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The IPCC’s ‘Summary for Policymakers’ A Comment

Download PDF version Recent reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s “Summary for Policymakers” make for alarming reading about the global warming phenomenon. How bad climate impacts will be beyond the mid-century depends crucially on the world urgently shifting to a development trajectory that is clean, sustainable, and equitable,

Disabled by Lack of Political Will ,The government’s failure to table the Disabilities Bill in Parliament is unforgivable.

Download PDF version The government’s failure to table the Disabilities Bill in Parliament is unforgivable. For the estimated 70 million disabled people in India, the government’s failure to table the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill in Parliament in the winter session was another act of cruel neglect and one

Avoidable Mess , Khobragade affair.

Download PDF version None of the principal actors have acted sensibly in the Khobragade affair. Nothing regarding the arrest of Devyani Khobragade, then deputy consul general at India’s New York consulate, and the reaction to it inspires confidence about public affairs in the United States and in India. If the

Crass Decision , The union government is bent on making the environment subservient to the demands of industry.

Download PDF version From the experience of Jairam Ramesh and Jayanthi Natarajan it would appear that the reward for any minister of environment and forests who follows the mandate given to him/her is dismissal from his/her job. Given that both these persons remain important Congress leaders, close to its president

Relevant News / Current Affair (TheHindu) for UPSC (2014) CIvil Service Exam 5-12-2013

U.S.-China tug-of-war over Koreas   GlaxoSmithKline seeks FIPB nod to hike stake in Indian arm   ‘Bitcoins per se are not illegal in India’   Ministry’s new norms may kill rivers   CEC says electoral reforms will strengthen democracy   All eyes on today’s launch of refurbished GSLV-D5   Ministry