GOA Infra Project Red Flagged- Key Findings and Recommendation by the CEC Panel

Synopsis – The Supreme Court-appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) recommended changes to the rail track doubling project in GOA.  The project would have destroyed the fragile ecosystem of Western Ghats. Introduction – The Standing Committee of the National Board for Wildlife (SC-NBWL) gave clearance to linear infrastructure projects within the boundaries of Wildlife Sanctuary and… Continue reading GOA Infra Project Red Flagged- Key Findings and Recommendation by the CEC Panel

A Crisis of Reverse Migration

Synopsis- As the Covid-19 curb expands, a crisis of reverse migration of labors from manufacturing centers to native places has appeared once again. Introduction- The second wave of COVID-19 brings a threat of national-wide lockdown. It triggered a mass migration of low-wage migrant workers from industrial centers and cities to their native places just like… Continue reading A Crisis of Reverse Migration

Green Hydrogen – The Fuel of the Future

Synopsis – Green hydrogen is becoming a new alternative to fossil fuel. Currently, many countries are taking steps to move towards a hydrogen economy. Introduction- Hydrogen is an energy carrier. It is converted into electricity by fuel cells, which generate electricity by mixing hydrogen and oxygen atoms. It will play an important role in delivering… Continue reading Green Hydrogen – The Fuel of the Future

Appointment of former judges as ad hoc Judges

Synopsis – The SC is Activating the dormant Article 224A of the Constitution. It has issued guidelines for the appointment of ad hoc Judges to deal with the backlog of cases pending in the HC. Introduction- An article in the Indian Constitution that has been dormant for 58 years has been restored by the Supreme… Continue reading Appointment of former judges as ad hoc Judges

National Hydrogen Energy Mission (NHEM)

Synopsis – Challenges and suggestion to enhance the commercial-scale operation of green hydrogen in India. National Hydrogen Energy Mission NHEM- Indian prepares to launch the National Hydrogen Energy Mission (NHEM). The global target is to produce 1.45 million tonnes of green hydrogen by 2023. India currently consumes approximately 5.5 million tonnes of hydrogen, which is… Continue reading National Hydrogen Energy Mission (NHEM)

A Lost Opportunity to Reform the Educational System

Synopsis- Pandemic provided a vital opportunity to initiate sustainable reforms in the Educational System in India. But bureaucrats and administrators failed to take advantage of it. Introduction- The pandemic offered an opportunity for bureaucrats and administrators to re-examine the education system, but nothing has changed. As a result of the second wave of the COVID-19… Continue reading A Lost Opportunity to Reform the Educational System

Concerns Associated to Ken-Betwa Link project

Synopsis –The Ken-Betwa link project raised serious concerns about the project’s benefits and the massive environmental impact it would have.  Introduction- On World Water Day (March 22nd), MP and UP signed a tripartite agreement with the Centre to introduce the Ken-Betwa link Project (KBLP). But the project will have a significant environmental impact, and its… Continue reading Concerns Associated to Ken-Betwa Link project

IMD’s new Dynamical Forecast Model

Synopsis – IMD recently updated the status of the monsoon and predicted a normal monsoon this year. IMD has adopted a new Dynamical Forecast Model. It will allow farmers, government officials, disaster managers, and other stakeholders to better prepare for their activities. Introduction- The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast a normal monsoon for this… Continue reading IMD’s new Dynamical Forecast Model

SC Directions to CBI in ISRO Espionage Case, 1994

Synopsis – The Supreme Court has ordered the CBI investigation in the Nambi Narayanan ISRO Espionage case. CBI will review the involvement of the Kerala police. What is the ISRO espionage case? In 1994, a Maldivian woman was arrested. She was suspected of selling secrets from ISRO scientists to Pakistan. Mr. Narayanan was arrested along… Continue reading SC Directions to CBI in ISRO Espionage Case, 1994

Chenab Bridge – An Icon of Indian Railways Heritage

Synopsis – Indian Railway is building modern engineering marvels such as Chenab Bridge and Anji Khad Bridge. Decades from now, they will serve as the Railways’ heritage. Introduction- Over the last 160 years, railway engineers built a number of ‘Mega Structures,’ including railway bridges. The Indian Railway has 1,50,390 Bridges, out of which 702 are… Continue reading Chenab Bridge – An Icon of Indian Railways Heritage