MoEF notification based on recommendations of the Kasturirangan committee

The Ministry of Environment and Forests had constituted a High Level Working Group under the Chairmanship of Dr. K. Kasturirangan to study the preservation of the ecology, environmental integrity and holistic development of the Western Ghats in view of their rich and unique biodiversity. The draft notification issued by the

Relevant News / Current Affair for UPSC CIvil Service Exam 19-11-2013

Mangalyaan: a steal at Re.4 per person Nine days ago India’s space mission termed Mangalyaan, the voyage towards the planet Mars, was launched. It was what one calls a “textbook” launch with zero error, and one that has made India say “Yes, we can”. And in 300 days, it will

The Dreams of Reason Rabindranath Tagore and the Invention of Science in India

This paper looks at Rabindranath Tagore’s relationship and interaction with two scientific legends, Patrick Geddes, the Scottish biologist, and Jagdish Chandra Bose, and also between him and Gandhi. Each is an event on its own, but each telescopes into the other to give an intriguing picture of a multifaceted man.