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Users are no guinea pigs, Mr. Facebook

By   /  June 12, 2018  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Users are no guinea pigs, Mr. Facebook

By Nishant Arora | IANS A couple of months back, when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was asked if users data on his platform was at risk, he unambiguously said ‘No, adding that there was no way the data of his users could be breached or “improperly shared” on a massive scale. The Cambridge Analytica data scandal […]

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Session with the EU On “Plastic Waste Management” at the “World Environment Conference”

By   /  June 8, 2018  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Session with the EU On “Plastic Waste Management” at the “World Environment Conference”

By Rajiandai Bariam  India was the global host for the recently ended “World Environment Day Conference” under the theme #Beat Plastic Pollution at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The European Union which spearheaded in the fight against plastic was a special participant in the event. In the World Economic Forum, it’s being said that by 2050, if […]

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Brain Drain Reversal is Gathering Steam

By   /  June 8, 2018  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Brain Drain Reversal is Gathering Steam

By Dinesh C Sharma | India Science Wire It is a silent change which has been occurring over the past one decade. The schemes launched to reverse the process of infamous ‘brain drain’ have finally started yielding results. The number of young scientists returning to do scientific research in India and taking up positions in research […]

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Quality Over Quantity: How a ‘Man of Books’ is Changing Publishing’s 80-20 Rule

By   /  June 3, 2018  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Quality Over Quantity: How a ‘Man of Books’ is Changing Publishing’s 80-20 Rule

By Saket Suman | IANS Ever wondered why so many books that seem of little value and are never sold or reviewed get published in the first place? That’s because most publishers worldwide follow the old 80-20 rule, in which just about 20 per cent of the books pay for the 80 per cent that fail. […]

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Small Projects, Big Concerns: Impacts of Small Hydropower Projects on Fish Communities in the Western Ghats

By   /  June 1, 2018  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Small Projects, Big Concerns: Impacts of Small Hydropower Projects on Fish Communities in the Western Ghats

• First ever study in India to evaluate environmental impacts of Small Hydropower Projects (SHPs) published • SHPs found to significantly affect river flow, water quality and fish communities in Western Ghats • Past studies observed increased human-elephant conflicts in SHP construction areas   The first ever scientific study in India of Small Hydropower Projects […]

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Future of Books Brighter in India than Most Parts of World— Publisher David Davidar

By   /  May 31, 2018  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Future of Books Brighter in India than Most Parts of World— Publisher David Davidar

By Saket Suman | IANS After an unprecedented boom in India’s publishing industry during the past two decades, many insiders are fearful that it has now reached its saturation point. But the boom is not over, according to David Davidar, who maintains that India is “one of the most exciting book markets in the world” and […]

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The Grand Canyon; Where Time Stands Still

By   /  May 29, 2018  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on The Grand Canyon; Where Time Stands Still

By Karishma Saurabh Kalita | IANS Here I was standing overlooking centuries of ancient history at one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Painted in the bright hues of orange, brown and green with the Colorado river flowing beneath it, even time stands still at the Grand Canyon. I started my journey to the […]

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Awareness about Sanitary Napkins Still Low in Rural Areas: India’s Real Pad Man

By   /  May 27, 2018  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Awareness about Sanitary Napkins Still Low in Rural Areas: India’s Real Pad Man

By (May 28 is Menstrual Hygiene Day) By Sugandha Rawal | IANS Some thought he was possessed, some thought he was just being a pervert when he started questioning young women about sanitary pads. But Arunachalam Muruganantham did all this in his quest to make cheap sanitary napkins for his wife, which, eventually, went on to […]

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Nipah Scare: No Need to Panic; Adopt Good Hygiene Practices

By   /  May 26, 2018  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Nipah Scare: No Need to Panic; Adopt Good Hygiene Practices

By Rachel V. Thomas | IANS Simple good hygiene practices such as frequent hand washing and cooking food properly before consuming can help you avoid contracting the brain-damaging Nipah virus which has claimed 12 lives in Kerala till now and led to quarantining of at least 40 others, health experts suggest. The Nipah virus is a […]

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Grasping at Straws: Pathetic State of Biofuels in India

By   /  May 24, 2018  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Grasping at Straws: Pathetic State of Biofuels in India

By Ramya Natarajan | IANS For the past several winters, Delhi has drawn global attention for its life-threatening smog levels. This is attributed, in part, to the open burning of biomass residues like paddy straw and stubble in the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana. Ironically, while these residues can contribute to lethal levels of air […]

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