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Towering Crisis: Himalayan Glaciers Melting Twice as Fast since 2000

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Himalayan glaciers melting significantly faster since 2000 Melting of the Himalayan Glaciers has doubled since 2000, spy satellite images reveal. The accelerated rate will have a devastating effect on almost 1 billion human lives A compilation of declassified US spy satellite images from the 1970s and contemporary data was used by scientists to showcase a four-decade-long record of ice loss in

A 20,000-Strong Group of Women Revive Vellore Dying River

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Women of Vellore revive the Naganadhi river after 15 years In Tamil Nadu’s drought-struck Vellore district, a group of 20,000 women worked for four years to save the Naganadhi river. The river had been dead for 15 years A significant share of the Indian subcontinent has been dealing with droughts and a serious drinking water scarcity. 24 districts in the state of Tamil Nadu

London Patient Becomes Second HIV-Free Adult

London Patient is now the second adult to be “functionally cured” of the HIV infection

The London patient, a man known to be infected with HIV, has now become the second adult in the world to be freed from the AIDS-causing virus. Three years after a bone marrow transplant from an HIV-resistant donor, the London Patient’s test results continue to show no signs of the infection A man being treated in Britain, previously known to

Pre-historic Hominins Not Guilty of Mass Mammal Extinctions

Bursting the myth that human ancestors caused the extinction of large mammals and other such species, a study reveals that environmental changes were responsible for their demise Africa today does not have more than five large mammal species. However, this was not always the case. A recent research study published (in the Science journal) in November has changed the way anthropologists

Dwindling in Space: Saturn to Lose its Rings

Earth’s life, Jupiter’s red storm, Neptune’s blue, and Saturn’s rings are few of the spectacularly unbelievable features that make up our solar system. According to recent findings, however, Saturn may lose its glorious rings sooner than scientists had presumed. The solar system is expected to suffer the loss of its biggest and brightest planetary rings. While Saturn itself is massive enough

Greater Women Participation in Policy Making Positions Reduce Corruption, Finds Study

 Greater Women Participation in Policy Making Positions Reduce Corruption, Finds Study Shivashish Shanker A study has been published in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization recently where the authors delve into the issue of corruption and its gender dimensions. They observe a reduction in corruption where women participation in policy making is significant. The researchers Chandan Kumar Jha of Le

How Water Crisis Brought the City of Cape Town to its Knees

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New Delhi: South Africa's Cape Town is facing a drought so severe it would usually be expected only once every 384 years. The army is on standby and the government has introduced several “demand management” techniques to further reduce usage. From pressure management (lowering consumption by reducing the rate and intensity at which water flows to taps) to high water-usage tariffs,

Maldives Crisis: Why India Needs to Intervene

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New Delhi: Maldives’ former President Mohamed Nasheed has sought Indian military intervention in the crisis-ridden country. His tweet comes a day after President Abdulla Yameen declared an emergency in the Island nation, after defying a recent Supreme Court ruling that ordered the release of nine opposition leaders, including Mr. Nasheed, and the reinstatement of 12 expelled MPs. Former President Maumoom Abdul Gayoom

Can India Learn from Singapore’s De-radicalization Programme?

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New Delhi: The Centre has sought inputs from states on whether the 'Singapore Model' to counter Islamic radicalization with community involvement can be implemented in the country. According to this model, the government instead of taking radicalized youth through a long criminal trial will impart lessons in nationalism and religious rehabilitation with the help of popular scholars and community leaders. "For

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