Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicPollination

Topic: pollination

Hitchhiker worms in fig trees use ‘perfume’ to find a ride on wasps, fly to safety

IISc researchers say the study, featured as cover story on February 2020 issue of Journal for Chemical Ecology, may aid efforts to conserve fig ecosystem & make it more productive.

Moths on night shift are working harder than other insects

A new research found moths visit a surprisingly diverse range of plants. And science may have overlooked their pollination activities because they work while we sleep.

Insects are declining at alarming levels. This is bad news for human beings

The fate of insects is entwined with that of people and other vertebrates. Scientists warn that their decline is undermining ecosystems on which many lives depend.

The honeybee is cute, charismatic, and misunderstood

Experts say honeybees don't need to be saved. By focusing too much on them, we risk ignoring certain problems faced by all the other bees.

On Camera

YourTurn

Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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