Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicPlastic pollution

Topic: Plastic pollution

Today’s PPE kits could be tomorrow’s roads, fuel — CSIR’s plan to tackle Covid plastic surge

With Covid pandemic requiring single-use PPE kits and other plastics, there has been a surge in plastic waste. CSIR is looking at ways to reduce this waste and establish safety protocol.

Fossilised footprints reveal crocodile ancestors walked on two feet

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

5 facts that support Modi’s move to ban single-use plastic in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said India will ban single-use plastic in the coming years.

Banning single-use plastic bags won’t save our oceans

Only imposing curbs on single-use plastic bags without educating people about its severe environmental consequences will not help in saving waterbodies.

Banning single-use plastic is just not enough as another whale dies of plastic consumption

Whales and other sea creatures are tricked into eating plastics. And what’s worse, they actually cause the animal to starve without realising it’s hungry.

Dead whale washed up on Philippines beach with 40 kg plastic in its stomach

As many as 16 rice sacks, multiple shopping bags of local grocery outlets were found in the whale’s belly.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.