WAR HAS emerged as a major child-killer in the 1980s. Some 1.5 million children died in conflicts; Five million were turned into refugees and another 12 million were rendered homeless. War caused

THE latest Economic Survey (1991-92) presents a very interesting set of statistics. It shows that, out of all types of commercial undertakings of state departments, only those based on

ABOUT 176 million tonnes (mt) of aviation fuel was burnt in 1990 -- 14 per cent of the world's consumption of transportation fuel. This air traffic fuel produced about 550 mt of carbon dioxide, 220 mt of water, and 3.5 mt of nitrogen oxides.