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A bird’s-eye view of farm fires in Haryana, Punjab since 2016

Farm fires remain as spread out as before in Punjab and Haryana, but with a gradual reduction in numbers over the last five years, barring 2020, data show.

Satellites detected nearly one lakh fire counts in 2016 in October and November, more than 40 per cent than 2015.

From then on, the counts came down every year till 2020. The number of farm fires last year was 20 per cent lower than 2016, but 60 per cent higher than 2019.

LESS IN NUMBERS, BUT EXTENSIVE IN AREA

The year 2017 recorded a big drop of 32 per cent in stubble burning across Haryana and Punjab, followed by 24 per cent reduction in 2019, an analysis by India Today’s Data Intelligence Unit shows.

That said, stubble-burning events are extensively spread in Haryana and Punjab despite the announcement of Rs. 2,500 an acre bonus for small and marginal farms rejecting the practice. Additionally, Punjab offers incentives to industries for buying stubble.

According to data obtained from NASA satellites, the peak has been recorded in the month of November, especially its first week, for at least the last six years.

The number of stubble burning cases in the first week of November 2016 alone stood at at 34,910, which was almost 77 per cent higher than the previous year. But the counts declined by 60 per cent in the same period of 2017.

However, the stubble-burning number changes every alternate year in the peak period of November, the DIU analysis revealed. In 2020, for instance, fire counts spurt by 60 per cent in the first week of November. In 2021 though, the cases dropped by nearly two per cent compared to the year ago.

FARM FIRES IN 2021

 

Considering the number of farm fires in the first week of November, the year 2021 so far ranked third with 27,941 stubble burning events after 2016 and 2020.

If the declining trend holds firm, the two states may end up with fewer cases of farm fires in October-November this year.

Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh follow this practice to clear the fields for sowing winter crops from the last week of September to November.

There is brief window of two to three weeks between harvesting paddy and sowing the next crop.

The burning of residue depends on weather and other factors. The phenomenon in a particular period can, therefore, be recorded better through a comparison of total fire events during October and November than through day-to-day incidents.

According to reliable estimates, Punjab alone produces around 200 lakh tonnes paddy stubble. Haryana produces around 70 lakh tonnes of paddy residue every year.

(New source – https://www.indiatoday.in/diu/story/bird-eye-view-farm-fires-haryana-punjab-since-2016-1874897-2021-11-09?utm_source=Partner_aff&utm_medium=Partner_aff&utm_campaign=Partner_aff&utm_id=Partner_aff )

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How can the safety of roads be increased?

The safety of our roads involves a variety of factors and there are multiple issues to consider when trying to improve it. There are roughly five deaths on average per day on UK roads, suggesting more could be done to increase road safety. These casualties involve all road users including pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, cars and trucks.

Here, we will take a look at the main factors involved in road safety and ways in which they can be improved.

Speed limits & speed bumps

Enforcing speed limits appropriate for the road conditions and surroundings is vital in keeping road-users and pedestrians safe. Built-up areas of towns and villages need a lower speed limit than motorways or country roads. Speed bumps are particularly important around schools and playgrounds and other sensitive or residential areas where there might be a lot of pedestrians.

Highway code knowledge

It’s important that all road users understand the highway code, particularly when it comes to road signs and speed limits. Knowing when not to overtake, what the national speed limit is and what all road warning signs mean is imperative for road safety. It’s also vital that road users are aware of the rules on parking and waiting at the road-side as well as driving safely in adverse weather conditions.

Blind spots

Many roads contain blind spots where road users need to be alert to other drivers not being able to see them, or vice versa. To improve safety around blind spots, convex (dome-shaped) mirrors can be added to give drivers and cyclists a wider-angle view and reduce blind spots. RS convex mirrors are available for indoors or outdoors and can be fitted to a wall or other surface to improve visibility.

Road maintenance

Keeping roads well-maintained helps improve safety for drivers and cyclists and can prevent accidents. Filling in potholes, particularly after extreme weather, and resurfacing can positively impact road safety. Ensuring road markings are clear and re-painted also helps keeps roads safe for drivers. Blocked drains on a road can also cause a safety hazard and should be repaired urgently to avoid any accidents.

Education

All road users should be well-educated on the safety of driving and cycling and knowledgeable about all traffic laws. Educating children on road safety procedures, particularly around crossings and traffic light systems is important to ensure their welfare as pedestrians.

Whether using our roads as a pedestrian, cyclist or driver, it’s important to understand all safety laws and rules. Being well-educated, following guidelines and being aware of other road users will increase road safety and help prevent accidents.

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Upscaling new heights, setting benchmarks for others to follow in the entrepreneurial world is Aimi Shibuya【渋谷愛実】

This young budding women entrepreneur is all charged up to create a huge niche for herself in the business world.
The world has seen tremendous dynamic and digital transformation in the past decade or so covering many different career opportunity fields, be it advertising, sales & marketing, finance, engineering, medicine and many more. If there is one thing that is common across these sectors, fields, and businesses then it is the emergence and uprising of new young budding women entrepreneurs. The millennials today have been the new talk of the town and always think out of the box. The amount of zest and enthusiaam that they carry is amazing and are ever ready with new ideas, ventures, parallel industry that would keep the new generation customers glued to it. With the world shifting its gear to virtual battleground, everything is easily available for the next gen customers. We met one such extremely passionate and resilient women entrepreneur from Japan, Aimi Shibuya, who is flourishing as an ace entrepreneur across different niches of the business world.
Hailing from Japan, Aimi Shibuya has now made Singapore as her new destination for expanding her business ventures and challenging her potential. She has been in the league of her own when it comes to verticals and niches like beauty salon and restaurant business. Being attracted towards the entrepreneurial world as a kid, Aimi Shibuya always wanted to be her own boss and own a company/business under her own name. Today she channelizes her energy, focus, and vision in making her dream turn into reality. With an vision of bringing in the beauty of Japan to Singapore, she has her own beauty salon doing extremely well, swiftly becoming numero uno choice for customers across the country. Making use of natural products for beauty and personal care, Aimi sets a great example among different genres of clientele. They are also into an unique concept of tooth whitening which hasn’t been much famous in a country like Singapore. Their services and products have been at the top of the tier spreading much love, joy, and happiness among thousands.
Aimi Shibuya is also the owner of her Japanese restaurant which is also gaining great momentum among foodies. Their unique menu compromising of wide variety of sushi’s reminds people the taste of Japan. In addition to this, Aimi Shibuya is an avid Instagram influencer and has collaborated with many different celebrities and well-known figures in order to generates more sales and revenues. She has more than 250000+ followers on Instagram.
@helloshibuya_3.
渋谷愛実【Aimi Shibuya】
Of course, her appearance is remarkable beautiful,but her personality is the highest rating anyone can ask.
Aimi Shibuya always speaks with a smile, speaks Japanese, English and a little Chinese, and is also very smart.
Everyone smiles when they meet her, including us.
I think that’s probably the secret to her success in many companies.
We wish Aimi Shibuya all the very best for all her future endeavors and hope that she inspires many millions on route to greatness.

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The garden of your dreams: Ecoplant takes on the most daring landscape projects

Well-known brands, well-known personalities, and the largest city venues: all of these are the clients of the Ecoplant plant nursery, the largest one in Russia. All because this is a service that helps to control the entire process from choosing plants to setting them to installing all the necessary equipment.

In addition, you do not need to walk across the entire 700 hectares-wide nursery (that’s three times the size of Monaco!) in search of the right plant for your garden. You can find what you need on the company website and get an online consultation or commission a landscape design project from the company’s professionals.

I don’t have time to come all the way up there and choose [plants], they told me what I needed, brought it to me and planted it within one afternoon,” says the famous Russian actor Dmitry Nagiyev.

The nursery can truly carry out the most daring full-cycle landscape projects: landscape design, plot landscaping preparation, tree planting, path arranging, lawn mowing, and irrigation system installation.

Among the major clients of Ecoplant there are the Moscow Government and the Moscow State University. And those are the plants from Ecopalant that adorn the residence of the Russian President Vladimir Putin.

During more than 20 years of operation, the Ecoplant nursery has become the undisputed market leader, while the prices for the plants and company’s work have remained affordable. The trees are delivered directly from the nursery and come with a three-year warranty.

The dream garden is really closer than it seems. In fact, it’s one click away from the Ecoplant’s clients.

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Universal movies will go to Amazon Prime Video after their run on Peacock

A licensing deal between Universal Filmed Entertainment Group and Amazon will expand Prime Video’s streaming library and carry expected titles to the service after a short sudden spike in demand for Peacock.

As a feature of a multiyear licensing deal that will start in 2022, live-action Universal movies will head exclusively to Prime Video after their prior pay-one debuts on NBCUniversal’s own streaming service Peacock. Per the agreement, Prime Video and Amazon’s free and ad-supported streaming service IMDb TV will both obstacle various new and older Universal titles.

On Prime Video, Jurassic World: Dominion, The 355, and Ambulance will arrive on the help after their theatrical releases and prior exclusive four-month run on Peacock. Amazon’s marquee streaming service will likewise get some of Universal’s classic titles as a part of the deal, including films like Get Out and Love Actually as well as movies from the Fast & Furious, Jurassic Park, and Bourne franchises. Minions: The Rise of Gru and DreamWorks’ Puss in Boots: The Last Wish will ultimately advance toward Prime Video too.

IMDb TV, in the interim, will only stream various live-action and animated titles from Universal’s library, including The Invisible Man, Fast & Furious 9, and Sing 2. Animated films showing up on IMDb TV as part of the agreement incorporate Despicable Me 2, How to Train Your Dragon 2, and Shrek 2.

The deal shows up as Amazon hopes to extend the content offerings for its services, and follows a proposed acquisition of MGM to assist with widening their respective libraries. However, the Universal deal feels critical in that a considerable lot of the movies appearing on the services are part of beloved franchises, likewise with the Fast and Jurassic movies, signaling Amazon’s commitment to being an imposing part in the streaming wars.

In an articulation about the licensing agreement with Universal Filmed Entertainment Group and Amazon’s ad-supported service, Lauren Anderson and Ryan Pirozzi, co-heads of content and programming at IMDb TV, called it “another step forward in solidifying IMDb TV’s reputation as a premium free destination for blockbuster movies.”

Peacock, which is owned by NBCUniversal, declared recently that it would become the exclusive streaming home of Universal, DreamWorks, Illumination, and Focus Films motion pictures no later than four months after they debut in theaters. As a feature of that deal, the movies will stream on the service for four months, head to different services, and afterward eventually land back at Peacock throughout the previous four months of the ordinary 18-month pay-one window.

In other words, on the off chance that you do end up missing Jurassic World: Dominion or Minions: The Rise of Gru in theaters, you’ll have the option to discover them on one of these services eventually services eventually. You just may have to Google which one they’re streaming on, at whatever point you at long last decide to dive in. Such is our streaming dystopia.

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In fossilized dinosaur crap, researchers discover covered up treasure

You may think fossilized excrement are just brimming with poo, however new exploration on one example has turned up a secret fortune: a 230-million-year-old, beforehand unseen scarab species.

Named Triamyxa coprolithica, the little scarabs are likewise the main creepy crawlies to be depicted from fossilized defecation — or coprolites — and were apparent by an examining technique that utilizes solid X-beam radiates, as per an investigation distributed Wednesday in the diary Current Biology. Other than the revelation of the creepy crawlies in a coprolite, the logical name additionally alludes to the Triassic time frame, which kept going from about 252 million to 201 million years prior, and the suborder of bugs called Myxophaga — little oceanic or semiaquatic bugs that eat green growth.

“Insect fossils of this type, preserved in three-dimensions like this, are practically unheard of from the Triassic, so this discovery is very important,” said Sam Heads, the chief and boss custodian of the PRI Center for Paleontology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, by means of email. Heads wasn’t engaged with the examination.

“I was really amazed to see how well preserved the beetles were, when you modeled them up on the screen, it was like they were looking right at you,” said the study’s first author Martin Qvarnström, a paleontologist and postdoctoral fellow at Uppsala University, Sweden, in a statement. “This is facilitated by coprolites’ calcium phosphatic composition. This together with early mineralization by bacteria likely helped to preserve these delicate fossils.”

Calcium phosphate is basic for bone arrangement and upkeep, and mineralization is when natural mixtures are changed over into inorganic mixtures during deterioration measures.

In view of the size, shape and other anatomical highlights of fossilized droppings broke down in earlier exploration by the creators of the current investigation, the researchers finished up the coprolites were discharged by Silesaurus opolensis, a little dinosaur generally 6.6 feet long that weighed around 33.1 pounds and lived in Poland around 230 million years prior during the Triassic age.

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Cows are contending with grasshoppers for food in the West’s noteworthy dry season. The bugs are winning.

Against the background of phenomenal warmth waves and destructive rapidly spreading fires, the West’s noteworthy dry season has farmers battling another issue other than water deficiencies: a productive crowd of grasshoppers is rivaling cows for food.

Around 93% of the West is in some degree of dry spell this week, and an unusual effect of this noxious dry condition is the blast of the grasshopper populace. Grasshoppers have eaten up such an excess of vegetation that numerous farmers dread rangelands could be stripped uncovered.

A 2021 grasshopper risk map from the US Department of Agriculture shows each square yard of land contains something like 15 grasshoppers in pieces of Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Arizona, Colorado, and Nebraska.

“Environmental change is a worry to us all, and when we see outrageous occasions like a terrible dry spell, we see regular marvel increment like grasshopper episodes,” Sharon Selvaggio, a previous US Fish and Wildlife Service researcher, told CNN. “It’s very disturbing.”

Grasshoppers, which flourish in sweltering, dry climate, have been defoliating trees and rivaling cows for food — and the bugs are winning. Farmers are selling cows “because of helpless rummage conditions and an absence of feed,” as indicated by the most recent US dry spell screen.

Government agribusiness authorities say they saw the flare-up coming after a 2020 overview that tracked down a weighty convergence of grown-up grasshoppers in the West.

“Uncontrolled invasions could cause huge monetary misfortunes for US animals makers by diminishing scrounge accessible on rangeland and subsequently driving makers to purchase supplemental feed or sell their domesticated animals at scaled down costs,” the USDA said in an explanation last year, declaring a grasshopper concealment program.

To alleviate further dry season filled financial effects, the organization has dispatched a grasshopper-killing effort — the biggest since the last episode in Montana in the 1980’s.

Farming authorities plan to loftily splash more than 2.6 million sections of land of Montana meadows with insect sprays trying to kill grasshopper populaces. That is a region bigger than both the territory of Delaware and Rhode Island joined.

It’s not the right methodology said Selvaggio, presently a pesticide program expert for the Xerces Society, a not-for-profit preservation bunch that secures bug living spaces, adding that it will be insufficient in the long haul.

“The issue with bug spray medicines is that it could really demolish grasshopper flare-ups in the future by hurting the normal adversaries or grasshopper contenders which, under regular conditions, serve to restrict bug grasshoppers,” Selvaggio said.

A 2021 ecological evaluation on splashing bug sprays in Montana revealed no huge effects of far and wide insect spray treatment. Xerces Society and other ecological gatherings pushed back on the evaluation highlighting a “absence of particularity and clearness” in the report.

The USDA says it will just splash in low fixations to kill grasshopper fairies, since grown-up grasshoppers require bigger measures of insect poisons.

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Natural gatherings pressure focal Pa. food organization to tidy up wastewater plant

Natural gatherings are compelling a York County food processor to fix issues at its wastewater treatment plant.

The Environmental Integrity Project and Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association recorded a notification of plan to sue Hanover Foods Corporation Tuesday. They say the Hanover plant in Penn Township is disregarding a 2015 license, the government Clean Water Act and state Clean Streams Law by unlawfully releasing contamination into close by streams that at last stream to the Chesapeake Bay.

The plant bundles frozen, canned, and jostled vegetables. The majority of it’s anything but, a month to month normal of 450,000 gallons each day, is pretreated and shipped off Penn Township’s wastewater treatment plant, as per a 2020 Department of Environmental Protection consistence examination report remembered for the notification. The lay is treated nearby then delivered into Oil Creek.

The gatherings say records from the DEP and the organization show the plant has reliably delivered a bigger number of poisons into Oil Creek than allowed. Poisons incorporate dregs, alkali and microscopic organisms that can influence environment and natural life in streams.

The supporters say that since Oil Creek hurries to Codorus Creek and afterward to the Susquehanna River, the contamination undermines the area’s plentiful sporting uses, including kayaking, fishing, and birdwatching.

Ecological Integrity Project staff lawyer Natalia Cabrera said their objective is for Hanover to completely assess the treatment plant’s disappointments to perceive what’s causing the infringement, then, at that point find ways to ensure the infringement don’t proceed.

The notification spreads out eight checks of infringement that reach from surpassing contamination and temperature limits in release, inability to report issues in a convenient way, and inability to appropriately work and keep up with offices.

DEP acknowledged a license restoration application from Hanover in June 2020. It is as yet under specialized audit, so the particulars of the 2015 grant are as yet successful. Cabrera said the Clean Water Act disallows debilitating license limits from an earlier grant in a restoration.

Under the government Clean Water Act, the gatherings gave a notification of goal to sue 60 days prior to recording the suit in Pennsylvania’s U.S Middle District Court. Hanover could resolve issues recorded in the documenting inside that time.

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New Documentary Tackles the issue of Declining Insect Populations

A new documentary by director Georgina Willis is due for completion later this year. Insect O Cide is a documentary that highlights the vital importance of insects to life on earth. In recent years there has been a fair bit of publicity regarding the plight of bees but there is a growing problem with insect populations worldwide. Georgina Willis says that we need to not only be interested in bees but the vast complex network of insects that our very existence depends on. Bees are only one part of the group of pollinators within the insect world, which includes many insects such as flies.

‘I think we have trouble with seeing the importance of insects such as flies. Flies don’t just help to break down things in the environment they often do a multitude of things like pollination.” The documentary is an important reminder of the way insects are the building blocks of our own existence. Insects evolved long before humans and the world which we entered had been inhabited by them for hundreds of millions of years.

Georgina Willis says “Insects are under threat from so many different angles whether its lack of habitat or pesticides or climate changing or industrial farming and its moncrops. Insects need to be respected for all the work they quietly do so that we can survive on the planet.”

The decline in insect poplutaionsu is now documented across many countries and if it continues it will be an insect armageddon which would make the planet uninhabitable for humans. The biggest problem is that we are often hostile to insects individually and have not been able to appreciate the role they play in our lives. Each year the world is losing a percentage of the mass of insects. Its a very steep decline year on year.

As the number of insects plummets, the film asks key questions about the reasons for the decline. “We need to take a different perspective and really value these animals. The film goes to a lot of trouble to make you observe them and see them as the amazing animals they are. They are fascinating to watch through the camera,” says Georgina.

The film shows each insect away from their direct environment so that we can see their bodies and movement in a completely different light. “I hope that as people can find the big animals like a giraffe interesting that they will look down and around in their environment and see these fascinating small animals in a new way. We need to recapture our sense of wonder that we had when we were young for these incredible little
animals.”

The documentary Insect O Cide is due for completion at the end of the year.

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Are Stainless Steel Pipes Well-suited for Domestic Use?

Pipes are essential for domestic uses such as water supply. For your home, you would like to invest in the best pipes for the purpose. According to Neeraj Raja Kochhar news, pipes that are made with the help of stainless steel can be fit for domestic use.

Stainless steel pipes can be well-suited when they have to be used in homes. This material allows the pipes to survive corrosion at an extreme level in the instances of water supply. Interestingly, a metal like SS can improve the flow rate of passing liquids through the pipes. Also, when these pipes have to be installed or replaced, the presence of stainless steel makes the task easier and less time-taking.

As we move ahead, we will be able to explain to you better why and how stainless steel pipes can be best for domestic use.

Surviving Extreme Corrosion When Water is Passed

For domestic use, pipes made from stainless steel are commonly purchased by customers. This material gives these pipes the power to fight corrosion. Since they do not get easily affected by corrosion, they are considered durable products for domestic purposes. Stainless steel pipes do not easily receive the effect of a situation in which corrosion is likely to occur. When these pipes are put to use for water-related purposes, corrosion can occur when liquid passes through these products.

As per Neeraj Kochhar news, a material like SS enables the pipes to survive extreme instances of corrosion. It can be understood that when liquid is passed through these products every day, the occurrence of corrosion will be higher. Even when the possibility of the same is higher, stainless steel will prevent the pipes from getting affected.

Better Flow Rate of Fluids

Pipes are usually installed for passing liquids via them. The material of the pipes is of significance when liquids have to be frequently passed through these items. This is mainly because the users will want the flow rate of the fluids to be better when it is frequently passed.

With stainless steel, this flow rate can be improved. When a better flow rate is your requirement as well, stainless steel pipes will be well-suited. It has been understood from Neeraj Kochhar breaking news that stainless steel not only helps in making the liquid flow rate of pipes better but also gives the products superior quality. For an even better quality and flow rate, the best grade of stainless steel can be selected.

Simple to Install and Replace in Homes

Certain customers look for pipes that can be installed in their homes without any difficulties. Many of them prefer stainless steel for this reason. The fitting of pipes that are made from this metal involves less to no challenges. Along with this, the installation of SS pipes is a procedure that does not require much time.

Neeraj Kochhar latest news suggests that the installation of stainless steel pipes can depend on the experts who are fitting them for domestic use. However, the fact that those pipes are made from this material also works to reduce the time needed for its installation.

The users of these pipes should also know that when these products have been used for years, there may occur a need to replace them. For their replacement, the pipes will have to be initially removed. The removal and replacement process will also be less time-consuming, as can be known from Neeraj Kochhar Viraj Group.

Reducing the Time and Efforts for Maintenance

An impressive advantage of using pipes crafted from stainless steel is that you are not required to maintain them often. The stainless steel material is particularly known for its ease of maintaining it.

You may prefer employing these pipes for domestic usage that may include interaction with water. As a new user of these items, you may assume that when interaction with liquid is seen on a daily basis, more maintenance will be required. At this point, stainless steel’s features will work well to your advantage. Neeraj Kochhar News explains that since maintaining it often will not be needed, you will not have to manage time as well. Along with saving your time, you will be able to save your money too.

Winding up,

When pipes are needed for usage at home, the best material should be preferred. Stainless steel is one of the materials that should be selected for domestic purposes. Stainless steel pipes have been found to survive corrosion on a daily basis. Apart from resistance to corrosion, the flow rate of SS pipes is better than that of pipes made using any other material. Knowing the features of a stainless steel pipe, we believe that you will be able to choose the best product for installing in your homes.