Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicForest Fire

Topic: Forest Fire

The Amazon is burning in 2020 again. It can just lead to more pandemics

According to the Global Fire Emissions Database project run by NASA, fires in the Amazon in 2020 surpassed those of 2019.

Lockdown brought cute images of dancing peacocks, not rhino poaching, Uttarakhand forest fires

The economy has come to a standstill due to Covid-19, but increased natural disasters, poaching & deforestation prove the environment is still under attack.

Fake social media photos exaggerating Uttarakhand forest fires situation: Forest official

Incidents of fires in Uttarakhand have gone up in the last 5 days, but the devastation is nowhere close to what the state had experienced last May, say officials.

Mystery fire breaks out in UP forest, triggers panic among villagers

Smoke was seen gushing out through cracks in the ground in Mohammadi range forests and land turned into embers at some places.

Karnataka gripped by forest fires, state says it’s because of ‘mischief & mistakes’

Forest Survey of India report finds Karnataka has most forest fires. State forest department questions data, but says the fires are a matter of concern.

When it comes to forests, India must fight fire with fire

The govt’s colonial-era emphasis on preventing all sorts of fires may actually be increasing the frequency of the devastating fires, say experts.

It is not the heat, but us human beings who are setting South India’s forests on fire

Experts believe that most forest fires are man-made and data corroborates this.

Theni forest fire brings to light the haphazard trekking protocols in India

So far, 9 trekkers have lost their lives in Tamil Nadu. The group allegedly went without a guide and didn’t even take permission, despite recent forest fires.

On Camera

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AAP chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal with Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann | Representational Image | ANI

AAP, TMC’s national ambitions ignore India’s stark diversity. Southern parties know better

Modern communication technologies can be the potential centripetal force that unify voters across states. AAP has benefitted from this in Punjab.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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