Lakkom Waterfall

The Valley of Strobilanthes Species in Western Ghats

Strobilanthes species comprise a shrubby flowering plant that belongs to the Family Acanthaceae and is placed as the second largest genus in this family. The genus comprises of about 350 species mostly native to tropical Asia and Madagascar. The Indian subcontinent has nearly 150 species, out of which 59 are seen in peninsular India. The […]

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world biodiversity day 2017

Sustainable Tourism the theme for World Biodiversity Day 2017

The 22nd of May this year is the World Biodiversity Day – a United Nations mandated celebration. Every year bears a theme and this year the theme is Sustainable Tourism. The United Nations General Assembly has recognized 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, and the theme is meant to coincide with […]

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diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy: an emerging eye disease in India

Diabetic Retinopathy: an emerging eye disease in India An awareness about diabetes management and expansion of the eye health care services at the grass roots level for reducing the burden of avoidable blindness is essential for India in the coming years. The eyes are the most beautiful organs in our body. The health of the […]

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mangrove ecosystem services

India Biodiversity: Mangrove Ecosystem Services

Mangrove ecosystem – mangroves form dense and often mono-specific strands and are considered “foundation species” that control population and ecosystem dynamics. Currently declining at the rate of 1 per cent per year, mangrove forests are expected to completely disappear within 100 years if nothing is done to remedy it. The Mangrove Ecosystem of India Mangroves […]

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why data analytics should be part of the scientific domain

Why data analytics should be part of the scientific domain

Each stream of study, especially scientific ones generate massive data. These humongous amounts of data can be described as big data if it possesses the six Vs of volume, variety, velocity, variability, validity, and volatility. There has been the enormous growth of data in both the commercial and scientific sectors due to advances in data […]

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Line Fire

Jharia Resettlement | Coal Seams in the Line of Fire

The 80,000 odd people, living in the coal belt of Jharia in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad district breathe fire – quite literally. The Jharia coal mine produce the best quality coking coal (used in blast furnaces) in India. However, the area, mostly inhabited by tribal communities, has been smouldering with underground mine fires for several decades now. […]

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India and Pakistan with worst scores in South Asia in Healthcare Index

India and Pakistan with worst scores in South Asia in Healthcare Index

In the World Healthcare Index released by Lancet Medical Journal, India’s rank is 134 among the 195 countries surveyed between 1990 to 2015. China has the best score among India’s neighbouring countries, while India fares worse than its minnow neighbours – Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. In terms of overall scores in providing healthcare, […]

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