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Nagoya Protocol comes into force

Author(s): Snigdha Das
Issue Date: Oct 13, 2014
A UN protocol for biodiversity protection and for ensuring that the benefits of natural resources and their commercial derivatives are shared with local communities came into force on October 12.

Nobel Peace Prize to child rights champions from India and Pakistan

Issue Date: Oct 10, 2014
Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzay will share the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014, for their struggle against the suppression of child rights and for the right of all children to education.

`We've strong evidence that eating sugar contributes to heart disease'

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2014
Your study clearly shows fructose has unique effects on the body. Are these effects significant enough to cause metabolic disease in the long-term?

Flush, but don't forget

Issue Date: Oct 15, 2014

Pursuing a nationalist IPR policy

Issue Date: Oct 15, 2014
IT was an unexpected announcement that conveyed a strong message. “We are very strong in IPR (intellectual property rights) and we want to protect our national interest. That does not mean we are going to be regressive or restrictive, but it is the duty and right of the government to protect the IPR of our country.” That was Union minister for commerce and industry Nirmala Sitharaman at a recent meeting where she outlined the objectives her ministry had set for itself.

A sip of earthy flavour

Issue Date: Oct 15, 2014

Romancing the trees

Issue Date: Oct 15, 2014
Jungle Trees of Central India, A Field Guide for Tree Spotters Pradip Krishen Penguin | Rs 1,499
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