Agriculture’s Contribution to Pollution And Climate Change And What India Is Doing To Prevent It

According to a report, titled Agriculture’s Contribution To Air Pollution And Climate Change, released by the FAO, following are the major sources of agricultural pollution: Pollution from Biomass Burning Soot, dust and race gases are released by biomass burning during forest, bush or rangeland clearance for agriculture. Greenhouse Gas Emissions For some countries, the contribution …

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What Is Air Pollution? What Is India Doing To Combat It?

Air pollution release into the atmosphere of various gases that are detrimental to human health and the planet as a whole. It is a finely divided solids, or finely dispersed liquid aerosols at rates that exceed the natural capacity of the environment to dissipate and dilute or absorb them. What Is Clean Air? It consists …

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These 12 Facts Tell Us How Serious Is The Problem Of Coastal Erosion In India

India has been witnessing increasingly more intense and frequent climatic events and climate-induced natural disasters in recent times. The country’s fragile coasts are particularly vulnerable.   Intense cyclones such as the recent Fani, Gaja and Hudhud as well as severe floods have caused massive devastation to its coastal states, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, …

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World’s Vulnerability To Sea Level Rise Is Worse Than What Was Previously Believed

Nature Communication has published a new study on coastal flooding. The study, published on October 29, 2019, is based on a new model. The new model, called ‘CoastalDEM’. has predicted that 237 million people in six Asian countries are at risk due to coastal flooding by 2050. This number is significantly higher than what was …

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11 Interesting Facts You Must Know About ‘Quantum Supremacy’

Google and NASA have just announced that they have achieved ‘quantum supremacy’. That is the ability of quantum computers to perform certain tasks that a classical computer simply cannot do in a reasonable timeframe. Their quantum computer solved a problem in 200 seconds that would take the world’s fastest supercomputer 10,000 years. Simply put, “quantum …

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Informal Sector In India: Size, Definition and the Status of Unorganised Workers

The Economic Survey 2018-19, released in July 2019, revealed that almost 93% of the total workforce in Indian is informal. However, Niti Ayog’s had a slightly lower figure for India’s informal sector. It estimated that 85% of India’s all workers were engaged in informal sector. Another Government report released in 2012, titled ‘Report of the …

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Financial Inclusion in India: Present Status And Challenges Ahead

Financial Inclusion is the method of providing banking and other financial services to every citizen without discriminating against anybody. The World Bank Group considers financial inclusion a key enabler to reduce extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity, and has put forward an ambitious global goal to reach Universal Financial Access (UFA) by 2020. Financial Inclusion …

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Dilution Of The RTI Act And Its Impact On Governance & Democracy

The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that amends the Right to Information Act, 2005 was passed by Parliament in July 2019. Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019, seeks to amend Sections 13, 16 and 27 of the RTI Act, a move that links the status of Central Information Commissioners with that of Election Commissioners …

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