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FDA approves new oral three-drug regimen for extensively drug-resistant TB

India, Aug. 15 -- The treatment involves pretomanid tablets in combination with bedaquiline and linezolid, collectively referred to as the BPaL regimen, and has an efficacy rate of 90 per cent The US... Read More


India will shift to BS VI norms next year: What does it mean?

India, Aug. 14 -- Since their introduction in 2000, BS norms for vehicular emission have got increasingly stringent India will shift to Bharat Stage Six (BS VI) vehicular emission norms by April 1, 2... Read More


Himalayan wolves prey on as many as 39 species: Study

India, Aug. 14 -- The study also found that more Himalayan wolves consumed a larger proportion of domestic than wild prey in areas that had regular livestock grazing and vice versa Himalayan or Wooll... Read More


How Chandni and her friends scripted the saga to success

India, Aug. 14 -- On this Independence Day, let's recount the story of a girl from Samastipur whose idea of a free India was much different from reality On one of my field visits to Samastipur, a dis... Read More


Possible Ebola cure: 2 drugs successful in preventing death

India, Aug. 14 -- Two of four potential drug candidates found to cure disease, says WHO Two of four experimental drugs being tested for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Con... Read More


Climate change: More Tamil Nadu children at diarrhoea risk

India, Aug. 14 -- The relation between warmer and wetter weather and diarrhoea has been well established in other parts of the world Scientists working through the National Institute of Environmental... Read More


2020 US elections: Voters across party lines irked with climate change inaction

India, Aug. 14 -- Democrats registered the strongest negative emotions, followed by Independents and Republicans, showed the survey Climate change could take centrestage when United States votes to c... Read More


Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (August 14, 2019)

India, Aug. 14 -- Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal Illegal dumping of municipal solid waste The Nation... Read More


FSSAI implements ban on colistin use

India, Aug. 14 -- The food regulatory body came up with the draft of the amendment and directed that it be operationalised immediately The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on Augu... Read More


Rains apart, blame the dams for Maharashtra, Karnataka floods: Report

India, Aug. 14 -- Poor management of dams exacerbate floods, instead of mitigating them, it adds There is no doubt that heavy and erratic rainfall is one of the reasons for floods in several states. ... Read More