Manipur: 6 killed, dozens missing as massive landslide blocks river’s flow

At least six people were killed and dozens were missing after a massive landslide occurred at a railway construction site in Manipur’s Noney district, officials said on Thursday. The incident took place at Tupul yard railway construction camp on Wednesday night. Six bodies have been retrieved so far … Read more

Bengal govt’s Rs 1,500-cr project to dredge 10 rivers gets Centre’s nod

The Centre has approved the West Bengal government’s Rs 1,500-crore ‘Ghatal masterplan’, a mega project to dredge riverbeds and strengthen embankments of at least 10 major rivers in the state, a senior official said on Saturday. The Union government will bear 60 per cent of the expenses, while the … Read more

Melting glaciers, polluted rivers: Report lists India environment crises

Twenty-five glacial lakes and water bodies in India, China and Nepal have recorded over 40 per cent rise in their water spread areas since 2009, posing a grave threat to five Indian states and two Union territories, a new report stated. According to the report by the Centre for … Read more

One River’s spot Bitcoin ETF application rejected by SEC By Cointelegraph

One River’s spot Bitcoin ETF application rejected by SEC The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) maintained its perfect record for rejecting (BTC) spot exchange-traded fund (ETF) applications Friday when it disapproved a rule change to allow cryptocurrency-focused hedge fund One River Digital to offer the One River Carbon Neutral Bitcoin Trust on the … Read more

Hartford’s Kirk Joins Acrisure; Hamilton Select Welcomes Minarik From AmWINS, James River’s Kirkland

Insurance broker Acrisure has appointed Matthew Kirk as executive vice president and head of Insurance Strategy and Execution. Kirk joins Acrisure following 16 years at The Hartford, where he served as senior vice president and chief officer, Sales & Distribution, for small commercial lines. Kirk will focus on execution of Acrisure’s wider insurance plans, including … Read more

Northern Rivers reconstruction body to lead recovery – Regulatory & Government – Insurance News

Northern Rivers reconstruction body to lead recovery 26 April 2022 Reconstruction of Lismore and northern NSW communities hit by flooding will be co-ordinated by a corporation that will formally come into effect from July, the State Government says. The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation will set priorities and work with government agencies and departments to accelerate … Read more

California Gives Rivers More Room to Flow to Stem Flood Risk

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — Between vast almond orchards and dairy pastures in the heart of California’s farm country sits a property being redesigned to look like it did 150 years ago, before levees restricted the flow of rivers that weave across the landscape. The 2,100 acres (1,100 hectares) at the confluence of the Tuolumne and … Read more