Monday, October 25, 2021

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We seem almost addicted to the internet, often at the cost of the environment.

Rural Internet Connectivity in India: Gaps and Challenges 

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The article looks at the crisis of poor internet connectivity in rural India and how this impacts its prospects and connectivity to the outside world especially amid the COVID-19.
A healthcare worker performs a nasal swab as he tests a woman for COVID-19 in Bamako, Mali. Annie Risemberg/AFP via Getty Images

Why a lot Depends on How a Diseases and Various Health Problems Are Presented 

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Projections accompanied by information available on the internet shape to a great extent how a disease comes to be perceived such has been the case with the COVID-19 pandemic as well.
Environmentalist Sundarlal Bahuguna with activists at Tehri/Wikimedia Commons

Will the Government Honor Sunderlal Bahuguna’s Vision for the Himalayan Region?

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The Government of India and the Uttarakhand state government have been prompt and generous in their homage to the great environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna who passed away recently but will they honor his vision for the Himalayan region?
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As Cyclone Threat Increases, Enhanced Preparedness is Key to Minimised Loss

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We are still in the middle of recovering from Cyclone Tauktae on the western side of our long coast, and now we have to also prepare for meeting the challenge of Cyclone Yaas on the eastern side, the article discusses the predominant challenges.
Bittu Sahgal started the publication Sanctuary Asia in 1981, after being involved with India’s tiger conservation efforts in the 1970s. Photo from Sanctuary Nature Foundation.

Bittu Sahgal: “Young people want to protect the environment, but don’t have their hands...

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Bittu Sahgal is among India’s pioneering conservation and environment journalists, who started the publication of Sanctuary Asia in 1981, after being involved with India’s tiger conservation efforts in the 1970s.
A healthcare worker performs a nasal swab as he tests a woman for COVID-19 in Bamako, Mali. Annie Risemberg/AFP via Getty Images

Poor nutrition changes the way a body fights infection: this might protect against severe...

The following article discusses how poor nutrition levels impact the body's response and ability to fight the coronavirus.
Sanitation Workers at Risk

Why it’s easier for India to get to Mars than to tackle its toilet...

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Despite significant advances in space research, India has failed to tackle its toilet-sanitation problem.

Charging Indians for COVID vaccines is bad, letting vaccine producers charge what they like...

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The article argues against the policy of charging people for COVID vaccines in India and the monopoly of vaccine producers in a pandemic hit India.
In an email interview, Raghavendra Gadagkar talks about the possibilities of low-cost research. Photo from Raghavendra Gadagkar.

Science on a shoestring budget

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In his latest book, ethologist and evolutionary ecologist Raghavendra Gadagkar, speaks about the importance of low-cost research and the need for academia and Indian society to recognise and attach social prestige to it.
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COVID-19 Mortality, Lockdowns And Policy Options

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The article reflects on the unique challenges posed by the pandemic and the nuances of the state's lockdown policy to meet the newly erected challenges.

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