South Asia News, analysis, multimedia and other resources about science and technology in South Asia, including agriculture, environment, health, governance, enterprise, communication, and more. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT en Aquaculture is main driver of mangrove losses New study confirms devastating effect of aquaculture on mangroves around the world especially in South-East Asia. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT Solar microgrids insufficient to improve rural incomes Solar microgrids alone are insufficient to improve socioeconomic conditions in remote areas, says a study. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:28:48 GMT Politics plague India’s GM food crop plans Loss of environment minister renews political debate over introduction of India’s first genetically modified food crop. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 01:20:00 GMT Climate change could hurt coffee, help banana production Climate change must be taken into account when planning for suitable growing areas for banana and coffee in Nepal. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:09:51 GMT Latent TB noted in nearly half of India’s health workers Research reveals that more than 4-in-10 health workers in India afflicted with latent tuberculosis. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:40:49 GMT India wants changes to water pact with Pakistan Border tiff between India and Pakistan triggers review of a treaty on the sharing of Indus River waters. Fri, 07 Oct 2016 10:56:24 GMT Air pollution declines with height Study shows that concentration of black carbon aerosol and particulate matter varies as one goes up from the ground. Thu, 06 Oct 2016 16:07:49 GMT Q&A: India rides the gravitational waves By participating in the LIGO project India can help discover how the universe began, says Karan Jani. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Determining diarrhoeal dehydration in kids The ‘DHAKA score’ assesses dehydration in diarrhoea-affected children best, says new study. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Polio survivors face new disability Polio survivors contend with emergence of new disabilities decades after being treated for the disease. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:40:56 GMT Sri Lanka eliminates malaria through tight vigil Sri Lanka shows that eliminating malaria demands a concerted plan including parasite surveillance. Sun, 18 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Multiple dengue strains plague Pakistan With four strains of the dengue virus circulating Pakistan faces a serious health crisis, says study. Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Asia-Pacific ‘hot spot for water insecurity’ ADB report warns that up to 3.4 billion people could be living in ‘water-stressed’ Asia by 2050. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 19:48:08 GMT Glacial lake outburst floods threaten Tibet, Nepal Tibet’s expanding glacial lakes threaten downstream communities in Nepal, reports Jane Qiu. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Indian portal one-stop shop on silk research route An Indian web portal, SeriPort, serves as a one-stop shop for everything on silk production and use. Sat, 03 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT India is likely hotbed for drug-resistant stomach bug An increasingly dominant strain of diarrhoea-causing shigella bacteria is emanating from South Asia, says study. Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Dosing cattle with insecticide to eliminate sandflies Cattle dosed with insecticide can kill bloodsucking sandflies that spread leishmaniasis, but dairy safety is a worry. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Pharmacists key to tackling India’s growing TB burden Pharmacists could play a major role in spotting millions of people suffering from TB in India, says study. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT India developing Tiger moth allergy diagnostic kit Indian medical scientists are developing a testing kit capable of diagnosing allergic disease caused by moths. Sun, 21 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Sri Lankan mangroves respond to conservation plan A conservation plan has resulted in the revival of Sri Lanka’s once condemned mangrove forests. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT