The Hindu+PIB Current Affairs 30 & 31 March 2019

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Most anti-cancer drugs costly despite price cap, says AIDAN

The All India Drug Action Network (AIDAN) said that Despite price capping of 42 anti-cancer drugs by the government recently, “most cancer medicines still remain unaffordable to most Indians because there is no curb on profiteering by pharma manufacturers.

Will VVPAT silence those skeptical of EVM?

The Election Commission indicated to the Supreme Court on Friday that if the 50% Voter Verified PaperAudit Trail (VVPAT) slip verification is carried out, it will delay counting by six days.

IIT Madras converts petroleum waste product toluene into useful product

A  two-member team at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has successfully converted petroleum waste-product toluene into benzoic acid by using toluene.


The hump-backed mahseer is now ‘critically endangered’

The hump-backed Mahseer, found in the waters of the Cauvery, has been added to the IUCN Red List with Critically Endangered Status.

Climate Change may hit India’s Wind power

A study researchers from Harvard University, U.S., and National Climate Center in Beijing, China has found the potential electricity production of windmills across India had decreased by about 13%

Ramappa temple for World heritage site

The Ramappa Temple at Palampet near Warangal may become the first UNESCO heritage site in Telangana, under the name, The Glorious Kakatiya Temples and Gateways.


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