Delhi moves five places down to 37th spot on Global prime cities index

Source: Business Standard What is the News? The Prime Global Cities Index has been released. About Prime Global Cities Index: Released by:  Knight Frank, a residential and property consultant firm. Purpose: It is a valuation-based index that tracks the movement in prime residential prices in local currency across 45+ cities worldwide. Prime residential property is… Continue reading Delhi moves five places down to 37th spot on Global prime cities index

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

Ecological urbanism – Key to sustainable urbanization

Source: TOI Syllabus: GS1 – urbanization, GS3 – Environment Relevance: Importance of urban ecology to sustainable urbanization Synopsis: Achieving a sustainable model for urbanization needs to factor-in the urban ecology. Some new insights into the issue. Introduction Ecology and urbanism are two conflicting subjects because usually we see urbanization to be in conflict with urban… Continue reading Ecological urbanism – Key to sustainable urbanization

Castles in the air 

Castles in the air  News: The article discusses about the concept of ‘Charter Cities” and its implications. Important Facts: About Charter Cities These are characterised as “startup cities” that experiment with reforms by breaking out of the existing state system and build new cities with distinct rules that foster innovation and economic growth. Since the… Continue reading Castles in the air 

7 PM Daily Editorials Brief – February 9, 2018 (Union budget 2018-19: a cause for women to cheer)

Read In-depth analysis of all the Editorials here Source : Ujjwala Yojana to benefit eight crore women now Analysis : Union budget 2018-19: a cause for women to cheer