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To curb poaching, Kaziranga staff can use firearms sans (March Week #4 (2017))
To curb poaching, Kaziranga staff can use firearms sans [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89679]New Delhi, Mar 21 (PTI) The Assam government has taken a series of steps to curb poaching at the Kaziranga National Park, including empowering the forest staff to use firearms without prior sanction while providing them immunity from prosecution, the Centre today said.

IIT Roorkee has a new mission: Save Ganga (March Week #4 (2017))
IIT Roorkee has a new mission: Save Ganga [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89669]IITRoorkee (IITR)’s annual fest Cognizance 2017 this year features a social campaign - Saving the Ganges. Indiscriminate use of the river is definitely bound to lead to disaster and this will be highlighted at the fest to be held on campus from March 24 to 26. The students are also getting innovative, exploring crowdfunding options to make bio-toilets on busy ‘ghats’ (points) of the river and designing drones to monitor water pollution

Centre clears way for satellite tracking of endangered Pinjore vultures (March Week #4 (2017))
Centre clears way for satellite tracking of endangered Pinjore vultures [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89743]Chandigarh: In a major step forward, the government has eased the restrictions imposed on attaching satellite transmitters onto critically-endangered vultures and other wild species. The Haryana forest department received a letter of intent for allocation of frequency bandwidth for satellite data transmission and has deposited the requisite licence and related fees worth Rs 2,17,500 with the department of telecommunications (DoT), Union ministry of communications and information technology.

Three wild elephants die in Nilgiris forests (March Week #3(2017))
Three wild elephants die in Nilgiris forests [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89538]Three wild elephants died within a span of 24 hours at the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve and Gudalur Forest Range on Sunday and Monday

POLLUTION CHECKS START WITH MOST OLD AUTOS, TRUCKS STILL PLYING (March Week #3(2017))
POLLUTION CHECKS START  WITH MOST OLD AUTOS, TRUCKS STILL PLYING http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89660]

Even as pollution checking of vehicles have commenced in Raipur amid absymally low number of pollution checking centres in proportion to the number of vehicles plying on the city's roads across the city, most old vehicles which were supposed to be phased out to check pollution by now aren't seen to have gone off the road.

Rainwater harvesting at 12 PCMC-run schools (March Week #3(2017))
Rainwater harvesting at 12 PCMC-run schools [http://cmsenvis.cmsindia.org/resources/newspaper/details.asp?id=89661]PIMPRI CHINCHWAD: A dozen municipal schools in Pimpri Chinchwad will have rainwater harvesting soon, under a pilot project sanctioned by the civic body.The Environment Conservation Association (ECA), with permission from the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation, will implement the project using a private company's corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds.

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