Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicOzone layer

Topic: Ozone layer

Scientists create ‘concrete’ using blood, sweat, tears of astronauts for construction on Mars

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

This new video game by the UN teaches children about the ozone crisis

The ozone layer defends the planet from harmful solar radiation and damage to it could have major consequences for life on earth.

Proxima Centauri, nearest star to solar system, confirmed to have an Earth-sized planet

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Ozone hole shrinks to smallest on record but NASA says it doesn’t mean layer is recovering

Satellite images find that ozone hole now is smallest since 1985 but scientists are attributing it to warmer weather that limits the ozone depletion process.

On Camera

YourTurn

Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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