Facts Corner-Part-6

World Business Council for Sustainable Development: The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a CEO-led, global advocacy association of some 200 international companies dealing exclusively with business and sustainable development. Its origins date back to the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit of 1992. The WBCSD was created in 1995 in a merger of the Business Council for Sustainable Development and the Read More …

Food poisoning, a common outbreak in 2017

Context: Recent data put out by the Union Health Ministry’s Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) has indicated that food poisoning is one of the commonest outbreaks reported in 2017. This is apart from acute diarrhoeal disease (ADD). According to the data, 312 of the 1,649 outbreaks reported till the third Read More …

India jumps to fourth place in computing capacity for weather forecasting

Context: India today took a major step ahead in upgrading computing capacity in weather forecasting and climate monitoring.  With this, India will now occupy the fourth position, next only to United Kingdom, Japan and the US in terms of dedicated capacity for HPC resources for weather and climate purposes. The Read More …

Hwasong-15, North Korea’s latest missile

What is the Hwasong-15? North Korea claims the intercontinental ballistic missile is ‘significantly more’ powerful than previous missiles even as analysts concurred that North may have made a jump in missile capability with the Hwasong-15. A government statement said the Hwasong-15 is the ‘greatest ICBM’ that could be armed with Read More …