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World20, Mar 2020, 6:12 PM
Is The Coronavirus Lockdown Healing Planet Earth?
While the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, the slowdown in human activity is having some unexpected, but positive impact on our planet. To combat the rapidly spreading virus countries have put a lockdown resulting in limited travel and industrial activity. Limiting travel has led to a reduction in vehicle emissions and cutting the amount of industrial activity has led to a drop in the number of harmful particles put in the air. Watch this video to learn more.
World28, Feb 2020, 6:14 PM
Leap Year 2020: The History Behind February 29
How often have you wondered - why does February 29th come only once in four years? For all those who don't know - the Gregorian calendar, the most widely used across the globe, measures a year to be 365 days following the Earth's orbit around the Sun. However, the earth's orbit takes 365.24 days to complete its solar orbit and an extra day every four years is added to keep calendar seasons synchronised with solar seasons. February was chosen as the month to have the leap day as it is the only month without 30 or 31 days. Watch this video to learn more about the leap year story and the history behind February 29.
Not For Women Only28, Feb 2020, 3:47 PM
Meet Kusala Rajendran, Who Won India's 1st National Award For Woman Scientist
In 2018, Kusala Rajendran was honoured with India’s first ever National Award for Woman Scientist for Ocean Sciences and Technology and Atmospheric Sciences Technology. Most things that we know about earthquakes in India i.e. from their history, cause, origin and repercussions, can be credited to the extensive repertoire of Kusala Rajendran’s work. Let’s find out more about this outstanding scientist and seismologist in this episode of Not For Women Only with Sunita Iyer.
India21, Feb 2020, 6:07 PM
IISc, ISRO Develop 'Space Brick' To Build Homes On Moon!
With Planet Earth under increasing threat, scientists around the world are now exploring how human beings can inhabit the Moon or Mars. A team of Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and ISRO researchers has developed ‘Space Bricks’ using Lunar Soil Simulant i.e. LSS, which could assist the construction of future settlements on the Moon and offer more eco-friendly options for constructions here on earth. Watch this video to learn more.
DePress Room20, Feb 2020, 9:48 AM
DePress Room | It's high time that we take measures to save the bird population
Hello and welcome to this episode of DePress Room, my name is Amal Chowdhury and today we will be talking about how India's bird population is 'going down sharply'. Much of India's bird population has sharply declined in the past few decades, according to a major study. The State of India's Birds reports relied on the observations of more than 15,000 birdwatchers who helped assess the status of 867 birds.
India Untold1, Feb 2020, 10:33 AM
The Story Of India's First Woman Astronaut Kalpana Chawla's Childhood
On February 1, 2003, seven NASA astronauts lost their lives after their Space Shuttle Columbia STS-107 disintegrated while re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere. One of those killed in that tragic incident was the first Indian woman in space – Kalpana Chawla. She was an inspiration to thousands of Indian women. But how many of you know about how Kalpana Chawla’s childhood story and what made her go to space eventually? Let’s find out more in this episode of India Untold with Sunita Iyer.
DePress Room21, Jan 2020, 7:23 PM
DePressRoom | With climate change destroying earth, will super earth come to the rescue?
Hello and welcome to this episode of DePress Room, my name is Amal Chowdhury and today we will be talking about a potential super-Earth which might be few light-years away from us. In 2016, astronomers found a potentially habitable planet called Proxima b around the star Proxima Centauri, which is only 4.2 light-years from Earth. Now, researchers have traced a second signal they believe belongs to a super-Earth orbiting the same star, increasing the intrigue of this neighbouring planetary system and its potential.
DePress Room18, Jan 2020, 12:20 PM
DePress Room | How millions of seabirds are getting killed in the Pacific ocean
Hello and welcome to this episode of DePress Room, my name is Amal Chowdhury and today we will be talking about how a blob of hot water in the Pacific Ocean killed a million seabirds. As many as one million seabirds died at sea in less than 12 months in one of the largest mass die-offs in recorded history -- and researchers say warm ocean waters are to blame.
India Untold13, Jan 2020, 5:45 PM
When A Paanwala's Letters Brought Rakesh Sharma To Meet This Pen-pal in Ahmedabad
On April 1984, wing commander Rakesh Sharma flew aboard the Soyuz T-11 Rocket launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome to become the first Indian in space. The voyage lasted 7 days, 21 hours and 40 minutes. When Sharma and team landed on earth, he had already become a hero and inspiration to thousands of Indians. Among his innumerable fans was a class 3 dropout in Ahmedabad, Kishan Singh Chauhan, a humble paanwaala, who wrote to Sharma congratulating him on the historic feat. Lest did Chauhan know that this gesture would begin a unique and wonderful friendship between two people who had never met. Let’s find out more about this tale of true friendship in this episode of India Untold with Sunita Iyer.
Lifestyle News24, Dec 2019, 8:05 PM
DePress Room | Asia Pacific to face the brunt of climate change
Hello and welcome to this episode of DePress Room, my name is Amal Chowdhury and today we will be talking about how the Asia Pacific region is facing the brunt of Climate Change. The world's most disaster-prone region felt the harsh reality of the climate crisis in 2019.
India14, Dec 2019, 12:39 PM
World Energy Conservation Day: Meet former ISRO employee who spreads light, saves earth
On World Energy Conservation Day, Manjunath Gangadhar, a former ISRO employee and video journalist of a media house urged people to turn to solar energy as a substitute for electricity to save the earth
Lifestyle News30, Nov 2019, 12:20 PM
DePress Room | Indonesia is burning and we are responsible
Indonesia is burning and we as humans have let the mother Earth down once again. Farmers are clearing land the fastest way they know how to cash in on growing demand for palm oil, which is used in half of all supermarket products, from chocolate to shampoo.
India27, Nov 2019, 9:44 AM
ISRO successfully launches CARTOSAT-3 along with 13 nano-satellites from US
Indian Space Research Organisation launched the earth observation and mapping satellite CARTOSAT-3. The space agency launched the satellite from Chennai.