SDG India Index

India’s SDG Index Comes with Revealing Statistics

Niti Aayog has undertaken an exercise of measuring India and its states’ and UTs’ progress towards the sustainable development goals (SDGs) for 2030, which translated in the first SDG India Index – Baseline Report 2018. The SDG India Index is endeavoured to give a comprehensive perspective on the social, economic and environmental position of the country […]

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Collision Zone

Central India Has a Tectonic New Collision Zone

Most of the seismic activity in Asia occurs in highly deformed orogenic belts and is triggered by active deformations of the crust owing to India-Asia collision zone. However, unusual seismic activity occurs inside the continental Indian Plate (Fig. 1), which is often assumed to be a monolithic unyielding indenter. Although total number of events in […]

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Environmental Norms

Judgement vs Implementation

Since the past three decades, the Indian judiciary has played a proactive role in the protection of the environmentand impementing environmental norms. While conventionally, it is the executive and legislature that play the major role in the process of governance—including decisions concerning the environment—the judiciary has not been hesitant in resolving environmental disputes, often laying […]

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Meghalayan Age

Meghalayan Age: A new Geological Age within Holocene

The tiny state of Meghalaya has played a significant role in deciphering the history of our planet. The past 4,200 years of the Earth’s history is today classified as a new distinct age, the Meghalayan Age. One stalagmite—a rock formation rising from the floor of the cave, found in the Mawmluh cave in Meghalaya provided […]

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