Social Issues India plans a riposte to slavery report: (The Hindu) To pressure ILO to distance itself from Australian NGO’s survey, which can potentially harm India’s image.
India and neighbors India acts against bottom trawling: (The Hindu) Joint Working Group outlines initiatives in the Palk Bay area; need for permanent solution reiterated.
Science and Tech A plan to stamp out animal TB: (The Hindu) Zoonotic TB continues to remain largely hidden, posing many health risks.
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