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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.

On Camera

Plastic pollution in water bodies

Banning glitter is not going to save the oceans

Humans release 1.5 million tons of primary microplastics into the ocean annually, a sum equivalent to one disgorged plastic bag for every person each week.

Karnataka High Court stops Franklin Templeton debt funds closure without investor consent

Franklin Templeton shut six of its fixed-income and credit-risk funds run in India in April, locking in Rs 308 billion of investor monies following a liquidity crisis.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
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.