14-05-2017

the hindu
1.Pneumonia vaccine to be part of immunisation drive

India on Saturday rolled out the long-awaited anti-pneumonia vaccine as part of the government’s Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP). The vaccine will protect children against severe forms of pneumococcal disease, such as pneumonia and meningitis.  read more

2.Does the Indian Ocean rise and fall?

There are two broad mechanisms at work. Heat trapped in the atmosphere due to rising sea levels makes water expand and separately, melting ice sheets begin to add water to the world’s oceans.. read more

3.In a Bengal village,50 years of a movement.

Posters, leaflets, graffiti — Naxalbari, a nondescript village in north Bengal, is gearing up to celebrate 50 years of a movement, a peasants’ uprising, that inspired other resistance movements in the country..  read more

4.Taking pride in our culture.

Should humans take pride in their respective cultures? Yes! Why not? All Indians must be proud of the absence of major wars of religion in India, of no significant instance of religious persecution and, at least until the 19th century, no large-scale communal violence..  read more

5.Can doctors judge quality of medicine?

In a surprise move on April 17, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that his government will soon make it mandatory for doctors to prescribe medicines by generic names. .  read more

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1. Connectivity projects must respect sovereignty: MEA

On the eve of China’s biggest foreign policy manoeuvre in years, India on Saturday came out in open opposition against Beijing’s One Belt-One Road (OBOR) forum, reminding it that no country could accept a project that ignores its core concerns on sovereignty and territorial integrity. read more

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1.WANNACRY? YOU BET
2.Are jobs being created? Drive big data to derive answers.

Are jobs being created in India? The answer varies with the basis—intuition, assumptions, estimations, surveys and forecasts..  read more

3.All eyes on China as summit begins.

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