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The desert locusts is among the most destructive migratory pests as it can eat its own body weight of vegetation | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Scientists identify chemical that makes locusts swarm, say it can help tackle pest plague

The results are from a study conducted by researchers from Chinese Academy of Sciences that has been published in the journal 'Nature'. 
A swarm of desert locusts was seen in Baghai village in Uttar Pradesh on Monday. The desert locust is among the most destructive migratory pests as it can eat its own body weight in vegetation | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Locusts swarm over UP district, villagers rush out banging pots and pans to protect fields

Much of North and Central India has been on alert since earlier this year due to warnings of a major locust invasion.

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The river Ganga in Varanasi

Five reasons that are stopping Ganga from becoming clean

The bureaucracy is capable enough to prove to the govt that Ganga has been completely cleaned. But that, we know, would be far from truth.

Revival in demand & business activity push Indian economy’s animal spirits up in September

Economists attributed the recovery to pent-up demand after a strict lockdown imposed in March hit the consumption of goods and services.

Defence

A file photo of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper at the 2+2 dialogue in Washington in December 2019. | Photo: ANI

The 3 foundational agreements with US and what they mean for India’s military growth

Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement, the last of the key foundational agreements between India & US, was signed Tuesday. LEMOA was signed in 2016 and COMCASA in 2018.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.