Human Animal Conflict - Leopard Castration Issue

Editorial GS III Environment & Biodiversity

What is the issue? In late 2016, two leopards, suspected of being man-eaters were captured in Sariska National Park and transferred to Jaipur zoo. At the Jaipur zoo, both the leopards were castrat…

February 26, 2017 0 84

Implementation of RTE Act

Editorial GS II Mains

Why in news? A recent study analysed cases in the High Courts and the Supreme Court from 2010 to 2015, which directly affected rights of a child under the RTE Act. What is the issue? The RTE Act …

February 25, 2017 0 228

Expanding Solar Power Capacity

Editorial GS III Environment & Biodiversity

Why in news? The clearance was given by Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) for a plan to double the capacity of solar power installed in dedicated solar parks to 40 gigawatts (GW) by 2020. …

February 25, 2017 1 183

Over Medicalization

Editorial GS II Mains

What was the issue? More hospitals are abandoning the traditional natural birth method by encouraging women to undergo surgical deliveries instead. What is over-medicalization? Obstetrician invol…

February 24, 2017 0 197

Mental Health Gains via Unconditional Cash Transfers

Editorial GS II Mains

Why in news? Approximately 150 million people in India experience one or the other mental health condition, according to National Mental Health Survey conducted by the National Institute of Mental He…

February 24, 2017 0 216

Misusing AADHAR data

Editorial GS II Mains

What was the issue? Recently several disturbing incidents centred on the Aadhaar database have established the scope for widespread data leakage. What were the disturbing incidents? A technology…

February 24, 2017 0 174

No Green Consciousness

Editorial GS III Mains

What is the issue? The environment does not find any mention in Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s Budget speech. While the allocation for the Ministry has actually increased in this year&rsquo…

February 23, 2017 0 208

Holes in the Social Security Net

Editorial GS II Mains

Why in news? A survey is conducted seeking evidence on whether the social security measures work in the face an economic shock like demonetisation and whether these programmes themselves face disrupt…

February 23, 2017 0 208

The Need to Safeguard Wetlands

Editorial GS III Mains

The extraordinary sight of a lake in Bengaluru on fire, with a massive plume of smoke that could be seen from afar, is a warning sign that urban environments are crashing under the weight of official …

February 20, 2017 0 353


Editorial GS II Mains

In a week before he resigned as U.S. Ambassador to India, Richard Verma held an unusual dinner at his residence, inviting the Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju as well as the Sikyong, or Leader …

February 20, 2017 0 315