“Age of Oil” is Far From Over – OPEC+

2021-10-06T21:48:27+05:30By |Categories: Economy|Tags: |

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The age of oil is far from over, in spite of the global urgency to curb carbon emissions, the ‘plus’ avatar of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC+) has regained unity as a cartel, and, as global crude nears $80 per barrel, it is clearly [...]

Pandora Papers

2021-10-06T17:16:25+05:30By |Categories: Economy|

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What are the Pandora Papers? These are 11.9 million leaked files from 14 global corporate services firms which set up about 29,000 off-the-shelf companies and private trusts in not just obscure tax jurisdictions but also countries such as Singapore, New Zealand, and the United States, for clients across the world. […]

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[Economy] Nuclear Power-10 Years After Fukushima

2021-08-05T09:15:32+05:30By |Categories: Economy|Tags: |

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Syllabus Connect:- GS III (Energy) Context:- At the beginning of the new millennium, amid growing awareness of the link between energy-related greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, the notion of a ‘nuclear renaissance’ became popular. Scientists and policy makers identified low carbon nuclear power as a potential protagonist in [...]

Poverty in India is on the rise again

2021-08-04T22:41:44+05:30By |Categories: Economy|Tags: |

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 Syllabus:- GS I (Poverty and developmental issues); GS II (Issues relating to poverty and hunger)  India has not released its Consumption Expenditure Survey (CES) data since 2011-12. Normally a CES is conducted by the National Sample Survey Office (NSO) every five years. But the CES of 2017-18 [...]

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