The report provides case studies, examples and explanations as to the role of climate information and services to support agriculture in the face of climate variability and change, assesses gaps and makes recommendations.
For weather and climate information to be used at the grassroots level, it needs to be effectively interpreted and communicated so that it is both useful and usable to decision-makers, farmers and local-level planners. However, to date this information has not always met these requirements.
A fundamental feature of any Earthquake Early Warning System is the ability of rapidly broadcast earthquake information to a wide audience of potential end users and stakeholders, in an intuitive, customizable way. Smartphones and other mobile devices are nowadays continuously connected to the internet and represent
Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of State of Odisha Vs Orissa Trust of Technical Education & Others dated 15/07/2019 regarding policy on telemedicine in the state of Odisha. State of Odisha question the correctness of the interim orders passed by the High Court in a Writ Petition filed by the Orissa Trust of Technical Education seeking to challenge the steps which were initiated by the State Government to formulate and implement a holistic policy for ‘telemedicine’ within the State.
Social network data of tuberculosis (TB) patients could explain the source and pattern of disease spread. A review of the published literature highlights that social network data could identify hidden social or epidemiological links among TB patients and improved TB case finding.
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sandeep Mittal Vs Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change & Others dated 14/03/2019. The issue for consideration is the monitoring mechanism for compliance of conditions of environment clearance evolved by the Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC). The Tribunal had directed MoEF&CC to furnish data in respect of mechanism to periodically monitor the compliance of environmental clearance conditions.
Widening polarization about political, religious, and scientific issues threatens open societies, leading to entrenchment of beliefs, reduced mutual understanding, and a pervasive negativity surrounding the very idea of consensus.
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ganga Lalwani Vs Union of India & Others With News item published in “Indian Express” Authored by Mallica Joshi Titled “All fiddle as crop stubble burns, farmers say solutions out of reach” dated 15/11/2018 regarding mitigation of air pollution caused on account of crop burning in the States of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
Educational policies may increase or decrease health differences, depending on whether they reinforce or counteract gene-related differences. We investigate whether one such policy affected health differently for people with different genetic backgrounds. We find that the additional education generated by the policy benefited those with higher genetic risk of obesity the most, reducing the gap in unhealthy body size between those in the top and bottom terciles of genetic risk of obesity from 20 to 6 percentage points.
Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Swapnil Tripathi & Others Vs Supreme Court of India dated 26/09/2018. The petitioners have sought a declaration that Supreme Court case proceedings of “constitutional importance having an impact on the public at large or a large number of people” should be live streamed in a manner that is easily accessible for public viewing. Further direction is sought to frame guidelines to enable the determination of exceptional cases that qualify for live streaming and to place those guidelines before the full court .