Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

Topic: WWF

Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve in TN wins TX2 Award for doubling tiger population

The area of the tiger reserve in Erode, which houses 80 tigers, is contiguous with the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Bandipur Tiger Reserve and BR Tiger Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary.

In Sikkim villages, this special ‘chulha’ from Nepal helps reduce firewood use, pollution

Since 2016, World Wildlife Fund for Nature, India, has been helping rural Sikkim households install these cookstoves. It also trains people to make these using locally available materials.

Jaipur, Indore feature in WWF list of 100 cities to face greatest rise in water risks by 2050

The WWF also names 28 other Indian cities, including Kolkata, Mumbai, Lucknow, Chandigarh and Bhopal, that will face an ‘increasing water risk in the next few decades’.

‘Muscular mice’ take off for space, and over 50 polar bears ‘invade’ Russian village for food

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

You eat a credit card’s worth of plastic a week, finds research

People around the world are consuming about 5 grams of microplastic a week, and experts say there's no way to escape it.

First black American woman vying for governor’s post, and WWF report rings alarm bell

US President Donald Trump plans to end  US birthright citizenship, and Yemeni teacher turns home into school for 700 children.

Maldives opposition wins tense poll, and Yemen may run out of food in three months

French President Emmanuel Macron's popularity falls further, and Nepal set to achieve major tiger conservation goal. Opposition claims victory in Maldives presidential elections Maldives opposition leader...

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Dear Oxfam, stop looking for inequality in India, go back to distributing blankets

Oxfam India's 2022 report titled makes sweeping recommendations to fight 'extreme inequality', including reintroducing a ‘wealth tax’. Oxfam, leave economics alone.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.