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India gets admission into Wassenaar Agreement

The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday welcomed the decision of the Wassenaar Agreement to admit India as the 42nd member of the organization which aims to regulate trade and use of dual use technology.

Centre extends time for linking PAN and Aadhaar

With less than a month to go for the deadline to link Aadhaar with PAN, the Centre on Friday extended the deadline to 31st Marc 2018.

Pepare detailed plan for Taj conservation, SC tells UP

Noting that temporary steps conceived in haste to conserve the taj Mahal will only be counter-productive, the Supreme Court on Friday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to prepare a comprehensive plan which will secure the world heritage site for the next century or more.

Naga pact won't affect States: Rajnath

Seeking to ally the concerns of three Northeastern States, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced on Friday that the territorial integrity of Aunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur would not be compromised while inking the final Naga peace accord.

China warns citizens in Pak of terror attacks

China has warned its citizens in pakistan to be on alert after receiving intelligence reports about possible attacks targeting Chinese.

Maldives signs tade pact with China

The Maldives on Friday signed a crucial free tade deal with China, while endorsing its Maritime Silk Road Project shunned by India for its strategic implications in the Indian Ocean.

Editorial

Living in a world of emergin microbial resistance

The fight against the antibiotic-resistance of India so far was primarily to get people to reduce the antibiotic consumption. Too many antibiotics cause the bodily pathogens to resist the miracle drugs. However, in its first time, the 2017 National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance talks about the process of limiting antibiotics which are being dumped by the drug makers. That is because when the drugs taint the soil and water, the microbes in the drug become drug-resistant. A bit of these tiny microbes triggers disease in humans and resistance from them is a problem. The answer to this problem is the intimacy that is shared between the environmental bacteria and the human pathogens. According to scientists, many human pathogens today picked up their resistance from the environment. like for example ciprofloxacin antibiotic which was the most effective among the quinolone class of antibiotics in fighting the gram-negative bacteria. However, resistance to this drug formed and spread globally. Likewise, the antibiotic resistance case is extremely worrying for us as soon there would be a time when there won’t be any effect of the drugs left. This would create a major issue in health factor of the people.

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