“Genetic modification” or “genetically modified” in short for GM involves altering the genes of an organism, be it a plant, animal or microorganism. This is achieved by altering an existing section of DNA, or inserting a gene from another organism. Genes carry the instructions for how we appear and what characteristics we have which are inherited by an organism.
01 February 2019
Urban decay is defined as occupied sites related to commercial or industrial activity. Due to the nature of activities – manufacturing, production, storage and similar commercial interests, they have a higher chance of polluting its vicinity and site itself. For example, large scale commercial garages store and discharge hazardous fluids.
23 January 2019
India follows one of the most stringent criteria to define urbanization. But as most of us would agree, it has been part of an upward trend. Formal city limits have started extending or the construction activities which determine where people can live have started spreading. Population growth has meant that the resources allocated are stretched.
15 January 2019
Pledging tree plantation by you and your family member on their birthdays is a better way of celebrating a new year. This has to be the new order of doing things rather than exchanging ideas and then forgetting about them. If the trees per person study represents anything, it makes the statement to wake us from our ignorant slumber.
20 December 2018
Personal computers were the flag bearer of the revolution then. And with over 1.03 billion mobile phone subscribers, mobile telephony is leading it now. “Digital and digitalization” have become the buzzword as newer technologies and the rise of social media brings our nation together. But have you ever wondered about the curious case of e-waste?
17 December 2018
The consumptive attitude of modern city dwellers understands only convenience and is willing to pay a price. However, our monetary resources will fall woefully short as global warming progresses changing the very environment we knew as habitable – unleashing significantly warmer climates, depleted glaciers and an ecosystem thrown into chaos.