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Paris Climate deal: The New Phase

Daily News GS I GS III Mains

Why in news? US has made a decision to walk out of the Paris agreement. The clear consequence of US decision to withdraw from the landmark Paris accord is that, the global climate agenda would be …

June 13, 2017 0 667

Condition of Education in Bihar

Daily News GS I GS II Mains

What were the recent controversies? People climbed the high walls of an examination centre in Vaishali district to pass on chits to examinees. The 2016 intermediate exam topper in humanities was u…

June 08, 2017 0 870

Coal fields in Jharia

Daily News GS I GS III Mains

Why in news? Continuous underground fires in the coalfields of Jharia, Jharkhand, have led to steps being planned to move train operations out and rehabilitate residents. What has been the problem i…

June 02, 2017 0 354

Importance of U.S. in Paris Agreement

Daily News Geography Optional GS I Mains

What is the importance of NDCs? For about 3/4th of the 165 listed Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), implementation of pledges is conditional upon assistance on the finance and technology …

May 23, 2017 0 442

Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Daily News GS I GS III Prelims and Mains

Why in news? Svalbard Global Seed Vault (SGSV) facility in Norway has recently faced a grave existential threat. What is SGSV? SGSV facility lies 360 feet inside of the 1,500-foot Platåberg…

May 23, 2017 0 466

Gender Discrimination in Indian Economy

Daily News GS I GS III Mains

What is the issue? Despite many competitive reforms that India has undertaken, gender-based segmentation has increased over the years. Why women empowerment is important? The central driver of ec…

May 17, 2017 0 501

Mitigating Climate Change

Daily News GS I Mains

What is the issue? A large increase in global temperatures correlates with an average 5% loss in global GDP, with poor countries suffering costs in excess of 10% of GDP. What mitigation policy can b…

May 16, 2017 0 407

Rising Indian Ocean

Daily News Geography Optional GS I Prelims and Mains

How is global warming affecting oceans? There are two broad mechanisms at work. Heat trapped in the atmosphere due to rising sea levels makes water expand. Melting ice sheets begin to add wa…

May 16, 2017 0 486

Weak El Nino

Daily News Geography Optional GS I Prelims and Mains

Why in news? Just about a year after one of the strongest-ever El Nino events ended in 2016, there is a possibility of another later in 2017, though not of the same strength. What is the significanc…

April 28, 2017 0 465

India’s Heritage Economic Potential

Editorial GS I GS III Mains

What is the issue? Despite having a plethora of historical monuments in India, historical monuments are both not legally protected and economically leveraged. What is the current status of heritage …

April 28, 2017 0 496

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