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Bengaluru | Sep 24, 2020
Despite ban, vulture-killing drug diclofenac widely sold for veterinary use in India

A covert survey finds banned diclofenac and other vulture-toxic drugs in pharmacy isles, posing a threat to the slowly-recuperating vulture populations in South Asia. 

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Mumbai | Sep 18, 2020
Technology not merely a tool in tennis, but now in the driver’s seat

Photo by Howard Bouchevereau on Unsplash

Study finds that the sport of tennis critically depends on information and communication technology

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Kolkata | Aug 28, 2020
Who is at the centre of a dog’s world? It’s humans more than dogs!

Studies have found that dogs tend to be friendlier in areas with frequent human activity. But what about their interaction with individuals of their kind in these areas? Do humans play a role here? A recent study from the Dog Lab IISER Kolkata has delved into the social interactions of dogs amongst themselves and with humans. 

 

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Mumbai | Aug 25, 2020
Supplying water through tankers to urban India

In a recent study, researchers from IIT Bombay have developed a planning and scheduling framework for water distribution through tankers from water sources to water treatment facilities and consumers while making the cost of delivery affordable.

 

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Bengaluru | Aug 19, 2020
How many more ‘missing’ daughters will India have?

A new study projects that between 2017-2030, India may witness a whopping 6.8 million deficit in the females born, by 2030.

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Patna | Aug 5, 2020

A recent study presents a success story of controlling the spread of Kala-azar in Bihar.

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Bengaluru | Jul 31, 2020
Remote diagnosis of retinopathy with an easy, low-cost smartphone-based tool

A recent study shows how a smartphone-based tool can be effectively turned into an eye-examination device. This device can take not only retinal photos but also detect early signs of diabetic retinopathy.

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Bengaluru | Jul 29, 2020
Do differing opinions affect the management of human-animal conflicts?

People see human-animal conflicts as a fight between two species on opposing sides. However, in reality, the human aspect also has multiple dimensions. In some cases, there are two groups—the affected public—and the forest department staff, who manage and mitigate it; in others, more such groups. One of the frequent human-animal conflicts is that between humans and monkeys, especially the rhesus macaque, whose population is widespread in many cities. Now, a study by researchers shows that differences in people's opinions on mitigating such conflicts could instead be adding to the conflict.

 

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Bengaluru | Jul 28, 2020
Azure lockdown skies resulted in higher solar power generation, study shows

In a recent study, researchers show how cleaner air during the lockdown in Delhi, one of the most polluted cities in the world, has led to a hike in solar power generation.

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Bengaluru | Jul 24, 2020
Although free, here's why tribals in Kerala's Attapadi do not benefit from healthcare

In 2013, over 50 infants died in Attapadi —a protected area in the Palakkad district of Kerala. This incident, and more deaths in the subsequent years, put the spotlight on the health of the tribal population that lives here. Several underlying health issues, including malnutrition and infant mortality, were identified to be rampant. Both the central and state governments responded with a financial package to provide healthcare and related facilities to these communities free of cost. Seven years later, a new study has found that free healthcare hasn't solved the problem of poor access to healthcare and high levels of infant mortality. 

 

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