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The 25th edition of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) or COP25 has begun from December 2 in Madrid (Spain). Originally, the Summit was scheduled to be held at Chile (South America) but violent mass...

Daily KAS Reading Material – COP25 CLIMATE SUMMIT

The 25th edition of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) or COP25 has begun from December 2 in Madrid (Spain). Originally, the Summit was scheduled to be held at Chile (South America) but violent mass...

According to various reports on the presence of high amount of pharmaceutical effluent residues in water bodies, several rivers in the world including those in India, have been reported to have high concentrations of antibiotics. This poses a serious threat to the marine ecosystemas well...

Daily KAS Reading Material – Electoral bonds scheme and its Impacts on democracy

According to various reports on the presence of high amount of pharmaceutical effluent residues in water bodies, several rivers in the world including those in India, have been reported to have high concentrations of antibiotics. This poses a serious threat to the marine ecosystemas well...

Political funding is a murky business in all democracies, big or small, old or new. Illegal, under-the-table donations intending to buy influence or policy/regulatory favors have clouded all democracies and India is no exception to this trend. The recent addition of new political financing...

Daily KAS Reading Material – Electoral bonds scheme and its Impacts on democracy

Political funding is a murky business in all democracies, big or small, old or new. Illegal, under-the-table donations intending to buy influence or policy/regulatory favors have clouded all democracies and India is no exception to this trend. The recent addition of new political financing...

Niti Aayog has rejected the health ministry’s proposal to bring medical devices under the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), saying the body does not have the required expertise. NITI Aayog’s Draft bill proposes a separate regulator for medical devices on the lines of the Food Safety...

Daily KAS Reading Material – MEDICAL DEVICES REGULATION IN INDIA

Niti Aayog has rejected the health ministry’s proposal to bring medical devices under the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), saying the body does not have the required expertise. NITI Aayog’s Draft bill proposes a separate regulator for medical devices on the lines of the Food Safety...

As the leaders of the world’s nations assemble in Madrid for the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) beginning December 2, recent news on the global fight against climate change has been consistently disappointing. THE UN’S EMISSIONS GAP REPORT The UN’s Emissions Gap...

Daily KAS Reading Material – THE WORLD LOSING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

As the leaders of the world’s nations assemble in Madrid for the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) beginning December 2, recent news on the global fight against climate change has been consistently disappointing. THE UN’S EMISSIONS GAP REPORT The UN’s Emissions Gap...

One of the goal announced in the union budget of 2019 is that the Indian economy aims to become $5 trillion economy by 2024. However the CEO of Niti Aayog had made a presentation before the government and has highlighted that the present economic...

Daily KAS Reading Material – ECONOMIC SLOWDOWN IN INDIA

One of the goal announced in the union budget of 2019 is that the Indian economy aims to become $5 trillion economy by 2024. However the CEO of Niti Aayog had made a presentation before the government and has highlighted that the present economic...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to shun single-use plastic and encouraged the usage of jute and cloth bags to protect the environment. The PM urged start-ups and experts to find ways to recycle plastic, like using it in building highways, and appealed to shopkeepers to...

Daily KAS Reading Material – SAY NO TO PLASTIC

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to shun single-use plastic and encouraged the usage of jute and cloth bags to protect the environment. The PM urged start-ups and experts to find ways to recycle plastic, like using it in building highways, and appealed to shopkeepers to...

On 9 July, 2019, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and Central Public Works Department (CPWD) signed a MoU to make 150 buildings energy efficient, which would save almost 50 million units per annum. The Power Ministry made a statement that in the first...

Daily KAS Reading Material – THE STATE OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN INDIAN CITIES

On 9 July, 2019, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and Central Public Works Department (CPWD) signed a MoU to make 150 buildings energy efficient, which would save almost 50 million units per annum. The Power Ministry made a statement that in the first...

History The country has witnessed a series of concerted discussions dealing with the subject of agriculture. In 1926, the Royal Commission of Agriculture under the chairmanship of Victor Alexander John was set up to examine and report the status of India’s agricultural and rural...

Daily KAS Reading Material – DOUBLING FARMER’S INCOME

History The country has witnessed a series of concerted discussions dealing with the subject of agriculture. In 1926, the Royal Commission of Agriculture under the chairmanship of Victor Alexander John was set up to examine and report the status of India’s agricultural and rural...

Online platforms including Facebook and Alphabet Inc’s Google face growing pressure to stop carrying political ads that contain false or misleading claims ahead of the US presidential election. In the United States, the Communications Act prevents broadcast stations from rejecting or censoring ads from...

Daily KAS Reading Material – HOW SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS HANDLE POLITICAL ADS

Online platforms including Facebook and Alphabet Inc’s Google face growing pressure to stop carrying political ads that contain false or misleading claims ahead of the US presidential election. In the United States, the Communications Act prevents broadcast stations from rejecting or censoring ads from...