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Covid generated 8 million tonnes of plastic waste: Study

The COVID-19 pandemic has generated more than eight million tonnes of plastic waste globally, with over 25,000 tonnes of it entering the oceans, according to a study. IMAGE: A staff member wearing......

China's new nuke-capable missile can strike from space

Revelations about an advanced Chinese missile test in August have startled many by the technological knowhow displayed by China. IMAGE: An LY-80 surface-to-air missile weapon system displayed at......

PLA Unrest: Why Xi Is Worried

Protests at this time when efforts are underway to strengthen the PLA and keep morale high would be worrying for the military leadership, observes Jayadeva Ranade, the retired senior RA&W officer......

Bengaluru scientists solve mystery behind Odisha's 'black tigers'

A team led by ecologist Uma Ramakrishnan and her student Vinay Sagar from the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, have discovered that the coat colouration and patterning which make......

Should Children Get COVID-19 Vaccine?

Only half India's population has received the first shot of Covishield and Covaxin and the government's immediate task is to first vaccinate its adult population before placing its focus on......

3 Americans win Economics Nobel 2021

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2021 with one half to David Card “for his empirical......

How AgNext will make Farmers Money

'Our technology is going to help Indian agriculture the way the White Revolution helped milk production.' IMAGE: AgNext founder Taranjeet Singh Bhamra. Photograph: Kind courtesy Taranjeet Singh......

Indian green economist wins 'environment Nobel'

Renowned Indian environmental economist and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) goodwill ambassador Pavan Sukhdev has won the 2020 Tyler Prize, regarded as the ‘Nobel Prize for the......

Economics Nobel for India-born Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, M Kremer

The trio introduced a new approach to obtaining reliable answers about the best ways to fight global poverty IMAGE: The portraits of Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kreme, who......

British Indian manufacturing expert Lord Bhattacharyya is dead

Bangalore-born Bhattacharyya, an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2002 for his services to science and technology and made a life peer in......

India's first Oscar winner Bhanu Athaiya passes away

Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, India's first Oscar winner, died at her home on Thursday after prolonged illness, her daughter said. She was 91.   Athaiya, who won an Oscar for her work in......

What did Parasite do that Indian movies fail to do?

'Visibility is very important, but visibility is also very expensive.'Swapnil Joglekar explores the Parasite phenomenon. IMAGE: Director Bong Joon-ho with his Oscar for Best International Feature......

Why Village Rockstars needs Aamir Khan

Politics, favouritism and poor taste in cinema have contributed to embarrassing choices for the Oscar race in the past.This little gem from India needs the love, emotional and financial support......

Leonard Cohen passes into the ages

'We have lost one of music's most revered and prolific visionaries.' Visionary. Poet. Singer. Legendary singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has passed into the ages. He was 82. Cohen's label, Sony......

Check out ex-India coach Shastri's new assignment!

IMAGE: Ravi Shastri's four-year tenure as India's head coach ended last week after India bowed out of the T20 World Cup.. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images Former India coach Ravi Shastri has......

Mere formality but BCCI invites application for head coach's post

IMAGE: BCCI had announced that Rahul Dravid will be appointed as the head coach after the T20 World Cup. Photograph: Reuters A couple of days after convincing former India captain Rahul......

'Gopichand didn't take interest in Sindhu's training'

I don't want to respond to what her father has to say, if Sindhu says something, I will respond, Gopichand retorts to PV Sindhu's father's allegations of unsatisfactory training.   IMAGE:......

Ex-India footballer battling blood cancer, vows to return stronger

Former Indian forward Surojit Bose, an important member of Mahindra United's National Football League win in 2005-06, is battling stage one blood cancer and is currently being treated at the All......

Revealed! Final moments of Kobe Bryant's fatal helicopter crash

Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) estimated Bryant's luxury passenger helicopter hit the ground at a speed of more than 2,000 feet (610 m) per minute. IMAGE: NBA......

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