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 14, 2014

ARCHIVES January 14, 2014 POLITY & GOVERNMENT BILLS The constitution (120th amendment) bill, 2013, and the judicial appointments commission bill, 2013 APPOINTMENT OF JUDGES TO THE SUPREME COURT– PRESENT SYSTEM Constitutional provision: Article 124(2): Clause (2) of Article 124 inter alia says that: “every Judge of the Supreme Court shall be appointed by the President by warrant …

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 12, 2014

FROM INSIGHTS MAGAZINE TEAM ARCHIVES January 12, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES Government notified new natural Gas Pricing Formula The Government of India  notified the new natural gas pricing formulae, which will be in effect from 1 April 2014. As per the newly issued notification, the rate of all domestically produced fuel will be almost …

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 January 07, 2014

FROM INSIGHTS MAGAZINE TEAM ARCHIVES January 07, 2014   NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES The Food Security Act- an initiative to avert malnutrition Food security refers to household’s physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that fulfills the dietary needs and food preferences of that household for living an active and healthy life. …

The Big Picture – Will 2014 see new policy and paradigms in India?

Guests: Mohan Guruswamy (Visiting Fellow, Observer Research Foundation) ; Dr. Santosh Mehrotra (Director General, Institute of Applied Manpower Research) ; Renu Kohli (Former Staff Member, International Monetary Fund and RBI) ; Paranjoy Guha Thakurta (Senior Journalist and Economic Analyst) Anchor: Girish Nikam [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKZ2yzia3GM&w=560&h=315] Courtesy: Rajya Sabha TV

Insights Secure-2014: Questions On Current Events

ARCHIVES 19, December 2013 1. What are the objectives of the proposed  Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) Bill between Bangladesh and India? Explain its significance and also throw light on controversy surrounding the bill. (200 Words) The Hindu Reference 1 Reference 2 2. What is Vote on Account in India? When is it used? (150 Words) The Hindu …

Insights Daily Current Events November 20, 2013

ARCHIVES November 20, 2013 NATIONAL Jailed persons can contest polls July 10th Judgement had upheld a 2004 Patna High Court ruling – ‘when a person in custody was disqualified to vote he/she was also disqualified from contesting the elections’. But in the recent decision, Supreme Court has taken note of the amendment made to the …

Insights Daily Current Events November 19, 2013

(Courtesy: The Hindu) ARCHIVES NATIONAL Kasturirangan’s report comes under sharp criticism MadhavGadgil, chairman of the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP), has criticized Kasturirangan report &Environment Ministry’s memorandum saying that there was ‘no role of the gram sabha in categorizing areas as ecologically sensitive’. The local population has no say in the decision making and …