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New MP CM's loan waiver to not benefit 3.4 million farmers

India, Dec. 18 -- The scheme Kamal Nath announced soon after taking oath to not help those who take loans from money lenders Living up to the poll promise, the newly-elected chief minister of Madhya ... Read More


Global warming, land use hit European mountain bird population

India, Dec. 17 -- Mountain specialist birds registered a 10 per cent decline in numbers in 13 years, says a study Global warming and land use change are reducing liveable habitats of European mountai... Read More


Despite intense rainfall, world's water supply is decreasing

India, Dec. 17 -- Study finds that drying of soil due to rise in temperatures is not letting much water reach rivers and reservoirs A global analysis of rainfall and rivers has found that despite int... Read More


Mission possible: Turning a waste land into a forest with a bank of traditional seeds

India, Dec. 17 -- A father-daughter duo grow 800 varieties of traditional seeds in a 2.5-acre land in Nayagarh district of Odisha In 1988, Sabarmatee and her father Radhamohan bought an acre of degra... Read More


Soon, a tear-based screening test for childhood blinding condition

India, Dec. 17 -- Researchers at LV Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad have identified a few proteins that cause inflammation in the eye leading to abnormal blood vessel growth Retinopathy of prematur... Read More


Scientists find a way to make graphene from discarded dry cell batteries

India, Dec. 17 -- Graphene can be used to make solar cells, light-emitting diodes, touch panels and smart windows A group of researchers at Nagpur-based Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology ... Read More


African lions attack humans over larger areas than Indian leopards, tigers: study

India, Dec. 17 -- Scientists speculate that this is due to social structure differences between the cats; Lions live in prides while tigers and leopards are solitary animals Incidences of attacks on ... Read More


Lessons from Cylone Gaja to Tamil Nadu

India, Dec. 17 -- While the state government's precautionary measures have helped save many lives, the cyclone offers some very important lessons for the future Cyclone Gaja struck Tamil Nadu and Pud... Read More


Cyclone Phethai makes landfall three hours early, kills 1

India, Dec. 17 -- While weather agencies have upped their forecasting science, it's yet to convert into last mile communication to the vulnerable Cyclone Phethai made landfall near Andhra Pradesh's K... Read More


Fishermen return to coast fearing cyclone Phethai in Odisha

India, Dec. 17 -- The strong wind blowing at sea kept most of the fishermenat shore in Ganjam, Puri, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts Large numbers of marine fishermen from Odisha have already ... Read More