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Amoeba-attacking Giant Viruses Found in Mumbai's Lakes

Researchers report numerous giant viruses in water bodies of Mumbai and identify a unique protein that these viruses make.

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Prof Subimal Ghosh of IIT Bombay awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2019

Prof Subimal Ghosh, Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), has been awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2019 by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). This award recognises his significant contributions to our understanding of how land surface processes influence the Indian monsoon, as well as for improving regional monsoon simulations and predictions. 

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Fighting floods the 'expert' way

Research, led by IIT Bombay, design a system to forecast floods in Chennai

During the fag end of 2015, Chennai experienced severe floods resulting in the death of about 500 people and economic losses of about INR 50,000 crores. The flooding stranded the city and was termed a 'man-made disaster' resulting from irresponsible water management and rapid urbanisation. The northeast monsoon of the year left most parts of South India marooned, exposing how vulnerable our cities are to such catastrophes. 

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Floating plastics: Nothing to be buoyant about

Study details how floating plastic debris can affect physical processes in the oceans

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Cutting Pesticide Costs in Cotton Farms

Study explores how farmers spend on pesticides in cotton farms based on land size, irrigation and tenancy.

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Understanding the Evolution of Underground Geysers

Researchers from IIT Bombay find evidence of high potential geothermal systems existing on the west coast of Maharashtra

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India’s Farmlands Vulnerable to Climate Change

The variability of monsoon rains due to climate change affects Marathwada and Vidarbha regions the most, says a district level study

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Wise choice of battery now made easy

Researchers suggest a method for comparing battery systems as power backup in India

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Climate Change Affects Ports in India

Researchers from IIT Bombay use simulations to predict future shoreline changes in Paradip Port of Odisha, India.

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Force Behind the Changing Netravati

Urbanisation and agricultural intensification alter rainwater draining and soil movement, saysa study from IIT Bombay

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