Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicCentre for science and environment

Topic: Centre for science and environment

FSSAI to review CSE findings on ‘adulterated honey’ sold by Dabur, Patanjali & other brands

FSSAI issues statement responding to certain issues of testing methodology raised by CSE that has alleged honey adulteration by major brands.

Farmers not investing in cows due to vigilantism threat: Experts on cattle population decline

Experts say laws to protect cows have, ironically, led to a decline in cattle numbers in India, leading to adverse effect on the country's milk production.

Climate change to blame for ‘plague-like’ locust attacks in Rajasthan, Gujarat, say experts

Erratic rainfall in deserts of Middle East in 2018 created conducive conditions for locusts to breed.

Diwali crackers leave Delhi-NCR gasping as air quality drops to season’s worst: CSE report

CSE report says Delhi recorded relatively clean air between 15 September and October 27 (Diwali). But bursting of crackers spoilt the air in the city.

On Camera

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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