SDGs: big agenda, big opportunities for India The year 2016 marks an end of the era of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which drove the global development agenda since the new millennium. The MDGs have paved the way for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that the world will strive to achieve over the next fifteen years. It is an opportune moment to reflect on the successes and the lessons learnt from the MDG era and the possible way forward for achieving the ambitious and inclusive agenda of SDGs in the health sector. […]
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Can India grow at 8 to 9 per cent? The Indian economy is currently passing through a phase of relatively slow growth. However, this should not cloud the fact that over the nine-year period beginning 2005-06, the average annual growth rate was 7.7 per cent. Against this background, the relevant question is whether India has the capability to grow at 8 to 9 per cent in a sustained way. In short, what is the potential rate of growth of India? […]
Conserving the last drop:- This editorials is part of 6 series essay that explores the issues of water scarcity and provide few good case studies. Here are the 6 parts :- Drilling for their Lives Telengana’s Tanker economy Drinking water, sipping Poison Interlinking, an idea with flaws Scarcity in Mettur’s vicinity Conservation – lessons form ancient India […]
Sustainable Development – Myth or Reality ? Provide your inputs in the comment section below. We have getting good write ups , however the participation certainly can be improved.This initiative is crafted for you and you should take the benefit of it.Only when you write you will know what is missing in the answer as we ourselves review it.A little add up everyday is the key to success and every day a single debate pushes you to think and find out about the topic.In real exam scenario , the answers will not come from what you have studied in the [...]
80% of City Dwellers Breathing Dangerous Levels of Polluted Air, says WHO:- Three million premature deaths caused by ambient air pollution occur each year because 80 percent of urban dwellers are exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution. […]
Centre’s afforestation bill faces Rajya Sabha stumble […]
Should voting be made compulsory ? The best answer is written by Vivek in the comment section of the debate.We have taken his text/analysis and added our view in this regard. Compulsory voting means voter are obliged to cast their votes. If eligible voter do not exercise his/her franchise then he/she will be liable to some form of punishment. […]
Daily Current Events – 13 May 2016 (Dirty bombs,National Intellectual Property Rights Policy,Silica aero gels)UPSCTREE2017-02-13T22:14:24+00:00
IS launches mobile app for children:- Islamic State (IS) has reportedly launched its first mobile app for children to teach them the Arabic alphabet and the vocabulary taught by it includes jihadist themes along with words like ‘tank’, ‘gun’ and ‘rocket’ […]
Daily MCQS :- The MCQS are mostly informative in nature and checks your grasp on current events. Your request regarding explanation and non-showing up of all the statements after submission etc is addressed now.The quiz became much more enjoyable and the features have been enabled as you asked. […]