Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Topic: Ecology

Mangroves are unique, extraordinary and under threat. ‘Floating plantation’ can save them

UNESCO, Thailand's AIT and Australia's UNSW are looking to advance the innovative technology of planting floating mangroves that can function as a new source of energy.

Ambulances for plants are taking root in India. Traffic give way, trees need first aid

Decay of trees and urban heat islands are inspiring groups to combat the climate crisis.

Jagdish Chandra Kapur — the Indian Alvin Toffler who stood by the promise of technology

Both Kapur and Toffler drew peoples’ attention to societal change, starting a conversation on ways in which information and technology are weaponised.

With aim to avoid bird deaths, wildlife board to draft norms for power lines in protected areas

Standing Committee of National Board for Wildlife also approved several projects in protected areas and eco-sensitive zones, including border outposts & Ayurveda Institute.

India can’t turn into another China. It must protect our ‘mother nature’ from danger

India must reorient its strategy towards an ecologically sustainable pathway. There is no space in the world for another China.

‘Eco-shaming’ is on the rise, but does it work?

With increasing environmental activism, there's a new trend to call out people who pollute the planet.

Male or female, mating is equally risky for these insects, finds IISc study

According to an IISc study, insects who call out to potential mates face as much of a risk of attracting predators as the ones who answer their call.

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.