Must Read News Articles-July 7th 2019

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Pink City Jaipur gets UNESCO World Heritage tag

The Walled City of Jaipur, known for its iconic architectural legacy and vibrant culture, made its entry into the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.

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New rules mooted on drugs dispensed by doctors

The Central Government is considering amendments to the Drugs and Cosmetic Rules, 1945 to ensure that registered medical practitioners dispense only generic medicines.

Union Budget 2019-20 foreign affairs outlay: The importance of being Thimpu

India-Bhutan relations received a big boost with the allocation of the lion’s share of the foreign affairs outlay in the Union Budget presented in Parliament

Iran hints that it could enrich uranium to 5%

A top adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader has hinted that Tehran could boost its uranium enrichment to 5% for “peaceful” aims

In talks with Hasina, China cites India’s role in economic corridor revival

After flagging last month the revival of the Bangladesh China India Myanmar- Economic Corridor (BCIM-EC) during talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kyrgyzstan capital Bishkek, Chinese President Xi Jinping joined visiting Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina to accelerate the project with New Delhi’s support.

Why does Nagaland want to draw up a list of all indigenous inhabitants?

The Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland, seen as a localised version of the National Register of Citizens in Assam, will be the first official master list of Nagaland’s indigenous inhabitants.

Why has Iran breached the limit on its enriched uranium stockpile?

Iran announced on Monday that it had breached the limits for stockpiling low-enriched uranium set by the 2015 nuclear deal. This was the first time the Islamic Republic was violating the terms of the multilateral agreement, which had set a 300-kg cap for Iran’s enriched uranium stock

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Larger features of total solar eclipse match IISER Kolkata’s prediction

Scientists from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata were in for a pleasant surprise as the total solar eclipse on July 2 proved their prediction correct in its major features.

University of Hyderabad’s inhibitor increases effectiveness of malaria drugs

A small inhibitor that blocks an enzyme (Rad51) that plays a crucial role in repairing DNA damage in malaria-causing parasite — Plasmodium falciparum — has been identified by researchers from the University of Hyderabad.

IITM Pune: Predicting heat waves three weeks in advance

Real time prediction of heat waves two to three weeks in advance is now possible, thanks to the extended range prediction system developed by researchers at Pune’s Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM)

Is desalination realistically a help in harnessing potable water from the sea?

Desalination technology is not an esoteric idea — the city of Chennai already uses desalinated water. However, it only has a limited application, given the operation costs.

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