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Primacy of women should be considered for their economic contributions

Ravi Verma leads the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) on issues of HIV/AIDS, preventing domestic violence and child marriage. Speaking with G’nY, he talks about the need for gender equality.

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Village Nang finds prosperity

G’nY. After the breakthrough innovation of the ‘artificial glacier’, can you say that it has substantively changed the lives of the people in the region? Chewang Norphel: To assert how artificial glacier changed the lives of people qualitatively and quantitatively, I would like to cite an example of a village Nang in the east Leh town. This is a village with 70 families where people are mostly farmers. They depended on a meagre produce of wheat and barley. Since the creation of an artificial...

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Students should read political ideologies and then debate

The affable Professor N V Varghese, Vice Chancellor at National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), speaks with G’nY about how higher education shapes the nature of discourse and bolsters forward linkages.

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Quality teachers are intrinsic to boosting our education system

India’s school education is riddled with problems that need urgent attention. Demystifying the lacunae, Anil Swarup, Secretary, School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource and Development speaking with the Editor G’nY, exudes positivity and a voice of hope in transforming the system from within.

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Geospatial Health Mapping

Dr Bhoop Singh, Head of Natural Resources Data Management System (NRDMS), under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, highlighted the use of spatial technology in geospatial health mapping and the achievements of the project across the country while speaking with Editor, G’nY.

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Towards minimising the queue before the doctor

In conversation with Alok Mukhopadhyay, Chairman, Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI), G’nY brings forth significant concerns in the healthcare system in India, along with prospective strategies.

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Dr Shailesh Nayak : Interdepartmental Big Data Group to start putting together ‘raw material’ for India

Sulagna Chattopadhyay, in conversation with Dr Shailesh Nayak, Chairman, ESSO_MOES Big Data Task Force, and former Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, gains meaningful insights as to why the big data technology is imperative for India and how it is the science of the future. G’nY: Why is 'Big Data' important and what it will do for India? Dr Shailesh Nayak : `Big Data' is likely to bring a revolution that is going to transform how we think, work and live. It will put in place a large set of data...

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Mining of polymetallic nodules in the Indian Ocean

In conversation with Dr. G. A. Ramadass, Group Head, Scientist-G, Deep Sea Technologies Group, National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT). In an exclusive interview, Dr. Ramadass talks about India’s plans to mine polymetallic nodules in the Indian Ocean. Major nations are looking to the oceans for mineral and fuel reserves as reserves on land deplete fast. Dr. Ramadass sheds light on the process of analysing data on mineral deposits in the Indian ocean. G’nY: How beneficial will mining...

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The Search and Rescue Aid Tool to save life and property at Sea

In Conversation with Dr. S C Shenoi, Head, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) With 28 years of research experience ocean sciences, Dr. Shenoi has revolutionized India's traditional views of ocean-atmosphere coupling, apart from making an enormous contribution towards the livelihood enhancement of fisherpeople by presenting to them information related to potential fishing zones, not to mention being the forerunner in the development of India's first and only tsunami...

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Consolidating the components of earth science research

Padmashri P S Goel was at the helm of affairs at the time the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) was constituted way back in 2006, and had initiated the integration process among MoES institutions. He continues to extend support to the Ministry, especially in the area of atmospheric and oceanic technology. On the eve of the ten years celebration of the MoES, the Editor in conversation with the highly decorated scientist, finds many new vistas of research opening up for the Ministry. At present Goel...