Stunted, Wasted: On Global Nutrition Report 2018

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2018-12-05 OPINION Relevant for: Government Policies & Welfare Schemes Topic: Welfare of Children – Schemes & their performance; Mechanisms, Laws, Institutions & Bodies The health, longevity and well-being of Indians has improved since Independence, and the high levels of economic growth over the past two-and-half-decades have made more funds available to…

India’s Bhutan Hydel Project Ready

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2018-12-05 OPINION Relevant for: International Relations Topic: International Relations Vijay Gokhale India is expected to commission a major hydropower project in Bhutan in the coming weeks, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said on Tuesday. Delivering a speech on India-Bhutan relations, the top diplomat said cooperation in the hydropower sector was a sign…

Accounting Methods Of Climate Fund Questioned

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2018-12-05 OPINION Relevant for: Environment & Disaster Management Topic: Environmental Conservation, Sustainable Development & EIA Charting the way:Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan at the COP24 summit in Katowice, Poland, on Tuesday.AFP The Finance Ministry has issued a ‘discussion paper’ that has criticised the accounting methods used by developed countries to report how…

Disabilities Act: States Going Slow On Rollout, Says Study

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2018-12-05 OPINION Relevant for: Government Policies & Welfare Schemes Topic: Welfare of Persons with Disability – Schemes & their performance; Mechanisms, Laws, Institutions & Bodies A study conducted by the Disability Rights India Foundation (DRIF) on the implementation of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act, across 24 States, has…

Make Planning Fashionable Again

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2018-12-04 OPINION Relevant for: Indian Economy Topic: Issues relating to Planning Economic planning is not considered fashionable today. Nevertheless, contemporary economic debates will have much to gain by revisiting the ideas on planning, championed in particular by Jawaharlal Nehru. As is well known, India under Nehru’s leadership inaugurated a strategy for…

The Boundaries Of Ethics

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2018-12-04 OPINION Relevant for: Science & Technology Topic:Biotechnology, Genetics & Health related developments In this Oct. 10, 2018, photo, scientist He Jiankui speaks during an interview in Shenzhen in southern China’s Guandong province. China’s government on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, ordered a halt to work by a medical team that…