GS-III: Sci-Tech, Environment & Disaster Management

Short Note: Over-The-Top Content

August 9, 2017

What is Over-the-top content? Which Channels are using it in India? What are Prasar Bharti plans on same? The content i.e. video, audio or any other media which can be access via internet anytime without anyone controlling and distributing the content {via various applications} is known as Over-the-top (OTT)...

Short Note: Sharp Decline in Heat-related Deaths in Recent Times

August 9, 2017

What were the key reasons for sharp decline in the number of heat-related deaths? Unlike the past years, this year fortunately there has been a sharp decline in the rate of heat related deaths. All the credit for this goes to the various policies and proactive actions taken by...

Short Note: Legal and Policy Stance on Chemicals in Fireworks in India

August 9, 2017

What are different chemicals used in firecrackers? What are legal and policy stances on the chemicals in firecrackers in India? In an attempt to prevent air pollution from firecrackers, the Supreme Court (SC) has shifted its attention to the chemicals that are used to manufacture firecrackers. Following this recently,...

Short Note: Diversion of Forest Land – New Cost-Benefit Analysis Guidelines

August 7, 2017

What are the new cost benefit analysis guidelines of the environment ministry towards diversion of forest lands into non-forest? Till now the cost-benefit analysis was done on the basis of guidelines of 2004 in which Net Present Value of forest was not considered. Now the Ministry of Environment, Forest...

Short Note: India’s First Private Sector Missile Sub-systems Manufacturing Facility

August 3, 2017

India’s first private sector missile sub-systems manufacturing facility has been set up at Hyderabad {Telangana is at the top position in Ease of Doing Business Rankings in India}. This facility is a Joint Venture between Kalyani Group and Rafael Advanced Defense System Ltd with a share of 51:49 respectively...

Short Note: What is Dark Social?

August 1, 2017

The term ‘Dark Social’ was given by Alexis C Madrigal in 2012. It refers to the social sharing of content in such a way that it cannot be measured through the Web analytics programmes. These are the personalized sharing that happens over sites other than the social media like...

South Asia Satellite and Space Diplomacy

July 24, 2017

The recent years have witnessed a splurge in the number of satellites and programmes being launched by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). Although these initiatives are indicative of a huge progress in the field of space science, they have a special significance in India’s development of soft power...

Living Entity Status to Ganga and Yamuna: Various Issues

June 7, 2017

Soon after river Whanganui of New Zealand was given status of a living entity, India also had its share in the feat when the Uttarakhand High Court on 20th March, 2017 declared the holy rivers Ganga and Yamuna to be given a status of a legal entity which is...

Issues Around India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO)

June 7, 2017

Neutrinos are fundamental particles which make up the universe. They are abundant, feeble mass, travel through planets, stars, rock and human body without any interaction. Neutrinos do not carry electric charge and not effected by electromagnetic force. Neutrinos are very important for scientific progress and technological growth of economy,...

Issues related to dam safety in India & DRIP

June 6, 2017

In the last week of February, the National Dam Safety Conference was organized by Central Water Commission (CWC) in association with Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam and IIT Roorkee. In this conference, some disturbing data was released over safety of dams in India. Around 80% of country’s 5000 dams are...
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