Friday, 20 May, 2022

Topic: Himalayas

For decades, Daniel Taylor searched for the Yeti behind the footprints & found the culprit

Scholar Daniel C. Taylor went to Nepal and compared the ‘Yeti’ footprint with those of bears and cracked the mystery. Here are some of his notes.

Too far gone? Even if we meet Paris target, Hindu Kush Himalayas will lose 1/3rd glaciers

According to a report, the Hindu Kush Himalayas, which support 25 per cent of the world's population, are set to lose a big chunk of glaciers by 2100.

Melania Trump’s jacket explanation, and Saudi Arabia plans for Jamal Khashoggi case

Stephen Hawking's superhuman race prediction, and Brazil elects first indigenous woman to Congress.

In a 3-year high, more than 2 lakh pilgrims join Amarnath Yatra in 33 days

The pilgrimage has seen more than 2.6 lakh devotees participate this year. In 2014, more than 3.7 lakh pilgrims participated. Jammu: The number of pilgrims paying...

Indian tourists are discovering India like never before, but there is a problem

There are fears that weak infrastructure and stretched bureaucracy could allow Indian tourist magnets to lose what makes them special. The travel habits of Chinese...

Despite Modi-Xi bonhomie, China moves into Arunachal Pradesh, builds new road and barracks

The Chinese have not yet reconciled to the fact that India has stood up to PLA aggression in Doklam. The strategic Tsari Chu valley is now in the dragon’s eye. 

India-China border dispute more likely to bring environmental disaster than a nuclear one

Over the past 20 years, China and India have increased the degradation by building large-scale mines and hydroelectric dams in the sensitive Himalayan region.

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.