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Food first: After wheat, Modi government curbs sugar export

Only 10 millon tonnes can be exported in the remainder of current season ending September

25 May 2022 4:15 pm
Unprecedented early heatwaves in India, Pakistan in 2022 30 times more likely due to climate change: Scientists

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s promise to feed the world had to be reversed as wheat cultivation got hit by record temperature rise   

25 May 2022 3:53 pm
Simply Put: Blame not the sun

Simply Put: Blame not the sun

25 May 2022 3:24 pm
Monkeypox continues to spread in non-endemic countries, no deaths reported yet

That no patient has travel history to endemic area has experts worried

24 May 2022 3:49 pm
Kolkata unveils biodiversity register: First among major Indian metros

Coordination, convergence, connect to corporate key to conserve biodiversity: NBA chairman  

23 May 2022 10:54 pm
23 May 2022 5:00 pm
Severe hepatitis in children: Why COVID-link hasnt been ruled out

18 per cent severe hepatitis patients tested positive for COVID-19

20 May 2022 2:41 pm
En route to climate catastrophe? 4 major indicators broke records in 2021, says WMO

Greenhouse gas concentrations, sea-level rise, ocean heat and ocean acidification were the highest since record keeping began

18 May 2022 4:51 pm
India is key to the success of Stockholm+50, as it was in 1972

India is key to the success of Stockholm+50, as it was in 1972

18 May 2022 3:00 pm
Warming Arabian Sea may be behind sudden, erratic rainfall in pockets of Kerala: Study

Fear floods loom over state as heavy rainfall continues due to Asani

18 May 2022 2:57 pm
Cancer-causing benzene from United States refineries exceeded federal limits in 2021: Analysis

Over six million people live within three miles of a refinery in US

17 May 2022 2:47 pm
Monsoon 2022 may be early, but will it be evenly spread

No established link about that, say scientists; but farmers and the government must be prepared

16 May 2022 3:13 pm
COVID-19: Testing rates declining globally challenge for tracking trajectory, says WHO

Low testing rates also limit access to effective new antivirals

11 May 2022 2:57 pm
70% infections can be prevented if good hand hygiene is followed, says WHO

Improving hand hygiene in healthcare settings could save about $16.5 in reduced healthcare expenditure for every dollar invested

11 May 2022 2:48 pm
COVID-19: Indias erratic CFR makes it difficult to calculate toll over 2 years. Experts suggest alternatives

No agreement on exact number of deaths, even though it is certain that India’s CFR is one of the highest in the world

28 Apr 2022 3:30 pm