is that transmission between humans seems to require a close contact. As per WHO press release dated yesterday (http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2013/Novel_Coronavirus_12...), there is still no evidence to suggest that this virus has the capacity to sustain generalized transmission in communities. There has been a total of 33 lab confirmed cases including 18 deaths till 09-May-2013 (http://www.who.int/csr/don/2013_05_09_ncov/en/index.html). This is a mortality rate of >50%. The flu pandemic of 1918 that killed about 50 million people had a much lower mortality rate with estimates ranging from as low as 2.5% to as high as 10%.
daring coverage Sugandh ji.
"Poorly insulated buildings are difficult to air-condition and lead to high energy loss".
I am still searching for a theoretical basis that correlates building envelope insulation with energy consumed for space cooling (and heating).If we consider a building envelope which is poorly insulated but it is 'air-tight' would it always lead to high energy loss?
I hope that by now the NMC must how formulated some rules/regulations for this years Ganesh Chaturthi. If not done then they still have some time to do it
The asbestos lobby is transparently behind the about turn in India's stand. With elections around the corner, is it any wonder?
The Hindus earlier were lovers of ecology and used to protect it, sustain it. But modern day Hindus, they are selfish, egoistic and Hypocrites. They want to show off, In Bangalore, take the case of festivals. Households spend lavishly on festivals and they cause terrible damage to the ecology. In many houses they have put concrete in such a way they will never allow even a blade of grass to grow. They will pull down the trees planted by corporation in front of house because it disturbs their car. They go with so much pollution and destroy the flora and fauna, really calling ourselves Hindus is equivalent to calling Hitler Ramana Maharishi
Raising the set-point temperature for cooling by air-conditioning from 21-22°C to 25-26°C can itself bring significant savings in the energy consumption for cooling. The users of the air-conditioned space should be more responsive to the ambient conditions and should be the able to regulate the air-conditioning depending the type of usage and out-door climatic conditions.