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A solution to global water shortage? Solar-powered purifier developed!
A solution to global water shortage? Solar-powered purifier developed!

Researchers believe that the device could help turn the issue of global water shortage around especially in developing areas and regions affected by natural disasters.

After two-day breather, Delhi's air quality plunges again
After two-day breather, Delhi's air quality plunges again

According to experts the rainfall that took place between January 25 to 27 was the reason behind the two-day breather.

Here's how climate change impacts women the most
Here's how climate change impacts women the most

Not only has there been a rise in trafficking of women, but a World Bank study has also found that 14 per cent households in India are now women-headed, mainly because of male migration, creating an additional burden on them.

Electrocution of wild animals increasing, experts raise concerns
Electrocution of wild animals increasing, experts raise concerns

According to experts, while shooting is risky and poisoning often harms cattle, leading to an uproar from the villagers, electrocution is a silent way that mostly goes undetected.
 

38,000-year-old cave art may provide insights into modern human life
38,000-year-old cave art may provide insights into modern human life

The findings centre on the early modern humans' Aurignacian culture, which existed from about 43,000 to 33,000 years ago.

Dogs preferably share their food with friends: Study
Dogs preferably share their food with friends: Study

In the first test, either a familiar dog or a stranger sat in the receiver enclosure.

India's 'snake-charmers' rendered jobless

Popularly known as `Saperas`, these snake charmers have been struggling to keep their tradition alive of catching venomous snakes and making them dance to their tune. 

Hangul population has lessened in Kashmir: JK govt
Hangul population has lessened in Kashmir: JK govt

The population of world famous Hangul deer in Dachigam National Park on the outskirts of Srinagar, has declined to 186 in 2015 from 234 in 2009.

This is why supervolcano erupted 73000 years ago
This is why supervolcano erupted 73000 years ago

During the largest volcanic eruptions witnessed by mankind, extraordinary volumes of volcanic ash were ejected into the atmosphere and rained down and covered enormous areas in India and Indonesia.

Two new flu vaccines developed for man's best friend
Two new flu vaccines developed for man's best friend

Dogs that have been infected with multiple influenza viruses have the potential to act as "mixing vessels" and generate new flu strains that could infect people, researchers said.

Cats may be as intelligent as dogs – They just choose to keep a low profile
Cats may be as intelligent as dogs – They just choose to keep a low profile

Scientists from Japan claim that cats are as sharp as dogs at certain memory tests, which gives a hint that they might nigt as smart.

World rushing towards 'Doomsday' because of Donald Trump, warn scientists
World rushing towards 'Doomsday' because of Donald Trump, warn scientists

Scientists behind the Doomsday Clock have warned that humanity is in its greatest peril in more than 50 years, partly because of the "words and actions" of US President Donald Trump.

Delhi: Air quality 'very poor' on Republic Day, breaches safety levels by up to three times
Delhi: Air quality 'very poor' on Republic Day, breaches safety levels by up to three times

During the parade hours, the level of particulates violated safe standards by up to three times when thousands thronged Rajpath for Republic Day celebration.

Scientists discover 100-million-year-old 'ET-like' insect species in Myanmar
Scientists discover 100-million-year-old 'ET-like' insect species in Myanmar

This is different from any other known insect, and would have given this species the ability to see almost 180 degrees by turning its head sideways.

Corals affected by climate change recover deficiently, says study
Corals affected by climate change recover deficiently, says study

As per the study, corals that survive rapid bleaching fuelled by climate change are deeply damaged an have little chances of recovery.

Cats may be as intelligent as dogs: Japanese scientists
Cats may be as intelligent as dogs: Japanese scientists

The researchers suggest cats may remember for much longer periods than the short time tested.

NGT questions stakeholders on cleaning of Ganga; decides to hear PIL from February 6
NGT questions stakeholders on cleaning of Ganga; decides to hear PIL from February 6

Out of 86, about 30 storm drains flow directly into the river.

More than half Chinese cities plagued by air pollution
More than half Chinese cities plagued by air pollution

Of the 338 cities monitored by the ministry, 7.1 per cent, including Shijiazhuang the capital city of Hebei Province, which neighbours Beijing, reported serious air pollution, with air quality index (AQI) readings exceeding 300 as of Wednesday.

Prehistory otters roamed Earth nearly 6 million years ago
Prehistory otters roamed Earth nearly 6 million years ago

Believed to be one of the largest otter species, scientists claim to have discovered 6.24-million-year-old fossils of these prehistoric species.

Tata Steel's Sukinda Mine Spread Awareness on Biodiversity
Tata Steel's Sukinda Mine Spread Awareness on Biodiversity

The programme, "JAIBAKALA VIVIDHATA", which aimed to sensitize the students and the community through art and painting, concluded yesterday.

Donald Trump okays Keystone XL and Dakota pipelines – How will it impact health, environment?
Donald Trump okays Keystone XL and Dakota pipelines – How will it impact health, environment?

Before taking office, Trump had said the Dakota pipeline should be completed and that he would revive the Keystone XL project, which was rejected by his predecessor, Barack Obama, in 2015 over environmental concerns.

Has Mount Everest really shrunk after Nepal earthquake? Indian scientists to re-measure world's tallest peak
Has Mount Everest really shrunk after Nepal earthquake? Indian scientists to re-measure world's tallest peak

The development came in the backdrop of doubts expressed by section of the scientific community about the shrinking of the towering mountain peak, which officially stands at 8,848 metres (29,028 feet) above sea level.

China plans to build world's brightest light source facility in Beijing
China plans to build world's brightest light source facility in Beijing

China is planning to build world's brightest light source, a next-generation synchrotron radiation facility in Beijing, said a researcher from Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Eight-foot-long Indian Rock Python rescued in Agra

An eight-foot-long Indian Rock Python was rescued by the Wildlife SOS Rapid Response Unit from the Gangajal Water Supply Project site, near Babarpur Forest at Sikandra in Agra.

Indian, British experts to battle Delhi air pollution
Indian, British experts to battle Delhi air pollution

Researchers from India and Britain have partnered for a project that may help tackle health problems associated with air pollution in Delhi.

'Green' vehicles gain popularity in China
'Green' vehicles gain popularity in China

 Green vehicles -- hybrid, electric and fuel cell -- are gaining popularity in China owing to a rising concern over air pollution and generous government subsidies.

Delhi zoo hobbles back to normalcy, exotic deer births bring back visitors
Delhi zoo hobbles back to normalcy, exotic deer births bring back visitors

"We have received more than 25,000 visitors since the zoo was reopened on January 11. More than 20,000 people, including foreigners, visited the park last weekend," zoo curator said.

India headed for a green energy revolution: Harvard scientist

 The inventor of the artificial leaf and co-creator of its bionic version plans to launch a pilot of the advanced technology in India with the assertion that a "renewable energy revolution will take place" in the country.

Delhi air quality 'very poor', SC-appointed panel calls for tough action
Delhi air quality 'very poor', SC-appointed panel calls for tough action

Taking stock of the air pollution in Delhi and the neighbouring states, the Supreme Court appointed Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority (EPCA) on Friday asked authorities to immediately enforce the graded response action under "very poor" category for Delhi and "moderate poor" for NCR.

India's air now 'deadlier' than China's - Only 2 of 10 most polluted cities covered by real-time monitoring, says report
India's air now 'deadlier' than China's - Only 2 of 10 most polluted cities covered by real-time monitoring, says report

In its new analysis, Greenpeace reveald that only two of India's 10 most polluted cities - Delhi and Faridabad - are covered by the government's real-time air quality monitoring system, leaving more than one billion unprepared for toxic episodes.