Important Issues

The blues of the green: How can biofuel be used

Context: In August, SpiceJet operated a test flight (a Bombardier Q400 flight) from Dehradun to Delhi, which partially used biojet-fuel ...
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Ground Water Extraction Guidelines

Context: In order to comply with various directions of the Hon’ble NGT and to address various shortcomings in the existing ...
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Prohibition of Child Marriage

Context: National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) said the Commission will act against anyone who promises to facilitate ...
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Merger of Banks

Context: The Banking Companies(Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings)Acts of 1970 and 1980 provide that the Central Government, in consultation with ...
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A climate ‘rulebook’

Context: Climate negotiators from around the world have gathered in Poland to renew their efforts towards finalising a global action ...
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Global Nutrition Report 2018

Context: Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has always maintained that "Hunger is quiet violence", which appears more realistic year by year ...
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Rethinking the Gulf

Context: India’s relations with the key Gulf countries have never been as good as they are today. Relation with Gulf ...
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#MeToo’s importance for women’s jobs

Context: The #MeToo campaign has implications for the much-debated issue of India’s female labour force. India's female labour force participation ...
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What can India teach us about start-ups?

Context: Empirical evidence has shown that there is a very strong link between start-ups, especially small enterprises, and job growth ...
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The need for reforms in the education sector

Context: When we think about the future of work—and all the jobs that will have to be created for India’s ...
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Inclusive Green Growth Index

Context: When it comes to pollution, and specifically air quality, not nearly enough attention has been paid to data collection ...
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The Indian Delegation At COP-24

Context: The 24th meeting of Conference of Parties (COP-24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will ...
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Balancing food demand and climate goals

Context: India’s economic growth is expected to continue in the coming decades, bringing with it increased per capita GDP and ...
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World Malaria Report 2018

Context: Among the 11 nations with 70% of the world’s burden of malaria, only India has managed to reduce its ...
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Global Wage Report 2018

Context: Global Wage Report 2018 brought out by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). India had the fastest wage growth in ...
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RIMES terms Titli cyclone ‘rarest of rare’

Context: The Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES) for Africa and Asia, a 45-nation international organisation on disaster warning, ...
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The Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2018

Context: Recently the Union Cabinet has approved the Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2018 for regulation and standardisation of education ...
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Greenhouse Gas Bulletin

Context: The amounts of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have hit yet another record high, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) ...
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Do not disturb this Andaman island

Context: After 12 years, the Sentinelese have again rejected external contact in the most emphatic way possible. In 2006, two ...
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Air Quality Life Index (AQLI)

Context: A new index has found that fossil fuel-driven particulate air pollution reduces global average life expectancy by 1.8 years, ...
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