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A news report in January claimed that President Obama's life span suffered a six-hour cut in less than three days during his trip to Delhi, believed to have the most polluted air in the world. Now, the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) landslide victory gives it the perfect mandate to clean up Delhi's air. But, the labyrinth of issues related to Delhi's air pollution makes it a Herculean task.
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In April 2014, a World Health Organization (WHO) report warned that the world may soon enter a 'post-antibiotic era'. Outside the medical community, few, especially in developing countries, have any inkling that antibiotics, one of the greatest advances of 20th century science, are fast becoming ineffective.
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The recently concluded UN climate change conference in the Peruvian capital Lima eventually ended up mimicking its previous versions in style and content with little to achieve on the ground.
And this is where India's USP lies. ISRO has till date, on average, charged only around 75 percent for commercial launches of smaller satellites as compared to total costs borne by customers of satellite launch service providers in Europe and US.