B2B of the day: Oxytocin, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Here are 2 Back2Basics collections from today’s news items

B2B #1: From news- Govt. bans imports of hormone oxytocin

Oxytocin

  1. Oxytocin is a powerful hormone that acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain
  2. It regulates social interaction and sexual reproduction, playing a role in behaviors from maternal-infant bonding and milk release to empathy, generosity, and orgasm
  3. It is also an antidote to depressive feelings
  4. The hormone plays a huge role in all pair bonding

B2B #2: From News- 32 Indians to contribute in report on Climate Change

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

  1. IPCC is a scientific and intergovernmental body under the auspices of the United Nations set up at the request of member governments
  2. It is dedicated to the task of providing the world with an objective, scientific view of climate change and its political and economic impacts
  3. It was first established in 1988 by two United Nations organizations, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and later endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly
  4. Membership of the IPCC is open to all members of the WMO and UNEP
  5. The IPCC produces reports that support the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which is the main international treaty on climate change
  6. IPCC reports cover the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant to understanding the scientific basis of risk of human-induced climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation

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