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Date: July 1-15

A make-or-break ban

INDIA'S BAN on certain items that are defined as single-use plastics has come into effect from July 1, in the midst of enormous pressure from certain industries to defer the deadline. The fact is that the current.

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Date: 1-15 JUNE 22

A prickly poser

I WRITE this with considerable anguish. In June, we will come together in Stockholm, marking 50 years of global environmental consciousness. The meet is to celebrate interdependence and the need for a global compact for planet Earth.

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Date: - 16-30 JUNE 2022

Reset to restore

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION is an absolute imperative. And this was clear to the world in 1992, when it came together to agree on the Convention on Biological Diversity.

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Date: 1-15 MAY 2022 ISSUES

One step too far

GREAT INTENTIONS often fail to yield positive outcomes when delivered without careful thought. This is what several conservationists in Tamil Nadu fear after the Madras High Court in its recent order has restricted cattle grazing in the state's protected forest areas.

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Date: 16-31 MAY 2022

Bichhri still sees red

THE BELLOWING sound of the water tanker makes Mukesh Rao emotional. The resident of Rajasthan’s Bichhri village in Udaipur district has been waiting for days for the 10,000-litre tanker sent by Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL), which has a refinery nearby, to arrive.

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YOJANA-JUNE 2022

Decoding Modern Tech Terms

This is the era of path-breaking innovation, invention, and products showcasing the use of technology. These products startle us with their capabilities and possibilities.

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YOJANA-MAY-2022

Holistic Healthcar

Traditional Medicine systems are as old as life and focus on the need to take care of health and well-being globally. The medical practitioners of the yore observed, rationalised, and devised certain systems of practices.

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YOJANA-APRIL- 2022

Accelerating Socio-Economic Development

In recent years, the Government of India has taken a number of steps to improve the 'quality of life' and enhance 'ease of living' of people with a targeted approach towards poverty elimination, especially of those living in rural areas,

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YOJANA-MARCH-2022

Economic Survey 2021-22

1. Indian economy is estimated to grow by 9.2 per cent in real terms in 2021-22 (as per first advanced estimates) subsequent to a contraction of 7.3 per cent in 2020-21. 2. GDP is projected to grow by 8- 8.5 per cent in real terms in 2022-23.

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YOJANA-FEB-2022

NEP-2020: Vision and Pathways

After thirty-four years since the launch of the National Policy on Education in 1986, a new National Education Policy-2020 has been announced and is currently under implementation.

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YOJANA-JAN-2022

India as a Space Power

The beginnings of the Indian Space Programme resonated strongly with its founding father Dr Vikram Sarabhai’s vision, that we must be ‘second to none in the application of advanced technologies for the benefit of society.’

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February 21, 2022

COAL QUALITY AND QUANTITY IN INDIA

"India’s coal mining has a long history starting form 1774 when Sumer and Heatly of the East India Company began mining the Raniganj coalfield along the western bank of river...

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February 21, 2022

Managing Disaster Risk

"THE GLACIERS OF THE HIMALAYA In the central and eastern Himalayas, a general negative mass balance has been reported, whereas in the glaciers of the Karakoram Range in the northwestern...

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February 21, 2022

HIMALAYA SEEKING A COORDINATED APPROACH IN GLACIER RESEARCH

"Only thing constant is change. All around, things are changing and raising new aspirations and new challenges. Environment, economic, social and political environment across the goble is not the same...

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February 21, 2022

Job Creation and Inclusive Growth

"For India, the demographic dividend and the growing workforce have put the issue of job-creation on centre stage. The textile and apparel industry, with its high employment elasticity, holds immense...

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February 21, 2022

Creating Water Abundance Through Conservation and Judicious Use

"The world Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report 2016 recognised water crises as the third risk in a list of top ten risks in terms of impact. A recent World Bank...

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February 21, 2022

Managing Risks of Disasters for Sustainable Development

"Disaster management has evolved a long way from managing events of disaster to managing the risks of disasters. Risk management approach to disasters means that the underlying hazards and vulnerabilities,...

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February 21, 2022

Ensuring Workers’ Welfare

"Textile Industry is one of the oldest and the largest industries in India. Archeological studies and surveys indicate that the people of Harappan Civilization, which dates back nearly four thousand...

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February 21, 2022

ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION OF COAL MINE DEGRADED LANDS

"The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER 2004) defines ecological restoration as the process of assisting the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged or destroyed. The process of...

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February 21, 2022

Chemical Disasters: Prevention and Response

"The Indian chemical industry through its performance and potential has contributed to 2.11 per cent of the country’s GDP with 10.49 billion dollars as FDI in the last five years....

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February 21, 2022

THE GM FOOD IMBROGLIO

"Genetic modification: the science behind it A gene is a code that governs our appearance and characteristics. When a scientist genetically modifies (GM) a plant, s/he inserts a foreign gene...

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February 21, 2022

Rejuvenating and Cleaning the Ganga: Past Efforts and Future Plans

"Ganga is the most sacred river in the country with a unique cultural and spiritual significance. Traversing over 2,500 km, the colossal Ganga River is celebrated and used by millions...

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February 21, 2022

WARMING TEMPERATURES and Arctic’s Dwindling Sea Ice

"The Arctic amplification–as it has been termed, is resulting in a perceptible shift of this region to a new environment which is warmer, wetter and more variable than ever before....

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February 21, 2022

Mining and environment

"Mining is the process or business of extraction or removal of valuable minerals, ores or other geological materials from the earth. There are different types of mining depending upon the...

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February 21, 2022

Emerging Exports Markets

"India was renowned for its varied textiles in the trade of the pre-industrial era. Many foreign travelers like Ibn Batuta have left elaborate accounts of the exquisite textiles sold in...

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February 21, 2022

An International Perspective

"over the last two decades, there has been an increasing recognition that disasters undermine our efforts to achieve sustainable development. This can be highlighted by the following statistics: Over the...

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February 21, 2022

Water Scarcity and Public Investment in Irrigation

"The problem of drought is recurrent now and has become a major cause for worry, given the fact that almost 75 per cent of water is utilized for irrigation purposes....

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February 21, 2022

GM crops are reportedly good for the environment

"In the wake of animated debate on genetically modified (GM) crops, the safety of GM crops and issues related to their adoption have been the object of intense research work....

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February 21, 2022

GM crops are reportedly good for the environment

"In the wake of animated debate on genetically modified (GM) crops, the safety of GM crops and issues related to their adoption have been the object of intense research work....

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February 21, 2022

WATER MANAGEMENT

"Water being state subject, most of the reforms has to the initiated at the state level through consensus. The role of different agencies such as Central Water Commission (CWC), Central...

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February 21, 2022

Role of Water Resources Management in Economic Development

"Water Resource Role of Water Resources Management in Economic Development Analysis shows that in hot and arid tropical countries, the investment in large water storages had helped support economic growth....

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February 21, 2022

MUTATION BREEDING FOR CROP IMPROVEMENT

"Mutation, a heritable change in a genetic characteristic of an organism, is a natural process that creates new variants (alleles) of genes. Mutation is the primary source of all genetic...

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February 21, 2022

THE ENERGY MIX

"A Reliable supply of electrical energy is indispensable to a nation’s economic growth. However, with changing climatic regimes, taking cognizance of environmental repercussions of fossil fuel based power generation has become...

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February 21, 2022

Sustainability of the Handcrafted

"The Indian handicraft and handloom industry forms an integral part of the rich cultural heritage of the country. It is an unorganized, decentralized, labour intensive cottage industry which provides employment...

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February 21, 2022

Post Sendai Initiatives and Way Forward

"March 18, 2015 was a historical day as it witnessed adoption of a 15-year plan by 188 UN Member Nations, including India. The plan termed as ‘Sendai Framework’ was adopted...

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February 21, 2022

CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE GLACIAL REALMS

"The cryoshpere acts as sensitive thermometers recording the fluctuations in the climate. The Antarctic, the Arctic and Himalaya are all showing signs of increasing ice mass loss on a decadal...

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February 21, 2022

Expect A Late Monsoon Withdrawal Due To La Niña

AKSHIT SANGOMLA THERE IS over 50 per cent chance of a La Niña condition in the equatorial Pacific Ocean during the autumn of 2020, suggests the latest update by the...

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February 21, 2022

WORDS ARE BIOTIC

EXACTLY WHAT is lost when a language dies? Do we also lose what can be called a biotic worldview, the local knowledge and wisdom of which a language is a repository?...

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February 21, 2022

NITI Aayog: Redefining Federalism

The enduring legacy of the State is defined by numerous factors including political capital and will, administration and policing as well as hard and soft power. Of these, the State defines...

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February 21, 2022

Governance In NER

Mizoram literally translates as “Land of the Mizo people. The word “Mizo’ is an umbrella term for a number of tribes and clans, such as Lusei (formerly Lushai), Lai, Mara, Hmar,...

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