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Skill India imperatives for economic growth

There is rising unemployment in India, which does not bode well for the future. With a major chunk of population in the young cohort, the challenges in the current system of skill development need to be revisited.

Renewable Energy

Solar Mission Reviewing the Targets

The highly ambitious National Solar Mission has only five more years to complete its target of 100 GW power generation capacity. Not only is its completion eagerly awaited, but more crucial would be to see whether the Mission would be able to cover the mass populace that has been left out of the conventional power grid scenario till now.

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy and Sustainable Buildings

With increasing urban population, the building sector would be one of the major contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. A possible policy solution could be promotion of smart cities and sustainability in terms of energy requirements and environment protection.

Development

The Nuclear Power Programme of India

Nuclear Power Capable of Mitigating India's Energy Crisis  Unless India moves towards sustainable and long-term energy sources, policy-makers see India facing a energy crisis in the future. In this nuclear energy emerges as an immediate and relatively sustainable solution to an impending energy crisis. A successful organization of any nuclear power programme is hinged on an efficient strategy for nuclear waste management, and after 2009, India gained full sanction for being a part of the global...

Politics

What Determines Voting Behaviour in India

There are three schools of thought that dominate analyses of voting behaviour – the sociological school, the psychosocial school and thought based on rational choice theory, which de facto represents the economic school. The sociological model of voting behaviour focuses on the influence of social factors, while the psychosocial model studies the behaviour of voters based on their party affiliations, and the rational choice model utilizes variables affecting choice such as rationality, information and...

Development

Extreme Poverty Worldwide and Some Economic Approaches

Measurements of poverty indicators are usually highly controversial, and many obstacles may arise over providing an exact and objective estimate of people living in extreme poverty. Many nations and organizations working in this regard such as the World Bank and the United Nations (UN) have different approaches in qualifying and quantifying extreme poverty, and this creates ambiguities in providing objective estimates of extreme poverty. Among the most popular approaches in development thought...

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Right to Privacy a Fundamental Right | Supreme Court Rules

In a path breaking decision, the Supreme Court ruled on August 24, 2017 that privacy is a fundamental right under Article 21 of the Constitution of India. The verdict was delivered by a nine-Judge bench of the Supreme Court of India led by Chief Justice J.S. Khehar. The Court, providing new dimensions to the privacy debate, in its 547-page judgment overruled the M.P. Sharma verdict of 1958 and the Kharak Singh verdict of 1961 in which the verdict was dependent on the right to privacy not being...

Development

Natural Drainage Systems as Green Infrastructure in Settlements

In agricultural lands drainage usually occurs naturally. Excess water flows from the fields to natural water bodies such as rivers and lakes or gets absorbed into the soil by natural processes. In urban areas however, we build complex artificial water drainage systems. These drainage systems eventually carry pollutants such as heavy metals, paint and oil into natural water bodies as part of urban waste. It is not possible to treat all of urban waste water without a concerted effort towards...

Development

Universal City | Design Principles for Achieving an Egalitarian City Experience

A universal city is marked by its inclusivity, i.e. a city that manages to include the participation of all individuals that contribute towards the city. This inclusion involves incorporating features that ensure inclusivity for all through establishing the frameworks of universal design (NYU, 2017) that can include architectural features, facilitation services, etc that aim to streamline the usufructuary experience in a universal city by offering design principles for formulating the layouts for a city. Universal...

Development

Transport Network Models and Their Judicious Deployment

Transport network models comprise of frameworks for the transportation infrastructure, and their development is based on a number of intrinsic contributory factors of which environmental features are a critical part. Transport network models are thus used as frameworks to formulate systems. A variety of intrinsic factors across disciplines can influence such systemic formulations in an interlinked manner to deliver desired services. These concomitant factors can display incredible variance of numerous...