Lesbos, Greece


A woman and her baby pass a pram filled with firewood at a makeshift camp next to the camp of Moria on the island of Lesbos. Conditions remained difficult in the overcrowded camp, home to over 18,000 people. Last week the government announced plans to shut down the three largest overcrowded migrant camps on islands facing Turkey, and replace them with closed, larger facilities.

Study shows, people at risk from water supply problems


A fourth of the total populace are in danger of water supply issues as mountain icy masses, snow-packs and high lakes are run somewhere around worldwide warming and rising interest, as per a global examination.

The main stock of high-elevation sources finds the Indus is the most significant and powerless “water tower” because of run-off from the Karakoram, Hindu Kush, Ladakh, and Himalayan mountain ranges, which stream downstream to a thickly populated and seriously flooded bowl in Pakistan, India, China and Afghanistan.

The creators caution this tremendous water tower – a term they use to portray the job of water stockpiling and supply that mountain ranges play to support ecological and human water requests downstream – is probably not going to continue developing weight by the center of the century when temperatures are anticipated to ascend by 1.9C (35.4F), precipitation to increment by under 2%, however the populace to develop by half and produce multiple times more GDP.

Strains are evident somewhere else in the water tower file, which measures the volume of water in 78 mountain ranges dependent on precipitation, snow spread, ice sheet ice stockpiling, lakes and waterways. This was then contrasted and the drawdown by networks, businesses and ranches in the lower scopes of the fundamental waterway bowls.

The examination by 32 researchers, which was distributed in the Nature diary on Monday, affirms Asian waterway bowls face the best requests however shows pressures are likewise ascending on different mainlands.

“It’s occurring far away in the Himalayas as well as in Europe and the United States, places not typically thought to be dependent on mountains for individuals or the economy,” said one of the creators, Bethan Davies, of Royal Holloway University.

“We generally realized the Indus was significant, yet it was astounding how the Rhône and Rhine have ascended in significance, alongside the Fraser and Columbia.”

The examination says 1.9 billion individuals and half of the world’s biodiversity hotspots could be contrarily influenced by the decrease of regular water towers, which store water in winter and discharge it gradually over the late spring.

This buffering limit is debilitating as icy masses lose mass and snow-liquefy elements are upset by temperatures that are rising quicker at high height than the worldwide normal.

“Environmental change compromises the whole mountain biological system,” the report finishes up. “Prompt activity is required to protect the eventual fate of the world’s generally significant and powerless water towers.”

Just as nearby preservation endeavors, the creators express worldwide activity to lessen carbon emanations is the most ideal approach to shield water towers.

Refering to ongoing exploration by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Davies said 75% of high-height day off ice would be held if a dangerous atmospheric devation could be kept inside 1.5C. Be that as it may, 80% would be lost by 2100 if the world proceeded on a way of the same old thing.

Durga Mandir, Ramnagar


The Durga Mandir (Temple) is arranged in Ramnagar of Banaras (or Varanasi). It is accepted that it was manufactured 500 years prior which is leveled out of illustrious group of Banaras State right now. This sanctuary is dedicated to Hindu god Durga. The sanctuary has a huge stone assembled lake with it. The Durga Mandir gloats of its fine stone works, which is a fantastic case of north Indian stone work expressions.

There is another Durga sanctuary, inside the Varanasi city, worked in the eighteenth century ignoring a lake known as Durga Kund.

Temple structure

The sanctuary depends on square shape. It has a square grounds. The principle working of sanctuary is worked of a square molded stage. The state of building is likewise square. The phase of the sanctuary contains rooms in it, which are utilized for sanctuary’s staff purposes and here and there, for Yajna. The grounds is a green grounds with trees and plants. Guest can stroll around the fundamental sanctuary working in the grounds. It’s valuable since, a few admirers stroll around the structure of sanctuaries for strict reasons in Hinduism.

The sanctuary has an immense square pond(Pushkarni) before it. The lake is with stone stairs in all sides and four watch columns on each corner. There is a shade made of stone likewise at one side of the lake.

The stone work on the dividers of sanctuary constructing likewise underlines the square shape. The sanctuary divider has plans worked in square formed squares and elaborate scribbles.


The sanctuary was worked by the kashi naresh maharaja Balwant Singh, who administered the Benaras state (Varanasi) somewhere in the range of 1738 and 1770; the individual who likewise manufactured the Ramnagar stronghold. He was prevailing by his child Raja Chait Singh (Chet singh) in 1770. The benaras state was then the vassal of the Nawab of Oudh Shuja-Ud-Daula. After the demise of Nawab of Oudh in 1775, the primary representative general of British India Warren Hastings chose to assume control over the administration of the Benaras state. He forced unreasonable expenses like 2.3 million rupees and an extra war duty of 5 lakhs rupees on raja chait singh which was hesitantly paid by the ruler. In 1778 the East India organization requested 2000 mounted troop from raja Chait singh which was overlooked by the lord. Later the organization diminished its interest to 1000 mounted soldiers. Ruler offered the organization 500 mounted and 500 infantrymen which acknowledged by the organization however lord neglected to give such officers. Warren Hastings requested the two sepoy organizations to capture the ruler of Benaras. The sepoy organizations attacked the capital of Benaras state Ramnagar from its western side. The durga sanctuary arranged at the limit of the western side of the capital Ramnagar and henceforth turned into the main casualty of that assault. The British sepoy organization attempted to destroy the sanctuary by groups. A few rounds of standard were terminated on the sanctuary and a significant bit of the sanctuary was demolished. A dark colored fix set apart by rounds of ordinance on the highest point of the sanctuary is obviously recounting to the account of that assault. After a savage war between the military of Benaras and the British East India organization, the military of benaras lost the fight. The lord some how gotten away from the fortress of ramnagar by a passage and was ousted for a long time. After this the Benaras state went under the centrality of the British realm and governed by successor of raja chait singh under the name of the sovereign of England. The new leaders of Benaras state needed to reproduce the harmed bit of the sanctuary precisely same as the first however because of the mind boggling plan of the sanctuary nobody approached. The lord declared strong prize for building the sanctuary. One individual approached and guaranteed the lord to make the sanctuary precisely equivalent to the first and on account of his disappointment, he will hop off the highest point of the sanctuary and execute himself. He manufactured the whole sanctuary precisely the equivalent however neglected to reproduce the top plan of the sanctuary. At the point when he understood that he has flopped in his guarantee he hopped off the highest point of the sanctuary. His virtuoso work can be thought about now by nitty gritty perception of the models which endure the assault the figures which was worked by him.

It was additionally accepted that the sanctuary initially gave to Lord Vishnu however because of some paranormal exercises in the sanctuary aggravate, the Brahmins of the court of the ruler recommended to change over the sanctuary to god Durga.

Cutting air contamination ‘can avert passings inside weeks’

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Cutting air contamination can avoid passings inside weeks, as indicated by researchers. They found the medical advantages of clean air were “practically quick and significant” and extended into the long haul, sparing billions of dollars.

The audit inspected the proof for the decrease of sickness after degrees of lethal air were diminished. It demonstrated emotional decreases in asthma and youngsters missing school, coronary episodes and the quantity of little and untimely children.

“I was shocked at how quickly the advantages emerge,” said Prof Dean Schraufnagel, at the University of Illinois at Chicago and lead creator of the report.

“Our discoveries show practically prompt and generous impacts. It is important that administrations embrace and authorize World Health Organization rules for air contamination right away.

“Clearing approaches influencing an entire nation can diminish mortality inside weeks. Neighborhood programs, for example, diminishing traffic, have additionally instantly improved numerous wellbeing measures.”

Schraufnagel said the discoveries appeared well and good. With coronary illness, for instance, low oxygen levels are a key factor and can be exacerbated by an awful air day. “That could spill you and cause a coronary failure quickly,” he said.

The analysts likewise said medical advantages collected, in any event, when air contamination underneath WHO levels were cut.

A worldwide audit prior in the year inferred that air contamination might be harming each organ and for all intents and purposes each cell in the human body. The World Health Organization says air contamination is a “quiet general wellbeing crisis”, with over 90% of the total populace breathing poisonous air.

The report, distributed in the diary Annals of the American Thoracic Society by global specialists from the Forum of International Respiratory Societies, found the advantages of cleaner air start in the primary week.

At the point when indoor smoking was restricted in Ireland, the decrease in used smoke prompted passings over the whole populace falling 13%, coronary episodes by 26% and strokes by 32%.

Following a 17-day traffic shutdown in parts of Atlanta during the 1996 Olympic Games, youngsters’ visits to facilities for asthma dropped by over 40% and to crisis divisions by 11%, the report found. Production line and traffic shutdowns two months in front of the Beijing Olympics additionally cut asthma and respiratory failures.

Other industry shutdowns have had sensational impacts, the researchers said. An eight-month smelters’ strike in the south-western US caused by and large demise rates to drop by 2.5%, while a 13-month conclusion of an Utah steel plant brought about hospitalisations for pneumonia, pleurisy, bronchitis and asthma being cut by about half, and long stretches of school missed by kids fell by 40%.

Ladies who were pregnant during the plant conclusion were less additionally liable to have untimely births. Indoor air contamination from strong fuel consuming was a genuine peril as well, and pregnant ladies in Nigeria given clean-consuming stoves had more advantageous infants and less passings in the main seven day stretch of the child’s life.

The advantages of cutting air contamination persevere in the more drawn out term and is financially savvy, the scientists said. The US Clean Air Act is assessed to have spared $2tn in the 25 years after it became law, multiple times more than related expenses.

“What are we sitting tight for? Here’s the proof,” Schraufnagel said. “In the event that it is contending interests or corporate greed [blocking action], at that point we need to tell the individuals, and the individuals at that point can turn out emphatically and tell government officials we need cleaner air.”

He said legitimate air contamination limits exist in numerous nations however that requirement is regularly poor. Levels of nitrogen dioxide in the UK, produced for the most part by diesel vehicles, have been unlawfully high in most urban zones since 2010.

Be that as it may, regardless of the administration having been crushed multiple times in the high court on the issue, generally little progress has been made.

Schraufnagel said the greatest medical advantages originated from handling the greatest contamination issues. Be that as it may, decreases in dangerous air, even underneath WHO rules, kept on cutting illness.