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India's city compost policy needs overhauling

India, Feb. 15 -- Promised financial incentives for sale of city compost did not prove to be a game-changer in promoting its marketing and production The Swachh Bharat Mission had committed to ensuri... Read More


An Arctic Council-like Himalayan body brewing in India's backyard

India, Feb. 15 -- The ICIMOD is pursuing 8 countries, including India, to set up an inter-governmental body to protect the Hindu Kush Himalayan region, known as the water tower of Asia On February 4,... Read More


Global share of women in labour force stagnating for over 15 years

India, Feb. 15 -- Women's participation in the labour force globally was only 48 per cent in 2018. For men, this was 75 per cent. Sex ratios have always been debated, cutting across aspects. Women ha... Read More


How safe is your food. Not much it seems

India, Feb. 15 -- Contaminated food leads to the death of 2 million people around the globe annually and is responsible for more than 200 types of diseases How do we view food? As a source of nourish... Read More


Centre fails to weed out substandard drugs, reign in prices: Parl panel

India, Feb. 15 -- It recommends that the government adopt cost of production-based pricing system The Centre has failed to not just reign in escalating drug prices but has also not been able to curb ... Read More


New drug can reverse failing memory

India, Feb. 15 -- Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health develops molecule to help those at risk of cognitive problems An experimental drug can reverse failing memory by rejuvenating cells ... Read More


India's only orangutan seriously ill in Odisha's Nandankanan zoo

India, Feb. 15 -- The animals has been ill for quite some time and its health worsened recently The country's only orangutan, 'Binny', in Odisha's Nandankanan Zoological Park, has been ill since more... Read More


Rajaji Park director, forest officials named in poaching probe

India, Feb. 15 -- The investigation is about tiger and leopard parts seized in Rajaji last year An official report on the inquiry into a seizure of animal parts in Uttarakhand's Rajaji Tiger Reserve ... Read More


20 Indian cities saw 80% of building fire deaths

India, Feb. 15 -- The latest Indian Risk Survey report ranks fire outbreak as the third biggest risk to businesses Fire outbreak is the third biggest risk to business continuity and operations, accor... Read More


Correction pen is new tool to make cheap diagnostic kits

India, Feb. 15 -- The pen, used to mask typos, helped researchers overcome the challenges associated with using paper in diagnostic tests The humble correction pen used to mask typos in printed or wr... Read More