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Food safety during Coronavirus: How to clean fruits and vegetables at home

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कोविड -19 और यात्री परिवहन - फिर से कार और मोटरसाइकिल के स्थान पर साइकिल और पदयात्रा की ओर

Article
| May 26, 2020

जब इस महामारी का दौर धीमा होगा या थम जाएगा तब हमारे जीने के तरीके बदल जाएंगे। लॉकडाउन में यात्री परिवहन थम गया था। अब धीरे धीरे सार्वजनिक परिवहन व्यवस्था को शुरू किया जा रहा है। लेकिन सार्वजनिक परिवहनों में शारीरिक दूरी बनाना मुश्किल है। हमें यातायात के विभिन्न माध्यमों पर विचार करना होगा और उसमें बदलाव करने होंगे।

An Audit of Municipal Solid Waste Management System in Selected Wards of Varanasi - A Case Study

Research Paper
| May 24, 2020

Growing population, increasing urbanization and changing lifestyles impact the municipal solid waste (MSW) generation quantities, stressing the management infrastructure and cities ability to manage waste. To understand the existing MSW management scenario, level of implementation of waste management Rules, 2016 and citizen’s engagement, an audit of MSW management system was conducted in the area of Varanasi Municipal Corporation (VMC) between 23rd September 2019 to 01st February 2020.

Improving Sustainable Energy Access among SC/ST Community in Chamarajanagara District of Karnataka

Research Paper
| May 20, 2020

The main objective of the project was to improve the indoor air quality among SC&ST households in Chamarajanagara district, Karnataka state, through provision of clean energy solutions for cooking and lighting. This intervention was undertaken by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) with the support of Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Study to Test and Operationalize Preventive Approaches for CKD of Undetermined Etiology in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Research Paper
| May 18, 2020

Introduction: High prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) not associated with known risk factors has been reported from coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh. The Study to Test and Operationalize Preventive Approaches for Chronic Kidney Disease of Undetermined Etiology in Andhra Pradesh (STOP CKDu AP) aims to ascertain the burden (prevalence and incidence) of CKD, the risk factor profile, and the community perceptions about the disease in the Uddanam area of Andhra Pradesh.

Aquatic Plants, Landoltia punctata, and Azolla filiculoides as Bio-Converters of Wastewater to Biofuel

Research Paper
| May 18, 2020

The aquatic plants, Azolla filiculoides, and Landoltia punctate, were used as complementing phytoremediators of wastewater containing high levels of phosphate, which simulates the effluents from textile, dyeing, and laundry detergent industries. Their complementarities are based on differences in capacities to uptake nitrogen and phosphate components from wastewater. Sequential treatment by L. punctata followed by A. filiculoides led to complete removal of NH4, NO3, and up to 93% reduction of PO4. In experiments where L. punctata treatment was followed by fresh L.

Isolation and characterization of a novel photoheterotrophic strain ‘Rubrivivax benzoatilyticus' TERI-CHL1: Photo fermentative hydrogen production from spent effluent

Research Paper
| May 18, 2020

A novel hydrogen producing photosynthetic bacterial strain identified as ‘Rubrivivax benzoatilyticus TERI-CHL1’ was isolated and purified from ‘TERI-CHL’ consortium’ enriched from the sediment samples of Chilika lagoon in Chilika, Odisha, India. Process parameters; pH & temperature, were optimized to enhance hydrogen production performence strain ‘TERI-CHL1’.

Impact of COVID-19 on urban mobility in India: Evidence from a perception study

Policy brief
| May 17, 2020

The urban transportation landscape is likely to undergo significant changes due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Increased risks associated with crowded places combined with social distancing measures in public and shared transport are likely to affect modal choices of commuters. Urban freight needs may also alter with the change in the use of e-services. To assess the likely nature of such a shift, an online survey was conducted, which was designed to elicit the perceptions of respondents related to work trips, online grocery shopping, and food delivery pre and post COVID-19.

COVID-19 lockdown: A much-needed break for nature

Article
| May 15, 2020

The pandemic has provided us — governments, corporates, and individuals — the opportunity to slow down and reflect upon where we lost our way. I hope that each of us seizes this moment to make changes in how we live and consume, so we are true to our traditional beliefs — that all life on earth is one single family.

बनारसी साड़ी की चमक पर छाया कोरोना का अँधेरा

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| May 14, 2020

जिनके कारखाने पहले पावर लूम के शोर से गुलज़ार रहते थे अब वहां उदासी छायी हुई है। लॉकडाउन ने बनारसी साड़ी के कारोबार को रोक दिया है। लेकिन इस क्षेत्र में प्रवासियों को रोज़गार के मौक़े नज़र आ रहे हैं।

SDGs still remain relevant for accelerating focussed sustainability actions by Indian businesses

Policy brief
| May 13, 2020

The discussion paper articulates a call to action for Indian businesses to act on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly in the post COVID19 world.