Reading Time: 8 mins Recently, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Aadhaar in its majority verdict (4 out of 5 judges). It is in this light, there is a need to look up the background of the Aadhaar issue and analyse various verdicts.
Reading Time: 5 mins The Zika virus has hit Jaipur, Rajasthan and it has the risk of spreading to other areas as well. With the number of cases rising steadily, the central government has sent an Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Team to Rajasthan to intensify vector control measures. Notably, a broad range of initiatives are being taken by authorities to control Zika, however, they are being viewed as a delayed response to an epidemic.
Reading Time: 6 mins A recent investigation revealed that the world’s largest veterinary drug-maker, Zoetis, was selling antibiotics as growth promoters to poultry farmers in India. Zoetis halted such practice in the US since the US prohibited the use of antibiotics as growth-promoters in early 2017…
Reading Time: 6 mins The #MeToo movement is gathering momentum in India in recent days, with women calling out influential men for alleged sexual harassment. It is in this light, it is imperative to analyze everything about sexual harassment in the workplace viz- what, why, initiatives, challenges, and solutions.
Reading Time: 3 mins Minimum Support Price Scheme (MSP) for Minor Forest Produce (MFP) is a centrally-sponsored scheme launched at the end of 2013-14 (during the 12th five-year plan) to ensure fair and remunerative price to MFP gatherers. Known as ‘Mechanism for marketing of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) through Minimum Support Price (MSP) and development of value chain for MFP’, the scheme was planned as a social safety initiative for MFP gatherers.
Reading Time: 4 mins The Drug Technical Advisory Board (DTAB) in July 2018 has recommended banning 343 “irrational” fixed-dose combination (FDC) drugs.
Reading Time: 4 mins The Law Commission of India has said that a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is “neither necessary nor desirable at this stage”. In this regard, enacting justified laws is more desirable than changing personal laws for bringing in ‘uniformity’.
Reading Time: 3 mins A recent survey points out that the women participation in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine) is only around 14%. This suggests that many of our best brains that showed the maximum potential do not pick research as their career.
Reading Time: 3 mins Oxytocin is also known as the love hormone, is released naturally in human bonding activities
such as childbirth, breastfeeding, and sex. Oxytocin is made in the hypothalamus region of the brain