Amitabh Sinha is Resident Editor, Pune. He writes on Environment, Climate Change, Water, Science and Technology, Space and Nuclear affairs, and related stuff. He has worked with PTI, Reuters, and BBC before joining The Indian Express in 2007. Amitabh has a PG Diploma in Journalism from IIMC, New Delhi, and a Masters in Public Administration from National University of Singapore.
India had been using Russian-made cryogenic engines to power its earlier GSLVs. It is only now that it has been able to master the technology and started using indigenous cryogenic engines in its rockets.
The group analysed satellite data and data from atmospheric computer models from the last 16 years to make an assessment of the likely impacts of changes in cloud behaviour over land area of about 16 lakh square kilometres.
Amid Kerala floods, Madhav Gadgil says his 2011 ecology suggestions may have limited scale of disaster. What did his report say, and why did states object, leading to another panel that made new suggestions?
Kerala floods: The committee had strongly recommended a ban on certain new industrial and mining activities in the area, and called for strict regulation of many other “developmental” works in consultation with local communities and gram panchayats.
As Kerala witnesses one of the worst floods in its recent history, The Sunday Express covers the unfolding tragedy — from one of the biggest relief camps in Ernakulam to the site of a landslide collapse in Thrissur.
PM Narendra Modi announces 2022 target, marking culmination of nearly 15 years of preparations by ISRO. How much ground have scientists already covered, and how much more remains before manned mission takes off?
After an extended dry spell, late rainfall helped the first month of the monsoon end well. A look at what had caused the dry spell, what broke it, and what the weather office expects in the near future.
About four years ago, a group of researchers from IIT-Madras developed a simple kit to help people test whether their drinking water had traces of mercury, or similar toxic heavy transition metal ions like cadmium or lead.