GS-3, Uncategorized

How Markets Can Serve Climate

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, 2019 which will be held in Madrid, Spain in December, has the challenge of deciding how markets can be deployed to deal with climate change. Also known as Conference of the Parties (COP), it is the 25th UN Climate Change Conference (COP25). The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), a product of the Kyoto Protocol, is one such market instrument that can help the industry as… Continue reading How Markets Can Serve Climate

GS-2, Uncategorized

Revival of Traditional Indian Medicine

The traditional Indian system of medicine, which comprises of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy (AYUSH), is a perennially neglected alternative medicine sector. It played an important role against the imperialistic British reign by the cultural nationalistic reassertion but is losing its significance in modern times. This article focuses on the challenges it faces… Continue reading Revival of Traditional Indian Medicine

GS-2, Uncategorized

Stubble Burning

Recently, the Supreme Court had ordered the Centre to prepare a comprehensive national scheme, in consultation with the States, within three months to wean small and marginal farmers away from stubble burning. Air pollution in Delhi NCR has now become a familiar story, repeated with minor variations every year, mainly aggravated by stubble burning in Punjab and… Continue reading Stubble Burning

GS-4, Uncategorized

Guru Nanak Dev

Recently, the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev was celebrated. He is known as a philosopher, poet, traveller, political rebel, social leveller, mass communicator and a spiritual master- on whose teachings the religion of Sikhism is founded. About Guru Nanak Dev Guru Nanak Dev (1469-1539) was born in a village, Talwandi Rai Bhoe, near Lahore (it was… Continue reading Guru Nanak Dev