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At least 36 people have been reported dead as India grapples with one of the most intense and longest-lasting heat waves in decades. Sadly, there seems to be no respite in sight anytime soon as the arrival of monsoon rains has been delayed according to government sources. India’s heat waves have grown particularly intense in the past […]

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Around 50% of India is facing drought-like conditions, with the Central government issuing ‘drought advisory’ to six states – Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu –  urging them to use water judiciously. With 80% of districts in Karnataka and 72% in Maharashtra hit by drought and crop failure, the 8 million farmers in […]

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More than 70% of India’s energy demand is fulfilled by fossil fuels, coal in particular. With the continuing rise in demand for electricity, the country’s dependence on coal is only expected to increase. However, India is currently witnessing a major shift in its energy pattern. According to the International Energy Agency, for the first time India’s investment […]

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Just a little over a year after China closed its doors to plastic waste from western nations, India has also decided to put a ban on such imports in order to tackle the growing problem of plastic pollution. The country has also pledged to phase out all single-use plastics by 2020. India generates 26,000 tons […]

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Two students of Civil Engineering from India’s state of Karnataka just developed a way to generate electricity from vehicles running on highways and rainwater, while also recharging water bodies. Their project won them the first prize at the India International Science Festival. Explaining about their project, Pruthviraj and Prasanna said that the objective of the […]

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Every year as winter season approaches, the Indian national capital becomes a gas chamber. Stubble burning in the neighboring states, vehicular emissions, pollutants from construction sites – all contribute to the hazardous levels of pollution in Delhi. Such is the condition that vulnerable people have been left with little option but to relocate to cities […]

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Mumbai’s ‘Blue Squad’ – a team of inspectors wearing blue uniforms – is entrusted with the job of enforcing a recent ban on single-use plastics in the city. Needless to say, shopkeepers aren’t really thrilled when they spot the squad in their markets. The Blue Squad – middle-aged and graying – may not look intimidating but their […]

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