The shuttlecocks used in badminton are made of duck or goose feathers. The shuttlecock consists of a skirt of overlapping 16 feathers.
The feathers plucked from the birds are far more than what is actually used. Badminton, when it started, was known as "hit and scream". So true!
In 2001, more than half of the gross world product was monopolised by less than one-eighth of the world’s population of the industrialised countries of the north.
A unique solution to the Delhi city’s stray cattle problem has been found.
The cattle will now be rehabilitated and their dung and urine used to produce vermicompost and fertilisers for export to the United States.
Japan is the fourth largest energy consumer in the world but it leads the world in the manufacture and use of solar photovoltaics.
The Government of India has deployed 32,000 water tankers to supplement the efforts by the Railways to bring relief to areas of acute water scarcity in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.
A German professor Peter A Wilderer has won the award this year for his research in sustainable water use and sanitation .
The prize established in 1990 is presented annually to honour outstanding achievements in water science and management.
Prawn fisheries produce less than 2% of global seafood-but are responsible for one third of the worlds discarded catch.
An estimated Rs 15 crore worth of bidis are sold per hour in the country.