articles by Abigail Banerji

News & Analysis

Realme Techlife Handheld Vacuum Cleaner review: Tidying up the house is less taxing, more fun

Priced at Rs 7,999, the Realme Techlife Handheld Vacuum Cleaner is a handy gadget to have in the age of lockdowns.

India

ISRO and Bhutan's Dept of telecom signs contract to jointly develop a small satellite

Kamboj said the joint development was envisioned during the state visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Thimphu in 2019.

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Azerbaijan trial studying effects of combined Sputnik and AstraZeneca vaccines reports positive results

When contacted for their response to the latest development, both Serum Institute of India and Dr Reddy's Laboratories refused to comment at this time.

India

Glitch with GSLV's third stage caused ISRO to lose its Earth observation satellite

Where's the satellite? Naren opines it might've splashed into the Bay of Bengal, and the stage splashed down between the Andaman Islands and Thailand.

World

UN exhibition showcases 28 images of plastic pollution around the world

Plastic waste can take anywhere from 20 to 500 years to decompose, and even then, it never fully disappears; it just gets smaller and smaller.

science

Blue Origin's first passenger spaceflight with Jeff Bezos and crew takes off; everything you need to know

The all-civilian crew will include Bezos, his brother Mark; female pilot that NASA rejected for its astronaut program, Mary Wallace 'Wally' Funk and high school graduate Oliver Daemen.

World

Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos have opened up space for travel but not everyone can access it

Many private players are trying to make inroads into the space industry but the cost of travelling into the unknown is still very steep making it inaccessible for many.

India

COVID-19 Fact Check: What does science say about mixing vaccines?

While the studies show positive results of mixing AstraZeneca and Pfizer, there are still doubts that linger.

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Nature and humans collide in these eight winning images from the 2021 BigPicture Competition

The annual photography competition encourages photographers to contribute their work to celebrate Earth's rich diversity and inspire action to protect it.

India

Explained: What is Peter Pan syndrome and how does one treat it?

"Peter Pan syndrome is not technically a diagnosis, it's a pop psychology term," Ritika Aggarwal, Consultant Psychologist, Jaslok Hospital.

science

COVID-19 Fact Check: COVID-19 booster shots not as important as getting everyone vaccinated first

Francis Collins said, “Nobody is saying you need a booster today. But boosters might very well be in our future at some point."

science

China launches three astronauts to its Tiangong-3 space station: Everything you need to know

The astronauts and a module was launched to Tiangong-3 today, 17 June at 6:52 am IST onboard a Long March-2F Y12 rocket.

World

Ahead G7 Summit 2021, UNICEF, 100 heads of states and celebrities write open letter to G7 to donate vaccines

The UNICEF letter reminded the G7 nations the virus sees no borders and with the mutating strains, people will be safe only when everyone has access to vaccines.

World

Blood moon 2021: 15 incredible images of the year's first lunar eclipse, super blood moon

A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon moves into the Earth’s shadow and light from the Sun cannot fall on the moon.

India

Multiple studies, letter from experts force AIIMS-ICMR to drop plasma therapy as COVID-19 treatment

At the start of the pandemic, CPT was thought to be effective, but research and data showed this is not true.

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COVID-19 Fact Check: Double-masking causes no breathing problem, even if you have respiratory issues

Wearing two masks nearly doubles their effectiveness and helps keep the virus at bay.

World

Russia releases new single-dose COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik Light: Here's all you need to know

The vaccine is easy to store between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius. It is also expected to cost less than $10.

India

COVID-19-triggered Mucormycosis: How is the fungal infection linked to Coronavirus, treatments, more

It is important to remember that Mucormycosis does not spread from person to person, it is not contagious.

World

Hey Joe Rogan, check your privilege, and your facts

Rogan is a famous, rich, white male living in one of the most developed countries in the world with access to quality healthcare during the pandemic.

World

Chernobyl after 35 years: 10 chilling images reveal scars left behind by nuclear disaster

The Chernobyl nuclear disaster that took place on 26 April 1986 was a result of Cold War isolation and lack of safety culture.