DAE confirms record 23 maunds Aus paddy output per bigha land

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Free BRRI hybrid-7 variety seeds had been distributed among the farmers in Bhola and the variety was cultivated on 198 hectares of land At least 23 maunds of paddy has been produced in one bigha of land which is a record in country’s Aus production. The Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) confirmed this after harvesting […]

25 die in China landslides, floods after record rain

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Residents wade through floodwaters on a flooded road amid heavy rainfall in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China July 20, 2021 Reuters Around 200,000 residents were evacuated in Zhengzhou At least 25 people have died after torrential rains caused landslides and flooded a city in central China, with shocking images showing passengers struggling against chest-high water inside […]

20-inch tall dwarf cow could break record for smallest of her kind

Shortest Cow Rani Dwarf Bangladesh Guinness Records

The owners of a dwarf cow that is drawing huge crowds in Bangladesh despite COVID-19 lockdowns have appealed to Guinness World Records in hopes of being awarded the record for the world’s shortest cow. The diminutive cow named Rani has been measured at a height of 51 centimeters, or about 20 inches, according to an […]

Pacer Taskin’s focus in batting yield rich fruit for Bangladesh

Mahmudullah and Taskin were just four runs short of a 23-year-old world record of 195 runs between South Africa’s Mark Boucher and Pat Symcox that was established during a Test against Pakistan in 1998 Taskin Ahmed wants to establish himself as a reliable tail-ender for Bangladesh and his ambition was justified as the pacer stood […]

Deaths rise in US, Canada from worst heatwave on record

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Published: July 01, 2021 10:23:42 A heatwave that smashed all-time high temperature records in western Canada and the US Northwest has left a rising death toll in its wake as officials brace for more sizzling weather and the threat of wildfires. The worst of the heat had passed by Wednesday, but the state of Oregon […]

ILO, UNICEF record first increase in child labour in two decades

ILO, UNICEF record first increase in child labour in two decades

The number of children in child labour has risen to 160 million worldwide – an increase of 8.4 million children in the last four years – with millions more at risk due to the impacts of COVID-19, said the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNICEF in a new report on Saturday.  Tuomo Poutiainen, Country Director […]

In Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, rivers rise to record levels

In Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, rivers rise to record levels

Rivers around the biggest city in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest have swelled to levels unseen in over a century of record-keeping, according to data published Tuesday by Manaus’ port authorities, straining a society that has grown weary of increasingly frequent flooding. The Rio Negro was at its highest level since records began in 1902, with a […]

In Brazil s Amazon, rivers rise to record levels

MANAUS, Brazil (AP) Rivers around the biggest city in Brazil s Amazon rainforest have swelled to levels unseen in over a century of record-keeping, according to data published Tuesday by Manaus port authorities, straining a society that has grown weary of increasingly frequent flooding. The Rio Negro was at its highest level since records began […]

African rainforests slow climate change despite record heat, drought

The new study found that trees in the African forests continued to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere despite rising temperature Africa’s tropical forests appear more resilient as carbon sinks than Amazonian rainforests – mopping up planet-warming carbon dioxide even when sizzling El Nino heat halted absorption in other parts of the world, researchers said […]

Amid Covid-19 chaos and protests, farmers in India eye record wheat crop

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Labourers wearing masks shift wheat crop from a trolley to remove dust from the crop at a wholesale grain market during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spreading of Covid-19 in Chandigarh, India on April 17, 2020 Reuters Farmers are on track to gather a record 109 million tons of wheat this year While […]