All about Cryptocurrencies

Why the interest in virtual currencies? Bitcoin saw its value trading at above $10,000 (about Rs. 6.43 lakh) per bitcoin, up by about 900% from its value on January 1, 2017. At a time when the Indian government is in the process of determining the legality of cryptocurrencies, it is Read More …

Eliminate torture

Context: Enacting a law prohibiting torture is both a moral imperative and a pragmatic necessity.  The Govt.’s Stand: The Union government has informed the Supreme Court that it is seriously considering the 273rd Report of the Law Commission, which has recommended that India ratify the United Nations Convention against Torture Read More …

One in 10 medicines fake; diseases becoming untreatable: WHO

An estimated one in 10 medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries like India is either “substandard or falsified”, says a new research report from the World Health Organisation (WHO). More details on the report: According to WHO, these medicines not only fail to treat or prevent diseases but Read More …

India unlikely to cut malaria burden by half in 2020: WHO

Context: India accounted for 6% of global malaria cases and 7% of deaths caused by it in 2016, according to a report released on Wednesday by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Report Highlights: WHO figures also suggest that India is unlikely to reduce its case burden beyond 40% by 2020. Read More …

India recorded 6% of global malaria cases in 2016: WHO

Context: India recorded 6% of the world’s new malaria cases in 2016 which stood at 216 million, according to the World Malaria Report 2017 by World Health Organization (WHO). The report highlights: According to the global health body, 15 countries accounted for 80% of all malaria cases globally in 2016. Read More …