India's tea workers strike as government fails to deliver wage increase
Over 400,000 workers on Indian tea plantations that supply the world’s largest tea companies have gone on strike over the government’s failure to implement a promised daily wage increase from £1.70 to £3.70 a day.
'World's largest' overwater villas open in Maldives
(CNN) — Luxury is synonymous with Maldives hotels, but Soneva Fushi has just upped the ante. The resort opened what it claims are the world's largest one- and two-bedroom overwater villas on September 25. Exactly how b
Covid-19 prompts 'enormous rise' in demand for cheap child labour in India
Over 70 children were crammed into a bus, heading from Bihar to a sweatshop in the Indian city of Rajasthan, when the authorities pulled it over. Among the faces half hidden behind colourful masks was 12-year-old Deepak Kumar. Before the coronavirus pandemic, Kumar had been enrolled in grade four at...BiharCoronavirus Disease 2019RajasthanLockdownCOVID-19 PandemicChild MarriageUttar PradeshHard LabourIndian CountryMigrant WorkersStarvationBachpan Bachao AndolanSave The ChildrenHuman Liberty NetworkSaarthi TrustPrabhat KumarRead Full Story
Oil From Wakashio Found In Mauritius: Where Is The Oil Fingerprinting?
50 whales and dolphins died immediately after the major oil spill in the Indian Ocean tropical paradise island of Mauritius last month. How toxic was the oil? How is it impacting marine life? What are some of the long te
Latest Satellite Analysis Reveals New Theory For Deadly Wakashio Oil Spill In Mauritius
The latest set of satellite assessments by global maritime analytics firm, Windward, is shedding new light into the cause of the Wakashio oil spill in Mauritius. It shows that the key to the entire oil spill and crash investigation lies with what occurred four days before the Wakashio was grounded on the coral reefs of Mauritius.Oil SpillShipMaritime SecuritySouth AfricaGuamRodriguesInternet AnalysisData AnalysisInternational WatersMaritime Air SquadronIndian-GovernmentMahebourgSuezMCGS GuardianMCGS BarracudaKeiichi IshiiPravind JugnauthRead Full Story
Indian American Shruti Puri named finalist for Blavatnik scientists award
Three winners and six finalists were announced on Wednesday. Indian American Shruti Puri, a postdoctoral researcher at Yale University, has been named one of the finalists in this year’s Blavatnik Regional Awards for Y
Indian activists oppose plans to make Goa a coal transport hub
CHENNAI, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Indian activists and politicians in the southwestern state of Goa, known globally for its pristine coastline and dense forests, are opposing a plan by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to turn Goa into a coal transportation hub. Locals and activists have been protesting against three...BJPRail TransportPower TransmissionActivismChennaiGoaBharatiya Janata PartyTransport HubIndian RailwaysEnvironmental ActivistsLand DevelopmentEnvironmental GroupsInfrastructure DevelopmentReutersGoencho EkvottNarendra ModiNilesh CabralAlina SaldanhaPramod SawantRead Full Story
UNOOSA and Centre for Space Science and Technology Education for Asia and the Pacific launch online course on Geospatial Applications for Disaster Ris
Marking International Day for Disaster Reduction today, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Centre for Space Science and Technology Education for Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP) affiliated to the United Nations have launched a new online learning course on how to use space applications for disaster management.Emergency ManagementEducational TechnologyScience And TechnologySpace IndustryOuter SpaceGeographic Information SystemGlobal Positioning SystemUNOOSAIndian Space Research OrganisationMassive Open Online CourseTechnology DevelopmentGlobal DevelopmentSpace TechnologyInformation TechnologyInternational DevelopmentRead Full Story
Would The Use Of Chemical Dispersants In Mauritius Oil Spill Be Considered An Ecocide?
In recent weeks, there have been several major oil spills around the world. An oil slick appeared in one of Venezuela’s national parks at the end of July (and reports of yet another Venezuelan oil spill are coming in o
India Past Its COVID-19 Peak; Can Effectively Control Pandemic by February End If Strict Protocols Are Followed: Experts
An expert panel comprising scientists from IISc Bengaluru, ISI Kolkata, CMC Vellore and the IITs has said that India will witness a significantly lower number of COVID-19 cases from now on, and if all measures are taken, the country will be able to actively control the pandemic by February 2021. The panel, appointed by the Ministry of Science and Technology, said that the total number of cases by the end of February would reach 1.06 crore, and around this period, there will be “minimal active symptomatic infections”, a Times of India report states.PandemicCoronavirus Disease 2019ProtocolExpertUttar PradeshThe Times Of IndiaIndian CountryMission ScientistsCMC VelloreISI KolkataIBMIITsIIT HyderabadVidyasagarStrict ProtocolsRead Full Story