SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, BIODIVERSITY

Question 1 “The present global health crisis is not primarily one of disease, but of Governance”. Comment. (300 words) http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/health/policy-and-issues/restrictive-global-governance-system-affects-public-health/article5681521.ece Question 2 “The lithium- ion batteries are having high potential but recent findings have defamed its viability”. Highlight the controversy associated with it and suggest measures to overcome the same. (200 words) http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/lithium_ion_safety_concerns http://www.pddnet.com/news/2014/02/researchers-build-nonflammable-lithium-ion-battery http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/promise-of-lithium-batteries/article4555245.ece http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-sci-tech-and-agri/keeping-lithium-batteries-from-burning/article5683063.ece

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Day 11

QUESTIONS ASKED – DAY-11 (30/07/2013) 1) What is malnutrition and undernourishment? Why is India according to some reports, in spite of surplus food grain production, home to a large number of stunted, wasted and underweight children in the world?  Explain. (300 Words) 2)“In the post-independence India, the myth of Balkanization was belied by the peaceful reorganization …

Union Cabinet Approves Introduction of the Criminal Law (Amendment ) Bill, 2012 in the Parliament With Provision Of Stringent Punishment For Rape

The Law Commission of India in its 172nd Report on `Review of Rape Laws` as well the National Commission for Women have recommended for stringent punishment for the offence of rape. Taking this into consideration, government had constituted a high powered committee headed by Union Home Secretary, which  examined the recommendations of Law Commission, NCW and …

Child Malnutrition In India – Magnitude, Its Causes, Consequences and Remedies

“Though quieter than famine, persistent undernutrition kills many more people slowly in the long run than famine do”   (Dre’ze and Sen 1998) India’s much coveted ‘demographic dividend‘ might be  in jeopardy. It is estimated that by 2030, there  will be 484.86 million youth (aged between 15 to 34) in India. Much has been said about its …

India Reaches Milestone In Polio Eradication – Polio A Fact Sheet

On 13 January, 2012, India reached a major milestone in the history of polio eradication – a 12-month period without any case of polio being recorded. This date marks the unprecedented progress in India and is an endorsement of the effectiveness of the polio eradication strategies and their implementation in India. Cases in 2011                            …