Kolkata, Nov 7 (IANS) In an effort to create a natural defence mechanism against the recurring cyclonic storms like 'Yaas' or 'Amphan', the West Bengal government plans to construct a robust and ecologically sustainable 'bio-shield' along the state's coastline and the Sundarbans islands. The natural barrier artificially engineered will be the first of its kind in the country.
London, Nov 5 (IANS) While domestic pets are known to contract Covid-19, UK scientists have for the first time reported of infection from the Alpha variant in cats and dogs.
London, Nov 1 (IANS) 'Vax' has been chosen as the word of the year by the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), the media reported.
Madrid, Oct 30 (IANS) FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta revealed on Friday that he has been in constant contact with Xavi Hernandez since he was re-elected to the club presidency in March.
Dharamsala, Oct 27 (IANS) To adapt to the effects of climate change impacting the Tibetan Plateau -- the world's 'third pole' -- a group of Tibetans in exile will explain its role in the global climate system and why it should be part of the global climate conversation at the upcoming two-week United Nations climate conference, COP26, in Glasgow in Britain.
New York, Oct 23 (IANS) NASA is aiming to fly its massive next-generation rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), for the first time in February 2022, a critical test flight on the US space agency's journey to send people back to the Moon.
Prayagraj (UP), Oct 21 (IANS) A rare and endangered mottled wood owl (Strix ocellata) has been sighted in Prayagraj.