Yearly Archives: 2023

BREAST CANCER

Work carried out by researchers from the Integrated Cancer Genomics Laboratory atthe Advanced Centre for Training, Research, and Education in Cancer (ACTREC) in Mumbai’s Tata Memorial Centre has shed more light on the molecular mechanism through which progesterone treatment prior to breast cancer surgery is quite likely to increase the …

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MARRIAGE LAWS FOR MINORS

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court announced that it would examine whether minor girls, as young as 15 years, can marry on the basis of custom or personal law when such marriages are considered an offence in statutory law. The legal age for marriage is 18 years for women and …

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SEBI’S SCRUTINY ON ADANI GROUP TRANSACTIONS

India’s market regulator has increased scrutiny of deals by the Adani Group over the past year and will study a report by short-seller Hindenburg Research to add to its own ongoing initial investigation into the group’s foreign portfolio investors, as per two sources aware of the matter. On Wednesday, the …

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WEST BANK -ISRAEL ISSUES

Israel’s Defence Minister signalled on Friday that the military would stop its air strikes if Palestinian militant groups halted rocket attacks, a day after the deadliest Israeli raid in decades raised the prospect of a major flare-up in fighting. The limited exchange of fire between Gaza militants and the Israeli …

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KASHMIR’S PASHMINA SHAWLS

Kashmir’s famed pashmina shawls, known for centuries for their intricate buta or paisley patterns, got a French touch this week. Artist Maximilien Pellet turned the fabric into a canvas for contemporary art forms at a Parisian exhibition, in a rare bid to cater to Western sensibilities. Mujtaba Qadri, owner of the label …

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CHEETAH PROJECT TO BRING IN 12 BIG CATS FROM SOUTH AFRICA

India and South Africa have finally signed a long-pending agreement to translocate 12 cheetahs to India, the Environment Ministry said in a statement on Friday. The cheetahs will be transported to India by February-end and reintroduced at the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh, where eight such cats were brought …

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INDIA’S GROUNDWATER GOVERNANCE

Data show that India, with nearly 18% of the world’s population, occupies about 2.4% of the total geographical area and consumes 4% of total water resources. A World Bank report says that India is the largest groundwater user. A rapidly growing economy and population are straining the country’s groundwater resources. …

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BASIC PRINCIPLES OF THE CONSTITUTION

In her first and customary Republic Day address to the nation, President Draupadi Murmu reiterated the founding ideals of the Republic on the eve of the 74th anniversary of the adoption of its Constitution. As the first tribal woman to occupy the highest office in the country, the 15th President …

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