What can Arvind Kejriwal learn from history of CNG in Delhi?

  Delhi has never failed to amaze us. It has always been in the headlines. Being the centre of power politics, stories originating from here have always been worth reading and writing for. Recently concluded Arvind Kejriwal’s dharna, at the office of LG is another good example to look after and comment upon.  But, why so? With […]

Bonn Climate Change Summit: Falling short of expectations

The Bonn (Germany) Climate Change Conference under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in November 2017 was considered as the next step for implementing the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement to fight climate change. The 23rd annual “conference of the parties” (COP) aimed to clarify the enabling frameworks to make the agreement […]

World Toilet Day: Inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis

World Toilet Day is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. According to the official website today, 4.5 billion people live without a household toilet that safely disposes of their waste. The Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015, include a target to ensure everyone has access to a safely-managed household toilet by 2030. This […]

Explained: The Curious case of Encephalitis in Gorakhpur

Source: The Hindu When central government bestowed Gorakhpur with AIIMS last year as they promised one in purvanchal instead of Varanasi (PM’s Constituency) , it came as surprise to many, but for those who have known this region for long; it was need of the hour to curb the alarming situation persistent since late 80’s, […]

India’s National Bio-Fuel Policy: A step towards a clean fuel based economy

India’s National Bio-Diesel policy is driven by the fact that energy is a critical input for socio-economic development of our country. The energy strategy aims at efficiency and security and to provide access which being environment friendly. It also aims at achieving an optimum mix of primary resources for energy generation. India meets just 23% […]

Is shale gas revolution actually a revolution in America?

The “shale revolution” has stimulated tremendous production of natural gas in the United States. The technological developments in US have allowed the energy companies to access oil and gas from shale rock by a process known as hydraulic fracturing (fracking)[1] which made the production of gas less expensive. The notion of U.S. oil independence has […]

These are India’s Cleanest Colleges and Universities!

On September 14, 2017 Union HRD Minister declared the list of most “Swachh” Higher Educational Institution Campuses in India. An online survey was conducted to give away these ranking in which a whopping 3500 Institution participated. Out of which in 4 different category 25 Higher Educational Institution were presented with this award. O P Jindal […]

नेशनल मीडिया और देश में बाढ़- दोनों का कोई वास्ता नहीं है.

कभी कभार लगता है की हमारा मीडिया और हम एक शोर्ट टर्म मेमोरी लोस से जूझ रहे हैं. रोज़ाना हज़ारों खबरें हम देखते हैं और जैसे ही वो खबरें टीवी एंकर की डेस्क से गयाब होती है वैसे ही हम भी उन ख़बरों को कहीं दफना देते हैं. Times of India भारत में तीसरा सबसे […]

In the name of “Ease of Doing Business”, are we compromising with environment?

After a long-drawn series of refutations, the Prime Minister of India recently unequivocally accepted that “Climate change is a major challenge facing all the countries.” Indeed, the incidents of flooding spread all over the country from Assam to Mumbai have raised concerns about the environmental regulation and protection regime in India. The recent proposed amendments […]

Is Modi government serious about rural sanitation too?

Swachh Survekshan – Rural (Gramin): The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation commissioned the first Swachh Survekshan for rural India during May 2016. The Quality Council of India (QCI) conducted a transparent third-party assessment of the present status of rural sanitation in all States and Union Territories called the Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2017. A total […]