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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 ..

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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 ..

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Kufos’ first global conference on blue economy

The Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) is set to organize Aquabe 2019 –India’s first international conference on Blue Economy and Aquatic Resources from November 28 to 30. Around 500 stakeholders representing various countries are expected to be the part of this conference to discuss the potential of development and growth of the ..

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Kimberley Process Certification Scheme inaugurated by Commerce Secretary

The Plenary meeting of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) is being hosted by India.  The meeting was inaugurated by Commerce Secretary, Dr Anup Wadhawan. Presently, India exports around USD 24 billion cut and polished diamonds. It is expected to reach an export target of USD 1 trillion in few years. The KPCS is important ..

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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 ..

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