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19th January 2021

Businesses step up bid to pull greenhouse gases from the air. It’s a gamble As carbon dioxide is increasing, technology can be used to suck from the sky which is physically possible but this way has been dismissed as an impractical way to fight climate change and far too expensive to be of much use. […]

18th January 2021

10% of CSIR staff exposed to virus, says survey A first such pan-India survey tracking nearly 10,000 employees of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on the prevalence of COVID-19 found that nearly 10% of the staff were infected. 1. Key neutralising antibodies that protect against the virus waned after infection, but were […]

17th January 2021

5G Technology The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has sought inputs from telcos and other industry experts on the sale and use of radio frequency spectrum over the next 10 years, including the 5G bands. 5G or fifth generation is the latest upgrade in the long-term evolution (LTE) mobile broadband networks. 5G mainly works in 3 […]

16th January 2021

The houbara: hunted by UAE royals at Pak invite UAE’s royal family members arrived in Panjgur district in Balochistan recently to hunt the internationally protected and vulnerable houbara bustard under a licence issued by the Pakistan Foreign Ministry to strengthen the country’s relations with Gulf nations. They kill the bird for sport and also because […]

15th January 2021

This 45,500-year-old pig painting is the world’s oldest animal art Archaeologists have discovered the world’s oldest known cave art — a life-sized picture of a wild pig that was painted at least 45,500 years ago in in the limestone cave of Leang Tedongnge in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. The cave painting consists of a figurative depiction of […]

14th January 2021

30-day notice period not mandatory under Special Marriage Act: Allahabad High Court Recently, the Allahabad High Court (HC) has ruled that couples seeking to solemnise their marriage under the Special Marriage Act, 1954 can choose not to publish the mandatory 30-day notice of their intention to marry. Before that, in a judgment, the HC also […]

13th January 2021

More wildlife in Aravallis at Faridabad, Gurgaon than at Asola, need better protection: Study According to a recent study, the wildlife corridor of the Aravallis in Gurgaon and Faridabad harbours a richer “variety of mammals” than the Asola Wildlife Sanctuary. The study — a “systematic assessment” of mammals in the wildlife corridor formed by the […]

12th January 2021

SC ‘intends’ to stay farm laws The Supreme Court on Monday said it intended to stay the implementation of the controversial agricultural laws. It also proposed to form an independent committee chaired by a former Chief Justice of India to “amicably resolve” the stand-off between the protesting farmers and the Union government. A three-judge Bench […]

11th January 2021

Arunachal harbours a vanadium source Recently, Geological Survey of India (GSI) has carried out exploration in palaeo-proterozoic carbonaceous phyllite rocks in the Depo and Tamang areas of Papum Pare district in Arunachal Pradesh and placed this eastern Himalayan State on the vanadium map of the country. Now, this state likely to become India’s prime producer […]

10th January 2021

Looking for lithium toehold, India finds a small deposit in Karnataka Recently, the Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMD), an arm of the Department of Atomic Energy, has shown the presence of 1,600 tonnes of lithium resources in the igneous rocks of the Marlagalla-Allapatna region of Karnataka’s Mandya district. The find in Mandya […]