Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicCrop burning

Topic: Crop burning

A solution to stubble burning that gets to its root cause

Encouraging farmers in the western Indo-Gangetic Plain to give up rice will take considerable effort, but the benefits are clear.

How drop in pollution is giving social media users a clearer India to show off

2019 World Air Quality Report published in February said India was home to 14 of world's 20 most polluted cities. Number down to just two as on 7 April.

Biochar could be the solution to crop burning that Indian farmers were waiting for

Biochar, which is produced by burning organic matter without oxygen, can help tackle crop burning and air pollution.

On Camera

YourTurn

Badhaai Do poster | Zee Studios

Badhaai Do shows a lavender marriage. It hurts LGBT+ fight in post-377 India

‘Badhaai Do’ starring Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar shows a gay man marrying a lesbian woman to get their families off their backs.
A foreign currency dealer speaks on a telephone in a dealing room of Hana Bank in Seoul | Representational image | Bloomberg

Foreigners cash out of key Asian emerging markets ahead of Federal Reserve meet

Overseas funds have sold a net $3.1 billion worth of shares in Taiwan, South Korea and India this week. That follows $4.9 billion of withdrawals last week, highest since August.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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