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Environment Watch – Climate Smart Agriculture !!!

2017-02-14T18:06:16+05:30

The three-day event, Annual Forum of the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA), showcased innovative ways in which farmers around the world are adapting their practices to become more and more climate smart. […]

Environment Watch – Climate Smart Agriculture !!!2017-02-14T18:06:16+05:30

Society Watch – Family planning in India: alternative approaches !!!

2017-02-14T18:06:52+05:30

Controlling population is considered to be one of the major challenges in every country. While different countries have adopted various measures to curb population growth, India continues to struggle in developing population control strategies. […]

Society Watch – Family planning in India: alternative approaches !!!2017-02-14T18:06:52+05:30

Daily Current Events – 17th & 18th Oct 2016

2016-10-28T00:40:31+05:30

GS II Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. New technology to check illegal mining. The government has launched the Mining Surveillance System (MSS). MSS is a satellite-based monitoring system which aims to establish a regime of responsive mineral administration, through public participation, by curbing instances of illegal mining activity through automatic remote sensing detection technology. […]

Daily Current Events – 17th & 18th Oct 20162016-10-28T00:40:31+05:30

Daily Current Events – 14th & 15th Oct 2016

2016-10-25T23:28:39+05:30

GS  II Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.  Exim Bank’s signed an MoU with New Development Bank   […]

Daily Current Events – 14th & 15th Oct 20162016-10-25T23:28:39+05:30

Daily Current Events – 12th & 13th Oct 2016

2016-10-24T06:52:03+05:30

Paper 2 Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. Global Hunger Index According to the latest Global Hunger Index data, hunger levels in developing countries may have fallen 29% since 2000, but India is still rated as a country with ‘serious’ hunger levels in the 2016. This year’s report hails a new paradigm of international development proposed in the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which envisages Zero Hunger by 2030, as [...]

Daily Current Events – 12th & 13th Oct 20162016-10-24T06:52:03+05:30

Society Watch – Taking on Inequality : The Building Blocks To Tackle Inequality !!!

2017-02-14T01:23:18+05:30

Outgoing American President Barack Obama has dwelt at length on the problem of inequality in an article he has penned in The Economist. Titled ‘The Way Ahead’, the article talks about four issues his successor will have to focus on. In this, he talks about inequality increasing across the world, and more so in the United States, how 1 per cent of humanity controls as much wealth as the remaining 99 per cent and how CEOs (chief executive officers) are now taking home a salary that is 250 times that of the average worker (against 20-30 times at one time). [...]

Society Watch – Taking on Inequality : The Building Blocks To Tackle Inequality !!!2017-02-14T01:23:18+05:30

Environment Watch – Protecting India’s coastline !!!

2017-02-14T01:13:47+05:30

STORY HIGHLIGHTS India’s coastal and marine ecosystems include a wide range of mangroves, coral reefs, sea grasses, salt marshes, mud flats, estuaries, lagoons, and unique flora and fauna. Yet, despite their ecological richness and contribution to the national economy, these resources have not received adequate protection, and are under stress. The World Bank-financed Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project – part of the national coastal zone management program – seeks to balance development with the protection of vulnerable ecosystems.   […]

Environment Watch – Protecting India’s coastline !!!2017-02-14T01:13:47+05:30

Science Watch – Artificial Intelligence In Governance !!!

2017-02-14T00:32:41+05:30

Authored by – Gaurav Aggrawal (2014  IAS Topper) They say Napoleon couldn’t have happened without the French Revolution. They also say that the rise of Napoleon was inevitable in the aftermath of the French Revolution. People and events are mere cogs in the wheel of history. Once there is a necessity, and the conditions are ripe, the idea takes fruition. Artificial Intelligence (AI) in governance is an idea whose time has come. The necessity is there – our people are growing ever more exasperated and demanding efficiency in public services delivery while the traditional systems seem to be unable to [...]

Science Watch – Artificial Intelligence In Governance !!!2017-02-14T00:32:41+05:30

Daily Current Events – 10th & 11th Oct 2016

2016-10-14T14:36:32+05:30

International Day of the Girl Child – October 11 British Petroleum abandons Great Australian Bight drill plans British oil giant BP Tuesday ditched plans to drill in the Great Australian Bight after reviewing its global exploration programme, a decision environmentalists hailed as a victory for the pristine wilderness. […]

Daily Current Events – 10th & 11th Oct 20162016-10-14T14:36:32+05:30