The Effects of Globalization in India and Social Reform

Globalization is a progressing phenomenon marked by increasing interaction among people across the countries and between people and entities such as nation-states and corporations through the information and communication technologies (ICTs), international trade and culture and ideas. Globalization is propelled primarily by economic integration of the world economy. As in globalization in India as has […]

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Geo-Spatial Applications by NRDMS in Telecom

According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the total number of telephone subscribers in the country amounted to 1.2 billion as of September 2017. This comprises of both the wireless and the wireline subscribers in the country. The number of rural subscribers is over 500 million while the urban subscribers amount to over […]

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Revisiting Traditional Gender Identities in Disaster Response

From the late 1990s several scholars have highlighted how women are more vulnerable to the impacts of different disasters due to their reproductive and care-giving roles. This monolithic representation of women as ‘victims’ has later been challenged by different scholars (cf.Hydman and deAlwis, 2003; Ruwanpura, 2008; Gandhi, 2010; Enarson, 2012). Feminists from the Majority World […]

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Successful Cyclone Prediction Evokes Spectre of Climate Change

  A climate model for cyclones over the Arabian Sea simulated by researchers from Princeton University, USA in collaboration with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA represented among one of the first times that a projected climate model of cyclones synchronized with actual observations of cyclonic storm activity.   A successful prediction The paper […]

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Foraminifera Fossils Indicate Sea Level Change in Lothal

  Geologists have extensively researched sea level variation and depth fluctuations along the Indian coasts, using foraminifera, a sea organism, found in abundance all over the oceans. They are either benthic or planktonic depending upon whether they live on the sea bottom or float in the upper water column. Out of an estimated 4000 species […]

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Geopolitics of the Poles in the Anthropocene Age

 Science and politics are intricately intertwined more so in Polar Regions where science ensures access. The Antarctic Treaty has provided an excellent platform for resolving minor irritants even though some experts feel that the Treaty is lately hollowing (Hemmings, 2017). Even at the height of the cold war period when the ‘the potential for the […]

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Warming Temperatures and Arctic’s Dwindling Sea Ice

The dramatic changes in the Arctic environment over the past couple of decades, caused by rising surface temperatures, loss of sea ice and diminishing habitat for its wild life have forced policy makers to find science-based answers to the problem. The surface air temperatures over the Arctic have been rising twice as fast as the […]

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