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THE DEMOGRAPHIC WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY
Date:  Jul 15,2019
The United Nations released the 26th revision of World Population Prospects and forecast that India will overtake China as the most populous country by 2027. Population projections are developed using existing population and by adjusting for expected births, deaths and migratio...
E-VEHICLES: BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS AND ADOPTION CH
Date:  Jul 14,2019
 The Union Budget has announced a bold move to make a transition to electric vehicles, and offered a tax incentive for the early adopters. Its stated vision to leapfrog into an era of electric mobility and domestic vehicle manufacturing, led by public transport and commercial vehicle...
DESALINATION TECHNOLOGY FOR INDIA’S WATER CRISIS
Date:  Jul 13,2019
With warnings from India’s top policy-makers and reports of major cities in India struggling to stave off a water crisis, there’s talk about exploring technologies to harness fresh water. The one idea that’s been around for a while is desalination, or obtainin...
INDIA’S SYSTEM OF SUBSIDIES
Date:  Jul 12,2019
  Subsidy is a benefit given by the government to groups or individuals in the form of a cash payment, kind or tax reduction. It is the difference between the market price of a commodities and the amount paid by consumer to access that commodity which is usually borne by Go...
EXPANDING INDIA’S SHARE IN GLOBAL SPACE ECONOMY
Date:  Jul 11,2019
 From a modest beginning in the 1960s, India’s space programme has grown steadily, achieving significant milestones. These include fabrication of satellites, space-launch vehicles, and a range of associated capabilities. Today, the Indian Space Research Organisation...
NANOTECHNOLOGY AND HEALTHCARE
Date:  Jul 10,2019
Nanotechnology – An introduction The prefix "nano" stems from the ancient Greek for "dwarf". In science it means one billionth (10 to the minus 9) of something, thus a nanometer (nm) is is one billionth of a meter, or 0.000000001 meters....
PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM IN INDIA
Date:  Jul 09,2019
IN NEWS: The Centre announced roll out of ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ to ensure that no poor person is deprived of getting subsidised food grains under food security scheme when he shifts from one place to another. This will also remove the chance of anyone holding more than one rati...
THE INDIAN OCEAN – BENEFITS/CONFLICTS
Date:  Jul 08,2019
Indian Ocean, body of salt water covering approximately one-fifth of the total ocean area of the world. It is the smallest, geologically youngest, and physically most complex of the world’s three major oceans. The Indian Ocean’s average depth is 12,990 feet (3,960  metres), and i...
THE 2019 EM2030 SDG GENDER INDEX
Date:  Jul 06,2019
Introduction In the 2019 Global Report “Harnessing the power of data for gender equality: Introducing the 2019 EM2030 SDG Gender Index”, 2019 SDG Gender Index is introduced. The index is the most comprehensive tool available to explore the state of ge...
PERFORMANCE OF FREE LEGAL AID SERVICES
Date:  Jul 05,2019
IN NEWS: A pan-India research has found that people don’t have faith over the services of legal aid counsel (LAC) under the free legal aid services due to a variety of factors....
LIVESTOCK SECTOR IN THE INDIAN ECONOMY
Date:  Jul 04,2019
    Livestock sector contributes 4.11% GDP and 25.6% of total Agriculture GDP. It also provides employment to about 8.8 % of the population in India. Livestock sector plays a crucial role in rural economy and livelihood. This is one sector where po...
EXPLORING THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR
Date:  Jul 03,2019
EXPLORING THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR GS 2 - Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.  ...
BIOTHERAPEUTIC MEDICINES
Date:  Jul 02,2019
Introduction Biotherapeutic medicines, which are produced from biological sources such as living organisms rather than synthesised chemicals, are important treatments for many chronic diseases, such as cancers, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis, and other non-co...
LESSONS FROM THE CHENNAI WATER CRISIS
Date:  Jul 01,2019
THE CHENNAI SCENARIO: Chennai has been reeling under its worst water crisis in decades with its four main reservoirs (Sholavaram, Chembarambakkam, Poondi and Red Hills) nearly empty. The city has not had rain in nearly 200 days; only over the p...
THE DEBATE ON DATA LOCALIZATION
Date:  Jun 29,2019
WHAT DOES DATA LOCALIZATION MEAN? Data localization is the act of storing data on any device that is physically present within the borders of a specific country where the data was generated. Free flow of digital data, especially data which could impact go...
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