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El Nino may spread cholera-like diseases across oceans

El Nino may spread cholera-like diseases across oceans

El Nino – a phenomena which sparks global weather extremes – could be transporting and spreading waterborne diseases such as cholera thousands of miles across oceans, with significant impacts for…

Tsunami Early Warning System Siren test successful

Tsunami Early Warning System Siren test successful

The newly installed Tsunami Early Warning System Siren was successfully tested. The test was conducted between 12.00-12.10 pm near INS Angre in Fort area in Mumbai on Monday, a Defence…

Sheikh Hasina wins UN award on climate change

Sheikh Hasina wins UN award on climate change

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been declared as one of the winners of the UN Champions of the Earth award in recognition of her “leadership and vision” in both…

India, China suffer heavily due to air pollution: Study

India, China suffer heavily due to air pollution: Study

India and China suffer over USD 1.89 trillion annually in terms of the value of lives lost and ill health caused from air pollution, according to a report. Quoting OECD…

Deficient monsoon: PM wants ‘challenge’ to be turned into ‘opportunity’

Deficient monsoon: PM wants ‘challenge’ to be turned into ‘opportunity’

With monsoon rainfall predicted to be deficient this year, Prime Minister Narendar Modi said the “challenge” should be converted into an “opportunity” for looking at other avenues of irrigation as…

On Environment Day, PM asks people to plant trees

On Environment Day, PM asks people to plant trees

On the World Environment Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi planted a ‘Kadamb’ sapling at his Race Course Road residence lawns and exhorted people to plant as many trees as possible.…

Drought fears haunt India as IMD predicts ‘deficient’ monsoon

Drought fears haunt India as IMD predicts ‘deficient’ monsoon

Monsoon in the country this year is expected to be “deficient”, the Meteorological department has projected while revising its forecast from ‘below normal’ which is likely to trigger fears of…

India set to become water scarce country by 2025: Report

India set to become water scarce country by 2025: Report

Although India is set to become water scarce country by 2025 due to demand-supply mis-match, the water sector is expected to see investment of $13 billion from overseas players in…

Blue whales spotted off Sindhudurg coast after 100 yrs

Blue whales spotted off Sindhudurg coast after 100 yrs

Researchers have spotted a pair of blue whales along Sindhudurg coast in Maharashtra, the first such sighting along the state coastline in a century. It was a pair of mother-calf…

World’s first fully warm-blooded fish discovered

World’s first fully warm-blooded fish discovered

Scientists have discovered the world’s first fully warm-blooded fish – a moonfish about the size of a car tyre that flaps its fins to generate heat. Opah, or moonfish, circulates…