Mallica Joshi

Articles By Mallica Joshi

IIT-Delhi developing blockchain to plug adulteration of honey

The blockchain technology records transactions at every stage where honey changes hands — right from the honey collector to the aggregator who then sells it to the processor — to make sure there is a clear record of where the product has come from.

Delhi’s odd-even scheme in 2016: Challenges and lessons

The first time the policy was implemented in 2016, the government had taken the risk of becoming the first city in India to implement such a road-rationing policy.

Explained: Air pollution in Delhi drops 25% in four years — what worked?

Four years after a WHO study declared Delhi the world’s most polluted city, CM Arvind Kejriwal has announced that pollution has dropped 25% since. What do data show? How did the city achieve this?

Delhi pollution: Kejriwal invokes neighbours, experts say that may not tell full story

On Friday, however, as Delhi recorded an Air Quality Index value of 90 (satisfactory), the value was 85 in Ghaziabad and 66 in Gurgaon.

Restaurant association raises issues: Excise dept to tweak its unsold liquor order

The duration is five days for Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and Foreign Liquor that costs less than Rs 1,500, and eight days for IMFL and Foreign Liquor costing between Rs 1,501 and Rs 6,000.

Polls approaching, govt keeps focus on bijli-paani, throws transport in the mix

The free public transport for women scheme, announced in June, will cost the government Rs 290 crore to begin with.

Students sceptical of semester system, School of Open Learning says had no way out

Earlier this year, DU approved the proposal to bring SOL on par with courses offered in regular colleges. But when students started getting printed course material before the start of the session, they found it was the text taught in the annual mode.

Ravidas Temple demolition: DDA officials say will wait for SC order

The temple was demolished on August 10 by the Delhi Development Authority on orders of the Supreme Court since it was occupying forest land. Protesters, largely Dalit devotees who landed in Delhi from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, have been demanding that the temple be restored at the same location.

An apple farm a day

What prompted a bunch of youngsters to quit their jobs and come back and grow apples on their family orchards in Himachal? Low input costs, good returns, allied revenue opportunities, and a nose for business.

Before taking classes in Delhi govt schools, entrepreneurs told: No sales pitch or religion

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had earlier told The Indian Express that the government is looking at empanelling 7,000 entrepreneurs to interact with students from Classes IX to XII.

Sushma Swaraj suffered heart attack at home, was rushed to AIIMS

Swaraj, who suffered a heart attack and collapsed at her home on Jantar Mantar Road, was brought to the hospital at 9.35 pm.

Amrapali Group — With 42,000 incomplete flats, Rs 19 cr in account, NBCC has task cut out

Officials at NBCC talk about how they may have bitten off more than the public sector enterprise can chew.

Soon at IIT-Delhi, eggs, sausages and salami — made from moong beans

The idea is to offer high-protein vegetarian and vegan options to those who either are vegetarian or have turned so because of ethical and health reasons.

Citing rich-poor ‘divide,’ AAP announces free power for half of Delhi

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government’s move comes just months before the Assembly polls are expected to be held in Delhi.

Delhi power sop: Decision to touch over 90% homes once winter arrives

According to those familiar with the plan, the percentage of consumers who fall under the 0-200 units category in winter is around 67% — up from 35% in summers.

AAP govt proposes rate slabs: Don’t keep affluent colonies out of exercise, Delhi govt tells Centre

In its Cabinet note, the Centre stated that the “affluent” colonies — Sainik Farms, Mahendru Enclave and Anant Ram Dairy — should be kept out of the exercise.

Sheila Dikshit death: Political lines blur as Modi, Sonia, Kejriwal line up to bid farewell

On Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote: “Deeply saddened by the demise of Sheila Dikshit ji. Blessed with a warm and affable personality, she made a noteworthy contribution to Delhi’s development. Condolences to her family and supporters. Om Shanti.”

Sheila Dikshit: Chief Minister, capital change agent

From drawing on personal experiences to reaching out across political divides — how Sheila Dikshit transformed Delhi in the 15 years she spent as Chief Minister.

Delhi: 2,200 people apply to speak to kids about entrepreneurship

Will address them as part of push to make children in govt schools job creators

Bringing up baby: Next chapter of abandoned 2-year-old ‘Gudiya’

Lying abandoned for four days in a field, a two-year-old fought stab wounds, heat, rain, hunger, thirst and maggots. While her survival was a miracle, could the rest of her story in a child care home in west UP also turn out the same? The Indian Express on the next chapter for Gudiya