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Posts From deepak mehto

Critical analysis of the state of higher education in India

🕔18:33, 16.Oct 2019

Context: The state of higher education in India can be easily described by the recently–released Quacquarelli Symonds and Times Higher Education rankings of global universities, only three IITs could feature in the top 200 of these lists, and none in

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Global Hunger Index 2019

🕔18:29, 16.Oct 2019

In News: India ranked 102nd on the Global Hunger Index 2019, an index of 117 countries.  It was the lowest-ranked among South Asian countries (the rest being ranked between 66 and 94) and way behind the other BRICS nations, the

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Microbial Fuel Cell

🕔18:24, 16.Oct 2019

In News: At the London Zoo, a fern has started taking its own selfies, announced by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).  ZSL scientists had laid the groundwork for the feat earlier this year, with the ultimate aim of using

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 Draft norms for setting vehicle scrapping unit

🕔18:21, 16.Oct 2019

In news The transport ministry has issued draft guidelines for setting up authorised vehicle scrapping facilities. According to the guidelines issued for comments from stakeholders, including the public.  The ministry will accept comments until November 15. Why we need Vehicle

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Ending malnourishment by diversifying food consumption

🕔17:49, 16.Oct 2019

Context: Ending malnourishment by diversifying food consumption.  Background: The prime minister announced in his Mann Ki Baat address that September is to be observed as ‘Rashtriya Poshan Mah’.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to support the government’s nutrition campaign to ensure

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Potential of minor ports of India

🕔17:48, 16.Oct 2019

In news The government is set to form a committee to assess the potential of over 150 non-major ports in the country and link them with major ones to form a national grid for ports. Background Government has continuously striving

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Power Generation: Towards cheaper power units

🕔17:47, 16.Oct 2019

 Context Ways and means to generate cheaper power with existing and new capacity addition including renewable energy. Growth of Power generation in India: India has been aggressively expanding its power generation capacity over the years.  Today’s installed capacity of 358

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The National Blindness & Visual Impairment Survey India 2015-2019

🕔17:33, 16.Oct 2019

Context: The National Blindness & Visual Impairment Survey India 2015-2019, released by the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, looks at the district-wise prevalence of blindness and visual impairment.  Key Highlights of Survey: The prevalence of blindness is lowest

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Diagnostic Kits Developed By ICAR Under Make In India Initiative 

🕔17:17, 16.Oct 2019

Release of two diagnostic kits developed under Make in India initiative by Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR) Two diagnostic kits developed by ICAR- Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) under the ‘Make in India’ initiative, namely the Bluetongue sandwich ELISA (sELISA)

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Gujarat, T.N. top performers under the PM-JAY health scheme 

🕔10:31, 16.Oct 2019

In News: The Modi government’s flagship programme, Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY), touted as the world’s largest government-funded healthcare programme, has crossed the 50 lakh treatment mark. Key Highlights: Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh have

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