In a joint effort, ITBP personnel and SDRF managed to remove obstacles from the front of lake to widen the flow of water. Water from the lake, formed due to the disaster, is now being discharged with good force and speed downstream. Teams working towards widening the flow of water were equipped with mountaineering equipments. From past 7 days, 5 feet reduction in the water level of Lake on Rishi Ganga was observed. A glacier burst in Chamoli district led to the calamity which claimed more than 100 lives.
Rescue ops continued in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli following the February 7 glacial disaster. So far, rescuers have recovered at least 70 bodies while several others are still missing. ITBP, SDRF continued to remove trees and boulders from the lake formed after glacier burst. Experts have inspected the site, while a constant vigil is being maintained on the lake. On Wednesday night, excavation work was carried out at the Tapovan tunnel in Chamoli. Water was pumped out of the tunnel and excavation up to 180 meters was complete. The devastating flash flood demolished a 13.2 MW hydel project along the river. It caused extensive damage to NTPC's Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project along Dhauliganga.
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Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawans along with SDRF team continued to remove stump of trees and boulders from the lake formed after glacier burst in Uttarakhand. The water is getting discharged smoothly as of now. The flash flood triggered by glacier burst on Feb 7 has claimed several lives.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on March 02 announced that a bill allowing 75% reservation in private jobs has been approved. "Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya has approved a bill allowing 75% reservation in private jobs. The government will notify it soon," said CM Khattar. He also talked about inflation and increased prices of fuel and said, "One should analyze and rates do increase in lots of other things as well."
COVID-19 cases have spiked in Haryana and on March 02, 54 students of a school hostel were tested positive for COVID-19 in Karnal. Civil Surgeon Yogesh Kumar Sharma said, "54 students of a school hostel have tested positive for COVID-19 in Karnal, Haryana. Our medical teams have reached the spot and the hostel is being marked as a containment zone."
60 Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel received COVID-19 vaccine shots at the Basic Training Centre in Panchkula on January 21. So far, 138 ITBP personnel have received vaccine. The nation-wide COVID-19 vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16.
A girl from Haryana's Panchkula came up with a unique eco-friendly way to celebrate festival of Lohri. Tanika has used clarified butter ('ghee') and beeswax for this year's Lohri celebration. The main motive behind creating miniature version of Lohri is to reduce deforestation and pollution. Speaking to ANI, Tanika said, "The idea behind miniature version of Lohri celebration is to reduce deforestation and pollution. People can celebrate tradition in their houses."
Army Chief General MM Naravane spoke about India's position on the standoff with China in Ladakh and said that the resolve of safeguarding the country's interest was shown. The Army chief added that India's engagements with China should continue as they have in the past. “Whatever we did has shown the resolve that we have in maintaining our interest foremost. With this approach our relations with China would develop along the path we wish. As two neighbours, who would like to have peace and tranquility on their borders. Engagements with China must continue as they have in the past, nobody wants an unsettled border,” he said. A border standoff between the Indian and Chinese militaries began in May last year. In June, it resulted in a clash in Galwan Valley in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed. After nearly nine months, both armies withdrew artillery and camps, marking disengagement.
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Engineer, innovator turned education reformer Sonam Wangchuk has developed a solar heated military tent for the Indian Army at Galwan Valley. The solar heated tent was developed at Himalayan Institute of Alternatives in Ladakh. The tent is highly insulated on the north, east and west direction and on the south there is a heat storage bank which collects the sunlight in the day time and releases heat at night. All parts of the tent are light in weight which can be easily carried by the soldiers. For 10 jawans, fully portable all parts weigh less than 30 kgs. For soldiers stationed in strategically important and high-altitude locations like the Black Top Hill or Siachen Glacier, this tent offers comfortable and non-polluting shelter. It replaces tons of kerosene and pollution climate change.