Kolkata, Nov 7 (IANS) In an effort to create a natural defence mechanism against the recurring cyclonic storms like 'Yaas' or 'Amphan', the West Bengal government plans to construct a robust and ecologically sustainable 'bio-shield' along the state's coastline and the Sundarbans islands. The natural barrier artificially engineered will be the first of its kind in the country.
London, Nov 5 (IANS) While domestic pets are known to contract Covid-19, UK scientists have for the first time reported of infection from the Alpha variant in cats and dogs.
London, Nov 1 (IANS) 'Vax' has been chosen as the word of the year by the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), the media reported.
Madrid, Oct 30 (IANS) FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta revealed on Friday that he has been in constant contact with Xavi Hernandez since he was re-elected to the club presidency in March.
Dharamsala, Oct 27 (IANS) To adapt to the effects of climate change impacting the Tibetan Plateau -- the world's 'third pole' -- a group of Tibetans in exile will explain its role in the global climate system and why it should be part of the global climate conversation at the upcoming two-week United Nations climate conference, COP26, in Glasgow in Britain.
New York, Oct 23 (IANS) NASA is aiming to fly its massive next-generation rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), for the first time in February 2022, a critical test flight on the US space agency's journey to send people back to the Moon.
Prayagraj (UP), Oct 21 (IANS) A rare and endangered mottled wood owl (Strix ocellata) has been sighted in Prayagraj.
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) In a novel bid to seek out the origin of our solar system, the US space agency on Saturday launched the Lucy mission, the agency's first to Jupiter's Trojan asteroids.
Dubai, Oct 14 (IANS) A couple of hours after its launch, the new jersey of the Indian cricket team was showcased in a scintillating light show on Burj Khalifa, the worlds tallest building, in Dubai. MPL Sports, the official kit sponsor for the Indian cricket team, posted the video of the light show at the Burj Khalifa with the new jersey late on Wednesday night.
London, Oct 12 (IANS) Scientists have identified molecules in the blood that can detect dementia about two to five years before its onset, making the diagnosis of the condition -- via a simple blood test.
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Bollywood's livewire star Ranveer Singh shared that while growing up, he was mesmerised by on-screen personalities like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, among others, who have all successfully hosted TV shows and entertained the whole of India.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 9 (IANS) The 54-year-old Monson Mavunkal, who took all his high profile guests into his fold by showcasing antiques in his collection which he claimed included the "staff of Moses" and "two of the 30 silver coins that were taken by Judas to cheat Jesus Christ" and many more, has revealed to the Crime Branch police that he is broke and has nothing with him.