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INTERVIEWS Anil Khurana | Broadening The Role Of Homeopathy In India’s Health Care

Anil Khurana, Director General, Central Council for Research in Homeopathy (CCRH) shares his perspective on the need for homeopathy to be significantly integrated with the holistic health care needs of India.

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INTERVIEWS Prof Ramesh Chand | Moving from ‘grow more’ to ‘growth plus’

Prof Ramesh Chand, Member, NITI Ayog, speaking with Sulagna Chattopadhyay, discusses a vision of how India’s agriculture needs to transform with proactive as well as stringent regulations.

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LIFE Denisovan Humans in Tibet: A new study confirms the presence of Denisovan humans in the Tibetian Plateau

<p>The scientific study of a jawbone, stone artefacts and mitochondrial DNA extracted from the Baishiya Karst Cave, researchers have confirmed the presence of Denisovan humans on the ‘roof of the world’. The new study also proves the widespread presence of these ancient humans across Asia.</p>

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CLIMATE CHANGE US Climate-No Cause for Alarm, says report

<p>A new paper by British climate writer, Paul Homewood says that average temperature rise in the USA is not alarming. Based on the data received from the NOAA, it claims that there has been little or no rise in temperatures since the mid 1990s, summers were hotter in the 1930s than in any recent years, Hurricanes are neither frequent nor so powerful, and wildfires now burn only a fraction of the acreage. However, climatic event examples data collected from different sources, cite a different story.</p>

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DISASTER EDUCATION Human Cost of Disasters 2000-2019

<p>The UNDRR report shows that the rising global temperature is driving the increased frequency of extreme weather events. Although the improved forecasting and warning systems are indeed helping to save precious human lives, yet the number of affected people and economic costs are significantly high.</p>

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CLIMATE CHANGE Global Safety Net: A ‘blueprint’ to conserve protected areas around the world

<p>Scientists have identified 35.3 per cent terrestrial areas beyond current 15.1 per cent protected areas around the world to deal with biodiversity loss, climate change and Covid-19 like pandemic. One immediate priority identified is the protection of 2.3 per cent critical land area which is home to myriad rare species. Through the Global Safety Net, one can know the biologically important areas in his region. To achieve the target of a total 50.4 per cent protected land area, ‘common but differentiated’ solution has been recommended.</p>

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HEALTH Controlling the Covid-19 Pandemic: The Role of Strong Healthcare Systems

<p>The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the subject of healthcare to the forefront. As such, it becomes pertinent to ask the question that why some countries are doing better than others in dealing with this crisis? Does the answer lie in the difference in the healthcare system of various countries? In this article, we try to answer this question by looking at some of the features of the healthcare systems of four countries - Taiwan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand - that have been successful in controlling and managing the situation. As our analysis will show, these countries relied on their historical investment in building public healthcare and quick preparedness in dealing with the pandemic.</p>

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CLIMATE CHANGE Antarctic’s Weddell Sea loses sea-ice twice the size of Spain

<p>Due to intense storms and the appearance of polynya (open water within the sea ice), the summer sea ice in the Weddell Sea sector of Antarctica has decreased by roughly one million square kilometres. Scientists point out that this will adversely impact the Antarctic ecosystem.</p>

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MONSOON UPDATE LIVE: मानसून 2020, जलाशय व खरीफ बुआई की दशा व दिशाः लाइव साप्ताहिक अपडेट

<p>भारत में मानसूनी वर्षा 2020 भारतीय मौसम विज्ञान विभाग (आईएमडी) के अनुसार 1 जून से 30 सितंबर के बीच वर्ष 2020 का अखिल भारतीय मानसून मौसमी वर्षा सामान्य से अधिक रही है। /p>

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भूगोल और आप भूमिगत डिफ्यूजर-ड्रिप सिंचाई का विकल्प!

<p>गिरते जल स्तर व बढ़ते जल संकट के बीच समस्त आबादी के लिए खाद्य सुरक्षा सुनिश्चित करना बड़ी चुनौती है। ऐसी स्थिति में उपलब्ध जल का कुशलता से उपयोग समय की मांग है। भूमिगत डिफ्यूजर सिंचाई की एक ऐसी ही तकनीक है जो शुष्क क्षेत्र व शुष्क मौसम में पौधों को पानी की कमी नहीं होने देती।</p>

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