Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Topic: insects

Five reasons why eating insects could reduce climate change

Most of us aren't accustomed to regard insects as food. But before you say "yuck," hear us out. They can be a source of sustainable and nutritious protein.

Insects are climbing out of the ground in North America after 17 yrs only to mate, die in weeks

Brood X Cicadas have an unusual life cycle of 13 or 17 years underground. However, climate change is disrupting their cycle.

88-year-old Manipur tea seller-turned-bridal dresser among this year’s Padma Shri awardees

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

The 6 pests coming to eat our crops, thanks to climate change

Climate change is opening up new habitats to old pests, transforming them from a mere nuisance into a growing menace.

Insects are declining at alarming levels. This is bad news for human beings

The fate of insects is entwined with that of people and other vertebrates. Scientists warn that their decline is undermining ecosystems on which many lives depend.

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.

Fried, steamed or toasted: What’s the best way to cook insects

There are many reasons why we should be eating insects.

Humans are changing Earth in many different ways at once

A recent study says climate change is killing off Earth’s little creatures, a fact that has chilling implications for global biodiversity.

A super voracious moth has arrived in India

The moth can fly long distances overnight to attack maize and a variety of valuable crops such as cotton, rice etc.

A super voracious moth has arrived in India

The moth can fly long distances overnight to attack maize and a variety of valuable crops such as cotton, rice etc. 

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Why the rupee’s ‘record low’ is not necessarily a cause for concern

What ‘strong currency’ policy framers ignore is that almost every nation with a successful long-term record of development has pursued a ‘weak currency’ policy to win export markets.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

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.