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Dengue-causing Aedes aegypti mosquito

Infecting mosquitoes with bacterium Wolbachia cuts dengue spread by 77%, new study claims

Wolbachia trial carried out in Indonesia by scientists from World Mosquito Program of Monash University, Australia, & Universitas Gadjah Mada follows a decade of research.
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New microbe offers big malaria hope — it saves humans and doesn’t kill mosquitoes either

A study conducted by researchers from Kenya, UK and South Africa claims the microbe offers mosquitoes 100% immunity from getting infected with malaria.
Dengue-causing Aedes aegypti mosquito

GM mosquito experiment to reduce dengue-causing species in Brazil fails

A British company had released genetically-modified mosquitoes to cut the population of Aedes aegypti, but Yale researchers say they've bounced back.
Dengue is caused by the Aedes aegypti mosquito | Dado Galdieri | Bloomberg | File photo

Dehradun battles dengue outbreak as cases spike from 712 to 1,788 in past 10 days

Uttarakhand, which has seen 6 dengue deaths, has reported 2,600 cases since July from areas like Nainital, Haridwar, Udham Singh Nagar and Tehri Garhwal.
Illustration by Andrew Clarance | ThePrint

Mosquitoes kill more people every day than sharks do in a century

Mosquito-borne diseases, such as malaria, dengue, and Zika, make them one of the deadliest animals in the world.
Illustration by Andrew Clarance | ThePrint

Zika, dengue spreading— Should India invest in GM mosquitoes or make better pesticides?

As mosquitoes grow immune to pesticides, scientists consider genetically modifying them to combat these diseases. Experts weigh in.

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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.