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Man throws shoe at Delhi CM Kejriwal amid press conference

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NEW DELHI – A man hurled a shoe at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a press conference here on Saturday to announce the reintroduction of the odd-even vehicular scheme in the national capital.

The man identified as Ved Praksh Sharma, is a part of Aam Aadmi Sena and threw a CD too at the Kejriwal when he was trying to brief the details of second phase of scheme in the Indian capital.

Kejriwal was addressing a press conference when the incident occurred.

He said he has the CD, he thrown, of the sting operation done by him on an alleged CNG scam in Delhi.

The shoe missed the target and the man was taken into custody by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) volunteers. The man in his 26-27, shouted as he was being whisked away.

Kejriwal later continued with the press conference.

The Congress Party has condemned the attack and said, “Such attacks cannot be justified in anyway.”

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Over 70% of deep-sea fish of Atlantic Ocean have ingested plastic : Study

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Fragments of plastic are found throughout the world, from nearly every continent to nearly every body of water. But, researchers recently have found 73 percent of Northwest Atlantic deep-sea fish are also eating it — the highest reported frequency of plastic-eating fish in the world.

Plastic particles were found in some of the most remote parts of the Atlantic Ocean with almost three quarters of a sample of more than 230 deep-water fish collected by NUI Galway scientists having ingested plastic particles.

The contamination level among the fish species, located in the northwest Atlantic thousands of kilometres from land and 600m down in the ocean, is one of the highest reported frequencies of microplastic occurrence in fish worldwide, according to the study published in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science.

The NUIG scientists, as part of the study, participated in a transatlantic crossing onboard the marine institute’s Celtic Explorer vessel.

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PhD candidate and lead author Alina Wieczorek said, “Deep-water fish migrate to the surface at night to feed on plankton [microscopic animals] and this is likely when they are exposed to the microplastics.”

During this research cruise they took dead deep-sea fish from midwater trawls such as the spotted lanternfish, rakery beaconlamp, stout saw-palate and scaly dragonfish.

Microplastics are small plastic fragments that commonly originate from the breakdown of larger plastic items entering the ocean. Other sources may be waste water effluents carrying plastic fibres from clothing and microbeads from personal care products. Due to their low density, most of these microplastics float at the sea surface.

The fish ranged in size from the smallest species the Glacier Lantern at 3.5cm to the largest species, the stout saw-palate at 59cm.

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