Dumping garbage into rivers has become a concern in ecologically-sensitive Arunachal Pradesh, to the extent that the Deputy Commissioner of East Kameng district issued a preventive order to the District Urban Development Agency
Humans will leave Earth not to explore, but to exploit
Wing Commander (retired) Rakesh Sharma recently completed 35 years of being the first Indian to have ever set foot in space. He talked to Down To Earth about the exhilarating moment, space exploration, humans as multi-planetary species, ISRO’s plan to send a humanoid to space and weaponisation of space in a four-part series. Here is the second one:
Notre-Dame de Paris: From searing emotion to the future rebirth of a World Heritage Site
Of all the historic monuments on earth, Notre-Dame de Paris is one of the “superstars”: its unique history, exceptional architecture and renowned artefacts attract millions of visitors to Paris.