Forest Fires in India
According to the report of the Forest Survey of India, between 2003–2017, a total of 5,20,861 active forest fire events were detected in India. About 54% of the forest cover in India is exposed to occasional fire.
Most fire-prone regions - Northeast India, Madhya Pr
Enabling people to govern themselves
By, Arun Maira was a member of the Planning Commission
- Governance systems at all levels, i.e. global, national, and local, have experienced stress as a fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Breakdowns in many subsystems had to be managed at t
Gains from rains: on monsoon performance
- So far, India appears to be having a good run with the monsoon. As of the most recent data available from the India Meteorological Department (IMD), rainfall during the season has been 14% more than what is usual for this period.
With the passage of the Indian Independence Act, of 1947, the British Government granted independence to the areas that were directly under their rule (British India) and left the choice to the princely states to decide their future course of action. Sardar Vallabh
Iran drops India from Chabahar rail project, cites funding delay
Four years after India and Iran signed an agreement to construct a rail line from Chabahar port to Zahedan, along the border with Afghanistan, the Iranian government has decided to proceed with the construction on its own, citing
IIT-M team conducts research on the cancer-curing properties of turmeric
Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras have shown that the active compound from the common household spice turmeric — curcumin — can enhance cancer cell death.
What is TRAIL
The sum and substance of the EU’s China dilemma
By, Vijay Gokhale is a former Foreign Secretary of India and a former Ambassador to Germany and to China
- Europe and China have been major partners for a generation. According to the Global Office of the International Comparison
Sure power: On India’s solar strategy
India’s installed base of this solar power source is about 35 gigawatts (GW), and its projected addition of capacity until 2024 in a COVID-19 affected future is estimated by the industry to be of the order of 50 GW.
- Viewed against the goals
Hardly smart about urban health care
By, Mathew Idiculla is a lawyer and researcher on urban issues, and a consultant with the Centre for Law & Policy Research, Bengaluru
- The novel coronavirus pandemic has largely been an urban crisis so far, with megacities such as Delhi, Mum
Nurturing citizens in social studies
By, Hamid Ansari is the former Vice-President of India, 2007-2017
- The decision of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to exclude certain subjects from the list of topics of study in the social science curriculum for Classes 9 to 1
Training Mobilisation Order (TMO)
President Xi Jinping Thursday signed a mobilization order for the training of the armed forces, the first order of the Central Military Commission (CMC) in 2020.
Issued by Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chair
The strategic ‘Y Nalla’ near the Shyok-Galwan axis has become the new frontier for Indian and Chinese troops after the construction of a new post and infrastructure in Galway Valley is believed to have cut off the traditional access to Patrol Point-14 on the Line of Actu
Disabled are entitled to same benefits of SC/ST quota: Supreme Court
The Supreme Court, in a significant decision, confirmed that persons suffering from disabilities are also socially backward and entitled to the same benefits of relaxation as Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates in publ
Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, 2018
Paper-3- Economics (Mains)
Recently, assets worth Rs. 329.66 crore of the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud mastermind Nirav Modi have been confiscated under Section 12(2) and (8) of the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, 2018.
In this money
Bon Bibi is a deity of the Sunder ban forest, west Bengal. The followers of Bon Bibi are fishermen, crab-collectors and honey-gatherers who live in the mangroves with wild animals such as tigers and crocodiles to earn a livelihood. They believe that only Bon Bibi protects them when they
Paper-3 Environment and Biodiversity (PT-MAINS)
January 30th2019 the Indian Sundarban was accorded the status of ‘Wetland of International Importance’ under the Ramsar Convention. It comprises hundreds of islands and a network of rivers, tributaries and c