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Majority of cases are reported from the Capital The current global resurgence in measles is having its resonance in Kerala too, which has been witnessing a serious surge in the disease since January. Across the globe, huge local outbreaks have been caused by travel...

DAILY BLOG | 20 MAY 2019 | State witnesses surge in measles cases

Majority of cases are reported from the Capital The current global resurgence in measles is having its resonance in Kerala too, which has been witnessing a serious surge in the disease since January. Across the globe, huge local outbreaks have been caused by travel...

Aid from World Bank and German development bank KfW under Rebuild Kerala The 5,000-odd km of roads damaged in the deluge last August to be developed under Rebuild Kerala with World Bank and German development bank KfW aid will be climate resilient. Resilient design will...

DAILY BLOG | 18 MAY 2019 | Climate-resilient roads for State

Aid from World Bank and German development bank KfW under Rebuild Kerala The 5,000-odd km of roads damaged in the deluge last August to be developed under Rebuild Kerala with World Bank and German development bank KfW aid will be climate resilient. Resilient design will...

They reveal a lot about the reign of the Arcot Nawabs, highlighting their religious tolerance In 1716, Farruksiyar the Mughal Emperor gifted an idol of Choodi Kodutha Nachiyar (Andal) to the Bhakthavatsala swamy temple at Sholingur in Tamil Nadu. Recording the gift, the Tamil...

DAILY BLOG | 17 MAY 2019 | Tales that coins tell

They reveal a lot about the reign of the Arcot Nawabs, highlighting their religious tolerance In 1716, Farruksiyar the Mughal Emperor gifted an idol of Choodi Kodutha Nachiyar (Andal) to the Bhakthavatsala swamy temple at Sholingur in Tamil Nadu. Recording the gift, the Tamil...

With water sources and food depleting, even shy and critically endangered species are foraying into human habitations With the summer heat touching 45 degree Celsius, the wild animals in the Seshachalam biosphere, which is spread over Chittoor and Kadapa districts, are facing a torrid...

DAILY BLOG | 17 MAY 2019 | Scorching heat forcing animals out of Seshachalam biosphere

With water sources and food depleting, even shy and critically endangered species are foraying into human habitations With the summer heat touching 45 degree Celsius, the wild animals in the Seshachalam biosphere, which is spread over Chittoor and Kadapa districts, are facing a torrid...

പ്രളയത്തെ തടഞ്ഞുനിർത്തിയ ‘റൂം ഫോർ റിവർ’ പദ്ധതി കേരളത്തിലും മാതൃകയാക്കാവുന്നതാണ്‌. നെതർലൻഡ്‌സ്‌ എന്നാൽ താഴ്‌ന്നുകിടക്കുന്ന പ്രദേശം എന്നാണർഥം. രാജത്തിന്റെ മൂന്നിലൊരു ഭാഗവും 25 ശതമാനം ജനങ്ങളും സമുദ്രനിരപ്പിന്‌ താഴെയാണ്‌. മണൽക്കൂനകൾ, താഴ്‌ന്ന പ്രദേശങ്ങൾ അഥവാ പോഡ്‌ലേർസ്‌, കിഴക്കുഭാഗത്തുള്ള ഉയർന്ന പ്രദേശങ്ങൾ എന്നിങ്ങനെ മൂന്നുവിഭാഗങ്ങളായി തരംതിരിച്ചിരിക്കുന്ന നെതർലൻഡ്‌സിൽ 2500 കിലോമീറ്ററോളം  ഭിത്തികൾ/ബണ്ടുകൾ നിർമിച്ചാണ്‌ വെള്ളപ്പൊക്കത്തിൽനിന്ന്‌ പരമ്പരാഗതമായി രക്ഷനേടിക്കൊണ്ടിരിക്കുന്നത്‌. കേരളത്തോളംമാത്രം വിസ്തൃതിയുള്ള നെതർലൻഡ്‌സിന്‌ കാർഷികോത്‌പന്നങ്ങളുടെ കയറ്റുമതിയിൽ ലോകത്തിൽ...

DAILY BLOG | 16 MAY 2019 | വെള്ളപ്പൊക്കം നേരിടാൻ ഡച്ച്‌ മാതൃക

പ്രളയത്തെ തടഞ്ഞുനിർത്തിയ ‘റൂം ഫോർ റിവർ’ പദ്ധതി കേരളത്തിലും മാതൃകയാക്കാവുന്നതാണ്‌. നെതർലൻഡ്‌സ്‌ എന്നാൽ താഴ്‌ന്നുകിടക്കുന്ന പ്രദേശം എന്നാണർഥം. രാജത്തിന്റെ മൂന്നിലൊരു ഭാഗവും 25 ശതമാനം ജനങ്ങളും സമുദ്രനിരപ്പിന്‌ താഴെയാണ്‌. മണൽക്കൂനകൾ, താഴ്‌ന്ന പ്രദേശങ്ങൾ അഥവാ പോഡ്‌ലേർസ്‌, കിഴക്കുഭാഗത്തുള്ള ഉയർന്ന പ്രദേശങ്ങൾ എന്നിങ്ങനെ മൂന്നുവിഭാഗങ്ങളായി തരംതിരിച്ചിരിക്കുന്ന നെതർലൻഡ്‌സിൽ 2500 കിലോമീറ്ററോളം  ഭിത്തികൾ/ബണ്ടുകൾ നിർമിച്ചാണ്‌ വെള്ളപ്പൊക്കത്തിൽനിന്ന്‌ പരമ്പരാഗതമായി രക്ഷനേടിക്കൊണ്ടിരിക്കുന്നത്‌. കേരളത്തോളംമാത്രം വിസ്തൃതിയുള്ള നെതർലൻഡ്‌സിന്‌ കാർഷികോത്‌പന്നങ്ങളുടെ കയറ്റുമതിയിൽ ലോകത്തിൽ...

Trains will move at 130-180 kmph to cover north-south rail corridor from Kochuveli to Kasaragod in four hours A 531-km semi-high-speed railway line from Thiruvananthapuram to Kasaragod to improve connectivity, reduce congestion in the State’s road network and make travel hassle-free has been found...

DAILY BLOG | 15 MAY 2019 | Study finds semi-high-speed rail line feasible

Trains will move at 130-180 kmph to cover north-south rail corridor from Kochuveli to Kasaragod in four hours A 531-km semi-high-speed railway line from Thiruvananthapuram to Kasaragod to improve connectivity, reduce congestion in the State’s road network and make travel hassle-free has been found...

A tribute to a tireless institution-builder Legal education in India can be classified into two categories: the years before and after the advent of N.R. Madhava Menon. Earlier, the study of law was often a default option, when you couldn’t get admission to any other...

DAILY BLOG | 14 MAY 2019 | The Madhava Menon model of legal education

A tribute to a tireless institution-builder Legal education in India can be classified into two categories: the years before and after the advent of N.R. Madhava Menon. Earlier, the study of law was often a default option, when you couldn’t get admission to any other...

How city-forest cooperation can be facilitated India is among the fastest urbanising major countries and forest-rich nations of the world. The current trend of fast-paced, spatial urban expansion is increasing the proximity between forests and the cities. In the next 10 years, this situation...

DAILY BLOG | 13 MAY 2019 | Protecting forest fringes

How city-forest cooperation can be facilitated India is among the fastest urbanising major countries and forest-rich nations of the world. The current trend of fast-paced, spatial urban expansion is increasing the proximity between forests and the cities. In the next 10 years, this situation...

Government approves disaster management authority’s updated document Picking up valuable lessons from the Cyclone Ockhi disaster and the 2018 floods, the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) has updated standard operating procedures (SOP) and adopted new protocols for disaster management in the State. The...

DAILY BLOG | 13 MAY 2019 | New protocols for managing disasters

Government approves disaster management authority’s updated document Picking up valuable lessons from the Cyclone Ockhi disaster and the 2018 floods, the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) has updated standard operating procedures (SOP) and adopted new protocols for disaster management in the State. The...

How goodness can bring forth goodness in return, and spread the smell of humanity all around I am returning home on my bicycle after visiting a school in Ambala Cantonment for a heritage event. As I reach Top Khana bazaar, I stop near a...

DAILY BLOG | 12 MAY 2019 | There is positivity everywhere, we only have to touch it

How goodness can bring forth goodness in return, and spread the smell of humanity all around I am returning home on my bicycle after visiting a school in Ambala Cantonment for a heritage event. As I reach Top Khana bazaar, I stop near a...