An atmanirbhar flight plan for fighter jets

News: India designed, developed, and manufactured many combat aircraft like 147 HF-24 Marut fighters in the 1960s and 40 Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA). Many of our institutes like DRDO, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, and IT engineering companies, have built expertise in aeronautical design, flight dynamics, and other skills needed for building modern combat aircraft. Yet, it… Continue reading An atmanirbhar flight plan for fighter jets

Looking for an effective alternative to LPG

News: The government spent more than Rs 12,000 crore on near-universal access to LPG connections, Still, about six lakh people die every year due to air pollution in Indian kitchens. What are the problems faced by the people? Over half of rural India continues to primarily rely on burning solid fuels for cooking. It increases… Continue reading Looking for an effective alternative to LPG

Rich nations must step in

News: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC) has released the second part of the Sixth Assessment Report. What are the key findings of the Sixth Assessment Report? Read here: The IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (Part 2) – Explained, pointwise How would climate change impact India? Read here: What is the impact of climate change on agriculture, farming and… Continue reading Rich nations must step in

Our muddled attitude to women in the workforce

News: Pew Research data has recently revealed its survey. What does the survey data reflect? Nearly 30,000 adults participated in the poll conducted across India in the last four months of 2019-20. Rights: 79% of men and 82% of women stated that women should have equal rights as men. Jobs: Large proportion agrees that men should… Continue reading Our muddled attitude to women in the workforce

The ‘global rules-based order’ is an idealistic myth

News: Unexpected Russian military intervention in Ukraine is the latest example of an underlying cause of decay in the international ‘rules-based’ order. Where did the idea of an ‘international rules-based order’ originate? Diet of Westphalia (then Holy Roman Empire) in 1648 established the principle of ‘sovereignty’. For a long time, it has been the founding… Continue reading The ‘global rules-based order’ is an idealistic myth

Why Rajasthan government’s decision to return to old pension scheme is a fiscal disaster

News: The government of Rajasthan has decided to switch back to the DPBS scheme. What is the reason that the Rajasthan government chose the DPBS scheme? As life expectancy increases and demographic transitions increase older people, the crisis of financing DPBS is increasing. Sure pensions to govt. employees recruited up to 2003 and four-armed forces personnel,… Continue reading Why Rajasthan government’s decision to return to old pension scheme is a fiscal disaster

Will Russia’s war spur trade diversification?

News: Building a resilient economy, particularly after the COVID-19 pandemic became important. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine gave a boost to this ideology. Why is it important to build a resilient economy? After World War II, economic actors had put faith in broad-based international commitment to open a global economy. But tensions, fiction, and blockages in… Continue reading Will Russia’s war spur trade diversification?

A negation of the individual and a collective moral decay

News: Recently, a designated fast track in Gujarat decided the fate of 78 accused in the 2008 blasts in Ahmedabad. 49 people were convicted. The Court Sentenced 38 of 49 people to death. According to a report by Project 39A at the national law university (Delhi), a total of 488 prisoners in India were on… Continue reading A negation of the individual and a collective moral decay

The systemic problems that have kept Indian schooling ineffective

News: The article talks about the causes behind why children are not able to learn what they should at their school. What are the causes? Design of schooling system: The design like having a primary school within 1km has creates difficulties. Every primary school only has a small number of children between classes 1 to 5.… Continue reading The systemic problems that have kept Indian schooling ineffective

The dividends of democracy are worth the requisite investment

News: The world is seeing a continued rise of authoritarianism in countries such as Brazil, Turkey, and Russia. There is a need for urgent global action to fight it and to put democracy in action. Read here: How does a democracy die? What does the research data suggest? There is a growing aspiration for democracy among… Continue reading The dividends of democracy are worth the requisite investment