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.

Interviews

C R Babu | We Need To Save The Aravalli To Save The Entire North Indian Region

C R Babu, Professor Emeritus, Delhi University speaks with G’nY on the need to preserve the Aravalli ranges, the importance of biodiversity and the ways in which degradation can be checked.

Interviews

Dr Kailasavadivoo Sivan | Space Based Information on Floods Played a Major Role in Saving Thousands of Lives During Kerala Floods

Dr Kailasavadivoo Sivan, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation speaks with G’nY on the importance of geospatial technology in combating natural disasters like floods.

Magazine Articles # Media

Newspaper & Voting Behaviour: A Perspective on Kolkata

Analysis of voter choice is essential for influencing and predicting voting behaviour. This paper studies the newspaper reading habit of voters and the manner in which it engages the voters and influences the outcomes.

Interviews

O P Rawat | India’s electoral integrity suffers in the areas of campaign finance and media coverage

O P Rawat, Chief Election Commissioner of India, speaks with G’nY on the feasibility of simultaneous elections, state funded elections and the shortcomings of our electoral system.

Interviews

India, being a tropical country, has always been dusty; hence people have adapted differently.

Rakesh Kumar, Director, CSIR- NEERI, Nagpur talks to G’nY about the impact of air pollution and the measures being taken to reduce its levels in Delhi.

Interviews

Time gap between evaluation and dissemination of disaster prediction must be reduced

B H Anil Kumar, Executive Director, NIDM, speaks with G’nY on disaster management and explains how the related risks can be mitigated.

Interviews

Accurate and precise measurements Essential for scientific discoveries, regulation & manufacturing of high quality products

In conversation with D K Aswal, Director, National Physical Laboratory, where he interactively highlights the importance of a quality measurement standard in the nation, apart from various innovations of the prestigious Institute.