With rising incomes fuelling more demand for meat, India needs to worry about antibiotic usage in growing animals for food, especially poultry, according to a recent study.

India is the most affected

Some three billion people — a third of the world's population — are exposed to “toxic amounts” of pollution produced when households burn plant material, animal dung and coal for cooking, lighting

With the classical El Niño, the tropical eastern Pacific near the South American coast becomes warmer than usual while the western side of the ocean cools.

Amidst worrisome indications that human-induced climate change is affecting the monsoon over India, research just published adds to a body of evidence showing that extremes in rainfall are increasi

For India, which has successfully kept naturally-occurring ‘wild’ polioviruses at bay for three whole years, a new challenge looms.

India is among 140 countries that rely on the oral polio vaccine (OPV). These countries have now been asked to introduce an injectable inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into their routine childhood immunisation programme by the end of next year.

Ninety-nine bird species that used the wetlands in six SW U.P. districts were identified

Dengue, the world’s most rapidly spreading mosquito-borne viral disease, is taking a far bigger human toll than was believed to be the case. As many as 390 million people across the globe could be falling victim to the virus each year, according to a multinational study published by Nature on Sunday.

India emerges in the analysis as the country with the world’s highest dengue burden, with about 34 per cent of all such cases occurring here.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), incidence of dengue has shot up 30 fold in the past 50 years. Its estimate has been that globally there were 50-100 million dengue infections taking place annually.

Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences to submit paper

Why did the Harappan civilisation, which flourished for hundreds of years and once extended across a vast area from northwestern India and across Pakistan, suddenly go into a terminal decline some 4,000 years ago and wither away? Like their script that has remained indecipherable, the question what caused a sophisticated urban culture, capable of great feats of town planning and which had established a trading network that extended across the Middle East, to suddenly collapse is one that has aroused much scholarly debate and writing.

More than two decades after India's first operational optical remote sensing satellite went into orbit, the country's space capabilities are poised for a big technological leap now with the launch of an entirely indigenous radar imaging satellite, RISAT-1. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is preparing to send the satellite into space aboard the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle that is scheduled to lift off from Sriharikota early this Thursday.