December 04, 2020 07:27 (IST)
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India and Israel join hands to develop solutions to desertification and living in the desert

New Delhi, June 15 (IBNS): Israel is keen to work together with India to fight against against desertification, said Dr. Ron Malka, Ambassador of Israel to India, ahead of World Day to Combat Desertification, which is observed every June 17th.

Patients may soon benefit from smart bed designed by startup

Kolkata, June 13 (IBNS): In a bid to help patients in developing countries like India have safe and sound sleep, a leukaemia survivor has created a low-cost ‘smart bed’ at a fraction of the cost of expensive hospital beds that can prevent falls and pressure sores.

Air pollution kills an average of 8.5 out of every 10,000 children in India before they turn five, says study

New Delhi, June 5 (IBNS): The figures released by environment think tank CSE in its State of India's Environment (SoE) report on Wednesday said that air pollution kills an average of 8.5 out of every 10,000 children in India before they turn five.

Nipah: Another 311 people under observation, condition of student improves

Kochi, Jun 4 (UNI): The health condition of the 23-year-old college student who confirmed positive to the deadly Nipah virus is improving even as another 311 people are under medical observation in Kerala on Tuesday.

Rajasthan sizzles at 48.9 degrees Celsius; severe heat wave across north and west India

Pune, June 3 (UNI): In view of the deepening of cross equatorial winds up to the parts of south Arabian sea and further to the north over Bay of Bengal along with persistent cloudiness, the southwest monsoon has further advanced into southernmost parts of Arabian sea, some more parts of Maldives-Comorin area, as well as southwest, southeast, and east coast of Bay of Bengal.

Dr RK Patel and Dr Ambrish Mithal named domain experts on National Health Authority governing board

Kolkata, Apr 30 (IBNS): The government has appointed Dr. R.K Patel and Dr. Ambrish Mithal as domain experts on the Governing Board of National Health Authority (NHA).

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Bolivia on cooperation in the field of traditional systems of medicine and homoeopathy

New Delhi, Apr 15 (IBNS): The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Bolivia in the field of traditional systems of medicine and homoeopathy.

Sexual problems in India on the rise, says expert

Kolkata, Apr 13 (UNI) Lifestyle changes have impacted men and sperm count has gone down by 50 per cent in the last 50 years.

CSE releases new analysis on ‘State of the Renewable Energy Sector in India’

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IBNS): India is surging ahead in the area of renewable energy. Renewable capacity has reached 73 gigawatt (GW), which is 20 per cent of the country’s total energy capacity. Generation has increased, and solar energy has made tremendous strides. But does this mean the country is well on its way to meet its ambitious 175-GW renewable capacity target by 2022?

University of Birmingham leads discussions on boosting ‘clean cold’ in India

New Delhi, Dec 18 (IBNS): Experts from the University of Birmingham led discussions on broadening the use of sustainable cooling technology in India and supporting the Indian Government’s drive to meet key development targets.

C-section birth: Study says procedure increasing at an alarming rate

London, Oct 13 (IBNS): A recent study has said that the percentage of doctors and pregnant mothers undertaking the Ceasarean section or the C-Section has almost doubled in the last decade and a half. It stated the development as 'alarming'.

India conducts successful test of Ballistic Missile Interceptor AAD

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IBNS): India on Thursday conducted the successful test of the Ballistic Missile Interceptor Advanced Area Defence (AAD) at 11:30 am from Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha. 

India: Centre for Science and Environment study finds the growth in sale of unapproved GM foods

New Delhi, July 28 (IBNS): Indian consumers are facing a looming threat as unapproved genetically modified (GM) foods fill up racks in markets, a new research suggested.

Hyperloop gains traction worldwide

Transportation pioneers in the United States and India have converged on a sustainable, futuristic solution -- the hyperloop, a high-speed pod in a vacuum tube travelling at airplane speed. Yanqi Xu and Brooke Vaughan from USA and Souryaprokas Bhaduri and Maiyankini Bose from India report

Centre for Science and Environment urges global intervention to stop unregulated dumping of used vehicles in Africa and South Asia

New Delhi, July 23 (IBNS): Delhi-based think tank Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), in a new global study -‘Clunkered: Combating Dumping of Used Vehicles - A roadmap for Africa and South Asia’, has lifted the lid on the dark underbelly of a large-scale global trade in old and used vehicles from high income to low and middle income countries of Africa and South Asia.