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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.
Southern Ocean

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.

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Kota

India pioneered TV education, but smartphone classes during Covid let down its poor students

Trauma faced by students for being able to afford smartphones and laptops for online classes could have been avoided if the govt implemented the DTH scheme.
HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh | Photo: Flickr

Indian economy will be booming by next August, worst behind us — HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh

At ThePrint's Off the Cuff, HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh said govt should reduce stakes in state-owned banks to 51% and pursue aggressive asset monetisation & privatisation.

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Women Army Officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February (for representation only)

Army to call special selection board to screen women officers for permanent commission

Some women officers said the process is still ambiguous and more clarity is needed as many have been asked to undergo a junior command course next month.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.