The government’s push to the amended land acquisition law overlooks provisions in other acts that address closely related issues such as food security and conservation of biodiversity, writes Shalini Bhutani.
Nearly 80 whistleblowers who have come together against unethical practices will now encourage more doctors to join the movement
A large number of doctors came together on Friday to formulate plans for a network which will work to achieve a rational, ethical and decommercialised medical fraternity. They have also decided to ask for regulation of doctors.
Contamination levels in the recent leak were 70 times greater than the levels recorded in the already-contaminated area
Days after Japan witnessed a fresh radioactive leak in Fukushima’s Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has issued a certificate of “robustness” to the plant.
Prolonged use of smartphones and exposure to noise in public entertainment venues responsible
At least 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal audio devices, including smartphones, and exposure to damaging levels of sound at noisy entertainment venues such as nightclubs, bars and sporting events, according to a recent World Health Organisation (WHO) press release.
Around 40 RTI activists in the country have been killed in recent years, several of them after the Whistleblowers Protection Act was passed. Satarupa Sen Bhattacharya explores why the said law has been unable to achieve its stated end.