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Why some scientists want to rewrite the history of how we learned to walk

It’s not often that a fossil truly rewrites human evolution, but the recent discovery of an ancient extinct ape has some scientists very excited. According to its discoverers, Danuvius guggenmosi ...

F-CAPP’s campaign against Single-Use Plastic reaches Connaught Place

With 2nd October deadline approaching for ban on single-use plastic items, government as well as non government entities have raised their efforts towards awareness to reduce the plastic footprint in ...

Global Climate Strike observed ahead of UN Climate Action Summit

Several cities today are observing the Global Climate Strike ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit to be held in New York on 23rd September. The climate strike is kickstarting a massive action plan to...

Sterlite Plant: Seething Discontent

Above: Tuticorin witnessed mayhem for 100 days this year due to the anti-Sterlite movement/Photo: UNI In a heartening move, the Madras High Court has set aside an NGT order which allowed the reopen...

Electric Vehicles: All Charged Up

Above: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during the handing over ceremony of e-rickshaws to the Senegalese ambassador/Photo: UNI The Delhi government’s plan to introduce e-vehicles over the n...

Managing Disasters: Cyclonic Chaos

Above: Devastated coconut plantations in Tamil Nadu will take years to revive/Photo: Twitter/Gurumathavan The disaster struck by Cyclone Gaja in Tamil Nadu is an apt example of a state caught nappi...

Aravali Biodiversity Park: Paradise Lost?

Above: A view of the 154-hectare Aravali Biodiversity Park, the green lung of the NCR/Photo: Anil Shakya With the NHAI planning an expressway through the verdant and unique Park, it is in danger of...

Air Pollution: Promises to Keep

Above: Photo by Anil Shakya The government has acknowledged the need to set targets and show the resolve to reduce particulate matter, but unless there is a compliant and credible strategy, thi...

Pollution in NCR: Capital Punishment

Above: The November smog takes away the shine of Delhi’s iconic India Gate area/Photo: UNI It is that time of the year when Delhi and the NCR become deadly gas chambers. While the Supreme Court has...

Swachh Bharat: The Waste Land

India’s municipal solid waste (MSW) problems are solvable. They can be achieved by spending less than half the money currently allocated to municipal budgets for solid waste management. All India has ...

News Update

Health activist moves SC, seeks uniform protocol for Covid treatment, calls for national body of experts

The plea has been filed by health activist and public health expert Amulya Nidhi through AOR Abhimanue Shrestha and settled by Senior Advocate Sanjay Parikh.

Flight crew breath check: Delhi HC asks DGMS to consider if test can be held in open because of Covid aerosol fears

The counsel further submitted that the last order the DGCA, obtained data from various airlines which reveals that most of the airlines are conducting testing using breath analyzers, which is much higher than 10% and in some airlines, even close to 30%.

Kerala High Court directs Kochi civic body to widen drain before monsoon

A Single Bench of Justice Devan Ramachandran observed that it will not be possible for this Court to enter into the questions of encroachments at this time, because of the impending monsoons, which is likely to hit the shores of Kerala by the end of May or the first week of June, 2021.

Declare Covishield essential commodity, cap price at Rs 157 per vial, says plea in Supreme Court

The Petitioner while calling the pricing announced by SII discriminatory i.e. Rs 400 and Rs 700, further prays to impose price ceiling of Rs 157 and make it available to both Government and Private hospitals.

Dhankhar orders CBI investigation, but how?

The Supreme Court or a High Court can allow the CBI to carry out any probe. That has not happened in this case. The CBI did not approach any court of law.
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