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The river Ganga in Varanasi

Ganga water became fit for a dip, aquatic life at many places in lockdown, IIT study finds

Study by cGanga finds that the river's water in places like Haridwar, Kanpur & Varanasi showed marked improvement in key parameters, though overall quality needs more improvement.

Idol immersion in Ganga fined: Which other rituals should Modi regulate for environment?

The Modi government has issued a 15-point directive, cordoning-off ghats and levying a fine of Rs 50,000, prohibiting the immersion of idols in Ganga and its tributaries during Dussehra, Diwali, and other festivals.
Nitin Gadkari

River Ganga to be completely clean by March 2020: Union minister Nitin Gadkari

He also said that most of the projects under the Namami Gange Mission worth Rs 22,238 crore are at advanced stages of completion.

On Camera

A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
The Reserve Bank of India | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Banks have not a signed a single agreement for RBI’s debt recast scheme for high value loans

Tepid response to the debt recast scheme is being seen because there is lack of awareness and reluctance by banks, say bankers.

Defence

Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.