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Death toll due to floods in Kerala reaches 324

The death toll resulted from floods and torrential rains in Kerala state in south-western India rose to 324. The flooding further resulted in damaging dams and roads, and the demolition of houses. The state government chief Pinaray Vijayan, said that “324 lives have been lost” in 10 days of floods in the state, particularly in a touristic …

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Government asserts preventive measures undertaken against floods

Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Aaty said weather forecasting, early warning systems, and remote sensing of precipitation were introduced in operation rooms that are monitoring expected winter floods. Abdel Aaty briefed President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi Sunday on the preventive measures undertaken by the government against flood disasters, from which Egypt suffered in …

Daily News Egypt

International Cooperation Minister, Misr El-Kheir foundation discuss cooperation over establishing small businesses in New Valley governorate

International Cooperation Minister Sahar Nasr met on Sunday with Egypt’s former Mufti and the chairperson of the Board of Trustees at the Misr El-Kheir Foundation, Ali Gomaa, at the ministry’s headquarters. They discussed the progress of establishing several small businesses in the New Valley governorate with funding worth EGP 250m, according to an agreement signed …

Daily News Egypt

Reefs are not just pretty, saving them pays off

  By Dr Bjørn Lomborg Biodiversity – the range of species we share our planet with – is important, but can we put a value on it? And can we estimate the benefits and costs of conservation? Professor Anil Markandya and two other economists (Luke Brander and Alistair McVittie) have written three new, scientific papers …

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