Friday, 20 May, 2022

Topic: Wildfires

What do cybersecurity and wildfires have in common? We don’t have enough firefighters

Cybercriminals took advantage of Covid pandemic. The world now needs 4 million digital firefighters.

‘Worst of the worst of the worst’ — Why 2020 has seen so many wildfires

Today, excess heat is a larger driver of dry-hot conditions than lack of rain. That has big implications for the planet.

97% of wildfires in the US are started by people

Summer and fall are wildfire seasons across the western US. And they are only increasing now.

Boy or girl? The answer led to California wildfire that burnt down over 8,600 acres

Gender-reveal parties in vogue since 2008, but people have now started taking extreme measures during such events, with often other disastrous consequences besides wildfires.

How Google maps are helping fight wildfires

Wildfires can move at up to 22 kilometres per hour and are unpredictable. Staying one step ahead of a wildfire can mean the difference between life & death.

8 journalists ‘assaulted’ during Bangladesh stir, and Indonesia quake kills 82

Why the Trump administration wants Palestinians stripped of refugee status, and star football faces 'racial abuse' at China game.

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.