WHAT IS INDIA DOING WITH ITS 2 MILLION TONNES OF E-WASTE EVERY YEAR? Author: Jacob Koshy Read the full article here. The United Nations reported that the world generated 44.7 million tonnes of electronic waste in 2016 — equivalent to the weight of some 4,500 Eiffel Towers. India’s contribution to this was a significant 2 … Continue reading Summary-The Hindu-What is India Doing with its 2 million Tonnes of E-waste every year?
BIG DISCOVERIES HAVE SMALL ORIGINS Author: M.S. Santhanam Read the full article here. The Economic Survey carries an entire chapter on transforming science and technology in India and calls for doubling research and development expenditure from its current level of about Rs. 1 lakh crore, amounting to 0.8% of the gross domestic product (GDP). Even … Continue reading Summary-The Hindu-Big Discoveries Have Small Origins
NEGLECTED BUT TREATABLE Authors: N.K. Ganguly & Rahul Srivastava Read the full article here. Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are widespread among low-income populations in developing tropical regions (Africa, Asia, and the Americas). The diseases that are most prevalent in India include lymphatic filariasis, soil transmitted helminthiases, trachoma, visceral leishmaniasis, dengue, rabies, cysticercosis and Japanese encephalitis. … Continue reading Summary-The Hindu-Neglected but Treatable
THE LOWDOWN ON MSP ROADMAP Author: Vikas Vasudeva Read the full article here. The Union Budget 2018-19 proposed to give farmers a minimum support price (MSP) 1.5 times of the production cost. The agriculture sector provides food security to 1.3 billion people, absorbs 54% of the workforce and touches the lives of two-thirds of the … Continue reading Summary-The Hindu-The Lowdown on MSP Roadmap
SHOULD STATES HAVE THEIR OWN FLAGS Authors: Ravivarma Kumar, Ravi K. Mishra, Narendar Pani Read the full article here. YES | RAVIVARMA KUMAR It would strengthen the federal structure and serve as a symbol for a more specific identity Recently, Karnataka constituted a committee to design a flag for the state. No law prevents the state … Continue reading Summary-The Hindu-Should States Have their Own Flags?