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Coronavirus Lockdown: After improvement in air quality, scientists record drop in seismic vibrations under Earth surface

The report claims that the development could help seismologists detect earthquakes of even very small magnitude, signals of which were earlier drowned in the cacophony produced by various activities.
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Coronavirus: China lockdown may have blocked 700,000 virus cases, say researchers

The Wuhan shutdown delayed the arrival of the virus in other cities, their model showed, giving them time to prepare by banning public gatherings and closing entertainment venues, among other measures

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Paper-based test to detect coronavirus in wastewater: Study

The study, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, noted that rapid testing kits using paper-based devices could be used on-site at wastewater treatment plants.

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Coronavirus outbreak: MIT team working on an open-source, low-cost design of ventilators

COVID-19: The team, which consists of only volunteers, has been working without any funding and is working anonymously so that people do not call them with inquiries about the project.

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Coronavirus lockdown: India breathes easy as over 90 cities record minimal air pollution

India is currently under the biggest lockdown with around 130 crore people asked to stay home in view of the coronavirus outbreak, which has claimed 19 lives and infected over 900 people in the countr

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India’s response to COVID-19 pre-emptive, pro-active, graded: Govt

While citing the examples of Italy and Spain, which started screening of travellers 25 days and 39 days respectively after first reported cases, it said it took a number of proactive measures and shar

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Ozone layer is healing! Amidst Coronavirus gloom, Ozone cover above Antarctica records substantial recovery

Efforts of all the countries to stop the damage to the Ozone layer seem to be paying off as the damage to the Ozone layer above Antarctica has recovered.

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Coronavirus test results in minutes? Scientists question accuracy

The tests could reveal the true extent of the outbreak and help separate the healthy from the sick. But some scientists have challenged their accuracy.

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Russia earthquake: 7.5 magnitude quake in north Pacific prompts tsunami watch for Hawaii

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said hazardous tsunami waves were possible within 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) of the quake's epicenter.

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Race for corona vaccine hots up; US, China enter human-trials stage

At least two candidates have already entered the clinical evaluation stage, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Delhi targets 66% reduction in air pollution in 5 years; sets aside Rs 30 cr for smog towers

"Green Citizen Awards" will also be instituted to encourage citizens to contribute to environment protection and preservation work, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said while presenting the budge

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Coronavirus: Use free time to hone skills like Newton did during London plague, IIT tells students

With classes and all other activities being suspended till March 31 due to coronavirus, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar has launched 'Project Isaac' to engage students confined to

The project is inspired by Isaac Newton who 350 years ago was similarly sent home by Trinity College, Cambridge, because of the Great Plague of London in 1665. (Website image) News

Delhi weather: National capital sees dip in pollution, minimum temperature settles at 16.4 degrees Celsius

According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data, the city's overall air quality index at 9 am stood at 112, which falls in the 'moderate' category.

The India Meteorological Department said light rains are expected in the national capital on Wednesday due to a fresh western disturbance. News

Air quality picking up in quarantined countries

Air quality is improving in countries under coronavirus quarantines, experts say, but it is far too early to speak of long-term change.

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Light rains likely in New Delhi

Light rain and thunderstorm accompanied with winds gusting up to 30-40 kilometres per hour are expected towards the evening under the influence of a western disturbance, it said.

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Coronavirus hits moon mission: NASA suspends work on Moon rocket

The space agency is shutting down its Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, where the Space Launch System rocket is being built, and the nearby Stennis Space Center, administrator Jim Bridenstine

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World Water Day 2020: India shifts focus to providing piped water to every home at household level by 2024

The report on World Water Day 2020 explains that in order to tackle climate change, a lot of marginalised communities need clean water and decent toilets as a front line defense.

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX to send first manned flight to space! To dock at ISS in May

The tech entrepreneur's company will launch a Falcon 9 rocket to transport NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley in a first for the space agency as it looks to cut costs.

SpaceX has made the trip 15 times since 2012, but only to refuel the station. News

Large asteroid approaching Earth! How dangerous will it be? NASA answers

The space rock will pass the earth at a distance 4.6 times of distance between the Moon and Earth.

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Coronavirus: How is NASA dealing with COVID-19? Here’s the space agency’s action plan

Coronavirus: A week ago, an employee at the NASA’s Ames Research Centre in California was tested positive for the virus.

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Moon’s own ‘big bang’? Study reveals story behind formation of Earth’s moon, mysterious ‘Theia’ role in it

Have you ever wondered why the moon is always there next to Earth? How did it come into existence and what is its relation to the Earth?

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Stephen Hawking: Here are top groundbreaking theories from the British scientist on his death anniversary

The famous scientist, who battled amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a motor neurone disease for over 50 years, passed away at the age of 76 on March 14, 2018.

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Climate change is real and staring in our faces, but all’s not lost

There’s a collaborative effort across industries today to tackle the crisis. From fashion, energy and transport to beauty and food, companies across sectors are doing their bit to ensure a better to

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Delhi weather update: Light rains predicted in national capital

The weatherman has predicted a cloudy afternoon with possibility of thunderstorm and gusty winds accompanied by light rains in parts of Delhi.

"The minimum temperature was recorded at 14.7 degrees Celsius, a notch below normal," a MeT official said. (File image) News
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