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New Delhi | Mar 13
Stubble burning: USD 30 billion goes up in flames each year for India, says study

Researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute, University of Washington, USA, and Oklahoma State University, USA, have reported the economic losses and associated health risk caused by stubble burning in some parts of north India. 

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New Delhi | Mar 8
On Women’s Day, a gift of natural solution for period pain from IIT Delhi students

Moved by the cries of a friend during her semester exams due to period cramps, two undergraduate students from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) decided to put an end to this suffering with a unique innovation— Sanfe Period Pain Relief Roll On. Launched today on International Women’s Day, it is a natural, oil-based formulation to relieve menstrual cramps in women.

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Bengaluru | Mar 3
World Wildlife Day: Greening the Blue

Over two-thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered with water, with nearly 97% of this being in the oceans. Oceans are home to amazing creatures—from microscopic phytoplankton which produce most of the Earth’s oxygen, to gigantic whales which take your breath away. World Wildlife Day is celebrated each year on March 3rd to celebrate and raise awareness about the diverse wildlife on our planet. The theme for 2019 is “Life below water: for people and planet" which aligns with goal 14 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, i.e.

General, Science, Ecology, Health, Society, Policy, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Feb 27
Study explores how farmers spend on pesticides in cotton farms based on land size, irrigation and tenancy.

Study explores how farmers spend on pesticides in cotton farms based on land size, irrigation and tenancy.

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Delhi | Feb 26
Researchers from the IDFC Institute, look into the sustainability of the current definition of “urban” in India.

Researchers from the IDFC Institute, look into the sustainability of the current definition of “urban” in India.

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Chennai | Feb 25
Researchers from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, SASTRA University, Thanjavur and Elite School of Optometry, Chennai have studied how the environmental factors of a classroom affect a student’s clarity of vision.

Researchers from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, SASTRA University, Thanjavur and Elite School of Optometry, Chennai have studied how the environmental factors of a classroom affect a student’s clarity of vision.

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Mumbai | Feb 22
Study suggests the need for nutrition interventions to improve maternal health in Eastern India

A mother and the child need proper nutrition during and after pregnancy. India has 71 million undernourished women of childbearing age and we need to pay immediate attention to this problem.

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Bengaluru | Feb 19
Breathing poison? Air pollution is a leading cause of death in India, reports study

Researchers from about 100 institutions across India, present a comprehensive picture of the deaths, diseases and reduced life expectancy caused by polluted air in different states of India.

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Dhanbad | Feb 12
What’s in your waste? Study from IIT Dhanbad finds out

Researchers from the IIT Dhanbad estimate the generation of different types of plastic wastes by different socio-economic groups in the city of Dhanbad, India.

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