Coronavirus testing in India needs to be expanded exponentially, strategically, Lancet says

While acknowledging that India was “quick to close its international borders and enforce an immediate lockdown”, the editorial published in The Lancet today (April 25) says that the lockdown is already having the “desired effect of flattening the epidemic curve”. It is also critical of the low testing rates, the hasty manner in which shutdown … Continue reading Coronavirus testing in India needs to be expanded exponentially, strategically, Lancet says

Bhubaneswar shows how urbanisation can increase local temperature

While Cuttack and Bhubaneswar have become 0.5 degree C hotter due to urbanisation during the period 2001-2010, warming in smaller cities and towns has been relatively less, researchers at IIT Bhubaneswar find. How urbanisation of cities in the last decade can sharply increase the local temperature has been well documented by a recent study undertaken by … Continue reading Bhubaneswar shows how urbanisation can increase local temperature

Editorial: Too early to die

It cannot get any worse than this. Over 300,000 newborns in India die on the very first day of their birth. With this the country ranks as number one in terms of first day of birth mortality; its share in global first-day deaths stands at 29 per cent. The appalling state of Indian health care … Continue reading Editorial: Too early to die