Policy

India’s SDG Index Comes with Revealing Statistics

Niti Aayog has undertaken an exercise of measuring India and its states’ and UTs’ progress towards the sustainable development goals (SDGs) for 2030, which translated in the first SDG India Index - Baseline Report 2018. The SDG India Index is endeavoured to give a comprehensive perspective on the social, economic and environmental position of the country and its states and UTs. According to Niti Aayog, Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala are the top performers in India’s Sustainable...

Plate Tectonics

Central India Has a Tectonic New Collision Zone

Most of the seismic activity in Asia occurs in highly deformed orogenic belts and is triggered by active deformations of the crust owing to India-Asia collision zone. However, unusual seismic activity occurs inside the continental Indian Plate (Fig. 1), which is often assumed to be a monolithic unyielding indenter. Although total number of events in the inner parts of the Indian Plate is less than that in the plate boundary zones, such as the Himalayas, the occurrence of strong earthquakes with magnitudes...

Magazine Articles # Policy

Judgement vs Implementation

In recent times, the Indian judiciary is playing a key role in the development of environmental norms. While various judgements passed by the courts and the National Green Tribunal have sought to prohibit environmentally harmful activities, in the absence of rigorous implementation, little progress has been made so far.

Geomorphology # Magazine Articles

Meghalayan Age: A new Geological Age within Holocene

The newly incorporated Meghalayan age in the Geological Time Scale replaces what the scientists called the late Holocene and succeeds the Northgrippian age. The new age began roughly 4,200 years ago during a severe drought period, which is what probably wiped out many civilisations flourishing during the time.

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General Biodiversity Quiz 2

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General Biodiversity Quiz 1

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Geography of India # Inquest

General Geography Quiz 4

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General Knowledge # Inquest

General India Quiz

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Geography of India Quiz 3

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Can You Guess These Ten Amazing Women?

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