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First Time India Becomes Net Exporter of Electricity to Neighbours

Central Electricity Authority of India has become for the firs time  a net importer of electricity to neighbouring Nepal and Bangladesh. In 2016-17 (April to February 2017), India has exported around 5,798 Million Units to Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar which is 213 Million units more than the import of around 5,585 Million units from Bhutan. Export to Nepal and Bangladesh ...

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Cloth Masks Worn by Nurses, Traffic Cops Dubious, Ineffective: Study

It is mere a psychological re-assurance to medical fraternity, especially nurses and the most visible traffic cops in cities who wear them religiously but not realising that they are durbious and ineffective giving them a false sense of security, scientists have warned. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in a first of its kind study, tested disposable surgical masks ...

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UNESCO Upset as World Heritage Sites in Nepal Suffer Huge Damage

Ever since the 25 April earthquake shattered the mountainous and picturesque Nepal to mere debris of erstwhile temples and world heritage sites, Unesco, the educational body of the UN has visited the Himalayan nation to explore the possibility of undertaking recovery and repair work for age-old monuments. The disaster has left more than 8,000 people dead and thousands of others injured. ...

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Now Nepal Too Bans Maggi Noodles after India

In a sort of chair reaction trascending borders, neighbouring Nepal has decided to ban the import and sale of Nestle’s Maggi noodles from India citing the lead , following reports that the level of lead content in the popular instant snack in India was found to be above permissible limit. “We have banned the import and sale of Maggi noodle ...

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Nepal wakes up from quake, bans use of drones

After initial phase of recovery from a devastating earthquake that hit the Himalayan nation, Nepal has woken up to realize the dangers of spying by foreign nations and media and issued a ban on using drones, though it is too late. Nepal has banned drones following the April 25 earthquake, fearing sensitive information might be leaked and pictures of its ...

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Thousands rush to cancel tickets to Nepal after quake

Tourism-dependent Nepal’s worst worries came true after the 7.9 earthquake on Saturday as cancellation of flights from India and requests of ticket cancellation stretching steeped till May end as rescue operations are on brisk momentum. “We have received cancellation requests from many of our clients till May end,” Sharat Dhall, president, Yatra.com, told IANS.”We are also in touch with our ...

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Nepal Wrap: World rushes aid, as 2309 killed, fresh tremors rock again

Another major tremblor measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale shook Nepal on Sunday sending fresh fears among the people stranded and those in rescue operations with the death toll reaching 2309 with tens of thousands stranded on the streets. As the world rushed emergency aid to Kathmandu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi presided over a high-level meeting in New Delhi after ...

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US announces $1 million emergency assistance for Nepal

The US on Sunday said it is working closely with the government of Nepal to provide assistance and support in the wake of the devastating earthquake. The US envoy in Kathmandu has announced $1 million for emergency assistance. In a statement, the US embassy here said that the US expresses its “deepest condolences” to all those affected by Saturday’s earthquake ...

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