Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
TopicBubonic plague

Topic: Bubonic plague

Where did ‘Black Death’ originate 7 centuries ago? Scientists say they’ve solved the mystery

According to a German study published in 'Nature', the bacteria that caused world’s deadliest pandemic, the medieval bubonic plague, originated in central Eurasia.

Bacteria that caused Black Death, killed half of Europe in 14th C traced to 5,000-yr-old man

Weaker strain of bacteria Yersinia pestis, that caused the bubonic plague, existed over 2,000 years before the event, in a hunter-gatherer German scientists have named 'RV 2039'.

Grave diggers, the frontline workers of the 1898 bubonic plague that history forgot

The social stigmatisation of mortuary work explains the silence in the colonial archives. What archives choose to tell is equally revealing.

Graveyard orgies, books, booze — how people killed pandemic boredom before phones, Netflix

Amid the Covid-19 lockdown, technology has proved a big help for people stuck in isolation. But quarantine wasn’t nearly the same for our ancestors. 

China seals off village in Inner Mongolia after Bubonic plague death, issues Level 3 alert

The death was reported Sunday in Baotou city, and the victim was confirmed to be a Bubonic plague patient Thursday. Authorities didn’t say how the victim contracted the plague.

All about the ‘Black Death’ Bubonic Plague that has China on high alert

A city in northern China has reported suspected cases of bubonic plague this Saturday. The disease killed about 12 million in India when it occurred in 1896.

City in China’s Inner Mongolia region sounds alert for bubonic plague

Authorities said the warning period will last till the end of 2020. Bubonic plague can kill an adult in less than 24 hours if not treated in time.

Move over Contagion. Board and video games on virus apocalypse are the new obsession

Games in which players are pathogens out to destroy humanity or healthcare workers battling an outbreak, are all the rage during the coronavirus lockdown.

Pakistan’s Hazaras to India’s Muslims – people are finding Covid-19 scapegoats

Since the Black Death plague in 14th century, when people went after Jews, beggars, and foreigners across Europe, every disease outbreak has been followed by racism and xenophobia.

Plague of 1896 redefined sedition. Coronavirus mustn’t bring in laws that outlive crisis

Bal Gangadhar Tilak was tried for his articles in Kesari during the bubonic plague. It would fundamentally change how India understood sedition.

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India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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