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Earth and soul | Why organic farming is the future of India’s agriculture
Opinion

Earth and soul | Why organic farming is the future of India’s agriculture

It’s time to ‘de-chemicalise’ the soil through nature-based organic-farming

Online drug trade more serious than cybercrime, will not be tolerated in state, says Narottam Mishra
India

Online drug trade more serious than cybercrime, will not be tolerated in state, says Narottam Mishra

The Madhya Pradesh home minister has said that there are no guidelines for online businesses and hence the state will make one

Chemicals used to make bombs in Pulwama attack sourced through Amazon, says CAIT
India

Chemicals used to make bombs in Pulwama attack sourced through Amazon, says CAIT

CAIT urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for their immediate direct intervention in the matter

Salisbury poisonings: Coroner demands probe to be turned into public hearing in Dawn Sturgess’ death
World

Salisbury poisonings: Coroner demands probe to be turned into public hearing in Dawn Sturgess’ death

Sturgess died in 2018 after coming into contact with a small perfume bottle containing Novichok, a military grade nerve agent

Global investors rattled as Evergrande struggles with debt: All you need to know about China's biggest builder’s troubles
Business

Global investors rattled as Evergrande struggles with debt: All you need to know about China's biggest builder’s troubles

Evergrande is the biggest casualty yet from the ruling Communist Party’s effort to rein in surging debt levels Beijing sees as a possible threat to the economy.

More than half of the cosmetics sold in US, Canada are full of toxins, finds study
science

More than half of the cosmetics sold in US, Canada are full of toxins, finds study

PFAS chemicals are an issue of increasing concern for lawmakers who are working to regulate their use in consumer products.

Fund raising activity goes 'cold' in India; PE, VC investments may dip up to 60% in 2020 due to COVID-19: EY
Business

Fund raising activity goes 'cold' in India; PE, VC investments may dip up to 60% in 2020 due to COVID-19: EY

In the past few years, fund raising activity has been touching record highs, and grew 28 percent to $48 billion in 2019.

Alkali producers body increases outreach activity for chlorine disinfection; conducts training sessions
Business

Alkali producers body increases outreach activity for chlorine disinfection; conducts training sessions

AMAI members are making adequate availability of chlorine at all locations to meet the enhanced demand for drinking water disinfection and the Alkali industry is fully committed to supporting the government's effort.

Exports decline 1.1% in October, imports contract 16.3%; trade deficit narrows to $11 bn
Business

Exports decline 1.1% in October, imports contract 16.3%; trade deficit narrows to $11 bn

The country's exports dipped by 1.11 percent to $26.38 billion in October on account of contraction in sectors like petroleum and leather

Chemicals from pharmas and personal care products are polluting the water in cities
science

Chemicals from pharmas and personal care products are polluting the water in cities

Samples were collected from Brahmaputra before it entered the city and before it got mixed in the Bharalu.

New, stable form of radioactive plutonium accidentally discovered by nuclear scientists
science

New, stable form of radioactive plutonium accidentally discovered by nuclear scientists

Plenty of further research is needed following the discovery to throw some light on its true scope.

Exports dip 6.57% in September, imports contract 13.58%; trade deficit narrows to $10.86 bn
Business

Exports dip 6.57% in September, imports contract 13.58%; trade deficit narrows to $10.86 bn

India's exports contracted by 6.57 percent to $26 billion in September mainly due to significant dip in shipments from key sectors such as petroleum, engineering, leather, chemicals, and gems & jewellery

Industry awaiting definition of single-use plastic; govt proposal to impact around 50 lakh jobs, says traders body
Business

Industry awaiting definition of single-use plastic; govt proposal to impact around 50 lakh jobs, says traders body

A proper definition needs to outline the thickness of the polythene carry bags, whether it is less than 50 microns, said Plastindia Foundation president Jigish Doshi

CBD vape pods with cheap, illegal drugs are sending vapers to the hospital in the USA
science

CBD vape pods with cheap, illegal drugs are sending vapers to the hospital in the USA

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of many chemicals found in cannabis, a plant known more commonly as marijuana.

Trade suspension with India to hurt Pakistan more as neighbouring country imports essential items, say experts
Business

Trade suspension with India to hurt Pakistan more as neighbouring country imports essential items, say experts

Pakistan's decision to suspend bilateral trade ties with India would hit the neighbouring country more as they import essential items like onion, tomatoes and chemicals, according to experts

Scientists have developed a robotic arm that can taste for chemicals using bacteria
science

Scientists have developed a robotic arm that can taste for chemicals using bacteria

Soft robotics uses lightweight, flexible and soft materials to create machines that match the versatility of living things.

Zombie cells cause ageing in human beings — killing them can cure its symptoms
science

Zombie cells cause ageing in human beings — killing them can cure its symptoms

Many cells under stress die, but some of them become zombie cells that live in suspended animation.

Water desalination plants produce excess brine that harms the environment says UN
science

Water desalination plants produce excess brine that harms the environment says UN

Desalination plants pump out 142 million cubic meters (5 billion cubic feet) of salty brine every day.

A combination of commonly used pain killers and a certain metal may be effective against cancer: Study
News & Analysis

A combination of commonly used pain killers and a certain metal may be effective against cancer: Study

Researchers have combined ruthenium, a metal which is part of the platinum group, with commonly used painkillers to develop four new drug complexes.

Scientists are directly sucking out the greenhouse gases from the air to cool the Earth down
News & Analysis

Scientists are directly sucking out the greenhouse gases from the air to cool the Earth down

If buried underground, vast amounts of greenhouse gases extracted from the air would help reduce global temperatures.