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Deadly Monsoon Floods Force 200,000 Evacuations in Southern India Deadly Monsoon Floods Force 200,000 Evacuations in Southern India

Monsoon season has brought disaster to India this year. Along the southwestern coast in the state of Kerala, more than 300 people have died in what authorities are calling the worst floods in a century. More than 200,000 people have evacuated and are stationed in one of the region’s 1,568 relief camps.

Report: Apple Restructuring Its India Sales Division After Weak iPhone Sales in First Half of 2018 Report: Apple Restructuring Its India Sales Division After Weak iPhone Sales in First Half of 2018

Apple has been having a rough time in India including the loss of three key executives as it continues to struggle to beat single-digit market share in the country, which is the third-largest market for smartphones in the world, according to a weekend report in Bloomberg.

Facebook Runs Full-Page Ads in Indian Newspapers to Fight Fake News Facebook Runs Full-Page Ads in Indian Newspapers to Fight Fake News

Facebook has been under fire in India following a string of lynchings that appeared to have been prompted by false news spread on WhatsApp. It’s become such an epidemic that the Indian government has demanded something be done. For now, Facebook’s solution involves running ads in local newspapers explaining how to…

India Calls on WhatsApp to Stop the Spread of Hoax Messages That Have Led to Lynchings India Calls on WhatsApp to Stop the Spread of Hoax Messages That Have Led to Lynchings

WhatsApp is promising to introduce new features intended to prevent the spread of hoax messages in India following reports that more than one dozen lynchings have occurred in the country as a result of false rumors spread on the popular, Facebook-owned messaging service.

Nearly a Billion South Asians Are Vulnerable to Climate Change, Report Finds Nearly a Billion South Asians Are Vulnerable to Climate Change, Report Finds

Because it’s a day that ends with y, we’re learning of yet another threat unchecked climate change poses. Inexorable rising temperatures and changing rainfall patterns due to climate change could depress the living standards of nearly half of South Asians by 2050.

Rat Dies Doing What It Loved: Breaking Into an ATM and Gorging Itself on Nearly $18,000 in Cash Rat Dies Doing What It Loved: Breaking Into an ATM and Gorging Itself on Nearly $18,000 in Cash

There’s that old adage about dogs chasing cars, not knowing what they’d do if they caught one. Well, a rat in Assam state, India knew exactly what it wanted to do when it broke into an ATM earlier this month, and that was feasting on money until it died.

Deadly Monsoon Rains Have Displaced a Million People—and They’re Not Letting Up Deadly Monsoon Rains Have Displaced a Million People—and They’re Not Letting Up

The monsoon season can be a matter of life and death for people in South Asia. On the one hand, its rains nourish crops that feed millions. On the other, floods and landslides can create deadly hazards, as evidenced by what’s going on in northeast India and Bangladesh right now.

New Delhi's Air Pollution Went Off the Scale This Week [Updated] New Delhi's Air Pollution Went Off the Scale This Week [Updated]

It’s no secret that New Delhi has a serious air pollution problem. But this week, things went from regular bad to real life is now the Upside Down.

Indian College Puts Surveillance Cameras in Men's Room to Deter Cheating Indian College Puts Surveillance Cameras in Men's Room to Deter Cheating

Law students in India were horrified to learn CCTV surveillance cameras had been installed in men’s bathrooms at Dharam Samaj Degree College. The college installed them in men’s rooms nearest the classrooms conducting entrance exams for law and business degrees.

India Halts a Copper Smelter Expansion After Police Kill 13 Protestors [Updated] India Halts a Copper Smelter Expansion After Police Kill 13 Protestors [Updated]

Apparently, police needed to kill 11 people before the Indian courts could take appropriate action to halt the expansion of a copper smelter in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, along the southeastern coast of India.

Why India's Dust Storms Are So Deadly This Year Why India's Dust Storms Are So Deadly This Year

Dust storm season is in full throttle in India—and it’s turned deadly. At least 71 people, including at least five children, died over the weekend as a result of the wind-whipped dust and accompanying thunderstorms.

Indian Police Say Conmen Used Fake Space Age Technology to Scam Investor Out of $200,000 Indian Police Say Conmen Used Fake Space Age Technology to Scam Investor Out of $200,000

A father-son duo in India were arrested after allegedly convincing a businessman to spend 14.3 million rupees (about $213,000) on their phony Space Age tech. Authorities say the pair was previously arrested for allegedly selling “naagmani,” a mystical medicine that comes from snakes—making them literal snake oil…

An Indian State Is Building a Massive, Blockchain-Based DNA Database An Indian State Is Building a Massive, Blockchain-Based DNA Database

India’s eighth largest state is seeking to build a blockchain-based DNA database of all 50 million of its citizens.

An Indian Village Is Fighting Sex-Selective Abortion With Trees

In 2011, an Indian census revealed something startling: Across the country, there were 7 million more boys than girls under the age of six. The reason? In all likelihood, rampant sex-selective abortion. Many Indian parents prefer to have a boy, thanks in part to the hefty dowries traditionally required to marry a…

Urban Heat Created a Massive Hole in New Delhi’s Pollution-Fueled Fog Urban Heat Created a Massive Hole in New Delhi’s Pollution-Fueled Fog

Since at least 2014, satellites have been showing odd holes in the fog over Indian cities. Scientists didn’t know why until they published a paper about it earlier this year in Geophysical Research Letters.

India’s Education Minister Slammed After Claiming That Evolution Is ‘Scientifically Wrong’ India’s Education Minister Slammed After Claiming That Evolution Is ‘Scientifically Wrong’

Scientists in India are in a furor following comments made by a junior minister who’s openly questioning the theory of evolution by natural selection.

It Looks Like the Creator of India’s Invasive National ID Accidentally Tweeted His Personal Info It Looks Like the Creator of India’s Invasive National ID Accidentally Tweeted His Personal Info

Citizens, residents, and visiting workers in India are required to submit all ten of their fingerprints and an iris scan to participate in the country’s controversial unique identifying number program. The man behind that program, Nandan Nilekani, for some reason tweeted a photo of his ID card with the numbers blacked…

Full Access to India's National Biometric Database Reportedly Sold Over WhatsApp for About $8 Full Access to India's National Biometric Database Reportedly Sold Over WhatsApp for About $8

Aadhaar, India’s massive biometric database, is facing new allegations of compromise after local journalists reported paying the equivalent of $8 in Indian rupees for full administrative access.

Experts Recommend Oxygen Tanks to Deal With Delhi's Crippling Pollution Experts Recommend Oxygen Tanks to Deal With Delhi's Crippling Pollution

This could be the year more people in India start wearing oxygen cylinders on their backs. Seriously.

Uber Settles Lawsuit Alleging It Obtained Rape Victim in India's Confidential Medical Records Uber Settles Lawsuit Alleging It Obtained Rape Victim in India's Confidential Medical Records

Uber has been accused of a lot of very, very bad things over the course of its existence, including a culture of rampant sexual harassment, spying on competitors and users, and covering up hacks by paying off the hackers. But one of the worst things it’s allegedly done was shadily obtaining the medical records of an…

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