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Nobel Peace Prize for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
11/12/2017
Author : Prof M S Swaminathan

On 10th December 2017 ICAN was conferred with the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017 for their efforts to save human kind from nuclear annihilation. Earlier the Nobel Peace Prize had been awarded in 1995 to the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs along with the then head of Pugwash

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Making National Nutrition Mission a Success: Prof M S Swaminathan
07/12/2017
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December 7, 2017: The Government has approved a National Nutrition Mission with a three-year budget of Rs. 9,000 crore. This is the government’s response to the widespread malnutrition resulting in

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World Fisheries Day: A time to remember, a Time to Act
21/11/2017
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November 21, 2017: Fishing is recognized as one of the most -risky professions in the world with hundreds of lives lost at sea every year and many more affected by the implied occupational hazards in this profession. Fisheries and aquaculture employ more than 43.5 million individuals worldwide. Fish provide more than 25% of the world dietary protein.

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Without Bonn, there is no Paris
14/11/2017
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This year’s UN Climate Change Conference kicked off in Bonn on November 6 and will go on till November 17, 2017 with strong, unified calls to hold to the path of the Paris Climate Change Agreement1.

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International Day for Biological Diversity – 22 May 2017: Prof M S Swaminathan
22/05/2017
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Today is the International Day for Biological Diversity. Biological diversity provides the basic feedstock for food, climate and livelihood security.

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Safeguarding the agrobiodiversity heritage of Eastern Ghats: Prof M S Swaminathan
08/05/2017
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Both the Western and Eastern Ghats are rich in agrobiodiversity. The Western Ghats agrobiodiversity heritage has received detailed scientific attention and documentation.

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Moving from Food to Nutrition Security: Prof M S Swaminathan
24/04/2017
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In 1986, both in my lecture at FAO and in a book on “Global Aspects of Food Production” I stressed the need for a change in emphasis from food security to nutrition security.

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Earth Day: Prof M S Swaminathan
22/04/2017
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22 April is commemorated all over the world as Earth Day.

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Banking on seeds of the past, for climate change, for the future: Jayashree B
30/03/2017
Author : Jayashree B

For over 500 farm families of Kumta, in Dharward district, Karnataka, getting a video conference view of the stage function in another location was a unique experience.

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Water Security –community efforts to overcome drought
22/03/2017
Author : Dr J Srinath

The drought declaration in many states, especially the ‘water sensitive’ five southern states, indicates that we are facing an alarming water crisis this year.

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The Joy of Holi: Prof M S Swaminathan
13/03/2017
Author : Prof M S Swaminathan

Today is celebrated as Holi in North India. Holi marks the harvest festival and is accompanied by special dances like Bhangra.

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Saving Women from occupational hazards: An area of serious neglect – Prof M S Swaminathan
07/03/2017
Author : Prof M S Swaminathan

On International Women’s Day, there will be discussions all over the world on methods of promoting gender equity and justice.

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