Jacob Koshy, The Hindu

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Recent articles by Jacob:

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

Four hydro projects violate Ganga flow norms: Central Water Commission

After monsoon, many of the projects are not meeting the mandated ecological flows, says report → Read More

2019 was the 7th warmest year in India since 1901, says IMD

‘The only pattern is that global warming is raising average temperatures globally, as well as in India’ → Read More

Research in India inadequate: CNR Rao

Neither the quality nor quantity of publications that come out of India is adequate, said C.N.R. Rao, one of the foremost chemists in India. The 2013 Bharat Ratna awardee was the chief guest at the Indian Science Congress held in Bengaluru and was speaking at the Children’s Science Congress, a satellite-event meant to exhibit science projects by school children and have them engage with Nobel… → Read More

Science Congress takes ‘extra care’ to weed out pseudo science

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to inaugurate the congress, which is scheduled to take place between January 3-7, at the University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS) in Bengaluru on January 3. → Read More

Catch a cold and help scientists make new vaccines

Under a new model, volunteers will be infected with viruses or bacteria → Read More

Survey of India to deploy 300 drones for mapping country

High-resolution maps will facilitate digitisation of land titles in villages → Read More

Science Ministry to go on a Hindi Wikipedia blitz

Artificial Intelligence will be used. → Read More

Indian soil may have reached Moon on crashed Israeli lander

An Israeli lunar lander called Beresheet (Hebrew for ‘the beginning’) began its journey to the Moon aboard a SpaceX rocket in its quest to be the first privately-funded spacecraft to land on the Moon. → Read More

Kerala may have undercounted jumbos

Kerala may have undercounted almost 2,700 elephants in the latest elephant census, the response to a question in the Lok Sabha on India’s elephant numbers indicated. In 2017, the Union environment ministry reported that there were 27,312 elephants on average in the country according to figures collated from 23 States, a decline from the 29,576 elephants recorded as the mean figure in 2012. The… → Read More

Human-elephant conflicts: power poles should have spikes to keep away jumbos, says panel

Electric poles in forests and wildlife sanctuaries need to have spikes to discourage elephants from uprooting them and getting electrocuted, a committee set up by the Union Environment Ministry has re → Read More

President, PM laud Chandrayaan-2 launch

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated ISRO for the ‘flawless launching’ of Chandrayaan-2 and remarked that the space agency had scripted a ‘new chapter’ in India’s space history → Read More

Union Budget 2019-20: Centre slashes funds for Ganga clean-up

Allocation to ‘National Ganga Plan and Ghat works’ sees a sharp fall from last year. → Read More