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Environment Current Affairs March 4th Week 2019
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Environment Current Affairs March 4th Week 2019

 1. World`s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy for 2019 

Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and Dr Harsh Vardhan are among the seven Indians who have been named in the `World`s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy for 2019` for taking steps in order to combat climate change.
Union Minister for Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal has led the fast track electrification of nearly 18,000 unelectrified villages, and been critical in the rollout of a drastic power sector reform and the world`s largest LED bulb distribution programme
He is a 2018 Carnot Prize Recipient for contributions to energy policy.
Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Dr Harsh Vardhan has focused on motivating scientists to develop new technologies that address social and environmental problems.
2. South Africa cyclone surges over 700
The death toll from a powerful cyclone that pummelled swathes of southern African countries has surged over 700. According to the government figure, at least 446 people have died in Mozambique. The storm has killed at least 259 people in Zimbabwe, while in Malawi 56 people died when heavy rains hit ahead of the cyclone.
The toll is expected to rise further. The United Nations said, officials will only be able to determine the final casualty figure once the flood waters have receded.
The UN stepped up calls for help in Mozambique as aid agencies struggle to assist tens of thousands of people battered by the powerful cyclone. Aid workers are slowly delivering relief, but conditions are said to be extremely difficult, with some areas completely inaccessible.
Cyclone Idai smashed into the coast of central Mozambique, unleashing hurricane-force winds and rains that flooded the hinterland and drenched eastern Zimbabwe, leaving a trail of destruction. 
Nearly two million people have been affected across southern Africa, with no electricity or running water in areas where homes have been swept away and roads destroyed by the floods.



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