Skyglow forces dung beetles to abandon the Milky Way as their compass

Source: Down to Earth Relevance: Impact of light pollution on the environment Synopsis: Researchers used Dung beetle to study the impact of the growing light pollution on our environment. What is Skyglow? Globally, nights are becoming ever brighter. This light floods directly into the eyes of animals that are active at night and also into the… Continue reading Skyglow forces dung beetles to abandon the Milky Way as their compass

Leveraging traditional lo-tech innovations to fight climate change

Source: TOI Relevance: Understanding the role of traditional ecological practices as a sustainable solution to climate change problem. Synopsis: Indigenous technological innovations backed by traditional ecological knowledge is the way forward to fight climate change. Problem with high-tech High-tech solutions to climate change are based on an idea of abundance of resources, money and unrestricted… Continue reading Leveraging traditional lo-tech innovations to fight climate change

The many paths to a greener future

Source: Business Standard Relevance: Different strategies to lower India’s carbon emissions Synopsis: Peaking of carbon emissions and the time when de-carbonsation begins are important considerations on road to a greener economy. Background Researchers and policymakers are exploring various pathways for Indian carbon emissions over time. These pathways range from Business-As-Usual (BAU) to Low-Carbon to Net-Zero. In each… Continue reading The many paths to a greener future

How cryptocurrency turbocharged the cybercrime racket: Explained

Source: Business Standard Relevance: Cryptocurrency is an emerging sector. As a UPSC aspirant one needs have knowledge about its pros and cons. Synopsis: Use of cryptocurrencies for ransomware attacks by hackers and related challenges. Must Read: What is a ransomware? How is crypto used in cybercrime? A typical ransomware attack on a company or organization… Continue reading How cryptocurrency turbocharged the cybercrime racket: Explained

Global Minimum Corporate Tax Rate framework deal

Source: TOI, The HinduBusinessline What is the news? In a historic agreement, announced in Paris under the aegis of OECD, 130 countries (out of the 139 involved in talks), including India, have endorsed the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework Tax Deal. It would be the most sweeping change in the international taxation in a century. This is… Continue reading Global Minimum Corporate Tax Rate framework deal

Further stressed by thermal power

Further stressed by thermal power News: The article discusses about the water shortages in India and ways to mitigate it. Important Facts: The Composite Water Management Index (CWMI) by the NITI Aayog, shows that 600 million people face high to extreme water stress in India. In the projections that the Central Water Commission (CWC) released… Continue reading Further stressed by thermal power