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After pandemic warning, Bill Gates warns about climate change, bioterrorism

05 Feb 2021

After pandemic warning, Bill Gates warns about climate change, bioterrorism

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has warned the world about the next disaster. Gates said bioterrorism and climate change could be the next biggest threats to humanity.

From droughts to floods: Chennai's water problem needs immediate solving

04 Feb 2021

From droughts to floods: Chennai's water problem needs immediate solving

Chennai, India's sixth-largest city and home to 11 million people, witnessed its worst floods in 2015. Four years later, the city's taps infamously ran dry in the summer of 2019.

Marine heatwaves may become more intense, frequent, say scientists

29 Jan 2021

Marine heatwaves may become more intense, frequent, say scientists

The mixed layer of the ocean which blankets the top 20 to 200 meters is becoming thinner each year, says a new study that warns that the continued loss of this buffer may lead to more frequent and destructive warming events such as marine heatwaves.

India among top ten performers on Climate Change Index

08 Dec 2020

India among top ten performers on Climate Change Index

India is taking substantial steps to mitigate the impact of climate change, revealed the latest global Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI).

Climate change may cost Indian GDP $200bn by 2030: Report

26 Nov 2020

Climate change may cost Indian GDP $200bn by 2030: Report

The worsening effects of climate change may pose a massive risk of $200 billion to India's GDP (gross domestic product) by 2030, revealed a report by McKinsey Global Institute (MGI).

During final debate with Biden, Trump calls India's air "filthy"

23 Oct 2020

During final debate with Biden, Trump calls India's air "filthy"

US President Donald Trump on Thursday, during the Presidential debate with Democrat opponent Joe Biden, claimed the air in India, China, and Russia is filthy, prompting various reactions from Indians on social media.

Facebook launches new 'Climate Science Information Center': Details here

15 Sep 2020

Facebook launches new 'Climate Science Information Center': Details here

In a bid to help make planet Earth a greener and less polluted place to live, Facebook has announced a new 'Climate Science Information Center' for its main app.

8-year-old climate activist rejects PM Modi's #SheInspiresUs campaign; gets trolled

07 Mar 2020

8-year-old climate activist rejects PM Modi's #SheInspiresUs campaign; gets trolled

Child climate activist Licypriya Kangujam on Friday refused to be included in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's #SheInspiresUs campaign for International Women's Day.

Bezos launches $10 billion-worth 'Earth fund' to fight climate change

18 Feb 2020

Bezos launches $10 billion-worth 'Earth fund' to fight climate change

In order to tackle the problem of climate change, Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, has announced the plan to create a new 'Earth Fund' and invest $10 billion in it.

Doomsday Clock: Humanity's doom is just '100 seconds' away

24 Jan 2020

Doomsday Clock: Humanity's doom is just '100 seconds' away

The annual unveiling of the Doomsday Clock in Washington DC, United States, revealed that humanity is just 100 seconds to 'midnight' aka doomsday.

India succeeds in breeding the critically endangered Great Indian Bustard

08 Jan 2020

India succeeds in breeding the critically endangered Great Indian Bustard

India has reportedly succeeded in the breeding of the bird species Great Indian bustard (scientific name: Ardeotis nigriceps) through a state-sponsored conservation program.

Bill Gates says he's impressed with Nitish Kumar. Here's why

19 Nov 2019

Bill Gates says he's impressed with Nitish Kumar. Here's why

World's richest man, Bill Gates said that he is impressed with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, a day after meeting him in Patna.

After brouhaha, government will NOT ban single-use plastic

01 Oct 2019

After brouhaha, government will NOT ban single-use plastic

From ramparts of Red Fort on Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about waging a war against single-use plastic. Listing how it harms the environment, he urged countrymen to switch to cloth bags for daily use.

Global Business Forum: Modi invites businesses to invest in India

25 Sep 2019

Global Business Forum: Modi invites businesses to invest in India

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered keynote address at Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York.

You're failing us: Teen climate-activist delivers fiery speech at UN

24 Sep 2019

You're failing us: Teen climate-activist delivers fiery speech at UN

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg delivered an impassioned speech criticizing world leaders at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in the UN headquarters in New York on Monday.

Australia runs out of water, braces for 'Day Zero'

22 Sep 2019

Australia runs out of water, braces for 'Day Zero'

As climate change continues to escalate globally, over a dozen towns in Australia are nearing Day Zero, the day when the taps run dry.

Five Chartered Accountants turned IAS officers to know about

19 Sep 2019

Five Chartered Accountants turned IAS officers to know about

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses in the country.

Want to experience North Pole from hotel? Shell out $100,000

18 Sep 2019

Want to experience North Pole from hotel? Shell out $100,000

If you have ever wanted to visit the North Pole, albeit with a cozier experience than say, a survival expedition, now's your time.

Five Chartered Accountants turned IAS officers to know about

30 Aug 2019

Five Chartered Accountants turned IAS officers to know about

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses in the country.

These women IAS/IPS officers led #KodaguFloods relief-efforts from the front

14 Aug 2019

These women IAS/IPS officers led #KodaguFloods relief-efforts from the front

Last week, Karnataka's Kodagu district was lashed by devastating rains that triggered landslides and floods in 79 villages. It received 897mm of rain between August 5-11- 468% more than normal.

Five Chartered Accountants turned IAS officers to know about

07 Jul 2019

Five Chartered Accountants turned IAS officers to know about

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses in the country.

Modi arrives in Japan for G20 summit, to meet Trump

27 Jun 2019

Modi arrives in Japan for G20 summit, to meet Trump

On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Japan for the G20 summit, which is being held in Osaka between June 28 and June 29.

An ice-free Greenland could be our *scary* future, says study

26 Jun 2019

An ice-free Greenland could be our *scary* future, says study

If you are someone who wonders why Greenland, a landmass that's mostly ice, was named that, you probably won't have to spare more thought for it.

Trump blames India for pollution, says US has 'cleanest climate'

06 Jun 2019

Trump blames India for pollution, says US has 'cleanest climate'

United States President Donald Trump doesn't need to prove he's dumber than we already know, but he continues setting new lows for humankind.

Human civilization could end by 2050 and it's our fault

05 Jun 2019

Human civilization could end by 2050 and it's our fault

It has been decades since we first started hearing about the drastic climate change, but it seems nobody has been taking those warnings seriously. And now, as it turns out, we may end up paying the ultimate price.

Delhi Metro first rail-network to go completely solar by 2021

22 Apr 2019

Delhi Metro first rail-network to go completely solar by 2021

The Delhi Metro is hopeful to go completely solar in all its operations by the year 2021.

Engineer from Noida brings over 10 lakes back to life

10 Apr 2019

Engineer from Noida brings over 10 lakes back to life

When anything goes wrong, blame the authorities.

Australia to plant a billion trees to fight climate change

19 Feb 2019

Australia to plant a billion trees to fight climate change

In a bid to fight against climate change, the Australian government has unveiled a new forestry plan to plant a billion trees by 2050.

Use Tesla's released patents to save Earth, urges Elon Musk

01 Feb 2019

Use Tesla's released patents to save Earth, urges Elon Musk

At a time when US tech companies have been accusing Chinese nationals of technology theft, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, on Thursday, reiterated that Tesla's patents were out for anyone to use.

Doomsday Clock remains at two minutes to apocalypse

27 Jan 2019

Doomsday Clock remains at two minutes to apocalypse

The Doomsday Clock, an allegorical timepiece designed to illustrate how close humanity is to an apocalyptic event, will remain at two minutes to midnight in 2019, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) recently declared.

#ThatWas2018: From toilet-paper to denying climate-change, Trump was the newsmaker

29 Dec 2018

#ThatWas2018: From toilet-paper to denying climate-change, Trump was the newsmaker

US President Donald Trump is known for his unintentional funny antics.

Blind, worm-like, sand burrowing creature named after Donald Trump

19 Dec 2018

Blind, worm-like, sand burrowing creature named after Donald Trump

The US President, Donald Trump, has been the face of many controversies.

Nations agree on milestone common rulebook for Paris climate treaty

16 Dec 2018

Nations agree on milestone common rulebook for Paris climate treaty

Nations today struck a deal to breathe life into the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty after marathon UN talks that failed to match the ambition the world's most vulnerable countries need to avert dangerous global warming.

Attempts being made to dilute CBDR-principle: India at UN climate-talks

12 Dec 2018

Attempts being made to dilute CBDR-principle: India at UN climate-talks

India and other developing countries complained at the UN Climate talks in Poland that attempts were being made to do away with the Common But Differentiated Responsibilities (CBDR) principle that states that all nations are responsible for addressing the climate change.

World Bank promises $200 billion in 2021-25 climate action investment

03 Dec 2018

World Bank promises $200 billion in 2021-25 climate action investment

The World Bank today unveiled $200 billion in climate action investment for 2021-25; adding this amounts to a doubling of its current five-year funding.

#ClimateChange: Harvard scientists to dim the Sun in 2019?

29 Nov 2018

#ClimateChange: Harvard scientists to dim the Sun in 2019?

With climate catastrophe headed humanity's way, scientists are exploring all possible options to slow down the march of impending disaster.

#CareerBytes: Here's the updated UPSC syllabus for Civil Services Examination

20 Nov 2018

#CareerBytes: Here's the updated UPSC syllabus for Civil Services Examination

The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) is one of the most challenging exams and its preparation process is a demanding task.

IIT-Kanpur's plan to wash away Delhi's pollution awaits clearance

14 Nov 2018

IIT-Kanpur's plan to wash away Delhi's pollution awaits clearance

In an unprecedented approach to tackling pollution in India, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), in collaboration with IIT-Kanpur, had earlier announced plans to wash away Delhi's toxic air using artificial rains.

Prime Minister likely to hold condolence meeting for Ananth Kumar

12 Nov 2018

Prime Minister likely to hold condolence meeting for Ananth Kumar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to chair a special meeting of the Union Cabinet today to condole the demise of senior minister Ananth Kumar, official sources said.

Man arrested for bursting crackers, but authorities unsure about 'green-crackers'

04 Nov 2018

Man arrested for bursting crackers, but authorities unsure about 'green-crackers'

In a first case, the Delhi police arrested a Ghazipur-based man on Saturday after he didn't follow the Supreme Court orders and burst crackers.