09 Oct, 2019

  • Zero Budget Natural farming (Article) - economy
  • Noble Prize in Physics - science
  • Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey - Social issues
  • Noble Prize in Physiology/Medicine - Science
  • Rethink water management Issues ( Article) - Environment
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    CRITIQUE OF ZERO BUDGET NATURAL FARMING

    A number of concerns have been raised with respect to the adoption of Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF). Some of the critics have pointed out that the Government's policy of inclusion of ZBNF is unwise and imprudent.

    • What is ZBNF?
    • Basic Premise and Pillars of ZNBF
    • Government's Initiatives to promote ZBNF
    • Benefits
    • Challenges and Concerns

     

    RETHINKING WATER MANAGEMENT ISSUES

    This article provides a critique of the Government's Strategy of Management of Water Resources as enunciated in the "Strategy For New India @ 75" released by NITI Aayog in December 2018.

    • Problems with India’s water management Framework

     

    NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSICS 2019

    The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics is shared among an American cosmologist, James Peebles and two Swiss astronomers, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz.

    • Theoretical framework of physical cosmology
    • Discovery of 1st exoplanet
    • Peeble’s contribution in predicting CMB

    NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSIOLOGY/MEDICINE

    The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine is awarded to William Kaelin, Sir Peter Ratcliffe, and Gregg Semenza for their ground breaking discovery of how cells in the have evolved to sense and adapt to fluctuating oxygen levels.

    • How Cells adapt to fluctuating oxygen levels?

     

    ABOUT COMPREHENSIVE NATIONAL NUTRITION SURVEY (CNNS)

    Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNNS), a cross-sectional, household survey covering more than 1,20,000 children and adolescents (0-19 years) in both urban and rural areas across all 30 states of India, is being conducted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India in partnership with UNICEF.

    • Highlights of the Report
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