Energy consumption in India

Developing self sufficiency in energy production

Historically, there exists a significant positive association between the energy consumption and countries’ Human Development Index (HDI)—a composite indicator of human well-being (Pasternik 2000, International Energy Agency 2004). Countries with lower per capita energy consumption tend to have lower HDI; a higher HDI goes hand in hand with increased per capita electricity consumption (PCEC, kilowatt-hour). […]

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Ageing Burden In India

Ageing in India and Standard of Living

A country with a high standard of living and medical advancement should not bear an ageing burden. However, this might not be the case in India, with economic support for its ageing population becoming an important issue, and the absence of proper health insurance coverage and an inefficient public healthcare system creating bottlenecks in spite […]

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International Agreements on the Environment and India

International Agreements on the Environment and India

A profound fact of environmental protection and conservation is that the impacts of human-induced processes on the environment must be measured and the performance of the processes be assessed, policies be created on this basis and integrated into developmental processes and that the practice and implementation of these policies must be adequate. Most international agreements […]

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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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A Comparative Study of Funding for Science in India

There is a popular Hindi saying, ‘the sweetness of tea is directly proportional to amount of sweetener added’. The governmental funding to basic and advanced research in the fields of science and technology in the country has been too meagre to realise the dream of ‘India becoming a superpower in scientific research’ (Padma, 2015). The […]

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