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A degraded rainforest site (left) in 2004, from where invasive weeds have been cleared in preparation for restoration, and the same site in 2018, showing some recovery (right)

How to restore a rainforest with a nursery, science and some bat poop

Understanding the relationships that comprise a rainforest helped wildlife biologists & nature conservationists restore a degraded patch in Anamalai Hills.
Scientists hope that the cameras can be used world over, especially in remote locations to understand wildlife and flora | zsl.org

Pete takes world’s first plant ‘selfie’, move could help better monitor forest health

The maindenhair fern consistently released low amounts of energy, which snapped the camera every 20 seconds, using microbial fuel cells.

On Camera

File photo of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar | Facebook/NitishKumarJDU

The curious case of Nitish Kumar — 87% anger, 100% victory

In the supposedly most-politicised state in India, people say they don’t have ‘options’ this election.

Tata woos investors for digital platform as it seeks to compete with Jio, Amazon, Flipkart

Tata Sons is working with advisers to explore bringing in financial or strategic investors, including global tech companies, for its new digital entity.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, in New Delhi on 28 September 2020 | @DefenceMinIndia | Twitter

Govt scraps offset policy for govt-to-govt deals, allows leasing of defence equipment

The new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, which was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday and kicks in on 1 October, also cuts down procurement time.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.