Rasagola of Odisha has received the geographical indication tag from the Registrar of Geographical Indication

The rasagola, a popular dessert of Odisha, has received the geographical indication tag from the Registrar of Geographical Indication after years of controversy around the sweet. What was the controversy? Both Odisha and West Bengal have been contesting the origin of the rasagola. In November 2017, West Bengal was granted the GI tag for its own ‘Banglara … Continue reading Rasagola of Odisha has received the geographical indication tag from the Registrar of Geographical Indication

India will be most populous by 2027: UN Report

1. India is set to overtake China as the most populous country by 2027 and will have almost 1.64 billion inhabitants by 2050, says a United Nations report, adding that South Asia’s opportunity to reap the “demographic dividend” will peak by 2047. 2. According to the World Population Prospects 2019 report released on Tuesday, India … Continue reading India will be most populous by 2027: UN Report

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM): Issues and Concerns

Issue: It has become imperative that every pregnant woman be screened for high blood glucose even if no symptoms are exhibited, a recent paper published in the Journal of the Association of Physicians of India has posited. The Ministry of Health has developed national guidelines for testing, diagnosis and management of hyperglycaemia in pregnancy, and … Continue reading Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM): Issues and Concerns