july 3,2017,hindu news crunch

1)While greenhouse gases, or

GHGs, are causing concern

about the long-term fate of

the Indian monsoon,

researchers now think

aerosols from vehicular

exhaust, half-burnt crop

residue, dust and chemical

effluents may be weakening

the life-giving rainy season

even more than GHGs. Dust clouds shield the

earth from the sun’s rays,

depressing land and sea

temperatures and reducing

the variation between the


A good monsoon, which

is produced by the

difference in temperature

between land and sea, is

thus weakened by aerosol

accumulation. Aerosols

cause air pollution and smog

and aggravate conditions

such as asthma.

2) The bird and biodiversity rich

areas in the State are

drawing global attention

with nine more locations

being identified as

Important Bird and

Biodiversity Areas (IBAs).

The newly identified IBAs

of Kerala are Achencoil

Forest Division; Anamudi

Shola National Park; Camel’s

Hump Mountain, Wayanad;

Kurinjimala Wildlife

Sanctuary; Malayattoor

Reserve Forest; Mankulam

Forest Division; Mathikettan

Shola National Park;

Muthikulam-Siruvani; and

Pampadum Shola National


With the latest addition,

the State now has a total of

33 IBAs

Kerala IBAs are home to

three critically endangered

species — Whiterumped

Vulture, Indian Vulture, and

Red-headed Vulture

3)punasa is a highly sought put mango variety.

4)nowadays education means migrating to a city.We have to maintain the soul of the village while development happens.The recent farmer suicides show that our growth has to be more inclusive.

5) Some countries, such as Mexico,

Chile and Colombia, use several dimensions

to record poverty using

the MPI (Multidimensional Poverty

Index), a versatile tool developed

by the Oxford Poverty and Human

Development Initiative (OPHI) that

looks at the dimensions of education,

health and standard of living,

giving them all equal weightage.

The most recent MPI for

India calculated using India Human

Development Survey data of 2011-

12, estimates that 41% of the people

were multi-dimensionally poor

6) Researchers disclosed

that the test, called

MammaPrint, tests for a 70-

gene signature that can predict

whether cancer will recur

in early-stage breast cancer


As a result, ‘ultra-low’ risk

patients could be treated

less aggressively and overtreatment

avoided, leading

to fewer toxic effects, researchers




Arjun here.From Kottakkal, Kerala,India. I am interested in anything that is interesting and writing comes among the top of that list. I read,I write,I live.

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