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    • WaterBridge Ventures, Chiratae Ventures, SAIF Partners and Orios Venture Partners have continued to pursue seed-stage deals over the last two months, when most investors put away their cheque books.

      ​The report says that the Mumbai region is highly vulnerable to climate change due to sea-level rise, storm surge and extreme precipitation. The coastal city of Kolkata is also prone to flooding due to extreme rainfall activities associated with tropical cyclones.

      A brain child of Union minister Nitin Gadkari, 'Jal Kranti' initiative has also made the villages supply aggregates for highway construction. Farmer suicides are a thing of the past and no more dependence on water tankers for drinking water needs, according to the villagers.

      The report maps the sentiment prevailing in the startup ecosystem, in a survey conducted of 100 founders and senior industry leaders.

      Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid the foundation stone of rural drinking water supply projects in Mirzapur and Sonbhadra districts of Uttar Pradesh via video conferencing.

      Drone video footage released by the department of national parks shows a 30-strong herd of dugongs on Wednesday off Libong island in Trang province. They were feeding on sea grass and occasionally surfaced to breathe.

      "Govt needs to support rooftop solar and other forms of decentralized renewable energy solutions that reduce the demand for coal-based electricity. Moving our energy generation sector from fossil fuels to renewables will help to prevent premature deaths and vast savings in health costs," it recommended.

      Asked about the delay in government formation in Maharashtra after the October 21 elections, Aaditya said his party has given all authority in the matter to Sena chief and his father Uddhav Thackeray. The Sena delegation included Maharashtra minister Eknath Shinde, who was earlier in the day elected the party leader in the state legislature.

      Currently, the Union health ministry releases statistics on the total number of confirmed cases every day, including fatalities and those who have recovered. Also available on its website are a state-wise breakdown of cases.

      The water issues and challenges of India and Australia share many common elements, including natural extremes of floods and droughts, increasing competition for water between urban, peri-urban and rural sectors and increased threats to water security from climate change. There are also pressures due to the over-exploitation and water quality degradation of surface and groundwater resources.

      "In sum, suicide is not a crime, and you cannot be driven to it. The Supreme Court needs to proclaim that the notion of driving people to suicide is medically and logically ill-founded, and anyway must not be confused with abetment."

      NK had a highly successful stint as economics and commerce minister in the Indian embassy in Japan. In that role, he helped bring to fruition the Maruti-Suzuki collaboration. The Japanese embraced NK with open arms, conferring on him in 2016 one of their highest honours, the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star.

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