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26 April 2017
Discuss about internet ethics? What are the major issues concerned with internet ethics. Internet ethics means judicious use of internet that can't harm anybody, prove to be advantageous and don't encroach in others affairs and rights. As the world progresses, technology tend to give comforts but same time produce obstacles too. i.e.; automation and robotics give fast production but same time taking away Manuel jobs etc. likewise Internet use is also two way shining sword that can hurt if used unethically Internet ethics concerns elements like- Uploading genuine data. Refraining from involvement in any dubious activity-economic or non-economic. Condemning child…
26 April 2017
RBI Governor Urjit Patel suggests merging public sector banks RBI governor Urjit Patel has said that consolidation of public sector banks will help strengthen the Indian banking system. This would create fewer but healthier entities and help in dealing with the problem of stressed assets. Rationale behind having so many public-sector banks: The governor stated the need to have so many public-sector banks is not clear and the Indian banking system would be better off with fewer but healthier banks To provide community level banking there were cooperative banks and micro finance institutions Some banks can be merged as a…
25 April 2017
Why do we see H1N1 cases every year? Recent outbreaks of H1N1 has highlighted how ill-prepared the country was in preventing the spread of an infectious disease. H1N1 infection causes serious mortality and morbidity, though the number of people infected and the number of people who die are significantly less as compared to dengue. Why has H1N1 cases shot up? The spread of the virus declines with a rise in the temperature level. But this year despite the temperature reaching to 40 degrees in some parts of the country the number of H1N1 cases and the accompanying occasional deaths have…
25 April 2017
Cheap generic vs costly branded: Issues in picking right drug in India When a pharma company invest & develop any new drug & earn patent rights for it, then is called branded drug(BD). The duplicates of branded drugs are known as generic drugs. They have following differences: Production: Only Company with patent rights are allowed to manufacture Branded Drug. Once patent lapses, other companies are allowed to produce generic drugs. Cost: Unlike generic drugs, branded drugs incur high cost due to high investment research & development. Ingredients: The active ingredient (the one which cure the disease) of both drugs are…
24 April 2017
Challanges againist depression and recommendations by WHO Depression and suicides resulting from it is the second leading cause of morbidity amongst 15 to 29-year-olds globally India needs to be particularly worried as acc to WHO survey 36% of Indians had had a major depressive episode, the highest for a country. There are 7 crore mentally ill patients in our country India’ attitude towards depression and mental health: In our country, talking about depression is more of a taboo than talking about sex because of social stigma attached to it and people don’t understand the subject properly. Misunderstand with the superstitious…
24 April 2017
NITI Aayog meet, PM Narendra Modi tells states to step up capex, fast-track GST laws The vision of New India can only be realized if all the states work together. To achieve this objective the Prime Minister urged the states to speed up capital expenditure and infrastructure creation. He asked the state governments to work with the Centre as Team India, to build an India that our freedom fighters have dreamt about by 2022. He even stated that the issue of regional imbalance should be addressed on a high priority both at the national level and even within states. The…
22 April 2017
Navy successfully tests land-attack Brahmos supersonic missile Navy has successfully tested supersonic Brahmos land-attack cruise missile from a stealth frigate in the Bay of Bengal. This will enhance the precision strike capability of the Navy to a large extent. It places India among a few nations in the world with such a capability. The land attack variant of the Brahmos cruise missile will provide Indian Navy the capacity to neutralize deep inland targets, which are far away from the coast from standoff ranges in the sea. Majority of our frontline warships, like the Kolkata class destroyers and Teg-class of stealth…
21 April 2017
India has made fresh requests to the United States for extradition of terrorists David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Rana India makes fresh bid to get Headley, Rana extradited. David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Rana are wanted for their roles in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. The National Investigating agency which is probing the conspiracy behind the 26/11 Mumbai attacks raised the issue with the Deputy Director of the Federal bureau of Investigation(FBI). The Deputy director was on a visit to India last month where he met senior officials of the National Investigating agency(NIA). Home ministry officials have visited United states last…
20 April 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants doctors to prescribe generic medicines over branded ones. Prime minister Narendra Modi wants doctors to prescribe generic drugs over branded ones. To achieve this the government will create a legal framework which will make prescribing generic medicines mandatory for doctors. The Prime minister referred to the Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) which is aimed at providing cheaper drugs to the people. What are generic drugs: Generic drugs are copies of branded drugs, which have the same dosage, effects, side effects and risks as the original drug. Thus, their pharmacological effects are exactly the same…
20 April 2017
To address this growing problem, NIAID is funding and conducting research on many aspects of antimicrobial (drug) resistance “Antimicrobial resistance is a serious threat to global public health that requires action across all government sectors and society and is driven by many interconnected factors. Single, isolated interventions have limited impact and coordinated action is required to minimize the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance.” There is an urgent need to contain the issue of antimicrobial resistance at the earliest . AMR occurs when the lower line of antibiotics are unable to treat the infection and more powerful higher line of…