03-05-2017

the hindu
1.Powering up food.

Since a diversified diet that meets all nutritional requirements is difficult to provide, fortification of food is relied upon by many countries to prevent malnutrition.  read more

2.Refuge from the sinking islands.

Tuvalu is a small island nation in the South Pacific and home to about 10,000 people. It is likely to be under water in less than 70 years. read more

3.Turkish detour.

There is usually a heightened exchange of diplomatic niceties between two countries just before a high-level bilateral visit.  read more

4.Winning back the valley

The deteriorating situation in Jammu and Kashmir, together with strained relations among the Agenda for Alliance partners in the State, obviously prompted the meeting between Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Prime Minister Narendra Modi..  read more

5.Targeted treatment.

Two years after the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended that antiretroviral therapy (ART) be initiated in people living with HIV irrespective of the CD4 (a type of white-blood cell) counts, India has aligned its policy with the guideline.  read more

6.New IT rules to beef up Aadhaar.

To address privacy and security concerns over Aadhaar, the Union government is in the process of educating government agencies that sensitive data must not be made public, and is drafting amendments to the Information Technology (IT) Act to strengthen the provisions for data protection and security.  read more

7.Hamas accepts pre-1967 border.

Hamas has softened its stance on Israel after long calling for its destruction, but the Palestinian movement must do more to convince the world to end its isolation, analysts and diplomats said on Tuesday.  read more

8.India to unveil new IIP series.

India will unveil a new series of Index of Industrial Production with a base year 2011-12 on May 9 with an aim to map economic activities more accurately.  read more

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1.Over 12,000 farm suicides per year: Centre.

The Centre informed the Supreme Court on Tuesday that despite a multi-pronged approach to improve income and social security of farmers, over 12,000 suicides were reported in the agricultural sector every year since 2013,   read more

2.How India can do UBI

The old idea of universal basic income (UBI) – of the state paying everybody a uniform amount as part of welfare – is getting some traction in political discourse worldwide. On the left, it is regarded as a simple antidote to poverty.  read more

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1.NITI Aayog proposes a shift from MSP-driven procurement.

The NITI Aayog has proposed a shift from the minimum support price (MSP) driven procurement of wheat, rice and sugarcane to the subsidy-driven mechanism for encouraging farmers to opt for crops in which India is not yet self-sufficient.  read more

2.Clueless BBC locks horns with Rhinos.

Britain exterminated all its wildlife a hundred years ago, it still slaughters six million pheasants every year for “sport”, and its last remaining carnivore (if you can call it that), the fox, will be doing its own Brexit within a decade. read more

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