Month: November 2018

Indian Rocket Launches 31 Satellites to Orbit

Source-¬† An Indian rocket successfully lofted 31 satellites to Earth orbit late Wednesday night (Nov. 28), just a few days before the scheduled liftoff of a SpaceX booster that’s even more jam-packed. The¬†Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle¬†(PSLV) launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, on India’s southeast coast, at 11:27 p.m. EST (0427 GMT and 0957 local

Every third child is malnourished, finds Global Nutrition Report 2018

Source- We may be in the United Nations Decade of Nutrition but every country is affected by malnutrition, highlights the Global Nutrition Report 2018 released Thursday. About a third of the world’s children suffer some form of malnutrition. According to the report, we have never been better equipped to fight malnutrition, yet the current burden is “unacceptably

What India Could Learn From Ethiopia About Food Security

Source-¬† Despite India‚Äôs fast economic¬†growth¬†and¬†poverty reduction¬†over the past few decades, food insecurity remains¬†very high. This puzzle has been named the¬†‚ÄúSouth Asian enigma‚ÄĚ. Some indicators of food insecurity, especially child undernourishment rates, are now worse in India than in Ethiopia. This is despite the fact that Ethiopia has only¬†a quarter¬†of India‚Äôs per capita income and has

“BJP’s Pakoda Economic Vision Has Sunk India’s Economy”: Congress

Source-¬† The Congress on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of resorting to “malicious and fraudulent jugglery” of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures to hide the “enormous body blow” caused by them to India’s economy. “Failed ‘Modinomics’ plus a ‘pakoda economic vision’ has sunk India’s economy in complete turmoil. A

Maldives Seeks India’s Assistance to Pay off Chinese Debt

Source-¬† Faced with an acute budgetary deficit due to mounting foreign debts, the new government in the Maldives, led by President Abdulla Solih, is looking to India for financial support to help the island nation achieve its development goals. It has announced the revival of its ‘India First’ policy without affecting its engagement with China.

Shameful and inhuman, says Supreme Court on Bihar govt’s handling of shelter home cases

Source-¬† furious Supreme Court today expresses extreme unhappiness with the First Information Reports registered by the Bihar government in a number of cases of sexual and mental exploitation of children at shelter homes in the state. A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur faulted the Bihar government for filing “soft” FIRs in the cases,

Andaman: ‚ÄėLeave US missionary‚Äôs body and indigenous group alone,‚Äô Survival International urges India

Source- Survival International, a movement for indigenous groups, on Monday urged the Indian government to terminate efforts to recover an American’s man’s body from the isolated North Sentinel island. Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police said they had conducted their second expedition to retrieve John Allen Chau’s body from the island on November 24 but to no avail.

26/11 attacks 10th anniversary: Mumbai is safe, police can handle any terror threat, says Commissioner Subodh Kumar Jaiswal

Source-¬† 10 years after the 26/11 terror attack, Mumbai is safe and police are competent to handle any terror threat, says Police Commissioner Subodh Kumar Jaiswal. In one of the most horrific terrorist attacks in the country’s history, 166 people were killed and over 300 injured as 10 heavily-armed terrorists from Pakistan created mayhem in