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India to launch Rs 4,000 cr ‘deep sea mission’ to explore minerals, energy, marine diversity

Ministry of Earth Sciences secretary M. Rajeevan says approvals are being obtained for the 'futuristic and game-changing' mission, likely to be launched in 3-4 months.
Vehicles pass through a waterlogged street after heavy monsoon rain, in Nagpur on 12 June 2020 | PTI

More floods, severe heatwaves: Govt predicts climate change impact on India this century

The report, set to be released this Friday, is the first comprehensive study by the Ministry of Earth Sciences on the global climate crisis and how it'll impact climate patterns in India.
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Indian research team sets sail to Antarctic Ocean to study climate change

The 18-member Indian scientific expedition team's 60-day mission onboard research vessel S.A. Agulhas was flagged off from Mauritius.

India to launch Rs 200 crore deep sea research project to help with underwater mining

India could be the first developing nation to send people 6000 meters deep under water to mine for minerals.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.