Sunday, 26 June, 2022

Topic: Climate

Climate change spurred collapse of 17th-century kingdom in Tibet, says study on crop yield

Study on Tibet’s Guge kingdom conducted by researchers from China, US and the Netherlands published in the journal Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology.

Here’s what lies behind India’s rising heatwaves even before ‘hot season’ kicked in

2022 March was the hottest in 122 years since the IMD started maintaining records. Know why extreme heat waves are rising in India.

Volatile rains, low crop yields – What IMD prediction of ‘normal monsoon’ hides

Anything that disrupts monsoons, affects the economy. And 2022 won't be different.

Gujarat, Kerala & Punjab top 3 performers in Niti Aayog’s new energy & climate index

Niti Aayog hopes the new index will help ‘bridge’ policy gaps and initiate dialogue to meet climate goals.

Green bonds, push for indigenous solar panels, EVs: Spotlight on climate change in Budget 2022

FM Nirmala Sitharaman calls climate change ‘strongest negative externalities that affect India, other countries’, says focus is on reducing dependence on non-renewable energy.

Why Coimbatore, Indore & Surat will decide success of India’s urbanisation. Not Mumbai & Delhi

The big metros don’t do well in city rankings, in India or internationally. Mumbai and Delhi rarely rank high, and the biggest European, American, and Chinese cities are not the most liveable either.

Understanding human footprint on climate: Research for which 3 scientists got Physics Nobel

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 was awarded jointly to three scientists — the duo of Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann, and Giorgio Parisi — for their work on the physics of complex systems including climate modelling

Focused and responsible digitalisation can help us meet global climate goals by 2050

A digital backbone can accelerate the movement of a circular economy where products, components, and materials are used and reused efficiently.

US Special Presidential Envoy for climate John Kerry to travel to India, Bangladesh & UAE

Kerry would travel from 1-9 April for consultations on increasing climate ambition ahead of Joe Biden's Leaders' Summit on Climate, for which PM Modi has been invited.

How can you stop climate free riders like China? Join the ‘carbon club’

Only way to slow climate change is to dramatically reduce planetwide emissions of greenhouse gases. And the best approach to that is to put a price on carbon that’s high & rising.

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.