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India’s coal power usage set to shrink for first time in 14 years

Power generation from coal slumped 11% from a year earlier in November as demand slowed and cheaper, cleaner renewable sources of electricity eat into coal's share.
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How fossil fuel industry misled Americans deliberately about climate change

Scientists working for the fossil fuel industry knew about the potential warming effects of CO2 emissions as early as the 1950s.
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Cyclones Titli and Luban forming on either coast is a ‘rarest of rare’ occurrence

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, will offer you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.
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Oh no! Climate change will threaten beer supply, double prices

A study has shown that the price surge likely to be caused by climate change would have the worst impact in countries that drink the most beer. 

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We must not return to work for now. Covid’s not over yet, says a virologist in letter to son

If everyone goes back to work as soon as the ‘curve bends downwards’, it's guaranteed you'll get a second wave of infections in Europe.

Is forcing private labs to make Covid-19 tests free the only way to stop spread of infection?

The Supreme Court directed the central government to make Covid-19 testing by private laboratories free of charge Wednesday.


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Col Navjot Singh Bal, Shaurya Chakra awardee and icon for many, loses battle with cancer

Despite losing an arm to cancer, Col Navjot Singh Bal continued to serve in 2 Para as the commanding officer and even learnt to fire with his left hand.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.