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  • May 12, 2018
  • 1Down to Earth – 1th to 15th April Summary - New Age Executives (Part - 3) [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Strength Aggregation -India has about 119 million small and marginal farm households that own less than 2 ha, as per Census 2011. It could go to 95 % in next decade. Small farmers have no say in the market. Small landholdings mean high input costs, reduced output and low market …

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  • 2Down to Earth – 1th to 15th April Summary - New Age Executives (Part - 2) [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Head out - National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), government’s drug pricing watchdog, triggered by a complaint filed by few patients who were charged extraordinary but did not find solution to their problem.

    The report, released by NPPA says

    • Private hospitals are “loo…

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  • 3Down to Earth – 1th to 15th April Summary - New Age Executives (Part - 1) [ Down-to-Earth ]

    The Craft of Corrupt Science - Glyphosate: A chemical which is banned or on the verge of being banned all over the world, Glyphosate, a herbicide is used to remove weeds by spraying it before sowing to clear the fields.

    • Glyphosate also known as Roundup or “Wonder Substance”.
    • Di…

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  • May 9, 2018
  • 1Down to Earth – 16th to 30th April Summary (Part - 3) [ Down-to-Earth ]

    It’s Time for Institutionalization - NGT may become an ineffective institution because of: Weaknesses in NGT’s own internal procedures, Non-cooperation from the government, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MOEF&CC).

    The tribunal needs to establish clear guidelin…

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  • 2Down to Earth – 16th to 30th April Summary (Part - 2) [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Oil Grows on trees- Over 67 % of current demand of vegetable oil is met by imports. Import duty increased to make the domestic market competitive. Import duties on sunflower oil, rapeseed oil and soya bean oil, which account for 38 % of imports, remain unchanged.

    According to th…

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  • 3Down to Earth – 16th to 30th April Summary (Part - 1) [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Design of a Building - The Bureau of Indian Standards makes the National Building Code (NBC) that regulates building design in the Country which defines “comfort temperatures”. Its 2005 version had set 25 - 30°C for non-air conditioned buildings and 21 - 23°C for air-conditioned …

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  • Apr 12, 2018
  • 1Summary of Down to Earth: 31 March 2018 (Part - 3) [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Crisis of Management - In case of Bengaluru, the extra allocation of water from Cauvery by Supreme Court would be of little relief unless the water is managed well. The 2013 - 14 report of the Comptroller and Auditor General says that half of the Cauvery waters, supplied to Benga…

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  • 2Summary of Down to Earth: 31 March 2018 (Part - 2) [ Down-to-Earth ]

    In Odisha, In January this year, village communities in Pipadi and Jamguda in Kalahandi district were denied access to take bamboo out of the forest area. They were told that they could transport bamboo outside the forest, only if it was done manually or by using a cycle, there b…

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  • 3Summary of Down to Earth: 31st March 2018 (Part - 1) [ Down-to-Earth ]

    World Of Cape Towns - Theewatreskloof Dam, Cape Town’s largest reservoir, has dries to just 13 % capacity after 3 years of drought. Cape Town is on notice that the day when its water will run out is very close.

    Cape Towns in India

    February 2018 Supreme Court (SC) decision on alloc…

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1A Tragic Die-Off of Most of the Coral in Japan’S Largest Coral Reef [ Down-to-Earth ]

    The coral bleaching continues to have its impact even in 2017 as a new study by the Japanese environment ministry revealed that almost three-quarters of Japan’s biggest coral reef has died. Report blames global warming and rising sea temperatures for the demise of coral reefs.

    Bleached corals at Japan’s largest coral reef, Sekiseishoko

    Bleached corals at Japan’s largest coral reef, Sekiseishoko

    Bleached corals at Japan’s largest coral reef, Sekiseishoko

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