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Joydeep Thakur

Joydeep Thakur


Joydeep Thakur is a Special Correspondent based in Kolkata. He focuses on science, environment, wildlife, agriculture and other related issues.

articles by Joydeep Thakur (516 results)
Dec 30, 2019 23:09
Released on Monday in Delhi, the Forest Survey of India (FSI) report, said the mangrove cover in the Sunderbans has shrunk by more than two square kilometres – from 2214 sq km to 2112.11 sq km - between 2017 and 2019. read more
Dec 25, 2019 17:23
A team of scientists found such hypoxic conditions at two stretches on the path of Ganga - down stream of Assi drain in Varanasi and downstream of Wazidpur drain in Kanpur. read more
Dec 15, 2019 04:42
Across the state, 19 plazas will be FASTag-enabled starting Sunday. read more
Dec 02, 2019 23:18
The Central Zoo Authority has set up a 13-member committee which will submit a report by April 2020, after which the CZA and the Union environment ministry will take a decision. read more
Nov 26, 2019 00:59
ZSI has teamed up with a Kolkata-based company, Bio Guard Eco Solutions, to manufacture the product and market it. read more
Nov 24, 2019 00:20
What makes the upcoming plan unique is that this will be the first national environmental plan with a bottom-up approach, with inputs coming from the districts. Experts have welcomed this approach. read more
Nov 23, 2019 20:48
The video, showing the machine in operation and printing fake currency notes of Rs 500 denomination, was stored in the mobile phone of one of the arrested men. The videos were passed on to the police and the government was alerted. read more
Nov 16, 2019 13:48
The dolphin which strayed into the canal on Friday could not return to the river. read more
Nov 13, 2019 02:43
The Sunderbans itself has been ravaged by humans, though. Out of the 102 islands, 54 have human settlements; the rest have forests with national parks, reserve forests and sanctuaries which are home to the only mangrove tigers in the world. read more
Nov 10, 2019 16:53
The cyclone with wind speed of up to 125 km\/hour left a trail of destruction with homes and crops damaged in the nine districts of southern Bengal and coastal areas of Odisha, affecting around four lakh people in the two states. read more
Nov 05, 2019 01:16
The AQI reading at a given time is an average of the readings from the previous 24 hours. Air quality is considered good when the AQI is below 50 and satisfactory under 100. read more
Nov 04, 2019 04:04
While “primary particles” like particulate matter, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide are directly emitted by stubble burning and vehicles, “secondary particles” form from the complex reaction. read more
Nov 04, 2019 01:12
According to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)’s 4pm bulletin, average air quality index (AQI) for the preceding 24 hours sharply rose from 399 to 494, worst level recorded since November 6, 2016. read more
Nov 02, 2019 03:44
According to the India Meteorological Department, the day temperature dropped to 29 degrees Celsius on October 29 (Tuesday), which was at least three degrees lower than what it was on November 1 (Friday). read more