Where are our Mahajanapadas today?

Anybody with basic political awareness is fairly well acquainted with the location and administrative functioning of states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. Most of you may also be residing in cities like Patna, Lucknow, Varanasi, Meerut, Delhi, Jaipur, Ujjain etc. But have you ever imagined that the above mentioned cities and […]

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The 17 important days for India’s environment buffs

Everything that surrounds us constitutes our environment. It includes natural as well as manmade, biotic (living) as well as abiotic (non-living) components. Any change in our environment affects us directly or indirectly. Researchers have proved that our environment is degrading day by day. Environmental degradation may be defined as any change or disturbance to the […]

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water quality

Water quality dwindles worldwide as pollution rises.

A United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) pre-study – A Snapshot of the World’s Water Quality: Towards a global assessment has found that water pollution has risen across three continents-Asia, Africa and Latin America, putting hundreds of millions of people at risk. The WWQA pre-study, conducted in 2013-2015, was initiated by the UN-Water Thematic Priority Area […]

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Mangroves-surviving against all odds

Mangroves are highly specialised ecosystems characterised by salt-resistant plants thriving in the intertidal areas along sheltered coasts and estuaries in tropical and sub-tropical regions. They are commonly found in the latitudes between 24ºN and 38ºS and cover up to 75 per cent of coastlines worldwide. Mangroves, often termed as the tropical rainforests of the sea, […]

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Corporate Social Responsibility and Climate Change

Climate change is an environmental challenge confronting all countries across the globe in varying degrees of intensity. Across Africa, Asia, North and South America and Europe, the adverse effects of climate change have manifested over the years as ozone layer depletion, continental global warming, shower of acid rain, extended fires, melting ice, rise in sea […]

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Smart Cities – Framework for a digital India

The concept of a smart city emerged in Europe in the early 19th century. However, the connotation of a smart city means something quite different in the Indian perspective. The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Government of India, released guidelines to make our cities city smarter a short while ago (MoUD, 2015). According to these […]

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challenges of mining in India

Challenges of Mining in India

The recent global macroeconomic uncertainties including plummeting commodity price cycles, currency devaluation in Brazil, the cost reduction strategies of the firm, the falling economic growth in China, the lowering capital expenditure (CAPEX) investment on infrastructure projects have had tremendous impact on the firm level competitiveness and the underlying earnings before interest, depreciation, taxes and amortization […]

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