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Too early to declare Coronavirus outbreak an int'l emergency: WHO

India, Jan. 24 -- 'Neither severity, source nor extent of virus' transmission completely known yet' The World Health Organization (WHO) has decided not to consider the coronavirus outbreak in China a... Read More


40 buffaloes die of haemorrhagic septicaemia in Odisha's Kendrapara

India, Jan. 23 -- Locals blame officials for not acting on time, worried about livelihood Around 40 buffaloes have died within four days due to suspected Sahana disease (hemorrhagic septicemia) in a ... Read More


Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (January 23, 2020)

India, Jan. 23 -- Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal Rejuvenation of Yamuna The National Green Tribunal ... Read More


Antibiotic resistance: AMR a health threat in Uganda

India, Jan. 23 -- Worries: Self-medication, antibiotic sales without prescription Joy (not her real name), a resident of Wobulenzi in Luwero district, central Uganda, recently contracted an itchy and... Read More


Davos 2020: Will sweeping protests across the globe lead to a new form of capitalism

India, Jan. 23 -- 'Stakeholder capitalism' may become a buzzword, but will it be a concept that can deliver The World Economic Forum (WEF) is not the place to talk 'poverty', 'social exclusion' or 't... Read More


Budget 2020-21: Will Sitharaman keep aside Rs 1.10 lakh crore to revamp India's discoms

India, Jan. 23 -- Sitharamanmay provide support for Ujjwala beneficiaries forbuyingrefill gas cylinders Reforms in power distribution companies (Discoms) and support for Ujjwala Yojana beneficiaries ... Read More


Renewable energy: It is crucial to honour signed contracts

India, Jan. 23 -- Disregard for power purchase agreements willaffect sector's sustainability Solar and wind energy developers sign a contract with a power purchaser - mostly distribution companies (d... Read More


Antibiotic resistance: AMR in Ghana, huge public health threat under cover

India, Jan. 23 -- Health dept steps may fall short due to inadequate funding by government, donors Ibrahim Ahmed mixes honey with Penicillin V and administers it if any family member suffers from cou... Read More


Climate crisis: We are not individuals fighting a faceless system - we are the system that needs to change

India, Jan. 23 -- Our interconnectedness also means that positive behaviours can cascade to influence many others Climate change no longer seems just a future threat. In 2019, major fires in Australi... Read More


Coronavirus continues its march across Asia and the world

India, Jan. 23 -- New cases reported in Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Scotland; three Chinese cities shut to prevent infection from spreading The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) continued its march acros... Read More