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Ozone Layer

The Core of the Antarctic has experienced a 26% reduction since 2004, contrary to previously reported recovery trends in total ozone according to a study published in the journal communications. However, recovery trends remain in early spring (September). The finding highlight the importance of continuous monitoring and evaluation of the state with the changing dynamical state of earth’s climate.

posted by 26th Nov 2023

RTI

The Union government has added the computer emergency response team (CERT-In) to a list of organisations that are exempted from the ambit of the Right to Information Act (RTI).

posted by 25th Nov 2023

Generic Drugs

Providing relief to patients with rare diseases across India, the Union Health Ministry has made available generic drugs to support the care and treatment of four aliments: tyrosinemia-Type 1, Gaucher’s Disease, Wilson Disease, Wilson’s disease and Dravet-Lennox gastaunt syndrome. This means the cost of drugs will be slashed by between 60 and 100 times of their current market value.

posted by 25th Nov 2023

Visa

Almost two months after it suspended visa services in Canada over its PM’s allegation of potential Indian link to the killing of Canada based Khalistan separatist Hardip singh Nijjar India resumed e-visa services for Canadian nationals.

posted by 23rd Nov 2023

Algorithm and Model based lending

Reserve bank of India Governor Shakitkanta Das has cautioned banks and NBFC’s against being over reliant on algorithms and model-based credit appraisal and lending, especially at the time when increased collaboration with FinTech is facilitating the introduction products and services.

posted by 23rd Nov 2023