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Covid-19 Pandemic Has Put 265 Million People at Risk of Starva...

The report, titled 'State of India's Environment in Figures 2020', published by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) talks about the massive scale of the economic impact of the pandemic. News18, 2 months ago

'Lockdown has changed the environment around us'

'If we want a better life, we have to treat nature better.'That's nature's message to us.' IMAGE: Boats moored to the banks of the Ganga in Patna during the lockdown. Photograph: PTI Photo "One of the benefits of the lockdown is now people will realise that human beings are one of the main reasons for pollution," says Dr Jayanarayanan Kuttippurath, below, an assistant professor at the Centre for Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere and Land Sciences, IIT-Kharagpur.  Dr Kuttippurath tells Shobha ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

What are locusts? And why are they such a big menace?

Swarms of immature pink locusts and adult yellow locusts are currrently active. Not only are fresh locusts swarms expected to arrive in the coming weeks, but even those already present in India have mated and are breeding new offspring. Photograph: Njeri Mwangi/Reuters It has been more than three months since the second wave of locusts hit India after the first attack earlier this year. However, so far there are few signs that the menace is abating and if the Food and Agriculture Organization ...
 Rediff.com11 hours ago

COVID-19 vaccine by early next year, Parl panel told

A vaccine for COVID-19 is expected only by early next year, a parliamentary panel was informed on Friday.   Presentations were given by the Department of Science and Technology, Department of Biotechnology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the principal scientific adviser to the government before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Climate on the Centre's COVID-19 preparedness. The panel is chaired by senior Congress ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

'It is difficult for us to get rid of China overnight'

'China feels India will be hard-pressed not to go after China because we are so badly dependent on them -- and that is the reality.' IMAGE: A protest against Chinese goods in Bhopal. Photograph: Rajeev Gupta/ANI Photo   Amidst the tension on the Ladakh front with China, another looming concern is the enormous trade deficit India has vis a vis China which makes it impossible for the country to break out of the Chinese economic stranglehold. Going on the offensive over the issue, the ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Can Wastewater Testing tell us more about COVID-19?

'Wastewater containing excreted material can tell us how a community is doing in a particular area pertaining to any epidemic, pandemic, and other bacterial and viral diseases.'  Photograph: Parivartan Sharma/Reuters   For the first time in India, a study conducted by a group of scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology-Gandhinagar along with the Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre and the Gujarat Pollution Control Board has detected the genetic material of the SARS-CoV-2 in ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Three England-bound Pak cricketers COVID-19 positive

IMAGE: Pakistan's leg-spinner Shadab Khan. Photograph: ICC/Twitter Pakistan cricketers Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf and rookie Haider Ali on Monday tested positive for COVID-19, raising fresh questions over players' safety ahead of the team's departure to England. "The Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed three players -- Haider Ali, Haris Rauf and Shadab Khan -- have tested positive for Covid-19," said the PCB in a statement. "The players had shown no symptoms until they were tested in Rawalpindi ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Trapped in PPE for hours, no family time: Life of AIIMS doctors

Doughty frontline workers say this is what they signed up for and that is what they do. IMAGE: Medical workers wearing personal protective equipment take care of a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease at the Intensive Care Unit in New Delhi. The medical workers say that once the PPE is worn, it is six hours of no food, no going to the toilet, excessive perspiration, nausea and even blurred vision. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters Being trapped inside Personal protective equipment ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

'Climate change is a reality'

'When there is a change in the wind speed or the stress exerted on the surface, it will change the ocean currents.' IMAGE: Boats are anchored at a dock after the red alert for Cyclone Nisarga, in Ratnagiri district, June 2, 2020. Photograph: PTI Photo   "The changes in ocean temperature -- for example, Pacific and Indian Ocean temperatures -- can have a control over the monsoon through Indian Ocean Dipole and El Nino events. It can even change the rainfall patterns," Dr Jayanarayanan ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

What India Inc thinks about rest of 2020

Corporate India is faced with a situation with no precedence or playbook. The lockdown has paralysed businesses and wiped out thousands of jobs from the market. For many, it is a financial apocalypse. There are however, some who are scoping for opportunities ...
 Economic Times2 months ago
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