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Osip shows reality to ‘suicidal voyeurs’ locked by contagion and lies in apocalyptic times

By Leena Mariam KoshyKozhikode, July 26, 2021India is at a precarious cliffhanger. As on July 11, Richard Branson and five other crewmates aboard the V.S.S. Unity launched private space travel, and so we now face the possibility of looking at human history on Planet Earth from the vantage point of another planet 25 years down the line. In the same vein, what will be the … Continue reading Osip shows reality to ‘suicidal voyeurs’ locked by contagion and lies in apocalyptic times

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Mexico’s pipeline upgrade enables US to export record 7.4 bcfpd natural gas on June 17

New York, July 26, 2021Expansion of Mexico’s natural gas pipeline network has enabled United States to export a record 7.4 billion cubic feet per day (Bcfpd) in June.Wood Mackenzie data shows exports from the US to Mexico surpassed 7 Bcfpd on multiple days during June. US recorded the highest supply of gas 7.4 Bcfpd on June 17.Pipeline imports accounted for 76% of Mexico’s total natural … Continue reading Mexico’s pipeline upgrade enables US to export record 7.4 bcfpd natural gas on June 17

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Telsa chief says India’s clean energy policy is ‘inconsistent with its climate goals’

The Pluralist New Delhi, July 25, 2021Telsa Chief Executive Elon Musk has criticised India’s policy for clean energy, saying it is inconsistent with its environment goals.Replying to a question asked by a Twitter user, Musk said, “Clean energy vehicles are treated the same as diesel or petrol (vehicles) which does not seem entirely consistent with the climate goals of India.”Import duties in India are “the … Continue reading Telsa chief says India’s clean energy policy is ‘inconsistent with its climate goals’

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Kohli and Shastri guilty of selecting unsuitable bowlers in the final against New Zealand

By Sudeep SonawaneNew Delhi, June 26, 2021.Saying India lost the World Test Championship (WTC) final because of selecting unsuitable players would belittle New Zealand team’s good performance.Kane Williamson’s men deserved to win the Test championship title. They dominated the final despite losing more than a day because of heavy rain.New Zealand fast bowlers, led by Kyle Jamieson, Southee and Boult dominated Indian batsmen. Most batters, … Continue reading Kohli and Shastri guilty of selecting unsuitable bowlers in the final against New Zealand

Bihar maize farmers suffer as government dithers

By Mohammad Shoeb Kishanganj, Bihar,June 13, 2021 Low crop rate has inflicted financial stress on maize farmers in Bihar and Seemanchal. The pandemic, shutdown and rain make their plight worse. These farmers demand better crop prices and investment in food processing industries that will help boost prices of grains.They urge state and federal authorities to ensure fair prices for their crops. Lack of infrastructure, organised market, … Continue reading Bihar maize farmers suffer as government dithers

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IMF pegs Thailand’s growth at sluggish 2.6pc

Bangkok, March 16, 2021The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects Thailand’s economic recovery to be sluggish in 2021 with growth pegged at 2.6 per cent.The IMF forecast comes after virtual consultation with Thailand held from February 24 to March 11. IMF’s Lamin Leigh led the discussions.Thailand’s economy contracted by 6.1 percent in 2020 amid stringent measures to contain the COVID‑19 pandemic and a sudden stop in … Continue reading IMF pegs Thailand’s growth at sluggish 2.6pc

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Bucharest’s real estate swells over 3.5bn euros as major foreign buyers enter Romania

Bucharest, Romania, March 10, 2021.Major international investors led by American Morgan Stanley and Israel’s Adam Europe have propelled Bucharest’s emerging real estate to over 3.5 billion euros, the latest market study ‘The New Face of Bucharest’ done by Bucharest Real Estate Club (BREC).The upswing in real estate that started five years ago in the Romanian capital is now delivering projects poised for completion between 2020 … Continue reading Bucharest’s real estate swells over 3.5bn euros as major foreign buyers enter Romania

Scientists find where prion disease starts in eye

Findings will help research on human retinitis pigmentosa Hamilton, Montana, February 6, 2021 American scientists have found where prion disease precisely starts in the eye.National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists report the earliest eye damage from prion disease takes place in the cone photoreceptor cells. It specifically starts in the cilia and the ribbon synapses, according to their new study of prion protein collection in … Continue reading Scientists find where prion disease starts in eye

Physician goads youth to emulate Pataudi and Banks on world disability day

Doha, December 3, 2020Young sportsmen and women should emulate former stars like Tiger Pataudi and Gordon Banks by excelling in their chosen vocation and overcoming all challenges as they both did, an Indian community leader said on Thursday.Speaking on International Day for People with Disability (IDPD), Dr Mohan Thomas said, “Indian cricket captain Pataudi, and England goalkeeper Banks, both famous stars of the 1960s era, … Continue reading Physician goads youth to emulate Pataudi and Banks on world disability day

Pandemic rejuvenates India’s holy river Ganga

By Sudeep Sonawane & Dr Radhika NagrathHaridwar and Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, IndiaNovember 1, 2020.The coronavirus pandemic and the shutdown have cleaned India’s toxically polluted Ganga River. They have done what civil societies, state and federal governments’ several environmental projects and public money, running into billions of rupees, failed to do for decades.The largest of India’s 12 major river basins, the Ganga basin covers a land area … Continue reading Pandemic rejuvenates India’s holy river Ganga