Nitu Choudhary

Farm Income Mission; Privatisation Of Public Sector Banks

Farm Income Mission In the last year of its mission to double farmers income, the Centre admits that no actual assessment of farm income has been carried out since 2013. The government did not provide any details on what the base year for this goal is or what the targeted income to be achieved by …

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Nuclear Deterrence

Nuclear Deterrence 3.0

The World is practicing nuclear deterrence since 1945; Even, it was maintained even during the Cold War. US-USSR/Russia arms control agreements have helped reduce nuclear weapons stockpiles from nearly 65,000 in late-1970s to less than 15,000. The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) that entered into force in 1970 for 25 years with about 50 states was …

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None Including The Judiciary Is Supreme, Only The Constitution Is: Vice President

Vice President of India and Chairman of Rajya Sabha Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu on November 25 asserted that none of the three organs of the ‘State’ can claim to be supreme as only the Constitution is supreme and the legislature, the executive and the judiciary are bound to work within the respective domains as defined …

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‘World Fisheries Day 2020’

The Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India celebrated the ‘World Fisheries Day’ on November 21. The fishers, fish farmers, entrepreneurs, stakeholders, professionals, officials and Scientist from across the nation participated in the grand event. World Fisheries Day is celebrated on 21st November every year to demonstrate solidarity with …

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The Global Response To AMR: Momentum, Success, And Critical Gaps

Wellcome Trust, an independent global charitable foundation, released a report titled The Global Response to AMR: Momentum, Success, And Critical Gaps on November 17, 2020. Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): A Public Health Concern Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing public health concern in every country in the world. It already causes at least 700,000 deaths due …

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India's battle against malnutrition

India’s Battle Against Malnutrition

India has been ranked 94 on the 2020 Global Hunger Index (GHI), lower than neighbours like Bangladesh and Pakistan. The GHI is an annual peer-reviewed publication by Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe. The number of young children in India who are very short and thin puts it alongside the poorest African nations. In 2020, India falls …

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CRISPR & cas9

Regulating Gene Editing In India

Two women scientists won this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2020. Both scientists won the award “for the development of a method for genome editing”. They have pioneered the use of CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) – Cas9 (CRISPR-associated protein 9) system as a gene-editing tool. The technology is being used in …

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