Notice: Trying to get property 'ID' of non-object in /var/www/wp-content/plugins/premium-seo-pack/modules/title_meta_format/init.php on line 610

Notice: Trying to get property 'ID' of non-object in /var/www/wp-content/plugins/premium-seo-pack/modules/title_meta_format/init.php on line 610

Notice: Trying to get property 'ID' of non-object in /var/www/wp-content/plugins/premium-seo-pack/modules/title_meta_format/init.php on line 610

Notice: Trying to get property 'ID' of non-object in /var/www/wp-content/plugins/premium-seo-pack/modules/title_meta_format/init.php on line 610

Notice: Trying to get property 'ID' of non-object in /var/www/wp-content/plugins/premium-seo-pack/modules/title_meta_format/init.php on line 610
Home Blog

What Percentage of Companies In EU Allow Employees In Their Decision-making Process? Check Full Details Here


Approximately 31% of companies in the European Union (EU27) facilitated the regular direct participation of employees in organisational decision-making process.

What Percentage of Companies In EU Allow Employees In Their Decision-making Process?
What Percentage of Companies In EU Allow Employees In Their Decision-making Process?

According to European Company Survey 2019, approximately one-third (31%) of companies in the European Union (EU27) facilitated the regular direct participation of employees in organisational decision-making process.

The Survey found that more than half of establishments in Sweden (56%) and Denmark (55%) were considered by regular, high influence direct engagement with employees, nonetheless only around a 5th in Poland (20%) and the Netherlands (21%).

These figures are based on the findings in the 4thEuropean Company Survey, conducted in partnership between EU Agencies Eurofound and Cedefop.

It provides information on workplace practices, human resource Management, skills and development, employee participation and social dialogue from 21,869 Human Resources managers and 3,073 employee representatives in the 27 EU Member States and the United Kingdom during 2019.

Popular Tools for employee participation and their usage.

The report says that establishments use various means to engage with employees, and these vary in the degree to which they are top-down or bottom-up as well as the degree of interaction involved.

However, the ECS 2019 discovered four popular tools where most of the companies use as a method of interaction with employees. The following figure shows the four major tools and their level of influence.

Approximately 31% of companies in the European Union (EU27) facilitated the regular direct participation of employees in organisational decision-making process.
Approximately 31% of companies in the European Union (EU27) facilitated the regular direct participation of employees in organisational decision-making process.

The study discovered that majority of companies (94% in the EU27) that encouraged employee participation in organizational decision-making process organize regular meetings between employees and their line manager as a method to engage with employees.

The analysis says that regular meetings between employees and their immediate manager are most prevalent in Sweden (82%) and Austria (76%) and least prevalent in Poland (42%) and Croatia (43%).

In terms of Sector, such meetings are most prevalent in other services (69%) and least prevalent in transport (46%).

The survey results show that large establishments are more likely to hold regular meetings between employees and their immediate manager (66%) than medium-sized (62%) and small (58%) establishments.



More European Citizens Trust In EU Than National Governments, According To Study


More European Citizens Trust In EU Than National Governments, According To Study
More European Citizens Trust In EU Than National Governments, According To Study

The Eurofound, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions in its study titled “Living, working and COVID-19” found that people across the Europe  are reporting low levels of optimism about their future.

People across the EU are also reporting very low levels of trust in the European Union and in their national governments, it stated.

In April 2020, less than half (46%) of EU respondents were optimistic about their future compared to almost two-thirds (64%) as recorded in the European Quality of Life Survey in 2016.

People from the most heavily hit countries in the EU (France, Italy, Belgium, Spain) were all among those least optimistic about their future and below the EU average, revealed the study.

Trust in the EU and national governments has also been affected during this period, however people in Belgium, Italy, Spain and France still have high level trust in Healthcare systems.

Comparing the trust levels in healthcare systems from April 2020 survey results, July 2020 e-survey results show that trust in the Healthcare system remained well ahead of trust in other institutions such as the media, national government and the EU.

Trust in EU (27) institutions (scale 1 to 10).

EU Citizens Report LOW LEVEL of TRUST In Their National Governments
EU Citizens Report LOW LEVEL of TRUST In Their National Governments
EU Citizens Report LOW LEVEL of TRUST In Their National Governments
EU Citizens Report LOW LEVEL of TRUST In Their National Governments

The results of the e-survey show that overall trust in the government was slightly lower in July 2020 than it as in April. This is the case for all sociodemographic groups, except for those aged 50 and over, for whom trust levels did not change. It also holds true for many Member States, although not for all. In France and Spain, trust in the government was higher in July than it was in April.

In Spain, it increased from 4.3 to 4.8 and in France it increased from 3.9 to 4.3. Quite a different development is seen in Croatia, Austria, Finland, Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark.

In these countries trust fell by around one point on the scale. Drops of at least half a point are noted in Ireland, Slovakia (both -0.8), Portugal (-0.7), Czechia (-0.6) and Estonia (-0.5).

Trust in the national governments in July ranged from 2.9 in Croatia to 6.5 in Finland; in April, trust levels ranged from 2.6 in Poland to 7.6 in Finland.

Trust in the EU is greater than trust in national governments.

Trust in the EU is greater than trust in national governments.
Trust in the EU is greater than trust in national governments.

Trust in the European Union was significantly higher among respondents in July (5.1) than among respondents in April (4.6) and now exceeds trust in the national government.

Trust in the EU ranges from 4.2 among respondents in Croatia and Greece to 6.3 among respondents in Ireland.

According to the findings, trust in the EU improved among all sociodemographic respondent groups. Among the self-employed, it increased from 4.3 to 5.1. Trust among unemployed respondents still lags, despite a significant increase since April (from 3.8 to 4.4).



How Much FDI Inflows India Attracted In Recent Years? Find More Info Here

In 2018-19, India attracted FDI inflows of 73 billion dollars, up 18 % from previous year.
In 2018-19, India attracted FDI inflows of 73 billion dollars, up 18 % from previous year.

In 2018-19, India attracted FDI inflows of 73 billion dollars, up 18 % from previous year.

In 2018-19, India attracted FDI inflows of 73 billion dollars, up 18 % from previous year.
In 2018-19, India attracted FDI inflows of 73 billion dollars, up 18 % from previous year.

While addressing the Inaugural Session of “CII Life Science Conclave 2020” on 30th September, the India’s Union Minister For Chemicals and Fertilizers DV Sadananda Gowda said, business friendly reforms carried out by Government have helped India to emerge as one of the best investment destinations among emerging economies.

Implementation of policies to promote financial inclusion and to check Corruption and easing of compliance of labour laws & regulations has made India the best destination for investment, the minister said.

In 2018-19, India attracted FDI inflows of 73 billion dollars, up 18 % from previous year, according to Chemicals and Fertilizers Ministry’s statement released on 1st of October

Especially mentioning the pharma and medical device sector, the minister said this is the most opportune time to invest in this sector in India as the sector is likely to grow in to 65-billion-dollar industry by 2024 to 120 billion dollars by 2030.

He further said that the medical device sector has the potential to grow at 28% per annum to reach US $ 50 Billion by 2025.

Does HIGH INVESTMENT – HIGH INVOLVEMENT Approach Produce Best Outcomes? – A Study In EU Says YES


‘High Investment, high involvement’ workplaces in EU produce the Best outcomes for workers and employers. However, only 20% of EU organisations fall into this category.

Does HIGH INVESTMENT - HIGH INVOLVEMENT Approach Produce Best Outcomes? – A Study In EU Says YES
Does HIGH INVESTMENT – HIGH INVOLVEMENT Approach Produce Best Outcomes? – A Study In EU Says YES

According to European Company Survey (ECS 2019) conducted in partnership between EU Agencies, Eurofound and Cedefop, ‘high investment, high involvement’ workplaces produce the best outcomes for workers and employers.

However, only 20% of EU organisations fall into this category – pushing practices that strengthen employee autonomy.

These companies are managing to enhance performance while improving workers’ job quality, study revealed.

These companies can be found across all types of business regardless of country, size, Sector, or competitiveness Strategy, but are most prevalent in Nordic countries, such as Finland and Sweden, and in Sectors known to have better working conditions, such as financial services, said the report.

The three other categories, ‘selective investment, moderate involvement’ (33%); ‘moderate investment, irregular involvement’ (27%); and ‘low investment, low involvement’ (21%) all score lower in terms of worker wellbeing and company performance, the report said.

The 4thEuropean Company Survey (ECS 2019), conducted in partnership between EU Agencies, Eurofound and Cedefop, collected information on workplace practices, human resource Management, skills and development, employee participation and social dialogue from 21,869 Human Resources managers and 3,073 employee representatives in the 27 EU Member States and the United Kingdom during 2019, providing a timely insight into the potential resilience of companies across the EU in advance of the COVID-19 pandemic.



What’s The Market Size of India’s Chemicals & Petrochemicals Sector? – Learn More


The Market size of Chemicals & Petrochemicals Sector in India is around 165 billion dollars.

The market size of Chemicals & Petrochemicals sector in India is around 165 billion dollars.
The market size of Chemicals & Petrochemicals Sector in India is around 165 billion dollars.

According to India’s Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers DV Sadananda Gowda the market size of Chemicals & Petrochemicals sector in India is around 165 billion dollars.

The size is expected to grow up to 300 billion dollars by 2025, the minister said.

Addressing the virtual Latin America & Caribbean session on ‘Reimagining Distances’, during  LEADS 2020, organised by FICCI on 14th October the Minister also said India is the only country with largest number of US-FDA compliant Pharma plants (more than 262 including APIs) outside of United States with exports $ 20 billion worth of pharma products to various nations including high standards complying countries like United States and Europe.

Referring to India supplying these Medicines to more than 120 countries across the world; the minister underlined that India thereby earned the reputation of reliable supplier of Medicines.

The minister believes that Indian pharma sector can grow to $ 65 billion Industry by 2024.

The Minister further eMphasised that this is a very- very good time to invest, and set up manufacturing base in India in pharma sector.



Learn About India’s 2020 Essential Agri Commodities Export Figures

The export of essential agri commodities for the cumulative period of April-September, 2020 has increased by 43.4% to Rs 53626.6 crore
The export of essential agri commodities for the cumulative period of April-September, 2020 has increased by 43.4% to Rs 53626.6 crore

The export of essential agri commodities for the cumulative period of April-September, 2020 has increased by 43.4% to Rs 53626.6 crore as compared to Rs 37397.3 crore in the same period last year.

The export of essential agri commodities for the cumulative period of April-September, 2020 has increased by 43.4% to Rs 53626.6 crore
The export of essential agri commodities for the cumulative period of April-September, 2020 has increased by 43.4% to Rs 53626.6 crore

According to India’s agriculture & farmers Welfare Ministry, the export of essential agri commodities for the cumulative period of April-September, 2020 has increased by 43.4% to Rs 53626.6 crore as compared to Rs 37397.3 crore in the same period last year.

Major commodity groups which have recorded positive export growth during April-Sept, 2020-21 vis-à-vis April-Sept, 2019-20 are Groundnut (35%), Refined Sugar (104%), wheat (206%), Basmati Rice (13%) and Non-Basmati Rice (105%) etc., stated the ministry in a statement released on 10th October.

Additionally, balance of trade during April-September 2020 has been significantly positive at Rs 9002 Crore as against trade deficit of Rs. 2133 during the same period in 2019, the statement said.

On month to month basis (MoM), India’s agricultural export of essential agricultural commodities during   September, 2020 has been of Rs 9296 crore against export of Rs 5114 crore during September, 2019, showing an increase of 81.7%.

How Many BLUE FLAG Beaches Are There In India? Check The List Here

8 beaches of India have been awarded the “BLUE FLAG” by an International Jury comprising of eminent members
8 beaches of India have been awarded the “BLUE FLAG” by an International Jury comprising of eminent members

8 beaches of India have been awarded the “BLUE FLAG” by an International Jury comprising of eminent members viz UNEP, UNWTO, FEE, IUCN.

8 beaches of India have been awarded the “BLUE FLAG” by an International Jury comprising of eminent members
8 beaches of India have been awarded the “BLUE FLAG” by an International Jury comprising of eminent members

India began its journey in 2018 for development of pilot beaches (one each in Coastal States/Union Territories) and presented the first set of 8 beaches for the certification for the ensuing tourist season 2020.

It is a delighted moment for India as 8 beaches of India have been awarded the “BLUE FLAG” by an International Jury comprising of eminent members viz UNEP, UNWTO, FEE, IUCN.

The beaches that have been awarded the ‘BLUE FLAG” are Shivrajpur (Dwarka-Gujarat), Ghoghla (Diu), Kasarkod and Padubidri (Karnataka), Kappad (Kerala), Rushikonda (AP), Golden (Puri-Odisha) and Radhanagar (A&N Islands).

The nation has also been awarded a 3rd Prize by the International Jury under the “International Best Practices” for pollution control in coastal regions.

“It is an outstanding feat considering that no ‘BLUE FLAG’ nation has ever been awarded for 8 beaches in a single attempt,” Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar said in a tweet on 11th October message adding “this is also a global recognition of India’s conservation and sustainable development efforts”.

India is also the First Country in “Asia-Pacific” region which has achieved this feat in just about 2 years’ time,” the minister stated in another tweet.

Japan, South Korea and UAE are the only other Asian nations who have been conferred with a couple of Blue Flag beaches, however, in a time frame of about 5 to 6 years!

India is now in the league of 50 “BLUE FLAG” nations.

What’s The Market Size of India’s Chemicals & Petrochemicals Sector? –  Learn More

What’s The Market Size of India’s Chemicals & Petrochemicals Sector?
What’s The Market Size of India’s Chemicals & Petrochemicals Sector?

The market size of Chemicals & Petrochemicals sector in India is around 165 billion dollars.

The market size of Chemicals & Petrochemicals sector in India is around 165 billion dollars.
The market size of Chemicals & Petrochemicals sector in India is around 165 billion dollars.

According to India’s Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers DV Sadananda Gowda the market size of Chemicals & Petrochemicals sector in India is around 165 billion dollars.

The size is expected to grow up to 300 billion dollars by 2025, the minister said.

Addressing the virtual Latin America & Caribbean session on ‘Reimagining Distances’, during  LEADS 2020, organised by FICCI on 14th October the Minister also said India is the only country with largest number of US-FDA compliant Pharma plants (more than 262 including APIs) outside of United States with exports $ 20 billion worth of pharma products to various nations including high standards complying countries like United States and Europe.

Referring to India supplying these Medicines to more than 120 countries across the world; the minister underlined that India thereby earned the reputation of reliable supplier of medicines.

The minister believes that Indian pharma sector can grow to $ 65 billion industry by 2024.

The Minister further eMphasised that this is a very- very good time to invest, and set up manufacturing base in India in pharma sector.

Here’s The Percentage of Companies In EU That Allow Employees In Their Decision-making Process

Approximately 31% of companies in the European Union (EU27) facilitated the regular direct participation of employees in organisational decision-making process.
Approximately 31% of companies in the European Union (EU27) facilitated the regular direct participation of employees in organisational decision-making process.

Approximately 31% of companies in the European Union (EU27) facilitated the regular direct participation of employees in organisational decision-making process.

Here’s The Percentage of Companies In EU That Allow Employees In Their Decision-making Process
Here’s The Percentage of Companies In EU That Allow Employees In Their Decision-making Process

According to European Company Survey 2019, approximately one-third (31%) of companies in the European Union (EU27) facilitated the regular direct participation of employees in organisational decision-making process.

The Survey found that more than half of establishments in Sweden (56%) and Denmark (55%) were considered by regular, high influence direct engagement with employees, nonetheless only around a 5th in Poland (20%) and the Netherlands (21%).

These figures are based on the findings in the 4thEuropean Company Survey, conducted in partnership between EU Agencies Eurofound and Cedefop.

It provides information on workplace practices, human resource management, skills and development, employee participation and social dialogue from 21,869 human resources managers and 3,073 employee representatives in the 27 EU Member States and the United Kingdom during 2019.

Popular Tools for employee participation and their usage.

The report says that establishments use various means to engage with employees, and these vary in the degree to which they are top-down or bottom-up as well as the degree of interaction involved.

However, the ECS 2019 discovered four popular tools where most of the companies use as a method of interaction with employees. The following figure shows the four major tools and their level of influence.

Approximately 31% of companies in the European Union (EU27) facilitated the regular direct participation of employees in organisational decision-making process.
Approximately 31% of companies in the European Union (EU27) facilitated the regular direct participation of employees in organisational decision-making process.

The study discovered that majority of companies (94% in the EU27) that encouraged employee participation in organizational decision-making process organize regular meetings between employees and their line manager as a method to engage with employees.

The analysis says that regular meetings between employees and their immediate manager are most prevalent in Sweden (82%) and Austria (76%) and least prevalent in Poland (42%) and Croatia (43%).

In terms of sector, such meetings are most prevalent in other services (69%) and least prevalent in transport (46%).

The survey results show that large establishments are more likely to hold regular meetings between employees and their immediate manager (66%) than medium-sized (62%) and small (58%) establishments.

Learn About The Number of Nations India Is Supplying Its Generic Medicines

Learn About The Number of Nations India Is Supplying Its Generic Medicines
Learn About The Number of Nations India Is Supplying Its Generic Medicines

India is supplying its generic Medicines to more than 120 countries across the world.

Learn About The Number of Nations India Is Supplying Its Generic Medicines
Learn About The Number of Nations India Is Supplying Its Generic Medicines

According to India’s Chemicals and Fertilizers Ministry, India is one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of generic medicines across the world.

Addressing  the virtual Latin America & Caribbean session on ‘Reimagining Distances’, during  LEADS 2020, organised by FICCI on 14th October the Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers DV Sadananda Gowda said India is the only country with largest number of US-FDA compliant Pharma plants (more than 262 including APIs) outside of USA with exports $ 20 billion worth of pharma products to various nations including high standards complying countries like US and Europe.

The Minister has said India is one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of generic medicines across the world.

According to the Minister, HCQ and Azithromycin was recognised as one of medicines under treatment protocol for covid-19 in emergency cases.

Referring to India supplying these medicines to more than 120 countries across the world; the minister underlined that India thereby earned the reputation of reliable supplier of medicines.

The minister believes that Indian pharma sector can grow to $ 65 billion industry by 2024.

The Minister further eMphasised that this is a very- very good time to invest, and set up manufacturing base in India in pharma sector.

Gowda also said that the market size of Chemicals & Petrochemicals sector in India is around 165 billion dollars.

The size is expected to grow up to 300 billion dollars by 2025, the minister said.

The Minister added that fertiliser sector is also an attractive sector in India. According to the minister, there is huge demand for fertilisers in the country.

According to Ministry’s statement released on 15th October, India is large importers of urea, & P & K fertilisers.

For example, in 2018-19, India imported 7.5 million ton of urea, 6.6 million ton of DAP, 3 million ton of MOP and 0.5 miliion ton of NPK fertilizer.

EU Citizens Report LOW LEVEL of TRUST In Their National Governments, According To Study

Trust in the EU is greater than trust in national governments.
Trust in the EU is greater than trust in national governments.
EU Citizens Report LOW LEVEL of TRUST In Their National Governments, According To Study
EU Citizens Report LOW LEVEL of TRUST In Their National Governments, According To Study

The Eurofound, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions in its study titled “Living, working and COVID-19” found that people across the Europe  are reporting low levels of optimism about their future.

People across the EU are also reporting very low levels of trust in the European Union and in their national governments, it stated.

In April 2020, less than half (46%) of EU respondents were optimistic about their future compared to almost two-thirds (64%) as recorded in the European Quality of Life Survey in 2016.

People from the most heavily hit countries in the EU (France, Italy, Belgium, Spain) were all among those least optimistic about their future and below the EU average, revealed the study.

Trust in the EU and national governments has also been affected during this period, however people in Belgium, Italy, Spain and France still have high level trust in healthcare systems.

Comparing the trust levels in Healthcare systems from April 2020 survey results, July 2020 e-survey results show that trust in the healthcare system remained well ahead of trust in other institutions such as the media, national government and the EU.

Trust in EU (27) institutions (scale 1 to 10).

EU Citizens Report LOW LEVEL of TRUST In Their National Governments
EU Citizens Report LOW LEVEL of TRUST In Their National Governments
EU Citizens Report LOW LEVEL of TRUST In Their National Governments
EU Citizens Report LOW LEVEL of TRUST In Their National Governments

The results of the e-survey show that overall trust in the government was slightly lower in July 2020 than it as in April. This is the case for all sociodemographic groups, except for those aged 50 and over, for whom trust levels did not change. It also holds true for many Member States, although not for all. In France and Spain, trust in the government was higher in July than it was in April.

In Spain, it increased from 4.3 to 4.8 and in France it increased from 3.9 to 4.3. Quite a different development is seen in Croatia, Austria, Finland, Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark.

In these countries trust fell by around one point on the scale. Drops of at least half a point are noted in Ireland, Slovakia (both -0.8), Portugal (-0.7), Czechia (-0.6) and Estonia (-0.5).

Trust in the national governments in July ranged from 2.9 in Croatia to 6.5 in Finland; in April, trust levels ranged from 2.6 in Poland to 7.6 in Finland.

Trust in the EU is greater than trust in national governments.

Trust in the EU is greater than trust in national governments.
Trust in the EU is greater than trust in national governments.

Trust in the European Union was significantly higher among respondents in July (5.1) than among respondents in April (4.6) and now exceeds trust in the national government.

Trust in the EU ranges from 4.2 among respondents in Croatia and Greece to 6.3 among respondents in Ireland.

According to the findings, trust in the EU improved among all sociodemographic respondent groups. Among the self-employed, it increased from 4.3 to 5.1. Trust among unemployed respondents still lags, despite a significant increase since April (from 3.8 to 4.4).

HIGH INVESTMENT – HIGH INVOLVEMENT Workplaces Generate Best Outcomes In EU Businesses, Says Report  

‘high investment, high involvement’ workplaces produce the best outcomes for workers and employers. However, only 20% of EU organisations fall into this category – pushing practices that strengthen employee autonomy.
‘high investment, high involvement’ workplaces produce the best outcomes for workers and employers. However, only 20% of EU organisations fall into this category – pushing practices that strengthen employee autonomy.

‘High investment, high involvement’ workplaces in EU produce the best outcomes for workers and employers. However, only 20% of EU organisations fall into this category.

HIGH INVESTMENT - HIGH INVOLVEMENT Workplaces Generate Best Outcomes In EU Businesses, Says Report  
HIGH INVESTMENT – HIGH INVOLVEMENT Workplaces Generate Best Outcomes In EU businesses, Says Report

According to European Company Survey (ECS 2019) conducted in partnership between EU Agencies, Eurofound and Cedefop, ‘high investment, high involvement’ workplaces produce the best outcomes for workers and employers.

However, only 20% of EU organisations fall into this category – pushing practices that strengthen employee autonomy.

These companies are managing to enhance performance while improving workers’ job quality, study revealed.

These companies can be found across all types of business regardless of country, size, sector, or competitiveness strategy, but are most prevalent in Nordic countries, such as Finland and Sweden, and in sectors known to have better working conditions, such as financial services, said the report.

The three other categories, ‘selective investment, moderate involvement’ (33%); ‘moderate investment, irregular involvement’ (27%); and ‘low investment, low involvement’ (21%) all score lower in terms of worker wellbeing and company performance, the report said.

The 4thEuropean Company Survey (ECS 2019), conducted in partnership between EU Agencies, Eurofound and Cedefop, collected information on workplace practices, human resource management, skills and development, employee participation and social dialogue from 21,869 human resources managers and 3,073 employee representatives in the 27 EU Member States and the United Kingdom during 2019, providing a timely insight into the potential resilience of companies across the EU in advance of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Want To Know How Many BLUE FLAG Beaches Are There In India? Check The List Here





8 beaches of India have been awarded the “BLUE FLAG” by an International Jury comprising of eminent members viz UNEP, UNWTO, FEE, IUCN.

Want To Know How Many BLUE FLAG Beaches Are There In India? Check The List Here
Want To Know HOW MANY BLUE FLAG Beaches Are There In India? Check The List Here

India began its journey in 2018 for development of pilot beaches (one each in Coastal States/Union Territories) and presented the first set of 8 beaches for the certification for the ensuing tourist season 2020.

It is a delighted moment for India as 8 beaches of India have been awarded the “BLUE FLAG” by an International Jury comprising of eminent members viz UNEP, UNWTO, FEE, IUCN.

The beaches that have been awarded the ‘BLUE FLAG” are Shivrajpur (Dwarka-Gujarat), Ghoghla (Diu), Kasarkod and Padubidri (Karnataka), Kappad (Kerala), Rushikonda (AP), Golden (Puri-Odisha) and Radhanagar (A&N Islands).

The nation has also been awarded a 3rd Prize by the International Jury under the “International Best Practices” for pollution control in coastal regions.

“It is an outstanding feat considering that no ‘BLUE FLAG’ nation has ever been awarded for 8 beaches in a single attempt,” Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar said in a tweet on 11th October message adding “this is also a global recognition of India’s conservation and sustainable development efforts”.

India is also the First Country in “Asia-Pacific” region which has achieved this feat in just about 2 years’ time,” the minister stated in another tweet.

Japan, South Korea and UAE are the only other Asian nations who have been conferred with a couple of Blue Flag beaches, however, in a time frame of about 5 to 6 years!

India is now in the league of 50 “BLUE FLAG” nations.







Is There Any Relation Between Hiccups and Brain Growth? Scientists Say YES

Is There Any Relation Between Hiccups and Brain Growth? Scientists Say YES
Is There Any Relation Between Hiccups and Brain Growth? Scientists Say YES

Scientists in a new study have discovered that hiccups in babies, caused by sudden contractions of the diaphragm, trigger electrical activity in the brain which could help infants learn breathing regulation.

Is There Any Relation Between Hiccups and Brain Growth? Scientists Say YES
Is There Any Relation Between Hiccups and Brain Growth? Scientists Say YES

A brand-new study published by researchers from the Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology of University College London found that hiccups in babies, caused by sudden contractions of the diaphragm, trigger electrical activity in the brain which could help infants learn breathing regulation.

In 13 infants on the neonatal ward (30–42 weeks corrected gestational age), researchers analysed electroencephalography (EEG) activity (18-electrode recordings in six subjects; 17-electrode recordings in five subjects; 16-electrode recordings in two subjects), time-locked to diaphragm contractions (n = 1316) recorded with a movement transducer affixed to the trunk.

Research paper titled “Event-related potentials following contraction of respiratory muscles in pre-term and full-term infants” stated that the infants brain activity was recorded with electrodes attached to the scalp, while hiccuping movements were assessed with sensors on the babies’ torso.

According to researchers, all the bouts of hiccups occurred during wakefulness or active sleep. Each diaphragm contraction evoked two initial event-related potentials with negativity predominantly across the central region, and a third event-related potential with positivity maximal across the central region.

Researchers stated that involuntary contraction of the diaphragm can be encoded by the brain from as early as ten weeks prior to the average time of birth.

They found in their study that hiccups – frequent in neonates – provide afferent input to the developing brain.

What’s The Market Size of India’s Chemicals & Petrochemicals Sector? – Get The Info Here





The Market size of Chemicals & Petrochemicals Sector in India is around 165 billion dollars.

What’s The Market Size of India’s Chemicals & Petrochemicals Sector? -  Get The Info Here
What’s The Market Size of India’s Chemicals & Petrochemicals Sector? –  Get The Info Here

According to India’s Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers DV Sadananda Gowda the market size of Chemicals & Petrochemicals sector in India is around 165 billion dollars.

The size is expected to grow up to 300 billion dollars by 2025, the minister said.

Addressing the virtual Latin America & Caribbean session on ‘Reimagining Distances’, during  LEADS 2020, organised by FICCI on 14th October the Minister also said India is the only country with largest number of US-FDA compliant Pharma plants (more than 262 including APIs) outside of United States with exports $ 20 billion worth of pharma products to various nations including high standards complying countries like United States and Europe.

Referring to India supplying these Medicines to more than 120 countries across the world; the minister underlined that India thereby earned the reputation of reliable supplier of Medicines.

The minister believes that Indian pharma sector can grow to $ 65 billion Industry by 2024.

The Minister further eMphasised that this is a very- very good time to invest, and set up manufacturing base in India in pharma sector.







Who’s Better In Mathematics? Boys or Girls? – Here’s What Researchers Found


Who’s Better In Mathematics? Boys or Girls? – Here’s What Researchers Found
Who’s Better In Mathematics? Boys or Girls? – Here’s What Researchers Found

A brand-new study, that measured 3-10-year-old Children’s neural development with functional magnetic resonance imaging during naturalistic viewing of mathematics education Videos, has discovered that the boys and girls showed significant gender similarities in neural functioning.

The researchers stated that that Women are underrepresented in science, Technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers owing to biological differences.

They said that some scientists have hypothesized that Women and men differ in their pursuit of careers in STEM owing to biological differences in mathematics aptitude.

However, little evidence supports such claims, they said.

Some studies of Children and adults show gender differences in mathematics performance but in those studies it is impossible to disentangle intrinsic, biological differences from sociocultural influences, researchers stated.

As part of the early Biology of mathematics and gender study, researchers tested for gender differences in the neural processes of mathematics in young Children.

They measured 3–10-year-old Children’s neural development with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) during naturalistic viewing of mathematics education videos.

They also implemented both frequentist and Bayesian analyses that quantify gender similarities and differences in neural processes.

Across all analyses girls and boys showed significant gender similarities in neural functioning, indicating that boys and girls engage the same neural system during mathematics development.



Does Running Improve Life Span? Study Says YES

Is Running, Even Just Once a Week Better Than No Running? Here’s What Researchers Found
Is Running, Even Just Once a Week Better Than No Running? Here’s What Researchers Found

Researchers in their study discovered that any amount of running is linked to a significantly lower risk of death from any cause.

The study however discovered that it is not clear how good running is for staving off the risk of death from any cause and particularly from cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Is Running, Even Just Once a Week Better Than No Running? Here’s What Researchers Found
Is Running, Even Just Once a Week Better Than No Running? Here’s What Researchers Found

According to a new study, any amount of running is linked to a significantly lower risk of death from any cause.

The study that published in the “British Journal of Sports Medicine” however discovered that it is not clear how good running is for staving off the risk of death from any cause and particularly from cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Researchers claimed that their meta-analysis showed that running participation is associated with 27%, 30% and 23% lower risk of all-cause, cardiovascular and cancer mortality respectively, compared with no running.

A meta-regression analysis showed no significant dose–response trends for weekly frequency, weekly duration, pace and the total volume of running, they said.

Increased rates of participation in running, regardless of its dose, would probably lead to substantial improvements in Population health and longevity, the findings showed.

Any amount of running, even just once a week, is better than no running, but higher doses of running may not necessarily be associated with greater mortality benefits, researchers added.

India Launches Its First-ever Brand & Logo For Cotton – Learn The Story Behind The Name

India Launches Its First-ever Brand & Logo For Cotton – Learn The Story Behind The Name
India Launches Its FIRST-ever Brand & Logo For Cotton – Learn The Story Behind The Name

India’s textiles Ministry launched the 1st ever Brand & Logo for Indian Cotton on 2nd World Cotton Day on 7th October, 2020.

According to Ministry’s statement the India’s premium Cotton would be known as ‘Kasturi Cotton’ in the world cotton Trade.

The Kasturi Cotton brand will represent Whiteness, Brightness, Softness, Purity, Luster, Uniqueness and Indianness.

Speaking on this occasion, Smriti Zubin Irani the Union Minister of textiles and Women & Child Development said, this is a much-awaited moment that today the Indian Cotton has been endowed with a Brand & Logo.

This event becomes more important as the 2nd World Cotton Day is being celebrated world over today, the minister said.

The Minister described the importance of Cotton in Indian Economy.

The minister said, “Cotton is one of the principal commercial crops of India and it provides livelihood to about 6.00 million cotton farmers.”

India is the 2nd largest cotton producer and the largest consumer of cotton in the world.

India produces about 6.00 Million tons of cotton every year which is about 23% of the world cotton.

The nation produces about 51% of the total organic cotton production of the world, which demonstrates India’s effort towards sustainability.

Just In - Knowledge-based STORIES

THIS WEEK'S POPULAR TOPICS

DON'T FORGET TO FOLLOW US