Yellow Vests Protests in France

December 10, 2018

The Yellow vests protestors have brought France to standstill. France is facing its worst civil unrest in 50 years. Who are these Yellow Vest protestors? The protestors are referred as Yellow Vests because they don the “gilets jaunes” (yellow vests), which the French drivers are required to carry in their cars. This is said to be


Global Carbon Project: Major Initiatives

December 7, 2018

The Global Carbon Project (GCP) established in 2001 seeks to quantify global carbon emissions and their causes. The GCP brings together emission experts and economists to tackle the problem of rising concentrations of greenhouse gases. The projects of GCP include global budgets for three dominant greenhouse gases namely carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide and complementary efforts in urban, regional,


Climate Risk Index, 2019

December 7, 2018

The Climate Risk Index (CRI) is prepared by Germanwatch, a non-profit organisation based in Bonn, Germany. Germanwatch seeks to influence public policy on trade, the environment, and relations between countries in the industrialized north and underdeveloped south. The Climate Risk Index analyses to what extent countries have been affected by the impacts of weather-related loss events (storms, floods, heat waves etc.). The index


National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems

December 7, 2018

On 7th December, 2018 Union Cabinet has approved the launching of National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS). The Mission would be implemented by Department of Science & Technology at a total outlay of Rs. 3660 crore for a period of five years. Objectives of the Mission: The Mission aims to address the ever increasing technological


Agriculture Export Policy, 2018

December 7, 2018

On 7th December, 2018 Union Cabinet has approved the Agriculture Export Policy, 2018. A Monitoring centre under the Ministry of Commerce would be established to oversee the implementation of the policy. Ministry of Commerce would be the nodal ministry for the implementation of the policy Need Government has committed to double the farmers income by