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  • Crop Residue Burning - A Threat to the Environment    By: Dharmendra Meena

    Burning of agricultural biomass residue, or Crop Residue Burning (CRB) has been identified as a major health hazard. In addition to causing exposure to extremely high levels of Particulate Matter concentration to people in the immediate vicinity, it is also a major regional source of pollution, contributing between 12 and 60 per cent of PM concentrations as per various source apportionment studies. In addition, it causes loss of vital components such as nitrogen, phosphorus, sulphur and potassium from the topsoil layer, making the land less fertile and unviable for agriculture in the long run. >> Category: Issues
  • Cultural Practices of Plant Disease Management    By: Ashwini Kumar

    Disease is major threat in production of any crops, not only in the field but also in the growing substrate. Chemical is being tremendously used in agriculture which is harmful to the environment, soil, water and human beings. Cultural practices may be a better option to cure or prevent diseases >> Category: Issues
  • Livestock Owners-Wildlife Conflict: A Review from India    By: Dr. H. R. Meena

    The interaction between human and wildlife results in human-wildlife conflict which is one of the major problems experienced by livestock owners in vicinity of protected areas. Livestock Owners-Wildlife Conflict (LOWC) is a global issue, which has been serious threat all over the world. The conflict results in severe impacts on both human communities and wildlife in the form of crop damage, livestock depredation, property damage, human injury and human killing. >> Category: Issues
  • Leaf-Curl Disease on Brassicas in Delhi Environs: Warning of Climate Change    By: Dr. Manas Kumar Bag

    Fungal diseases like Alternaria blight and white rust are common problem of oilseed Brassica crop. But in recent years appearance of leaf curl disease on various Brassica spp. is an indication of climate change effect because the disease caused by Croton yellow vein mosaic virus, transmitted by white fly is not usual phenomenon in oilseed brassica. >> Category: Issues
  • Antibiotic Resistance: To Err is Human, To Forgive is Medicine    By: Ashwini Kumar

    Antibiotic resistance is probably the greatest medical error the humans are performing on earth. It can be considered equivalent to a war started due to several human interventions either knowingly or unknowingly. A time will come when the mankind could see the fatal face of even the simplest form of infection. >> Category: Issues
  • Role of Marketing to Diminish Post-harvest Losses of Fruits and Vegetables    By: Mohan Paramkusam

    To reduce post-harvest losses and increase returns to producers, there is a need of appropriate infrastructure, proper logistical arrangements, good stakeholder interaction within post-harvest value chains and effective government support services are prerequisites to gain market access. >> Category: Issues
  • Role of Mobile Phones to Make Farming Decisions    By: Mohan Paramkusam

    The increasing penetration of mobile services in India presents an opportunity to make useful information to farmers like seed variety selection, best cultivation practices, protection from weather-related damage, handling plant pests and disease and price realization >> Category: Issues
  • Carbon Trading: The Future Money Venture for India    By: Mahesh Kumar Malav

    India qualifies to be a host country for the CDM projects only. India is considered as one of the most potential countries in the world for CDM projects. This is due to its large power sector that depends on fossil fuels, and to the proactive policies of the Indian government towards CDM. The power sector alone is estimated to emit 433 million tonnes of CO2 per annum. The total CO2 reduction potential through CDM projects in India is estimated to be around 300 million tonnes. The largest potential is in the renewable energy sector with 90 million tonnes CO2 equivalents. The total expected average annual CER's from registered projects by India are about 22 million having a 15% world share. Hence the India has a large potential to earn carbon credits and in this context the carbon consultancy service has a greater part to play and is going to add a new dimension to the Environmental consultancy and financial services arena (Energy Information Administration, 2011). >> Category: Issues
  • Fishing Nets - Evil for Water Birds and Snakes    By: Dr. Deepak Rameshwar Sapkal

    Fishing net entanglement occurs when fish capturing nets are at, or close to the surface of water during capture of fishes. Birds, snakes attempting to seize fish from the net become entangled. >> Category: Issues
  • The Menace of Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports | Doping    By: Deepti Narayan

    Drugs that are consumed to give better results in any sporting activity are known as performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) like anabolic steroid and human growth hormone (hGH). >> Category: Issues
  • Issues related to Usage of Artificial Food Colours    By: Divya Narayan

    Artificial food colours are also known as synthetic food colours as they are synthesized in a completely artificial environment. These colours are mainly derived from coal tar and petroleum. The consumption of these artificial food colours can have a negative impact on the health of an individual >> Category: Issues
  • Counterfeit Drugs - Various Regulations and Instruments of Change    By: Deepti Narayan

    Medicines that are brought into the market to be sold with a devious intention regarding their origins and efficacy are called counterfeit drugs. Such drugs are fake and they can be mislabeled purposely which is known as fraud. >> Category: Issues
  • Issues in Food Labeling | Nutrition label standards in US, UK and India    By: Deepti Narayan

    A small area seen on a food packet that has a wide range of data describing the values of nutrition that the food item provides is called a food label. >> Category: Issues
  • Euthanasia: Types, History and Issues    By: Deepti Narayan

    When a person decides to end his or her own life purposely to get rid of the pain and the suffering that he or she is going through, is called euthanasia. >> Category: Issues
  • Side Effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy    By: Dilruba Peya

    In the biggest clinical test to date, an estrogen-progestin pill combination (Prempro) increased the threat of certain severe conditions, including: blood clots, heart disease, stroke, breast cancer and more. A related clinical test evaluating only estrogen in women who earlier had a hysterectomy found no raised risk of heart disease or breast cancer. The risks of blood clots and stroke were para >> Category: Issues
  • Misuse of Antibiotics Puts You and Your Family in Danger    By: Dilruba Peya

    Antibiotic resistance arises when antibiotics no longer show its activity against disease-causing or infectious bacteria. These infections are complex to treat and can create longer lasting sicknesses, extended hospital stays or more doctor visits, and the requirement for more toxic and expensive medications. Some resistant illnesses can even cause death. >> Category: Issues
  • Electronic Data Capture - An Essential Element in the Field of DM    By: Geetanjali Murari

    EDC and its definition, key issues, benefits and demerits. Raising some of its crusial points like why this system is still lagging behind in the market and how we can uplift it. >> Category: Issues
  • Orchids : The Defined Beauty of Nature on Earth    By: Shruti agrawal

    Theophrastus, the father of botany (370 -285 BC) named 'ORCHIDS' on the basis of the resemblance of paired underground tubers to masculine anatomy (the testes). They shows fascination for their beautiful flowers. They represent to the family Orchidaceae, the most highly evolved family among monocotyledons with 600 to 800 genera and 25,000-35,000 species in the world. They are peculiar and are highly valued in the international market. >> Category: Issues
  • Hazards of Biotechnology (Disadvantages and negative effects of Biotech)    By: Shalini Balan

    As every coin has two sides. Biotech with its promising future also has many negative effects. Biotechnology has seemed to have improved the conditions of living, yet with all its promises it has its wide disadvantages too. >> Category: Issues
  • BT Cotton and BT Brinjal - Controversies and IPR Issues    By: Sonali Bhawsar

    Controversies regarding BT crops indicate that issues are more concerned to nutrition, yield and public policy rather than beneficial effects of GM crops. Focus should be on reports that have indicated yield increases, pest resistance; economical saving followed by reduced pesticide use and in turn the gift of clean and healthy environment. >> Category: Issues
  • Gene Therapy - Issues and Ethical Aspects    By: Pournami Gouthaman

    The technology that make it possible for modifying genetic material and the possibility of introduction of these modified DNA into cells of patients using vectors led to the notion of gene therapy, that helps to correct the action of a defective gene. However, the methods involved and clinical trials raise many questions related to ethical issues that demands a detailed discussion with the public. >> Category: Issues
  • Becoming Post-Human : Genetic engineering    By: Shikha Sharma

    Genetic engineering (GE) on germinal tissues is the ability to change one's genes in a way that his/her offspring will be affected. This can be done in the early stages of development with current knowledge. Fortunately, attitudes are changing and recently the first genetically-engineered babies were born, though the technique used involved changing a small amount of mitochondrial DNA. >> Category: Issues
  • Bioethics: Ethical Issues of Biotechnology    By: Amna Adnan

    What is Bioethics? Biotechnology is a very vast field and its techniques are used in various other fields like Agriculture, Medicine and Molecular Biology, it also has some ethical issues. >> Category: Issues
  • Issues Related to Attachment-dependent Animal Cell Culture    By: Nidhi Uppangala

    Animal cell culture can be done by two methods, namely attachment-dependant animal cell culture and suspension animal cell culture. Both the ways has got some issues. But current article talks about the issues related to the attachment-dependent animal cell culture method. >> Category: Issues
  • Issues Related to Suspension Animal Cell Culture    By: Nidhi Uppangala

    Animal cell culture is a technique used to culture animal cells outside the tissue or organ from which they are extracted. Animal cell are cultured mainly by two methods, such as suspension culture and anchorage dependant culture. But both type of culture method have got some issues. This article talks about the issues related to suspension culture method. >> Category: Issues
  • Pollution: An Environmental Issue    By: Amna Adnan

    Pollution is the major environmental issue which causes various diseases making the environment polluted by contaminants, radiation and chemicals. >> Category: Issues
  • Bioethics of Human Genetics    By: Muniba Safdar

    Research in the field of human genetics is very thorny but could be very informative and used to predict, change or select the useful trait. >> Category: Issues
  • Potential Risks of Agriculture Biotechnology    By: Nidhi Uppangala

    Biotechnology used in agriculture to improve crop yield, nutrient value, to produce pesticide resistant plant, drought resistant plants. By doing these entire thing the crop loss due to pests or by drought condition are reduced. But agriculture biotechnology has got some of the potential risks on human health, environment. >> Category: Issues
  • Effects of Genetic Pollution in Plants and Animals    By: Amna Adnan

    What is Genetic pollution? By definition it is the flow of genes from genetically modified organisms to the non-genetically modified organisms. Due to this reason, the population of animals or plants may undergo certain genetic changes in them or they might completely extinct. >> Category: Issues
  • Gene Doping - Techniques, Effects and Ethics    By: Nidhi Uppangala

    Gene Doping can be defines as the non therapeutic use of gene, genetic elements or artificially changing gene expression to enhance athletic performance. Gene or DNA used to increase the muscle strength and capacity of athletes is known as gene doping. >> Category: Issues
  • Issues in Biotechnology    By: bluemoon silverstars

    If biotechnology is beneficial for humans, it has some issues also. Genetically modified crops and food are considered to fulfill the needs of people. but some people consider them harmful for environment, human health and food safety. >> Category: Issues

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