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Mahseer Conservation

Mahseer, one of the most iconic freshwater fishes of Asia is being imperilled by misidentification, release into the wrong waters, dam construction etc. Mahseer Fish: Mahseer is a term used to refer to several species of freshwater fishes in Asia. Mahseers are fishes of the genus Tor. It is priced as a game fish and ..

What is ‘StrandHogg’ vulnerability in android devices?

A firm specialized in App Protection named Promon AS located in the Scandinavian country Norway has discovered a dangerous vulnerability on Android devices. A research conducted by its team of three experts has disclosed that the vulnerability allows real-life malware or the virus to pose as a legitimate app or cloned app in the android ..

Typhoon Phanfone struck the Philippines

A times magazine article back in 2013 termed the Philippines as the most exposed country in the world to tropical storms. Typhoons have struck the Philippines at any month of the year over the last decade. The archipelagic country located in Southeast Asia was struck by a typhoon on Christmas day, 25th December 2019 causing ..

Principle of informed consent: China’s genetic research on its ethnic minorities

Scientists have raised concern regarding the increasing focus of Chinese research articles on the genetics and personal information on its ethnic minorities like Uighurs and Tibetans. The report indicates that these studies make use of Tibetan subjects more frequently (40 times more likely) than Han subjects. Uighur subjects were 30 times more frequently used than ..

USA’s House of Representatives passed the bill against Uighur camps in China

USA’s lower House of the Parliament, the House of Representatives, passed the Uighur Act of 2019. It is considered as a stronger version of the bill passed earlier in September in the upper house, Senate. The act urges the US president to take a stand against the ‘re-education camps’ established by Chinese state in western ..

India ranked 12th in Global Diplomacy Index 2019

Global Diplomacy Index 2019 by the Sydney-based Lowy Institute covers 61 countries, 724 cities and 7316 Diplomatic Posts based on there expanding diplomatic relations and network around the world. A total of 4846 Embassies/High Commissions, 1886 Consulates/Consulates General, 373 UN permanent Mission, and 211 other representations were covered by the Index. Detailed Analysis of India’s ..

Dr Jitendra Singh addresses the inaugural session of India-ASEAN Business Summit

On 11 Nov, Union Minister of State (I/C) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said that Northeast is going to play a crucial role in making India a 5-trillion-dollar economy. He was addressing at the Inaugural Session of the India-ASEAN Business Summit. The ..

India decides not to join Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership deal

During the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) summit in Bangkok, India has decided not to join the RCEP deal as negotiations failed to address New Delhi’s outstanding issues and concerns. The summit included China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, and the 10-nation ASEAN grouping. The RCEP negotiations were meant to create the world’s biggest ..