Jacob Koshy, The Hindu

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Recent articles by Jacob:

Kerala to commission genome survey for SARS-CoV-2

Study, commissioned on November 11, will collect 100 samples from 14 districts every month, for three months → Read More

Experts want more U.S. action on climate change from Joe Biden

President Elect had promised a return to the Paris Treaty during his campaign → Read More

Narendra Modi’s idea of wind turbines for water impractical, say experts

Turbines convert wind energy into electricity; the blades are designed to actively keep moisture out → Read More

Southwest monsoon ends with over 8% surplus

First time since 2010 that India has got more than 100% of its long period average in consecutive years → Read More

Coronavirus | Experts moot combining vaccine trial phases to speed up rollout in India

A typical vaccine development process involves 4 stages of human trials. → Read More

Extension of SCTIMST director revoked

The Kerala institute’s official has written to Harsh Vardhan alleging harassment → Read More

India’s population may peak by 2047

Country’s numbers unlikely to top a billion by turn of century, says Lancet study. → Read More

Coronavirus | Biocon’s COVID-19 drug tested on too few patients to reliably conclude on benefits, say experts

It’s safety is not in doubt. Other criteria also convinced several doctors to use it on patients, says company → Read More

Can alternative medicine be subject to scientific rigour?

A discussion with Dr. Bhavana Prasher and Dr. S.P. Kalantri on how an integrated approach will create a win-win situation for both Ayurveda and Allopathy → Read More

Climate report predicts hotter, rainier days

Forecasting model from IITM, Pune, says heat waves likely to be three or four times higher → Read More

Indian doctors express cautious endorsement for dexamethasone for COVID-19

There was no benefit among those patients who did not require respiratory support. → Read More

The Hindu Explains | Why is the locust surge posing a threat to agriculture in India?

What explains the attack this year? How can the country combat the insect invasion? → Read More

Coronavirus | ‘Zero cases by May 16’ forecast was misinterpreted, says NITI Aayog member V.K. Paul

On April 24, NITI Aayog member made a presentation detailing lockdown impact. → Read More

Coronavirus | Two in five COVID-19 patients have recovered, says Health Ministry

For a pandemic to be under control, those who recover every day must consistently be more than those freshly diagnosed daily. → Read More

Coronavirus | Commercial sex work could spike COVID-19 cases in India, says study

If red light areas stay closed after lockdown, peak in cases can be delayed, say Yale, Harvard researchers → Read More

Coronavirus | Without lockdown, India would have seen over 8 lakh cases by April 15, says Health Ministry

With India recording a first-time-ever three-digit rise in the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry on Saturday said that had a lockdown not been imposed, the country would have been staring at least 8,00,000 cases by April 15. The Ministry reported over 7,200 cases on Saturday. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) — the technical arm of the Ministry… → Read More

Pench tiger death raises COVID-19 fears

NTCA mulls test after a big cat tested positive for the virus in a U.S. zoo → Read More

Committee recommends monetising weather data

‘It could help weather agencies in tackling financial crunch’. → Read More

No polythene bags for saplings in nurseries

Instead, Forest Advisory Committee calls for use of biodegradable bags → Read More

Why does the Environment Ministry want to regulate RO-based water filtration systems?

What is the problem with reverse osmosis? → Read More