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Saturday, Oct 19, 2019
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 (494 results)
Oct 16, 2019 02:24
“For decades the economics department at Presidency was outstanding, unlike anything that existed anywhere in India,” says Anjan Mukherji, a former professor of economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). read more
Oct 11, 2019 10:34
DNA barcoding is a method for the quick identification of any species based on extracting a DNA sequence from a tiny tissue sample of any organism. In simple terms, it is the molecular signature of a species based on its genes. read more
Oct 09, 2019 23:49
Animals eating plastics is not uncommon. In July, a photograph, shared by a wildlife official, of a leopard eating leftovers in a polythene bag near Corbett Tiger Reserve went viral. read more
Oct 03, 2019 00:37
Double-coconut trees can live up to 1,200 years and bear the largest fruits (weighing up to 25 kg) and leaves in the entire plant kingdom. read more
Sep 27, 2019 02:56
India will need at least 1,600 more monitoring stations to make up for the shortfall, according to a projection by a team made up of scientists from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, IIT Kanpur and Indian pollution research group UrbanEmissions.info,... read more
Sep 23, 2019 06:29
Scientists from IIT Kanpur have also been awarded a project by the Central Pollution Control Board to experiment with cloud-seeding and artificial rain to bring down pollution in Delhi. read more
Sep 17, 2019 19:08
The 100 hectares being restored include the 25 hectares where the World Culture Festival was held by the Art of Living Foundation in 2016. Art of Living officials did not respond HT’s queries for a comment. read more
Sep 13, 2019 18:43
The odd-even vehicle restriction scheme introduced in Delhi for the first time in January 2016 could reduce pollution levels by just around 2 – 3%, a study done by a team of scientists from IIT-Delhi, IIT-Kanpur, IITM-Pune, CSIR and the TERI, had concluded.... read more
Sep 07, 2019 00:48
Zoo officials later handed the man to police officials posted in the zoo, who then took him to the Nizamuddin police station. read more
Sep 05, 2019 05:25
In his Independence Day speech this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged citizens to avoid using plastic bags and rid themselves of the habit of using single-use plastic by October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. read more
Sep 02, 2019 06:59
Trees planted by VVIPs between Aug 1950 and Feb 2016, dignitaries have planted at least 188 saplings at the memorial. But a document accessed by HT shows more than half the saplings are dead read more
Aug 30, 2019 03:18
The Delhi High Court, over the past few months in separate cases, had asked various litigants to plant tree saplings in the Central Ridge, as compensation. The forest department was asked to ensure compliance. Over time, the total saplings ordered to... read more
Aug 29, 2019 03:17
Pollution control body report finds metals such as manganese, copper, lead in the Yamunna river. Groundwater also contained high levels of iron and manganese. read more
Aug 27, 2019 10:59
This combination of heat and humidity, rather than the temperature alone, gives us a sense of actually how hot we feel. It is known as the heat index or discomfort index. The index rises if the humidity goes up and gives a sauna-like feeling as you sweat... read more