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What is Cryptocurrency Crash
Team ulaunch sheds light on the steep crash in the Cryptocurrency market that wiped off more than $1 trillion in investor wealth. What has happened? After reaching a peak of about $2.5 trillion at the start of May, the cryptocurrency market crashed to about $1.4 trillion in a span of 11 days. This unprecedented drop has led to loud rumblings about...
4Ocean – Cleaning Oceans through Bracelets Featured Image
This US-based startup, 4Ocean, pledges to make and keep our oceans clean by removing and recycling plastic debris. It is easy to forget what is going on out there in the ocean. In contrast to the land we live on and go about our daily business more often, oceans are often ignored. As such, we have trouble coming to terms...
The Worst Widespread Diseases in Human History Featured Image
Team ulaunch sheds light on widespread diseases humanity has faced that have been and are ongoing. What is the classification of widespread diseases commonly used? Various terms are used to describe outbreaks of infectious diseases depending on their geographical extent and rate of growth. Broadly, these are: Endemic: An endemic is a disease that is present only in a region,  country or...
Coviself Covid-19 Self - Testing Kit Featured Image
The Rapid Antigen Test Kit “Coviself”, developed by Pune based startup Mylab, can be used at home. It will be available across India from 1st June 2021. The second wave of Coronavirus hit the country like an Earthquake, severely damaging the overburdened Indian healthcare system. The devastating second wave took a toll on the Indian healthcare sector and has exposed...
EcoKaari Featured Image
This Pune-based startup, EcoKaari, is on its way to turning your chips packet into a handcrafted product. When we think of Sustainable India, we think of India making clean energy, free from all the fights of humanity, and being environmentally safe. Moreover, environmental stability is much needed for a higher quality of life. Plastics being a major source of pollution...
Yogen Saxena Replacing Wooden Logs with Cow Dung Featured Image
Bhopal-based Dr Yogen Saxena is doing his bit to reduce pollution caused by wood by replacing it with cow dung logs. Being the first-ever energy source to be harnessed by humans, wood fuel can be used in various forms for purposes such as cooking food; heating or drying things; making ceramics, tiles, and bricks; and generating power. However, wood has...
Policy Coherence & Governance for Sustainable Development Featured Image
The second lecture in TERI SAS Lecture Series on Sustainability gives a detailed direction the OECD is taking towards policy coherence and governance for SDGs. Policy coherence has been a challenge for governments across the world, especially when it comes to sustainable development. The involvement of many stakeholders across the board, as well as the different needs of different countries,...
Aakar Innovations Featured Image
Maharashtra based social enterprises’ compostable pads are environment, pocket and women-friendly. It creates awareness about healthy menstrual practices and generates employment for rural women through its women-led mini-factories. It’s that time of the month again; whispered little Pinky when she was handed out the list of “things not to do from now on”.YES, I am speaking about “PERIODS”. But ssshhh... no...
Xinjiang Cotton Featured Image
This article elaborates on the Xinjiang Cotton Controversy that has occurred in the past month. Last month, Australian Olympic uniform supplier, the Japanese brand ASICS, came under the spotlight due to allegations of sourcing the uniforms’ cotton from Xinjiang province in China. A social media post by ASICS claimed to source its cotton from Xinjiang. However, the company publicly denied...
Rishabh Prashobh Featured Image
Bangalore-based 14-year-old Rishabh Prashobh saved around 7,000,000 litres of water by installing aerators in water taps in his locality, hotels, and a school. The problem of water scarcity is quite evident in recent times, yet unknown to many. It’s remarkable to see a 14-year-old realise the graveness of the situation and act on the same. It all started back in 2019...

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