Pollution may increase virus transmissibility making people more vulnerable to Covid-19, say experts | India News

NEW DELHI: Air pollution may increase transmissibility of the novel coronavirus making people more vulnerable to the disease and aggravating the Covid-19 situation, experts have said, while warning that those who have had the infection in the past may also have to face new challenges. With winters approaching and easing of the coronavirus-induced lockdown, Delhi-NCR is bracing for months of poor air quality. The national capital’s air quality was in the ‘poor’ category on Sunday morning. According to doctors, respiratory illnesses like viral influenza increase with a spike in pollution…

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Rs 69,900 Onwards & Up To Rs 22,000 For Your Old Phone

The Apple iPhone 12 Mini has been listed on the Apple India online store. The smallest iPhone at this time and indeed the most compact 5G smartphone in the world, the Apple iPhone 12 Mini is priced Rs 69,900 onwards will be available in three storage options and five colours. The Apple iPhone 12 Mini preorders will begin soon with shipping expected in mid-November. If you preorder one in the coming days on the Apple India online store, you will also be able to take advantage of the smartphone trade-in,…

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Apple iPhone 12 Will Not have A Power Adapter In The Box And That Is Great For The Earth

When you get your hands on a new Apple iPhone 12 series phone this year, you will notice that the packaging is a bit more compact than usual. That is because the power adapter, a standard fixture till now in millions of phones shipped every year, will not be a part of the iPhone 12 box packs. We knew this was coming, and Apple has confirmed that they will not be shipping yet another power adapter with your new iPhone. The reason? You probably already have more than one power…

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Moving to ‘planet-based diets’ delivers high human health benefits, low environmental impacts: WWF report | World News

New Delhi: A new World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) report said that the human beings need an urgent and localized response to transform the existing food systems before the damage to nature and our health becomes irreversible. The WWF said that the ‘Planet-Based Diets’ are win-win eating patterns that can globally reduce food-based greenhouse gas emissions by at least 30 per cent, wildlife loss by up to 46 per cent, agricultural land-use by at least 40 per cent, and premature deaths by at least 20 per cent. According to…

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Amazon Has Made A Climate Pledge And The New Echo Smart Speakers Play A Big Part

Amazon has renewed its focus on the environment and sustainability by giving the Climate Pledge program a big push with its annual Echo device refresh for the year. Amazon, which co-founded the Climate Pledge commitment to be net zero carbon across their business by the year 2040, is looking to ensure that it produces the equivalent renewable energy that each Amazon device in use globally, consumes. Amazon says that the new Echo devices will all carry the Climate Pledge Friendly badge. As part of the yearly refresh, the new Echo…

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Mysterious Crater That Is 100 Feet Deep Has Opened Up In Siberia, And No One Knows Why

It isn’t just any small crater though—this has been measured at around 100 feet deep and 20 meters wide. It is one of the largest, if not the largest of the nine craters that have appeared so far in the regions of the Yamal Peninsula and the Gyda Peninsula. Source link

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This Asteroid is Approaching The Earth Soon and Will be Closer Than The Moon

An asteroid with diameters between 22 and 49 meters will pass by Earth on Tuesday, NASA has said. At its closest approach, the asteroid will be 1.2 lakh km away. It means the asteroid will be closer to Earth than the Moon, which is 3.84 lakh km away from our home planet. Ruling out a possible threat, the US space agency said that the space rock will not hit Earth. “Will #asteroid 2011 ES4 hit Earth? No! 2011 ES4’s close approach is ‘close’ on an astronomical scale but poses no…

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28 Trillion Tonnes Of Ice Has Melted on Earth Since 1994

Sarah Das / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution The Earth lost 28 trillion tonnes of ice between 1994 and 2017 as the rate of melting continues to go up rapidly. News18.com Last Updated: August 26, 2020, 1:08 PM IST Global warming might be a myth for some people. However, science one cannot always question science. According to a recent research, the Earth has lost about 28 trillion tonnes of ice between the years 1994 and 2017. Researchers from Imperial College London and the University of Leeds and Edinburgh have…

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Can Weak Spots in Earth’s Magnetic Field Cause Telephones, Navigation Systems to Crash?

Earth’s magnetic change is undergoing a rather significant change, and it is not simply the natural shift in magnetic flux that occurs all around the planet. Last week, NASA revealed that the South Atlantic Anomaly (SAA), the name given to a weak spot of magnetic field activity that hovers somewhere around South America and the South Atlantic Ocean, is undergoing a degree of behavioural change. This is causing the weak spot of Earth’s magnetic field to split into two parts, marking the first time this has ever happened. The spot…

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Tiny asteroid may hit earth on Nov 2, a day before US election, says NASA | Science & Environment News

NEW DELHI: In yet another 2020 surprise, NASA data has predicted that a small asteroid heading towards the Earth has a 0.41 per cent chance of hitting the planet one day before the US presidential election that is scheduled for November 3. NASA scientists have predicted that the asteroid “2018VP1” with a diameter of 0.002 km (about 6.5 feet) will pass near Earth one day before the 2020 US election, reports the CNN. It was first identified at Palomar Observatory in California in 2018. NASA says there are three potential…

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SUV-sized asteroid flies past Earth in closest known flyby

NEW DELHI: A car-sized asteroid flew past our home planet over the weekend, in the closest flyby of such space rocks on record and scientists hardly had any information about it until it departed. The asteroid passed 2,950 kilometres above the southern Indian Ocean on Sunday at 12.08 am EDT (9.38 pm India time), NASA said on Tuesday. The vast majority of Near Earth Asteroids, or NEAs pass by safely at much greater distances — usually much farther away than the Moon. The first image of this record-setting space rock,…

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Volcanoes on Venus Prove That The Planet is Not a Dormant World After All

Scientists have identified 37 volcanic structures on Venus that appear to be recently active – and probably still are today – painting the picture of a geologically dynamic planet and not a dormant world as long thought. The research focused on ring-like structures called coronae, caused by an upwelling of hot rock from deep within the planet’s interior, and provided compelling evidence of widespread recent tectonic and magma activity on Venus’s surface, researchers said on Monday. Many scientists long had thought Venus, lacking the plate tectonics that gradually reshape Earth’s…

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