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Monsoon Revival Over India Skipping North India?

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August 3, 2019

Monsoon over India has seen a revival after 2000. But Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are left out. Why? Ramesh Kumar Yadav and Roxy Mathew Koll from the IITM Pune say that the answer may lie in the warming of eastern equatorial Indian Ocean and Rossby gyres.

Dating Elephanta Magmatism: Age, duration and evolution

Researchers from the St Xavier’s College, Mumbai, IIT Bombay and the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre find that the volcanism in Elephanta islands predates the volcanism in Mumbai by more than 3 million years

Drum Composting for Household Kitchen Waste

IIT Bombay and NEERI Nagpur suggest decentralised composting of kitchen and garden waste to alleviate the urban wet gargabge problem. They developed a modified drum technique to accelerate compost production within five weeks.

Early identification of babies at risk for neonatal sepsis mortality

Researchers from the ICMR-National Institute of Immuno-haematology and KEM Hospital show that there is an easy and quick way to assess babies at risk for mortality due to sepsis: higher variations in red cell sizes.

Titanium Nanoflower Evolution: Optimising morphology for solar cells

Researchers from the Shivaji University report gaining control on the morphology of titanium dioxide nano structures. Titanium dioxide crystals resembling cauliflowers are better for application in dye sensitised solar cells, they say.

Estimating Rainfall: A comparison of satellite data products

There are various satellite data products that can help predict rainfall. Which one is best for the purpose? M. Venkatarami Reddy, and Imranali M. Momin from the National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting, and Ashis K. Mitra and D. S. Pai from the India Meteorological Department investigates.

Groundwater in the Deccan Traps: Estimating protective capacity of aquifers

Satara, Solapur and Sangli are in the dry Deccan volcanic province. While locating groundwater in the region, researchers from the Indian Institute of Geomagnetism point out that there is urgent need to protect the aquifers from contamination.

Travel and Multitasking: Digital and social divide

While travelling in the hustle bustle of Mumbai city, what do people do? How do economic and social conditions affect what you do when travelling? Varun Varghese and Arnab Jana from the IIT Bombay investigates.

Targeting Salmonella in the era of drug resistance

Pune University researchers identify six drug targets for treating antibiotic resistant salmonella

Arrest that Biofilm! Starring the Spider Lily

The beach spider lily, Hymenocallis littoralis, has medicinal benefits. It has anti-viral properties and is useful in tumour or cancer cases. It also inhibits biofilm formation – important in overcoming pathogens. Biofilms make cells impermeable to antimicrobials and can cause antibiotic resistance. However, we lack studies on the active compounds that inhibit biofilm formation. Last… Read More ›

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