LPG subsidy payments worth Rs 190 crore was allegedly routed to over 30 lakh Airtel payment bank accounts, with some of the accounts even having been opened without informed user consent. How did this happen?
About 22% of all annual deaths worldwide due to rotavirus infections are from India; that’s 80,000-100,000 children a year.
There is reduced genetic variation among the people of some subpopulations because they have been genetically isolated due to various factors – such as caste.
Direct Benefit Transfers in form of subsidies to offset farming costs have a shaky track record given the complex and varied social reality of rural India.
One official believes that these pseudoscientific initiatives are only filling a void left behind by the “all-round incompetence” of the Indian scientific community.
Raising productivity, reforming land policies and solving the remunerative price mess will require massive amounts of public investment and political will. Is the Modi government up to the task?
One ‘finding’ suggests cancer and MDR-TB patients consuming a cow-urine distillate along with their medication can reduce the dosage of their medication and still reap positive results. This is dangerous.
While the government painted a highly exaggerated picture of savings from the direct benefit transfers for LPG, the mainstream media played along with this portrayal.
The following is the note of dissent submitted by Usha Ramanathan, a researcher, advocate and dissenting member of the committee that drafted the Human DNA Profiling Bill. The Wire published a criticism of the Bill on July 24, 2015. The committee was put together by the Department of […]
The Human DNA Profiling Bill which the Narendra Modi government wants to pass in the current session of Parliament is one of the most intrusive enactments of its kind anywhere in the world, a measure that will render obsolete the national debate on privacy before it has even […]