Must Read News Articles – May 13th, 2019

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Thrissur ‘Pooram’ festivities begin with Raman’s entry

The Thrissur ‘Pooram’ festival has begun.

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Post-Fani, Naveen demands special category status

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has demanded special category status from the Centre for his disaster-prone State, saying it faces natural calamities almost every year.

Vedanta gets initial clearance for 274 hydrocarbon wells in T.N., Puducherry

Vedanta has got initial clearance for 274 hydrocarbon wells in T.N., Puducherry

Rouhani calls for unity amidst ‘unprecedented’ U.S. pressure

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for unity among Iran’s political factions to overcome conditions which he said may be harder than those during the 1980s war with Iraq,as the country faces tightening U.S. sanctions.

Trump could meet Xi on sidelines of G20 meet in June

President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping could meet next month on the sidelines of the G20 summit to hash out their differences on trade, but no new talks are scheduled

Guaidó seeks Pentagon’s help

Venezuelan Opposition leader Juan Guaidó has said that he has asked his envoy to the United States to meet with Pentagon officials to “cooperate” on a solution to the South American country’s political crisis.

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Assam produces an orchid link to the Orient

Japanese Journal of Botany has published  a “new record for the flora in India” in its latest issue. It is an orchid called Lecanorchis taiwaniana. It has been found in Assam.

State reels under drought as water reserves dry up

As the water situation steadily worsens in the arid Marathwada region, districts in ‘water-abundant’ western Maharashtra, too, are under drought.

Kerala govt. readies new action plan to handle disasters

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.

Odisha set to introspect on post­disaster communication

Odisha State disaster managers are all set to introspect how it failed in post-disaster communication for the first time since Super Cyclone in 1999.

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