CHAPTER 1- WHY BIODIVERSITY MATTERS? The importance of nature in our lives Humans have evolved, grown and thrived, in nature. Modern human society needs the resources of nature to thrive. Perception that nature is ‘nice to have’ and its protection is secondary to the more important tasks of increasing economic growth, creating jobs, enhancing the… Continue reading Living Planet Report 2018: by WWF
National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act empowers Central Pollution Control Board to set standards for the quality of air. Current NAAQS were notified by CPCB in the year 2009. Pollutants covered under NAAQS are Sulphur Dioxide (SO2), Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), Particulate Matter PM 10, Particulate Matter PM 2.5,… Continue reading Air Pollution Indexes, Standards, Reports and Fly Ash
Essay Topic: Agriculture Quotes on Agriculture ● “Agriculture is the most Healthful, most useful and most Noble Employment of Man.” - George Washington ● “Everything can wait, but not Agriculture.” - Jawaharlal Nehru ● “The discovery of agriculture was the first big step toward a civilized life.” - Arthur Keith ● “Agriculture is civilization.” -… Continue reading Material for Essay Topic: Agriculture
Indian Agriculture: A brief Outlook Agriculture accounted for 14% of India’s GDP in 2016-17 and provided employment to more than half a billion people. The share of Agriculture in employment is close to 54% as on 2016-17. Indian Agriculture is dominated by the small-scale farming and is characterised by low productivity. The average size of… Continue reading Everything about Indian Farming and Agriculture
What is genetic modification (GM) of crops and how is it done? GM is a technology that involves inserting DNA into the genome of an organism. To produce a GM plant, new DNA is transferred into plant cells. Usually, the cells are then grown in tissue culture where they develop into plants. The seeds produced… Continue reading Everything about GM crops!
The food processing industry in India is increasingly seen as a potential source for driving the rural economy as it brings about synergy between the consumer, industry and the farmer. However, food processing activity is still at a nascent stagein India with low penetration. Importance of Food Processing Industry It holds the potential of reducing enormous wastage of agricultural produce in the… Continue reading Food Processing Industry in India
The term ‘Naxal’ derives its name from the village Naxalbari of district Darjeeling in West Bengal, where the movement originated in 1967 under the leadership of Charu Majumdar and Kanu Sanyal. It refers to the use of violence to destabilize the state through various communist guerrilla groups. Philosophical background of Naxalism: Naxalism in India, like… Continue reading What is Naxalism and Urban Naxal?
Cyber Security and Ethical Hacking Today, technology pervades every nook and cranny of our lives. In a report published in August 2017, nearly 50.7% of the population on Earth is connected to the internet! That is 3.82 billion people! Out of these, nearly 3.03 billion are present on one social media network or the other. Facebook… Continue reading Role Of Technology In Cyber Security & Ethical Hacking
Why are we discussing? The 2011 census figures shows only 32.8 per cent women formally as primary workers in the agricultural sector, in contrast to 81.1 per cent men. But the undeniable fact remains that India’s agricultural industry, which employs 80 to 100 million women and the sector cannot survive without their labor. What is… Continue reading Women’s contribution in Indian Agriculture
What is GST? Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a value-added tax at each stage of the supply of goods and services precisely on the amount of value addition achieved. It seeks to eliminate inefficiencies in the tax system that result in ‘tax on tax’, known as cascading of taxes. GST is a destination-based tax… Continue reading All you need to know about GST