India Gets Submarine Rescue System

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2018-12-13 OPINION Relevant for: Science & Technology Topic: Defence relatred developments The Indian Navy joined a select group of naval forces in the world on Wednesday when it inducted its first non-tethered Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) system at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai. The DSRV is used to rescue crew members…

Water Traces Found On Asteroid Bennu

Source : www.thehindu.com  Date : 2018-12-12 OPINION Relevant for: Science & Technology Topic:Space Technology & related matters Seeds of life: Analysis of samples from Bennu may offer some clues to the origins of life on the earth.   | Photo Credit: AFP NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has discovered ingredients for water on a nearby sky scrapersized asteroid,…

A Rare Blitz For Trees

Source : www.thehindu.com  Date : 2018-12-12 OPINION Relevant for: Environment & Disaster Management Topic: Environmental Conservation, Sustainable Development & EIA Blitzes are swift, vigorous attacks and usually part of military parley. But there was nothing military about citizens as they looked up at trees across India on December 1 and 2: they were on a ‘bio…

Providing Health For All

Source : www.thehindu.com  Date : 2018-12-12 OPINION Relevant for: Health, Education & Human Resources Topic: Health & Sanitation and related issues Today, on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day, I wonder how many readers are aware of what UHC is. According to the World Health Organisation, UHC means “ensuring that everyone, everywhere can access essential quality health…

Sc Directs Centre To Declare 10 Km Area Around National Parks As Eco-Sensitive

Source : www.thehindu.com  Date : 2018-12-12 OPINION Relevant for: Environment & Disaster Management Topic: Environmental Conservation, Sustainable Development & EIA The Pobitora wildlife sanctuary in Assam.Ritu Raj Konwar The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Union Environment Ministry to declare 10 km area around 21 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries across the country as ‘eco-sensitive zones’.…

Anchored In Human Rights

Source : www.thehindu.com  Date : 2018-12-11 OPINION Relevant for: Indian Polity & Constitution Topic: Rights Issues – Human Rights and NHRC Decades of global neglect have resulted in tuberculosis (TB) becoming the leading cause of adult deaths in most of the global south — it kills nearly two million people a year. This is shocking given…

Don’t Believe The Anti-Gmo Campaign

Source : www.thehindu.com  Date : 2018-12-11 OPINION Relevant for: Indian Economy Topic: Major crops, Cropping patterns in various parts of the country incl. Various Agriculture Revolutions “India has one of the strongest regulatory protocols for field trials of GM crops.“ Bt Cotton being harvested near Salem, Tamil Nadu, in 2005.>Shaju Joh> A review article, “Modern technologies…