Longitudinal Ageing Study of India

The Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare has released INDIA REPORT on Longitudinal Ageing Study of India (LASI) Wave-1. LASI is a full–scale national survey of scientific investigation of the health, economic, and social determinants and consequences of population ageing in India. The LASI, Wave 1 covered a baseline sample of 72,250 individuals aged

Dmitri Mendeleev

Mendeleev was a Russian chemist and inventor who formulated the Periodic Law and the Periodic Table of Elements. Mendeleev was born in the Siberian town of Tobolsk. In 1861, Mendeleev published a textbook named Organic Chemistry, which won him the Demidov Prize of the Petersburg Academy of Sciences. While explaining the chemical and physical properties

Basaveshwara

Karnataka CM has laid the foundation stone for the ‘New Anubhava Mantapa’ in Basavakalyan, the place where 12th-century poet-philosopher Basaveshwara lived for most of his life. Basaveshwara or Basavanna was an Indian 12th-century statesman, philosopher, a poet and Lingayat saint in the Shiva-focussed Bhakti movement and a social reformer in Karnataka. He lived during the

Science Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP), 2020

The Department of Science and Technology has published the draft National Science Technology and Innovation Policy and has invited suggestions from the public. Aim: To identify and address the strengths and weaknesses of the Indian STI ecosystem to catalyse socio-economic development of the country and also make the Indian STI ecosystem globally competitive. Unlike previous STI

Trade Policy Review

India’s seventh Trade Policy Review (TPR) has begun at the World Trade Organization in Geneva. The TPR is an important mechanism under the WTO’s monitoring function and involves a comprehensive peer-review of the Member’s national trade policies. India’s last TPR took place in 2015. To increase the transparency and understanding of countries’ trade policies and

Vertical and Horizontal Reservations

The Supreme Court last month clarified the position of law on the interplay of vertical and horizontal reservations. What are vertical and horizontal reservations? Reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes is referred to as vertical reservation. It applies separately for each of the groups specified under the law. Horizontal reservation refers

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