No Rights to Live in the Forest: Van Gujjars in Rajaji National Park

India is a green country. According to the Forest Survey of India,  forestland occupies a little over 21% of the country’s total geographical area with moderately dense to very dense forests covering approximately 13% of the landmass.(Forest Survey of India: 2011). 95% of this land is owned by the state,

How to prepare Current Affairs from Newspapers in Less than one hour for UPSC IAS IPS CSAT Exam

Whether you are preparing for UPSC, GPSC, KPSC, MPPSC, MPSC, UPPSC, IBPS, CAT or any other exam that involves interview and heavy competition, you have to read newspapers. Why is it important to read the newspaper? Because in the government job exams, at all three stages (preliminary, Mains and interview)

The energy report – India: 100% renewable energy by 2050

A sustainable, renewable-energy-based economy, where as much as 90 per cent of India’s total primary energy supply is based on renewable sources, could theoretically be achieved, according to a report released by WWF-India and TERI, at WWF-India, New Delhi. The study examines the possibility of a near 100% Renewable Energy

Harnessing plant, animal and human waste as effective inputs

Mr. Nagesh in his vermicompost unit. Photo: Special Arrangement The waste generated in a village, if properly utilised, can help a farmer save some money by not having to buy fertilizers and generate income. “The main concept is to integrate the animal, plant and human wastes into useful components for

One solution for two problems in fuel cells

Today, two innovations lead the roster of answers in the search for pollution-free sources of energy. The first, electric batteries, are already marketable but also plagued by concerns over high recharge-time and suboptimal performance in cold climes. Hydrogen fuel cells (HFCs), the other solution, face a different problem. Asian car-makers

Malarial drug resistance marker identified

Scientists have uncovered mutations of a gene that make the most dangerous malarial parasite resistant to front line drug therapy. More than half a million children die each year from malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum. Drugs with artemisinin have led the fight against this single-celled parasite’s depredations and contributed to