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Impact of fake news and it's regulations

US President Donald Trump is no stranger to fake news, and he is no stranger to be politically and diplomatically incorrect. President Trump has constantly alleged that mainstream media outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, etc have always peddled fake news against him, and his administration. Critics of Donald Trump have pointed out that the President, always pedals fake news and misinformation to his social media accounts. And they even allege that his entire presidential campaign of 2016 was built on fake news misinformation and propaganda. Recently, an interesting fight took place between President Trump and a popular social media platform, Twitter. A couple of days ago, Twitter had flagged to tweet to President Trump to be factually inaccurate posts. Basically, this was a part of Twitter's initiative to tackle the circulation of fake news on its social media platform. In response to this, the US president threatened to retaliate against Twitter and against all …

Super cyclone Amphan

The Indian metrological department has predicted that Cyclone Amphan, which is formed in the Bay of Bengal has developed into a super cyclone, and it is expected to make landfall tomorrow, along the coastline of West Bengal and Bangladesh, a super Cyclone can generate extremely high-speed winds in the range of 240 kilometers per hour. And it can cause extensive damage to both life and property. So this article provides us an opportunity to understand a few important things about cyclones. First, let us talk about the cyclone season in the Bay of Bengal. See the formation of cyclones in the Bay of Bengal, can be seen in two seasons, one in the pre-monsoon season, that is between April to June, and two in the post-monsoon season that is between October to December. According to historical data. A majority of these cyclones are formed between October and December, whereas the pre-monsoon season. We witnessed the formation of new cyclones in May, and very few cyclones are formed in April.…

How locust swarm can causes of global food security

Desert locusts are a type of grasshopper. And it is considered to be an extremely dangerous pest that has the potential to threaten global food security. These desert locusts are seen as an extremely dangerous pest because they are migratory nature. They can migrate to faraway places in search of food, and they have the potential to travel thousands of kilometers in swamps. Each swarm will contain billions of locusts and they're voracious feeders, which feed on multiple plants and crops, and they can destroy entire agricultural fields in just hours, few hours. Along with this, the desert locusts also have a higher rate of reproduction, giving them the ability to migrate over large distances and sustain the swamps, as they go from one region to another. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization has leveled the ongoing locust's swaps across Africa, Middle East, and South Asia as the biggest threat to global food security, and it has said that local swarms have the same potential …

Israel Vs Iran cyber war

The covert cyber warfare, that goes on between two arch-rivals, that is Israel and Iran. This article also helps understand the potential of cyber attacks and cyber warfare to disrupt a country's critical infrastructure. First, let us begin by talking about what is critical infrastructure. See critical infrastructure refers to those sectors which form the backbone of a country's economy, and the country's national security. This includes sectors such as banking and finance. It also includes the power and energy sector, comprising of nuclear power plants thermal power plants hydroelectric power plants, etc. It also includes water supply systems. Traffic Management airports seaports critical government organizations and institutions, such as the Prime Minister's Office, the Ministry of Defense, as well as key research institutions. So these sectors which constitute the backbone of a country's economy and national security. They are referred to as a country's crit…

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

The president of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas has said that Israel's annexation plan of Westpac violates the commitments that Israel had made under the Oslo Accords. Israel's annexation plan offers back. These integration plans of Israel has been criticized by several countries around the world, including European countries. And in this context, the president of the Palestinian Authority has said that Israel would be violating the commitments made under the Oslo Accords. See the Oslo Accords represents a peace treaty about the conflict between Israel and Palestine. The first Oslo accord was signed in 1993. And the second accord was signed in 1995, these treaties have been signed between the government of Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization, with the mediation of the United States, and a few other Western countries, such as Norway. Peace Accords provided for the establishment of the Palestinian Authority. To introduce self-governance in Palestinian are…

Threat faced by the marine environment into the Asia Pacific region

The Athe Asia Pacific region, consisting of the Indian Ocean, and the Pacific Ocean is home to very rich biodiversity and this marine environment sustains billions of livelihoods and a variety of cultures. But of let, the marine environment of the Asia Pacific region has come under a lot of stress due to the increasing number of environmental claims. Climate change and unsustainable resource management are the two biggest threat factors that have placed a lot of environmental stress on the marine environment of the Asia Pacific region. This threat, factors are factors such as overfishing excessive marine plastic pollution overexploitation of marine resources, which have contributed to the degradation of the marine environment in the Asia Pacific region. Any further degradation could result in an environmental breakdown. And it could have a serious impact on the livelihoods of billions of people who reside in the Asia Pacific region, as well as on the small economies that are a part of…

Water crisis around the world and climate change

World Water Day was observed on March 22nd, 2020 to raise awareness on the importance of freshwater and advocate for its sustainable management. There was recognition of the importance of water in hand-washing and private hygiene practices, an action that's as important as social distancing and nationwide lockdowns in breaking the circuit of coronavirus transmission. The theme for 2020 was “Water and Climate Change”. Water and Climate Change:
The theme reflects the will of policymakers to deal with the impact of global climate change on the water sector.  Climate change and water are inextricably linked. Water is that the primary medium through which global climate change impacts trickle right down to the community and individual levels, primarily through reduced predictability of water availability. Growing populations and their water demand increase the necessity for energy-intensive water pumping, transportation, and treatment. It contributes to the degradation of critical water-d…

Necessary changes in the economic system in the face of COVID19

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected the economies and lives and has challenged the tenets of economics that have dominated public policy for the past 50 years. Such a situation necessitates the redesign of economies, businesses, and lives. 
The idea of De-growth: Traditionally, GDP has been considered the supreme goal of progress. The given scenario, where even the richest countries are failing to contain the damage of the pandemic, calls into question the prominence of GDP as a goal.   Goals for human progress must be reset. There is a need for better measures to gauge human development.  A five-point ‘de-growth’ manifesto by 170 Dutch academics has recently gained a lot of attention. 
The idea of national boundaries:  Boundarylessness has been often promoted by hyper-globalizers based on the argument that boundaries impede flows of trade, finance, and people. They have argued that removing such boundaries would be good for global growth. • The author argues that boundaries…

How can nanotechnology using our skin and body sweat as a diagnostic tool to detect the presence of diseases.

Exploring the possibility of employing nanotechnology and using our skin and body sweat as a diagnostic tool to detect the presence of diseases.  The early days when our family physicians used to feel our skin to detect any abnormalities. Today, we have variable technology such as Skin Patches, which can provide for targeted drug delivery. This has been made possible due to evolution in the field of nanotechnology,  microelectronics, and biocompatible polymers. By using these technologies. We have already developed what is known as e-skin or electronic skin, which can provide for targeted drug delivery. The same technology can be used our sweat to treat. There is our body sweat as a diagnostic tool to detect diseases, sweat basically acts as a thermal regulator, and it regulates the inner temperature of our bodies. 99% of the sweat is comprised of water, and the remaining 1% is made up of different types of salts, such as sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium, magnesium, etc. The stud…

The Zoonotic Diseases

Why pathogens travel in search of a host A zoonotic disease is a disease or an infection that has been transmitted from an animal to a human being. So, the major reservoir of this is the animal and how is it transmitted from the animal to human beings and what are the causative agents. This may include the virus, it can include bacteria, it can include a virus, parasites, and any other unconventional agents. So, when these agents are transmitted from animals to human beings, such as what is called zoonosis.  Let's look at important statistics as given by the World Health Organization. According to the World Health Organization, the world sees an estimated 1 billion cases of illness and millions of deaths every year from zoonotic diseases. Also, remember that around 60% of the emerging infectious disease are zoonotic in nature. Now, the question is how do germs spread between the animals and the people, there are three different ways of how this spread occurs, one is the direct con…

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