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Gujarat, where there is a concern over disappearing lions (Issue of the week, April Week #5 (2018))
Gujarat, where there is a concern over disappearing lions [http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/gujarat-where-there-is-a-concern-over-disappearing-lions/article23468435.ece]Gir in Gujarat, the last abode of Asiatic lions in Asia, has lost an alarmingly large number of the endangered wild cats in two years. On March 28, a report of the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India was tabled in the Gujarat Assembly. It listed huge flaws in lion conservation efforts in the State.

Worlds first microfactory to help tackle e-waste hazard (April Week #5 (2018))
 Worlds first microfactory to help tackle e-waste hazard  [http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/worlds-first-microfactory-to-help-tackle-e-waste-hazard/article23483787.ece]An Indian-origin scientist in Australia has launched the world’s first microfactory that can transform the components from electronic waste items such as smartphones and laptops into valuable materials for re-use.

Tiger attacks against humans spike in winter in UPs conflict-ridden Terai region (April Week #5 (2018))
Tiger attacks against humans spike in winter in UPs conflict-ridden Terai region [http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/tiger-attacks-against-humans-spike-in-winter-in-ups-conflict-ridden-terai-region-report/article23635937.ece]Attacks by tigers and leopards on humans and livestock in Uttar Pradesh’s Terai region marked a seasonal and geographical variation, according to a report jointly undertaken by the Wildlife Trust of India and the Uttar Pradesh Forest department. The report, Living with the Wild—Mitigating Conflict between Humans and Big Cat Species in Uttar Pradesh, was released last Tuesday by UP deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya.

New system to measure air quality (April Week #5 (2018))
New system to measure air quality [http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/new-system-to-measure-air-quality/article23661361.ece]India is tying up with the United States and Finland to develop a pollution-forecast system that will help anticipate particulate matter (PM) levels at least two days in advance and at a greater resolution than what is possible now. The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) will be coordinating this exercise and the plan is to have a system in place by winter, according to Madhavan Rajeevan, secretary, MoES.

Tourists throng Chernobyl site (April Week #5 (2018))
 Tourists throng Chernobyl site [http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/tourists-throng-chernobyl-site/article23687153.ece]The uninhabited exclusion zone, a 30-km radius around the former nuclear power station, has seen a surge in tourists in the past few years.

Forest department to rescue 30 deer in Taramani (April Week #5 (2018))
Forest department to rescue 30 deer in Taramani [http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/forest-department-to-rescue-30-deer-in-taramani/article23428564.ece]The Forest Department will attempt to rescue nearly 30 deer that were forced to take to the roads in Taramani on Wednesday. The move comes after reports of several deer straying from the DLF campus. 

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