Current Affairs - October - 2018

How the community participation has aided in reviving the lost glory of Manas National Park?

October 28, 2018

Manas National park (MNP) is a conservation hub. It is a a national park, UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger reserve, an elephant reserve and a biosphere reserve. Devastation of Manas MNP is a home of several rare and endangered species such as tigers, rhinos, swamp deers, and different species of birds. The political instability, militancy and disorder in administration in

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What are the major macroeconomic challenges before the Indian economy today?

October 28, 2018

India is one of the fastest growing economies of the world and it is also facing myriad of complex challenges. These challenges if not addressed through policy initiatives it may trigger a crisis denting the credibility of India. Challenges before the Indian economy Stumbling Stock Market Stock prices are dropping which is resulting in eroding

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Why most measures taken to tackle pollution (in NCR) are episodic rather than strategic responses?

October 26, 2018

Delhi is one of the most polluted cities in the world. To address this crisis there is a need of a strong policy support. Measures taken to address the pollution crisis Regulating the use of firecrackers. Odd-even restrictions. SC ban on 2,000 cc+ diesel engines which was later lifted. Aiding mechanization of harvesting to prevent

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Why Indigenization of IT infrastructure of military is vital? Where does India stand in terms of indigenization of military IT infrastructure?

October 26, 2018

India is facing a daunting task in indigenisation and self reliance in defence production. Lack of technology, R&D etc have become impediments in self reliance in defence production. But the same cannot be implied to the IT infrastructure in military. Lack of concerted effort to use indigenous solutions has resulted in lackluster attitude towards indigenisation

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What are the key spatial variations in India’s ability to sustain drought?

October 25, 2018

A paper published in the “Journal of Hydrology” has found a spatial variation in ecosystem’s ability to sustain drought. The researchers used biomass and evapo-transpiration to understand how efficiently water was used by vegetation. India’s ability to sustain drought A resilient ecosystem is one which can absorb drought by increasing or maintaining its efficiency to

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