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MS Swaminathan, father of Green Revolution, interviewed by Jitheesh PM & Jipson John (Newsclick.in)

f Green Revolution’, I was not responsible for that. I always say I am a father of three fine girls! Before the Green Revolution, we were entirely dependent in terms of food. In fact, we impoRTEd 10 million foodgrains in 1966. An independent foreign policy was not possible as long as it was dependent on somebody else’s grains. I would say in areas like Punjab and Haryana—the heartland of the Green Revolution—agriculture is s

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Display information on 7 common antibiotics: Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation -Bindu Shajan Perappadan

-The Hindu CDSCO sends letter to manufacturers AleRTEd by the Union Health Ministry’s pharmaceutical watchdog, the National Co-ordination Centre of the Pharmacovigilance Programme of India (PvPI), on adverse reactions that were being repoRTEd from some commonly-used antibiotics, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has now asked manufacturers to ensure that this information

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NaMo TV content must be certified, says Election Commission -Anubhuti Vishnoi

incurred towards this ‘advertising’ portal be reflected in BJP’s annual audit and expenditure reports. New Delhi: The Election Commission has ruled that NaMo TV, BJP’s purpoRTEd ‘advertising portal’ carried by DTH operators, should be subjected to content certification regime, like all other political advertisements during the model code period. ET has learnt that the poll panel has written to the Delhi chief

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India might soon have the most Caesarean births -Aswathi Pacha

han a third of the births are delivered by caesarean section among the richest quintile and in several states of South India such Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Telangana – with rates above 50% repoRTEd in some districts”, underlines Alexandre Dumont, demographer at the Population and Development Center, The French Research Institute for Development, Paris in a release. He is one of the authors of the study published in JAMA Network Open. P

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India stares at pile of solar e-waste -Jacob Koshy

or solar cells in the world, buoyed by the government’s commitment to install 100 GW of solar power by 2022. So far, India has installed solar cells for about 28 GW and this is largely from impoRTEd solar PV cells. Solar cell modules are made by processing sand to make silicon, casting silicon ingots, using wafers to create cells and then assembling them to make modules. India’s domestic manufacturers are largely involved in assembli

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Waterless in first free wi-fi village in Delhi -Fareeha Iftikhar

-Hindustan Times According to locals, around 100 cases of dengue were repoRTEd from the village last year. However, in the absence of any government hospital and medical dispensary, the residents struggled. In 2017, Kadipur in north Delhi, adopted by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from North-East Delhi Manoj Tiwari, had hit the headlines after it became the first village in the capital to get “free wi-fi”. However, it is still str

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Aravallis broken beyond repair -Jitendra & Shagun Kapil

illions who once found it the axis of their sustenance, are now reconciled to the loss of one of the planet’s oldest physical features. This despite the fact that village after village have repoRTEd changes in the local ecology after the mountain range’s degradation, with significant impact on the people’s lives. The account of Khan is a telling comment on the degradation the Aravallis due to mining. Though the Supreme Court banne

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The self-employment conundrum -Arindam Gupta

and bankruptcy code banks now have 180 days to sort out a non-payment against bank loan and regularize payment without initiating proceedings against defaulters. After that, proceedings have to be staRTEd within 15 days. The strict norms do not provide breathing space to new businesses suppoRTEd mostly by bank loans. A number of schemes have been launched to prove the intention of fulfilling the promise

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