Published on August 1, 2022 Ahmedabad: A study carried out on the coast of Gujarat indicated that various heavy metals, salinity, nitrate, and carbonate/carbon trioxide can be found in both seawater and groundwater. The ecological risk index (ERI) was found to be higher for the study area compared to the areas focused on in Kerala … Continue reading ‘Seawater brings wave of risks to Gujarat’
Proclaiming Love from Campus Wooftops!
Published on August 8, 2022 When classroom sessions and assignments wear them out and human interactions do little to quell that gnawing sense of loneliness, it is the four-legged furry creatures that offer emotiona l succour to students at premier institutes. No surprise then that caring for these selfless creatures is top priority for students … Continue reading Proclaiming Love from Campus Wooftops!
Reigning cats & dogs at premier institutes!
Published on August 8, 2022 Ahmedabad: Girls love them, they are super popular in dorms and their fan following cuts across batches. And no, class studs of the IIM Ahmedabad (IIM-A) do not stand a chance against the swooning popularity of the pack of 38 dogs and 15 cats that have made the lush green … Continue reading Reigning cats & dogs at premier institutes!
Researchers read corona outbreak signs in wastewater
Published on May 23, 2021 Ahmedabad: How do the authorities such as the state and central government decide on the spread of Covid-19 in a specific region? There are several markers – for starter, the test positivity rate (TPR) indicating how many persons are testing positive out of every 100 persons tested on rapid antigen … Continue reading Researchers read corona outbreak signs in wastewater
Gandhinagar uses 26% more water per capita than Ahmedabad!
Published on April 18, 2021 AHMEDABAD: The babus’ city guzzles 26.5% more water at 83 litres per day per household compared to 105 litres for Ahmedabad, revealed a direct measurement in a study carried out by IIT-Gandhinagar (IIT-Gn) researchers along with other agencies. The study revealed that Amdavadis use more water for bathing than their … Continue reading Gandhinagar uses 26% more water per capita than Ahmedabad!
‘Wastewater can help discern viral spread’
Published on April 13, 2021 AHMEDABAD: The viral load in wastewater can give a fair indication of the pandemic spread and trend. That is the conclusion of a recent analysis of wastewater of Ahmedabad, Vadodara, and Gandhinagar carried out by the researchers from IIT-Gn and Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre (GBRC). The paper, ‘Comparative analysis of … Continue reading ‘Wastewater can help discern viral spread’
MICA defers convocation; CEPT IIT-Gn restricts entry to campus
Published on March 27, 2021 Ahmedabad: Surge in Covid-19 cases in Ahmedabad has left several premier educational institutes in the lurch. The institutes had cautiously started offline classes in limited capacity. Some had allowed students to stay on campus. Now, rising cases has forced MICA to put off its convocation. IIT Gandhinagar and CEPT have … Continue reading MICA defers convocation; CEPT IIT-Gn restricts entry to campus
Two brains listen to 1 song differently!
Published on February 11, 2021 AHMEDABAD: American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow famously said ‘Music is the universal language of mankind’. A local research has found the brain of every person, however, listens to this language differently. A study ‘Guess the Music: Song Identification from EEG responses’ by a team from IIT Gandhinagar and Delft University, … Continue reading Two brains listen to 1 song differently!
‘Treated waste water turns bacteria drug-resistant’
Published on February 29, 2020 AHMEDABAD: “What does not kill you, makes you stronger,” said renowned German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. This ode to resilience ironically applies to micro-organisms which are apparently not even seen by naked eye. A joint study by researchers from India, Sri Lanka and Japan on three wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) in … Continue reading ‘Treated waste water turns bacteria drug-resistant’
‘Tribal wisdom could have prevented Australian bushfire’
Published on February 3, 2020 AHMEDABAD: The devastating bushfire in 2019-20 in Australia affected 1.86 lakh sq km, killing close to 100 crore animals and burning 6,000-odd houses - making global headlines for its effect on environment and the biosphere. "Several areas have lost 80-85% of its flora and fauna. The bushfire could have been … Continue reading ‘Tribal wisdom could have prevented Australian bushfire’