Sticky post

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

Sticky post

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

Sticky post

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’

Sticky post

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

Sticky post

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

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

Experts develop a wireless device that makes clean fuel from sunlight, CO2 and water

October 26, 2020Cambridge, EnglandResearchers have developed a wireless device that converts sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into a carbon-neutral fuel, without requiring any additional components or electricity.Development of Artificial Photosynthesis is a step closer with this research. Botanists term photosynthesis as the ability of green plants to convert sunlight into energy.A team from the University of Cambridge collaborated with University of Tokyo Professor Kazunari Domen’s … Continue reading Experts develop a wireless device that makes clean fuel from sunlight, CO2 and water

Five reasons why global investors are quivering

<p class="has-drop-cap" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80"><br><strong>By Sudeep Sonawane<br>Surat, October 2, 2020</strong><br>Fear and uncertainty prevails among investors over five key reasons that affect markets and global stability.<br>The first is political. Global community health scare is second. The next two are stock market volatility and last is economic policy decision.<br>Investors are concerned over the probability of a disputed outcome of US presidential election on November 2, … Continue reading Five reasons why global investors are quivering

‘Eureka moment’ for experts in the global fight against Covid-19

Experts link some severe cases to genetic mutations or antibodies that attack the body ‘Men are more likely to develop severe forms of Covid-19’ By Sudeep SonawaneWashington, September 27, 2020Weak areas in immunity of some people explain why Covid-19 symptoms vary a lot, experts say after two recent studies that open new directions for treatment.Mutations in vital immunity genes of 3.5 percent patients and auto-antibodies … Continue reading ‘Eureka moment’ for experts in the global fight against Covid-19