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IIIT-Hyderabad, NDMA devise method to check structural safety of buildings during earthquakes

The methodology can be used before and after an earthquake to understand the threat to lives and determine whether a building can be occupied after a quake.
A view of Leh, Ladakh. | Photo: Sajid Ali/ThePrint

Earthquake of magnitude 5.4 hits Ladakh’s Leh, no reports of damage, injury

The tremor occurred at 5:13 am at a depth of 10 kilometres, as reported by National Centre for Seismology.
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Seismologists discover a ‘boomerang earthquake’ that occurred under water in 2016

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Seismic activity reduced during coronavirus lockdowns, says new study

Everyday human activity gives rise to seismic waves in the ground. We found that seismic noise dropped by an average of 50% in 77 countries between March and May 2020.
Epidemiologist Dr Kapu Tapu with his assistant | Facebook

Epidemiologist turns Maruti Alto into ambulance to trace Covid contacts in Arunachal district

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Earthquake of 2.1 magnitude hits Delhi, epicenter at Delhi-Gurugram border

Delhi-NCR has recorded more than 14 earthquakes of low and medium intensity since the month of April.
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Recent earthquakes not unusual but disaster management plans needed in Delhi: Experts

With nearly 13 earthquakes jolting the Delhi-NCR region in two months, there have been apprehensions if it is a prelude to a big temblor.
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Earthquake of magnitude 3.4 hits Delhi

The epicentre of the quake was near Wazirpur in northeast Delhi, which was also the epicentre of earthquakes that took place on 12 and 13 April.
India Gate, New Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Earthquake of magnitude 2.7 hits Delhi, second in less than 24 hours

The quake, with its epicentre near Wazirpur in northeast Delhi, occurred at 1.26 pm at a shallow depth of 5 km.

How we discovered slow earthquakes that happen over weeks or even months

Slow slip events occur faster than average plate motion, but are too slow to generate measurable seismic waves. So studied them with GPS networks.

On Camera

A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

Tax revenues decline 22% in April-September, at one-fourth of full year target

Tax revenues declined 22 per cent from the year-ago period to Rs 4.58 lakh crore and were at 28 per cent of the full year target of Rs 16.36 lakh crore in the April-September period.

Defence

Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.