Social Issues

  • 22 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    New research shows a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at age 14. Researchers from the University of Liverpool and University College Londonanalysed information on more than 10,000 children born in 2000-01 who are taking part in the Millennium Cohort ...

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  • 19 Sep - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Researchers from Marwell Zoo, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and the School of Veterinary Medicineat the University of Surrey, trialled a series of monitoring strategies on primates and birds to help zookeepers ensure the health and safety of animals in their care. The introduction of the pr...

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  • 01 Sep - 2017 posted by - Er. Sanjay Kumar, Dept. of Food Tech. Uttaranchal University, Dehradun
    A food adulterant may be defined as any material which is added to food or any substance which adversely affects the nature, substance and quality of the food. India produces a variety of spices and it is a must in every Indian kitchen. The risk of consuming adultered spices is more if we use loos...

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  • 18 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    India is pushing hard to electrify its automobile market, aiming to sell only electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030. But what impact will that shift have on the country's utilities and the grid? A new report by scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has found that the pro...

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  • 18 Jul - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    A ground-breaking new study challenges the assumption that moral decisions are strongly context dependent and cannot be modeled or described algorithmically, finding that human behavior in dilemma situations can be modeled by a simple value-of-life-based model. The research suggests that human mor...

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  • 06 Jul - 2017 posted by - Divya Yadav,Nandini Maithani, and Rashmi Yadav. Forest Research Institute (F.R.I.), Dehradun 2. National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi-110012
    Climate change is one of the most fundamental challenges facing the international community today, with ample impacts not only on the environment but also on economic and social development. The effects of climate change will vary among regions, income groups and occupations, between different gen...

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  • 28 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Zika virus disease has reached India, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirming first three cases in Gujarat's Ahmedabad. The WHO endorsed the findings of laboratory tests conducted in the country, saying all three cases, including that of a pregnanat woman, were reported from Bapuna...

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  • 23 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    India's 11th president and its most famous aerospace engineer Dr APJ Abdul Kalam has now been honoured by the NASA by naming a unique microbe found on the International Space Station after him. The microbe is called 'Solibacillus Kalamii'. It is no ordi...

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  • 22 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    Tenth elephant dies in last eight months in Rajaji Tiger Reserve Uttarakhand. Director of Rajaji Sanatan Sonkar said that all the elephant deaths had taken place due to natural and other cases of railway accident , electrocution and infighting among themselves but none due to poaching....

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  • 18 May - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    A new WCS study finds that leopards are abundant in tea-garden landscapes in north-eastern India, but that their mere presence does not lead to conflicts with people. The researchers modeled habitat-...

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  • 12 Apr - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    This is the first time a cell tower is being deactivated because of an individual's complaint about its allegedly harmful effects. The Supreme Court ordered Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited to shut down a ...

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  • 31 Mar - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    While several grumbling automakers in India may have their own full form, BS actually stands for Bharat Stage - emission standards established by the Indian government to limit air pollutants coming out of internal combustion engines like those found in motor vehicles....

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  • 03 Feb - 2017 posted by - Scientific India
    According to a forthcoming study in the INFORMS journal...

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  • 23 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    Older people who help and support others live longer. These are the findings of a study published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior, conducted by researchers from the University of Basel, Edith Cowan University, the University of Western Australia, the Humboldt University o...

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  • 10 Dec - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    A new study estimates that access to mobile-money services increased daily per capita consumption levels Mobile-money services lift Kenyans out of poverty....

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  • 11 May - 2016 posted by - Amar Kumar Nayak, amarnayak.stat@gmail.com
    India is popularly known to the world for its cultural heritage and unity in diversity. Our culture and religious views have always led the way. We love and worship nature in all its forms. Indian rituals are meaningless without the flora and the fauna. Like the Egyptians, the Indian culture has a...

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  • 09 May - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    India is an agrarian country with around 60% of its people depending directly or indirectly upon agriculture. Farmer suicides account for 11.2% of all suicides in India. In India we haven't done good research on farmers' suicides and in terms of mental health, this has always been see...

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  • 25 Jan - 2016 posted by - Scientific India
    The history of science and technology in India starting from the ancient era up to the colonial rule will be among the top focus areas of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), chairman Y Sudershan Rao told ET in an interview recently. ...

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  • 24 Jul - 2014 posted by - Dr Afshan, Beehive College of Advance Studies, Dehradun, India
    The Ganges is the largest river and lifeline of India with an extraordinary religious importance for Hindus. Ganga water is subjected to major religious activities at Haridwar, Uttarakhand (India). Millions of devotees assemble during the auspicious occasions round the year and take a dip in Ganga River of India at Pantdweep and Hari Ki Pauri. Along its banks are...

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  • 27 May - 2014 posted by - Dr Vinod
     In India the free-roaming dogs number in the 10 millions and bite millions of people every year, including children. Indians people experience among the highest rates of dog bites in the world. 36% of the world's rabies deaths occur in India, according to the WHO.  An estimated 20,000 people die every year from rabies infections more than a th...

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  • 19 Feb - 2014 posted by - Aasifa Mushtaq, Dolphin Institute, Dehradun
    Mahatma Gandhi, the father of our nation, once said that sanitation is more important than independence, but after 66 years of independence this saying seems like going down the drain. 53% of Indian households (over 600 million people) practice open defecation. Less than one-in-three households in Indian villages have toilets. The situation in urban areas is not ...

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  • 19 Feb - 2014 posted by - Bharat Bhushan Negi, Shoolini University ,Solan
    Environmental Impact of Making Hydropower Projects In Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh, India Himachal Pradesh has five river basin i.e., Satluj, Yamuna, Beas, Ravi & Chenab  and the identified potential of hydropower is 20463.5 MW out of this only 6066.00 MW has b...

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