Highlights:- Over the past few months, the Centre has been focusing on the mining sector to revive the country’s economy but it is feared that it could mean a troubled time ahead for communities involved and environment.- However, the major question is whether such a push is in line with the National Mineral Policy 2019 of India which talks about the concept of inter-generational equity as far as mineral wealth is concerned.- The organisations involved with the communities that are impacted by the mining believe that protection and welfare of tribal people and poor are rarely the focus area of mining plans which are heavily focused on higher revenues.------------------------------------------------- … [Read more...] about Whose minerals are they anyway?
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"In July, I chaired a roundtable discussion with several like-minded donors on 5G and digital development. To me, it was extremely important that India and Israel be part of that conversation. And the discussion was richer because of their contributions," she said. … [Read more...] about India, US, Israel collaborating in 5G tech: Official
Unlock 4.0 rules for Jammu and Kashmir: What is allowed, what is not Jammu and Kashmir: Security personnel killed 3 Lashkar-e-Taiba militants, 1 policeman martyred in encounter Amid incessant rains in most parts of J&K, IMD issues flash flood alert for next 24 hours … [Read more...] about In Kashmir: CRPF jawan donates blood to save pregnant woman
Today, the effects of the NEA’s role as a matchmaker of sorts between agencies and designers is still alive and well. When the Department of Housing and Urban Development was embarking on its Rebuild by Design competition–a two-billion-dollar resiliency initiative for the coastal communities of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut–the NEA helped HUD write RFPs to design and architecture firms, worked its Rolodex to promote the competition, and assisted with organization. “There needs to be someone who can find design talent and handle paperwork to make sure [designers] show up,” Schupbach says. “That alignment is an important role the NEA plays, and it came out of that moment [in the 1970s].” … [Read more...] about Nixon, NASA, And How The Federal Government Got Design
A vaccine works by mimicking a natural infection. A vaccine not only induces immune response to protect people from any future COVID-19 infection, but also helps quickly build herd immunity to put an end to the pandemic. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. The good news is that SARS-CoV-2 virus has been fairly stable, which increases the viability of a vaccine. … [Read more...] about Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Scheme: 42 crore beneficiaries receive Rs 68.8 crores