The Green in our Weaves: Sustainable Cotton Textiles

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Indian Economy and issues relating to Planning, Mobilization of Resources, Growth, Development and Employment   Source: IE   Direction: The article tries to present the scenario of India’s cotton textiles since colonial times and suggests a way ahead and a best practice that makes it sustainable.   Context: The article discusses …

India is all set to go for its first waste-to-hydrogen project

GS Paper 3   Syllabus: Conservation-related issues. Source: DTE   Context: Hydrogen generated at a facility in Pune will be utilized locally to help the city lower its emissions, and manage waste optimally. Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has collaborated with business management consultant The Green Billions (TGBL) to manage its waste and generate it into useable …

The caste census debate to craft reasoned and inclusive policies

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Mechanisms, Laws, Institutions and Bodies constituted for the Protection and Betterment of these Vulnerable Sections   Source: TH   Direction: The article highlights the triple test formula to provide OBC reservation in ULBs and discusses the need to have a caste-based census.       Context: The judiciary has repeatedly established …

Maharashtra passes Lokayukta Bill that brings CM under the ambit of the anti-corruption body

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. Source: Scroll Context: This bill will replace the 1971 Lokayukta bill     Important provisions of the Maharastra Bill: Will need assembly approval: Lokayukta will need to seek the approval of two-thirds of the total strength of the …

Rapidly warming Arctic linked to extreme cold weather in the US

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Important Geophysical Phenomena such as cyclones etc   Source: IE   Direction: While the earlier article explained the phenomena of bomb cyclones, today’s article highlights the probable reasons behind such an extreme weather event.       Context: In a report published in The Washington Post, scientists have once again started …