SUMMARY of Environment Reports – Updated till 2018 – Contains all that’s Important for UPSC IAS Prelims – 2018

    . SUMMARY of Environment Reports – Updated till 2018 Contains all that’s Important for UPSC Prelims – 2018   We have created a summary of important environment and ecology related information that’s there in Ministry of Environment and Ecology reports (till 2018). These are extremely important for UPSC Prelims – 2018. People who …

EXCLUSIVE: Insights IAS ENVIRONMENT & ECOLOGY Revision Module for UPS Civil Services Preliminary Exam -2018

  . ENVIRONMENT & ECOLOGY Revision Module for UPS Civil Services Preliminary Exam -2018 In this post we are publishing Environment and Ecology Revision Module for UPSC civil Services preliminary exam 2018.  It has 79 pages of very important environment and ecology related information that is extremely important for prelims – 2018. These information are …

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 …

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, BIODIVERSITY

Question 1  “Reform in EIA is critical for the balance between growth and development, environment and biodiversity”. In the light of the statement analyze the Supreme Court idea of having a national regulator for environmental impact assessment.  (200 words) Source:  http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-03-11/news/48118406_1_clearance-project-proponents-new-regulator  http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-03-11/news/48118469_1_assessment-process-eac-cabinet-secy Question 2 “While applications of induced pluripotent stem cells in stem cell therapy may be …

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, BIODIVERSITY

Question 1  “The climatic conditions of West and India are hugely different that rejects India’s crave for western environment -friendly measures”. In the light of this, comment on the authenticity of the statement providing solution for Indian problem.  (200 words) Source:  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/developmental-issues/Huge-differences-in-environmental-problems-of-India-west/articleshow/30230653.cms Question 2 “The environmental issues in India have become more serious every day with growing …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 25, 2014

ARCHIVES January 25, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES SC’s direction to UGC on faulted deemed university The Supreme Court has directed the University Grants Commission to consider afresh the status of 44 deemed universities which were sought to be de-recognised on the basis of the Tandon Committee report. Passing the order on Tuesday on a …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 23, 2014

ARCHIVES January 23, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES POVERTY AND POVERTY ESTIMATION IN INDIA DEFINING POVERTY Poverty, droughts, underdevelopment, different sorts of inequalities and domination have been the age old problems or phenomena observed from the past to the present and across the time and space. Poverty is a very vague concept with varied connotations …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 20, 2014

ARCHIVES January 20, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES Basic Features of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 The Act is designed to fulfill India’s treaty obligations under the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, Convention on Psychotropic Substances, and United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances. The NDPS Act …

Understanding Environment Impact Assessment (EIA)

Rishave Verma ENVIRONMENT Understanding Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Recently the Ministry of Environment and Forest granted environmental clearance to POSCO’s Steel plant, while rejected the proposal of Vedanta’s Bauxite mining projects. What was the procedure and why one was granted clearance while the other was not? What is their relation with the Environmental Impact Assessment? …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 15, 2014

ARCHIVES January 15, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES Forest STs to get additional 50 days wage employment under MGNREGA . The Union Ministry of Rural Development decided to provide an additional wage employment of 50 days beyond the stipulated 100 days under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, MGNREGA for Scheduled Tribe (ST) households …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 13, 2014

FROM INSIGHTS MAGAZINE TEAM ARCHIVES January 13, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES DISABILITIES According to Census 2011, the number of disabled in India amount to 2.21 percent of population that is 26.8 million. Disability activists opine the count is grossly underestimated as no. of disabled in a country on an average roughly amount to 5-6 …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 09, 2014

FROM INSIGHTS MAGAZINE TEAM ARCHIVES January 09, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES Status Quo in the Definition Of Handloom Under Handloom Reservation Act The apprehension of a change in definition of ‘handloom’ has triggered speculation and insecurity amongst a section of weavers and handloom activities. It has given a mistaken impression on handloom activists that …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 08, 2014

FROM INSIGHTS MAGAZINE TEAM ARCHIVES January 08, 2013 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES Year End Review of Ministry of Women and Child Development  CHILD WELFARE: LEGISLATIVE AND PROGRAMMATIC MEASURES  A. Legislative Measures: 1.  Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012: Model Guidelines under the POSCO Act, 2012 were issued by the Ministry on 18th September, 2013 under Section …

Insights Daily Current Events, December 14, 2013

ARCHIVES December 14, 2013 NATIONAL Cabinet gives nod to Disabilities Bill The Union Cabinet has approved the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, a comprehensive measure that covers a whole spectrum of problems from physical disabilities to mental illness and multiple disabilities. It will replace the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunity Protection of Rights and …