Strengthening health emergency security systems top priority: WHO

Kathmandu, 9 September 2021 – The World Health Organization and Member countries of South-East Asia Region discussed further strengthening health emergency security systems to effectively respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for future health emergencies. “The COVID-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges. No country globally was prepared enough to deal with an emergency of …

Apply to be the BRITISH High Commissioner to India for a day

The British High Commission invites applications from Indian women aged 18-23 for a chance to head the diplomatic mission for a day. The pan-India competition is being organised to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child. To apply to be ‘High Commissioner for a Day’, applicants must record and upload a one-minute video on …

What’s the future for quantum computing? Experts explain

Almost $1 billion will be invested in quantum computing over the next year. Can the technology really will transform industries, address societal problems, and improve privacy, as its proponents say? Watch the World Economic Forum’s issue briefing to hear from experts on the real outlook for quantum computing and how policy makers and businesses are approaching …

The future is plant-based. But how do we get there?

Palo Alto, CAThe worlds population is growing, and global climate change will reshape our mapsshifting locations where human settlements can sustainably exist and thrive. Plant science can help us understand and mitigate the coming challenges, including fighting hunger, promoting renewable energy, and sequestering carbon pollution from the atmosphere. But in order to meet the moment, …

Agroecology can address food systems failures – new IFAD report

Rome, 8 September 2021 – In its first comprehensive assessment of agroecology, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) announced today that 60 percent of its projects use practices from this holistic approach to sustainable agricultural production. The organisation recommends it as one effective way to transform food systems to address rising hunger, malnutrition, climate …

Somaiya Vidyavihar announces Darwin 2021 to promote Cutting Edge Biology to bio-enthusiasts worldwide

Mumbai, September 08, 2021: Darwin, an International Conference and One of India’s Biggest Evolutionary Movements in Biology, introduces its third edition with a lineup of various events. An initiative of Somaiya Vidyavihar, the international conference is organised by Bioriidl, an extension of Research Innovation Incubation Design Laboratory (riidl), a not for profit organisation under Somaiya Trust. …

PCOS Leading Cause of Infertility Among Women

·       60% of women suffering from PCOS manage to become pregnant without any medical assistance ·       India has witnessed a spike of 30% in PCOS cases in last few years, a trend that got exacerbated due to the lifestyle changes enforced by the pandemic BENGALURU / September 7, 2021 – Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the leading …

FRAI Supports ‘Halla Bol’ Campaign Proposed by Small Retailers Against the Oppression of Traders by E-Commerce Giants

Appeals government for early roll-out of e-commerce rules New Delhi, 07 September 2021: Federation of Retailer Association of India (FRAI), a representative body of 4 crore micro, small and medium retailers, with Retail Associations from across the country as members of the Federation, has announced its support for ‘Halla Bol’ national campaign initiated by small …