Nitrogen emissions going up: study

Context: Nitrogen particles make up the largest fraction of PM2.5, the class of pollutants closely linked to cardiovascular and respiratory illness, says the first-ever quantitative assessment of nitrogen pollution in India. The Indian Nitrogen Assessment assesses the sources, impacts, trends and future scenarios of reactive nitrogen in the Indian environment. Other Read More …

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is an independent non-profit foundation based in Geneva, Switzerland. GAIN was developed at the UN 2002 Special Session of the General Assembly on Children. GAIN is an organization driven by the vision of a world without malnutrition. To achieve its goal, GAIN mobilises public-private partnerships and provides financial and Read More …

Rice fortification – what are the methods to fortify?

Rice fortification has been an under-utilized opportunity. Technologies that have been used cost-effectively for nearly a century in wheat and maize milling could not be adapted to rice milling. Rice fortification is complex. Here we highlight the main technologies available to fortify rice: Hot extrusion passes dough made of rice flour, Read More …

Centre not to file counter-affidavit on Article 35A

Context: The Centre has decided not to file any “counter-affidavit” on Article 35A, which has been challenged in the Supreme Court through a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition. Other details: Article 35A allows the Jammu and Kashmir legislature to decide the “permanent residents” of the State, prohibits a non-State resident Read More …