Download PDF version Loss of life and damage to property due to lightning are outside the ambit of disasterrelated relief and are not compensated by the National Calamity and Relief Funds. Assessment of lightning fatality figures and its comparison with other major natural disasters reveal that lightning ranks number one
Download PDF version The P J Nayak Committee on the governance of bank boards has proposed that the Bank Nationalisation Act and related legislation be repealed. It wants government shareholding in public sector banks to be transferred to a Bank Investment Committee that will be manned by professional bankers. The
Download PDF version The RBI’s Nayak panel goes beyond its mandate to recommend a dismantling of government stakes in banks. In some sense the recently released report of the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Committee to review governance of boards of banks in India, chaired by P J Nayak, completes
(Reuters) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi has chosen a daring former spy with years of experience in dealing with Pakistan as his national security adviser, a move officials say signals a more muscular approach to New Delhi’s traditional enemy. The choice of Ajit Doval, alongside former army chief General V.K.
IMPERATIVE: International response to this threat has been feeble. Photo: CH. Vijaya Bhaskar Growing resistance among pathogens to antibiotics and other drugs demands a coordinated global response on the same scale as efforts to address climate change, experts say. Without an international commitment to tackle the issue, the world faces
ADAPTED: Serrations in the ovipositor tip enriched with zinc are used to cut through the hard fig skin. Photo: Lakshminath Kundanati Parasitic fig wasps of the genus Apocrypta lay their eggs inside unripe fruits of fig plants. Larvae that emerge from eggs of parasitic fig wasps feed on larvae of
The U.S. has said that it is willing to take steps to reduce its emissions but also wants countries like India and China to take responsibility to address the challenge of climate change. “Any successful international climate agreement is going to depend on many nations, including the United States, making