Challenge of agrarian distress (Agriculture .The Hindu)

Everything else can wait but agriculture cannot, said Jawaharlal Nehru. This should have been the talisman for India’s progress. Yet, successive governments have failed to accord agriculture the priority it deserves. The tragic suicide of a farmer during an Aam Aadmi Party rally in New Delhi has brought to the fore the

Making eco-friendly toilets (The Hindu ,Waste management ,Environment)

M_Karunakaran CHENNAI, 12/07/2014: A view of Chennai Corporation’s modern bio toilets near footpath at Elliots Beach, Besant Nagar, Chennai on July 12, 2014. Photo: M_Karunakaran Bangalore-based researchers have developed a permeable reactive barrier (PRB) toilet which uses a mixture of sand and bentonite clay. While thousands of toilets prop up

Algorithms are like invisible judges that decide our fate (Sci and Tech ,The Hindu )

Companies now use ‘voice analysis’ software to determine whether to hire us. And, once we’re employed, to predict if we’ll stay Imagine that you’re a contestant in an audition round of The Voice, where you belt out your best I Will Always Love You. A minute passes. No reaction from the

Now Self- test kit for HIV

The first HIV self-test kit that allows people to get a result in 15 minutes at home, is now on sale in Britain, media reported on Monday. The do-it-yourself test is made by company ‘Bio Sure UK’ and can be bought online, BBC reported. It works just like a pregnancy

Diversity deficit across apex bodies of parties(Essay,Hindu)

The BSP is an exception, where the majority of the members in the Central Executive Committee (CEC) belong to the Scheduled Castes. The top decision-making bodies of India’s national political parties are largely upper caste Hindu male domains, an analysis by The Hindu shows. While the Bahujan Samaj Party is the most