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A view by Mr. Rupayan Nath [ based on his personal experience at Road Construction site at Banihal, J & K State, India]...
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INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS OF FULL BODY HARNESS AND LANYARD
A full body harness, an improvement over the previous half body harness, often called safety harness is a very effective...
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Having a lift plan means safe lifting

There have been a many crane accidents that involve property damages and loss of lives with several contributing factors. One might want to think about how conclusive their lifting plan and RA was? Lifting and rigging is a team concept. Site manager and lifting engineer are an integral part of this team and responsible for the planning process. You can’t leave everything in to the hands of the operator and the rigger. If any member of the team fails in performing their task correctly, it means an accident can take place. Prior to handling any load which is not considered routine or repetitive in nature, a written lift plan should be developed, communicated to the lifting crew and followed. "People do not plan to fail, they fail to plan."

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Future of GM technologies in India

"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. They are made up of DNA, the fundamental unit of heredity

India’s brush with Genetically Modified (GM) came way back in the seventies. Our reliance on Soviet Russia for staple food grains such as Wheat had created the ration system. Under the flagship of solving global hunger challenges via GM crops led by Dr. Norman Borlaug internationally, Indian scientist Dr. M.S Swaminathan ushered the era of GM varieties of food grains to Indian agriculture.

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Intrinsic versus Extrinsic Health, safety and Welfare

When we think of living in a civilized world, leading a meaningful worthwhile and responsible life, we are to be impelled by our conscience to have the basic right of leading a safe, healthy and buoyant life, full of cheers, love, compassion, fellow-feeling, responsible citizenship and progress. But this does not come automatically, many a times we have to strive for it and make strenuous efforts to inculcate that nature and bent of mind.

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