Voyager I Becomes The first Man-Made Object To Reach Interstellar Space

Voyager 1

Voyager I has became the first man-made object to reach interstellar space.  After streaking through space for nearly 35 years, NASA's robotic Voyager 1 probe entered interstellar space in August 2012, a study published in the journal Science reports confirms. "Voyager has boldly gone where no probe has gone before, marking one of the most significant … [Read more...]

State Of The World’s Mothers

Save The Children

The chances a mother and her baby will survive help determine Save the Children’s annual rankings of the best and worst places in the world to be a mother. Education, income and political representation of women are the other factors. Have a look at the infographic: … [Read more...]

Jupiter’s Icy Moon Explained

Europa

Under its hard crust of ice, Europa is thought to host an ocean of liquid water, up to 106 miles (170 kilometers) deep. Tides caused by nearby Jupiter could be warming Europa's ocean, providing energy that could be driving an ecosystem of alien life forms. Europa has been explored in many science fiction stories and films, including "Space Odyssey: Voyage … [Read more...]

India Among Top 10 Countries In Hydro Power Capacity

Hydro Power

India acounts for 0.36 per cent of world's installed hydro capacity. India has an estimated potential of about 19,750 MW of Small Hydro Power (SHP) projects. So far, 898 SHP projects with an aggregate capacity of 3411 MW have been set up and 348 projects aggregating to 1309 MW are under implementation. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy ensures performance … [Read more...]

Which Countries Are Leading Innovation

Global Innovation Index

Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a specialized agency of the United Nations) co-publish The Global Innovation Index (GII), now in its sixth edition. The GII recognizes the key role of innovation as a driver of economic growth and prosperity and acknowledges the need for a broad horizontal vision of … [Read more...]

Hunger And Poverty Facts

Hunger

Statistics on hunger can be shocking and show that 2 hungry people out of 3 live in 7 countries, namely India, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Congo, Indonesia, China and Pakistan. In 1970, the United Nations took up the issue of hunger on a priority basis and 126 nations agreed to 0.7 percent of their income for foreign aid. Today, just 5 countries, namely Sweden, … [Read more...]

Can We End World Hunger

Can We End World Hunger

The world produces enough food to feed all 7 billion people who live in it, but those who go hungry either do not have land to grow food or money to purchase it. 13.1 per cent of the world’s population is hungry. That’s roughly 925 million people who go undernourished on a daily basis, consuming less than the recommended 2,100 calories a day. Poverty is … [Read more...]

What Is Happening To Biodiversity

Biodiversity

Biological diversity or ‘biodiversity’ encompasses the variety of all life on earth. Biodiversity manifests itself at three levels: ‘species’ diversity which refers to the numbers and kinds of living organisms; ‘genetic’ diversity which refers to genetic variation within species; and ‘ecosystem’ diversity which denotes the variety of … [Read more...]

Women In The World 2013

Events of the Arab Spring since the beginning of 2011 reinforce the central role of parliaments in the quest for greater political voice and democracy. However, women’s role in Parliamentary democracy is far from encouraging. Even the developed countries are lagging behind when it comes women’s participation in politics. Women are … [Read more...]

Water: Cooperation Or Competition?

Water: Cooperation Or Competition

Water is vital for life, pivotal for human development and necessary to keep our environment healthy. There is a fixed amount of water on the planet and with increasing population, economic development and changing lifestyles, undue pressure has been put on the world’s limited water resources leading to increased competition for water and creating … [Read more...]