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With Food Security at Risk, India Braces up for the Largest Locust Attack in 27 Years

The threat of the largest locust attack in 27 years is looming over the north-western states in India amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Locusts are essentially harmless creatures, unless they become more plentiful, in which case they can have devastating effects on their path of movement.  When locusts come together and form swarms, they become gregarious…Continue readingWith Food Security at Risk, India Braces up for the Largest Locust Attack in 27 Years

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With 4G Still Distant, Kashmir Schools Conduct Classes Through All India Radio

The School Education Department of Kashmir has started taking audio classes in collaboration with All India Radio (AIR) in order to reach out to the maximum number of students amid the lockdown. The goal is to engage students and to reach out to them during their confinement to their homes during the coronavirus lockdown. The…Continue readingWith 4G Still Distant, Kashmir Schools Conduct Classes Through All India Radio

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The Amazon of the East is at Risk

The Coal India Limited (CIL) has been carrying out illegal mining in Assam’s Dehing Patkai forest for the last 16 years and is now set to get an official license from the government to expand on its activities under a legal framework.  The Dehing Patkai Wildlife sanctuary is spread over an area of 111.19 square…Continue readingThe Amazon of the East is at Risk

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Cyclone Amphan Updates: Preventive Measures, Affected Regions, and More

The ‘super cyclone’ Amphan hit the coast of Bengal starting around 2:30 pm Wednesday and has started moving on its predicted path.  In Kolkata, a teenage girl has been critically injured after being hit with a tin shed. The wind speed of the cyclone’s eye is more than 165 km/s, according to data provided by…Continue readingCyclone Amphan Updates: Preventive Measures, Affected Regions, and More