All articles by Priya Chetty

Factors affecting the economic performance of a country

Economic performance of a country is measured by economic growth and the most commonly used indicator for economic growth of a country, its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) or Gross National Product (GNP). GDP is the aggregate value of all final goods and services produced in the domestic territory of an economy or a country in a certain period of time. GNP is GDP adjusted for domestic workforce working abroad and the foreign workforce working in the domestic economy. Although economic growth alone is not a sufficient condition for economic development, it is a necessary condition for an economy to be healthy and performing well. Read more »

Economic burden of atopic dermatitis in India and the USA

Atopic dermatitis presents the variation in prevalence gradients across geographically distinct areas. Hence, the investigation into economic burden of the disease is essential to understanding the impact in developing and developed regions. Read more »

How to use K-Nearest Neighbor (KNN) algorithm on a dataset?

K- Nearest Neighbor, popular as K-Nearest Neighbor (KNN), is an algorithm that helps to assess the properties of a new variable with the help of the properties of existing variables. KNN is applicable in classification as well as regression predictive problems. KNN is a simple non-parametric test. It does not involve any internal modeling and does not require data points to have certain properties. It simply takes the voting of majority of variables and accordingly treats new variables. Read more »

What can I do if I can’t deliver the job on the set deadline?

When a job is assigned to you, you will need to either accept or reject the job. It is important that you communicate and discuss your problem with the job handler before you decide to reject the job. The handler may move the deadline for you to comfortably execute and deliver the job.

Multiple sequence alignment studies of merA protein sequence

In the previous article, similar gene sequences of an established mercuric ion reductase or merA gene were identified. They were studied from the NCBI database using BLAST tool. In this article, the protein sequence of merA enzyme is studied with respect to its closely related sequences found in NCBI database, through Multiple Sequence Alignment (MSA). MSA refers to alignment of three or more biological sequences, protein or nucleic acid of similar length. Read more »

Why is it important to learn and use Mendeley for my job?

Mendeley is an open source application which will be an important aspect of your job profile. Mendeley eases citing sources and organises them in a library and the library can be shared whenever required. To learn about the application goto: https://www.projectguru.in/publications/more/learning-modules/using-mendeley-organise-references/.

List of holidays for the year 2018

Below are the list of holidays we will be following for the year 2018.

DAY

DATE

NAME

Monday 1-Jan-18 New Year’s Day
Friday 26-Jan-18 Republic Day
Friday 2-Mar-18 Holi
Wednesday 15-Aug-18 Independence Day
Wednesday 22-Aug-18 Id-ul-Zuha(Bakrid)
Saturday 26-Aug-18 Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi)
Tuesday 2-Oct-18 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
Friday 19-Oct-18 Dussehra
Wednesday 7-Nov-18 Diwali (Deepavali)
Thursday 8-Nov-18 Govardhan Puja
Friday 9-Nov-18 Bhai Duj
Monday 25-Dec-18 Christmas Day

Reforms in policies and regulations of FDI in India

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has been one of the most critical factors in the economic health of emerging markets like India. It is the process of establishment of business or carrying out business activities in the host country by a foreign country. The Government of India had undertaken major reforms in the country’s FDI policies in 1991. The most recent policies allowed for increasing the FDI limit. Read more »

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