Wednesday, 10 August, 2022
TopicAntimicrobial resistance

Topic: Antimicrobial resistance

US study on drug resistance says it led to 1.27 million deaths in 2019, more than HIV/AIDS

Study involving University of Washington researchers analysed data from 204 countries and territories. It was published in 'The Lancet'.

‘Paper sensor’ developed by IIT Madras could help detect & monitor antimicrobial pollutants

Developed in collaboration with UK researchers, the low cost, paper-based sensor could help tackle antimicrobial resistance that is becoming a worldwide health crisis.

Superbugs on the rise, India must regulate antibiotics to avert disaster

Since the 1980s, no new antibiotic has entered the market. We must safeguard existing antibiotics until viable alternatives are found.

Drug resistance could kill 1 crore people every year by 2050 across the world: UN

UN report on Antimicrobial Resistance says drug resistance may cause economic damage similar to 2008 crisis, force 2.4 cr people into poverty.

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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