Author: D. Shyam Babu Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has moved towards lateral entry in government service and has invited applications from “talented and motivated Indian nationals willing to contribute towards nation building” to be appointed as joint secretaries in 10 Departments/ Ministries at the Center. The lateral entry decision is based on the assumption … Continue reading Summary-The Hindu-Neither New Nor Undesirable
Authors: N.K. Ganguly & S.L. Hoti Lymphatic Filariasis (LF), a mosquito-borne parasitic disease, has been a public health problem in India since a very long time. In 1955, the Government launched the National Filaria Control Programme and currently, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is in the process of finalising an Accelerated Plan for Elimination … Continue reading Summary-The Hindu-Handling a Threat
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 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 if instantly doubled, it would … 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