Evaluation of biochemical responses in pepper genotypes artificially inoculated with pepper leaf curl virus

Research Paper
| April 19, 2023

Pepper leaf curl virus (PepLCV), a whitefly transmitted Begomovirus is a serious threat to chilli production. Resistant and susceptible genotypes were investigated for biochemical alterations after virus inoculation. The total phenol content across six genotypes ranged from 14.80 ± 1.98 to 55.85 ± 2.54 (mg/100 g FW).

A comparative assessment of biomass pretreatment methods for the sustainable industrial upscaling of rice straw into cellulose

| April 18, 2023

Source- Cellulose Publisher- Springer Nature Year- 18 March 2023 Weblink- This paper gives a comprehensive characteristic comparison of cellulose-rich variants obtained from the rice straw using different pretreatment methods along with the preliminary cost analyses indicating their potential economic feasibility.

Phosphate-assisted remediation of Pb(II) from Jarosite

Research Paper
| March 20, 2023

Jarosite is an essential solid industrial waste material which is generated during the hydrometallurgical processing of zinc in smelters. Besides zinc and iron, Jarosite also contains toxic heavy metals like Pb, Cd, Al, Cr, Cu etc. due to which it is environmentally hazardous. Due to the presence of heavy metals, the useful Zn, Fe components cannot be utilized safely. Therefore, it is necessary to remove Pb(II), a major toxic element, to make it useful. In this report, a green process for immobilization of Pb(II) using phosphate materials (physiochemical adsorption) is discussed.

Mainstreaming Climate-Resilient Water and Sanitation Infrastructure For Long Lasting Impacts

| March 17, 2023

In this article, Manisha Jain and Dr Kriti Akansha highlight that it is necessary to support long-term thinking, transformation, flexibility and innovation while taking the associated climate risks into consideration to attain climate resilience. There is a need for a robust framework that ensures climate policies are integrated into all sectors and that planning, implementation, and evaluation are strictly followed.

International Year of Millets

| March 10, 2023

Renewed Focus on Nutrition Storehouse The United Nations General Assembly at its 75th session in March 2021 declared 2023 the International Year of Millets (IYM 2023). In this article, Livleen K Kahlon says that with the UNGA declaring 2023 as the International Year of Millets, there’s a renewed focus on these nutritious grains. This move will serve best in the interest of developing countries, where almost 97 per cent of global millet production happens. But, it is going to take a lot of effort to change the mindset and lifestyles of consumers towards a millet-positive diet.

An Assessment of Avoided CO2 Emissions during Construction, Maintenance and Operation of National Highways

Policy brief
| February 22, 2023

India has the 2nd largest road network in the world. Amongst the different types of roads, the National Highways extending to 1,44,634 km has contributed significantly to India’s rapid economic development. The rapid pace of construction of highways is enabling integration of the local economies of far flung towns and villages into the national economy.

Climate Actions for Businesses

| January 31, 2023

How Big Should These Be? When we talk and act on climate action and the energy transition in emerging economies, the discussion can range from topics such as climate mitigation, adaptation, energy transition, financing, and business model innovation to next-generation technologies.

Political Economy of Net Zero: India

Policy brief
| January 30, 2023