U.S. and Climate Change

Daily News GS I GS III Mains

What is the issue? Kerala and Tamilnadu are facing the worst drought in the recent times. Concurrently, there are several droughts in many other parts of the world, including Bolivia and several r…

April 25, 2017 0 315


Daily News GS I GS III Prelims and Mains

Why in news? For the third year in a row, 2016 set a record for the highest global average surface temperatures. The global mean surface temperature is now 1.1 degrees celsius above pre-industrial le…

April 25, 2017 0 267

Fighting Climate Change

Daily News GS I GS III Mains

What is the issue? NASA aims to send humans to Mars in the 2030s and its fitness for hosting human colonies is being assessed. This is an exciting quest but somewhere in this endeavour lies the re…

April 23, 2017 0 288

Combating Climate Extremes

Editorial GS I GS III Prelims and Mains

What is the issue? In early 2017, unprecedented rates of glacier melts have been reported both in the Antarctic and the Arctic. What had happened in the past? The earth has enjoyed a more or less…

April 18, 2017 0 398

Hyper Masculinity

Editorial GS I Society

What is the issue? Recent series of news and reports quoting diverse incidents in public life has featured men at various levels of aggression. What is hyper masculinity? Hypermasculinity is a ps…

April 08, 2017 0 285

How the Indus Valley Civilisation coped with climate change?

Editorial GS I Prelims and Mains

The Indus Valley Civilisation underwent a period of climate change about 4,000 years ago, say scientists who suggest that the ancient population in India used a variety of subsistence practices to cop…

February 02, 2017 0 584

The Sufi Movement

Daily News GS I Indian History

Why in news? The death anniversary of Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya was recently observed. What is Sufi Movement? The 10th century A.D marks the important changes in the realm of ideas and bel…

January 25, 2017 0 646

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya

Daily News GS I Indian History

Who is Deendayal Upadhyaya? Deendayal Upadhyaya was born in a poor family in Nagla Chandrabhaan village near Mathura, UP, on 25 September, 1916. As a child, Deendayal had to face the profound gri…

January 12, 2017 0 618

History of Ten Sikh Gurus

Daily News GS I Indian History

Why in news? Recently, Prakash Parva – The holy day commemorating the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh was celebrated. Sikh Gurus The era of the ten gurus of Sikhism spans …

January 08, 2017 0 1159

Rediscovery of Urban India

Editorial GS I Society

India is moving away from villages and is set to soon become more urban. To meet this demographic transition, experts say that we need to build 22 new Bengalurus besides recasting the landscape of the…

January 03, 2017 0 495