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Law of sedition cannot be invoked to quieten the disquiet, says Delhi court A Delhi court said the law of sedition was a powerful tool to maintain peace and order in the society and it cannot be invoked to quieten the disquiet under the pretence of muzzling the miscreants. A Delhi court said the law of sedition cannot be invoked to quieten the disquiet under the pretence of muzzling the miscreants. Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana said this while granting bail to two persons --...

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Mid-Day Meals play a crucial role in guaranteeing child nutrition in the post-pandemic world

School meals ensure nutrition for millions of vulnerable children across the world. Almost 370 million children worldwide are covered by school feeding programmes. While 100 million school children benefitted from the noon meal scheme in India prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, countries like Brazil (48 million), China (44 million), South Africa (9 million) and Nigeria (9 million) too run similar programmes for school children. However, an estimated 39 billion in-school...

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Mindless ‘development’ could bring more calamities like Chamoli and Kedarnath floods -Shekhar Pathak

-The Indian Express People do not want to risk their homes, fields, pastures, forests and rivers in the name of development. Most of such development work in the Himalayas is being carried out without an understanding of its fragility, seismicity, glacial behaviour, climatic changes and their collective destructive power. The flash floods due to the burst of an artificial lake created by a huge landslide (rock, frozen mud and ice) in Rishi...

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More fatalities likely among poor victims of road crashes: World Bank report -Jagriti Chandra

-The Hindu Study highlights the socio-economic impact of accidents There are more fatalities from road crashes among poor families rather than the rich shows a new World Bank study that highlights the socio-economic impact of road accidents — from access to post-accident medical care to coping with the financial distress caused by a mishap. In the study, low income households repoRTEd twice the numbers of deaths post-crash vis-à-vis high income households. The risk...

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This Hyderabad farmer has won a patent for Vitamin D-enriched rice and wheat -Prabalika M Borah

-The Hindu Chintala Venkat Reddy, who won a Padma Shri in 2020, applies natural processes and minerals to enrich rice and wheat with Vitamin D Hyderabad: Farmer Chintala Venkat Reddy from Hyderabad, Telangana was no silent observer when his doctor friends discussed Vitamin D deficiency and how it can affect the human body. As a farmer however, he wasn’t too excited by the idea of loading the body for the required Vit...

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