What is the trigger? Brent, the international benchmark for oil prices, crossed $80 a barrel this week, touching the highest level since November 2014. The current price is almost three times the cost in early 2016 when it was $29 a barrel. The trend may continue in the coming weeks and months, according to most … Continued
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What is it? The World Health Organisation has listed viral hepatitis as a major public health problem throughout the world and particularly in India. “… it is a serious health concern in India, with over a crore people suffering from hepatitis C. This is six times the number of HIV/AIDS patients,” according to . Poonam … Continued
Over a dozen children have died in stray dog attacks in a block at Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh over the last six months. What is the problem? At least six children were critically injured in attacks allegedly by feral dogs between November last and May this year. Such is the magnitude of the menace that … Continued
Prime Minister launches work on Zojila tunnel project Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Zojila tunnel project, which will provide all-weather connectivity to Srinagar, Kargil and Leh. At 14.15 km, it will be the country’s longest road tunnel. The tunnel will cut down the time taken to cross the Zojila pass from the three hours … Continued
What can be consequence of a heatstroke? With the mercury soaring over 40 degrees Celsius mark, doctors have warned against heatstroke and related medical condition stating that it is a medical emergency and can be fatal if not promptly and properly treated. “While heatstroke may appear to be a short-lived medical episode, if ignored, it … Continued
The Centre’s announcement of a cessation of operations in Jammu and Kashmir during the month of Ramzan is a welcome step. The direction to the security forces not to launch operations in the State during this period, while allowing them to reserve “the right to retaliate if attacked or if it is essential to protect … Continued
India has called for a judicious use of resources amidst concerns over resource depletion and scarcity. Addressing the 4th BRICS Ministerial meeting in Durban, South Africa, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that a decrease in global materials, or at least stabilization at present levels, demand major reductions … Continued
The Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology has decided to adopt the word ‘AYUSH’ in Hindi and English languages for scientific and technical purposes. What does Ayush means? The “AYUSH” became popular as the acronym for five traditional and complementary systems of medicine, namely Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy and successfully adopted … Continued
Yeddyurappa resigns Karnataka chief minister B.S.Yeddyurappa resigned without moving the Supreme Court mandated trust vote in the floor of state Assembly (to prove his majority) from his post barely two and a half days after he was sworn in, beating his own personal record of seven days in 2007. His conceding of defeat coming as … Continued
Indore cleanest city The union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs declared Indore as the cleanest among 4,203 urban local bodies (ULBs) in the country in the Swachh Survekshan 2018 carried out earlier this year. This is the second time in a row that Indore — the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, venue for the … Continued