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  What is e-waste? E-waste is a term used to cover all items of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and its parts that have been discarded by its owner as waste without the intent of…

    Big data is a popular term used to describe the exponential growth and availability of data, both structured and unstructured. It's the information owned by your company, obtained and processed through new techniques…

A chilli for your pain Capsaicin, a chemical found in chillies, is known to have pain-relieving effects. It burns at first but eventually numbs the tissue and has been in use for long as an…

Warm and convenient India is not likely to meet the Millennium Development Goal which aims to reduce mortality of children under five years of age by two-thirds between 1990 and 2015. A major reason for…

Sugar-stricken Reducing sugar intake as per WHO recommendation is a must to lower the risk of non-communicable diseases. The WHO recently issued new guidelines that strongly recommend a reduction in the daily intake of “free…

Science & Technology – Bytes BYTES Slow and steady Despite evolving at a very slow pace, crocodiles have maintained genetic diversity crocodiles have evolved at a relatively slow rate-about a quarter of the rate of…

Science & Technology – Bytes What plants don't need Light pollution has damaging effect on natural environment, including food chain Artificial light can affect the growth and flowering of plants and even the number of…

Science & Technology – Bytes BYTES Greening can backfire An increase in human-made carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could initiate a chain reaction between plants and microorganisms that would unsettle one of the largest carbon…

National Air Quality Index: A solution with too many problems On April 6, 2015, India had launched its first ever National Air Quality Index (NAQI) and acknowledged the problem of its incessantly rising air pollution.…

In search of clean air February 7, voting day in the capital city of Delhi, a holiday with much less traffic on the streets even then the pollution readings of the official agencies in Delhi…

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