India-Bangladesh Commercial Railway Link

India-Bangladesh Commercial Railway Link: Bangladesh and India started regular operation of freight trains through the restored Haldibari-Chilahati rail route after over 50 years, which will strengthen railway connectivity and bilateral trade between the two countries. The Haldibari-Chilahati rail link is one such route that was operational till 1965. Another rail link, between Agartala-Akhaura, is scheduled […]

Adverse Effects of Food Fortification

Food Fortification A group of scientists and activists have warned the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) of the adverse impacts of Food Fortification on health and livelihoods. It is a pushback against the Centre’s plan to mandatorily fortify rice and edible oils with vitamins and minerals. In order to fight chronic anaemia […]

Minervarya Pentali : New Frog Species of Western Ghats

New Frog Species: Minervarya Pentali: A new frog species was discovered in the Western Ghats and named after former DU Vice-Chancellor and plant geneticist Deepak Pental. The new frog species named Minervarya Pentali belongs to the family of Dicroglossidae. The family Dicroglossidae comprises 202 species of semiaquatic frogs distributed by the tropical and subtropical regions […]

Hunger Hotspots Report – August To November 2021

Hunger Hotspots – August To November 2021: The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) released a report named Hunger Hotspots – August to November 2021. The 2021 Global Food Crises Report released in May 2021 had already warned of acute food insecurity, soaring to a five-year high, pushing at least […]

The 12th Round Of India-China Corps Commander Level Meeting

The 12th Round Of India-China Corps Commander Level Meeting: The 12th round of India-China Corps Commander Level Meeting was held at the Chushul-Moldo border meeting point on the Indian side. The two sides had an in-depth exchange of views on resolution of remaining areas related to disengagement along the Line of Actual Control in the […]

Preventive Detention : Supreme Court Judgement

Preventive Detention: Preventive detention, the dreaded power of the State to restrain a person without trial, could be used only to prevent public disorder, the Supreme Court held in a judgment. Preventive detention is a necessary evil only to prevent public disorder. The court must ensure that the facts brought before it directly and inevitably […]