The Big Picture – Climate Change: Will there be a global pact on emissions?

ARCHIVES The 20th conference on Climate Change is being held at Lima in Peru. 190 countries are participating. The conference of parties, as it is known, is specifically discussing on the issue of cut in carbon emissions. The conference will discuss each country’s emissions in the proposal for cutting them over time. The dangers of …

Insights Daily Current Events, 11 December 2014

Insights Daily Current Events, 11 December 2014 Amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003 The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, recently approved the various amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003 as per the proposed Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2014. Aim: The amendments will usher in much needed further reforms in the power sector. The amendments …

[UPSC Mains-2014] Insights Secure Questions on Current Events, 11 December 2014

ARCHIVES 11 December 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1) A recent study estimated that 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic, large and small, weighing 269,000 tons, could be found throughout the world’s oceans, even in the most remote reaches. Critically examine their sources, their effect on environment and marine life, and how this …

News Analysis: Safety of Working Women

… ARCHIVES All India Radio http://www.newsonair.com/writereaddata/broadcast/Daily-Spotlight-Bulletins-33547.mp3 Safety of Working Women Delhi has once again witnessed the horrors of rape. Here the offender who is involved is a taxi driver who was operating taxi in the night. SYSTEM FAILURE: Even though with a such a large population it appears impossible to prevent every crime but if …