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Development vs Extremism: Xaxa Committee report

Click Here To download The recommendation of the Report What was purpose of Xaxa Committee? 2005: UPA had setup Sachar Committee to Muslim community’s socio-economic-educational status. 2013: On the similar pattern, UPA-II setup Committee under Virginius Xaxa. He was a member of NAC (National advisory council). To study the socio-economic,

Coastal zones: focus of multi-disciplinary studies

The National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM), at Anna University is developing a huge database to map coastal resources, including offshore wind resources to identify things like sites for offshore wind energy. The scientists are also identifying particularly sensitive coastal ecosystems such as Chilika Lake in Orissa. Chilika Lake

Green Climate Fund to consider contributions from private sector

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) will consider accepting funds from the private sector in June 2015 to bolster much need finances for climate action. GCF Executive Director Hela Cheikhrouhou said in Lima that the GCF would accept funds from private sector corporations and institutions but this will be finalised next

Death of vultures, a cause for concern

The death of a few vultures and some wild animals reportedly under mysterious circumstances at the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve and nearby areas is becoming a cause for concern among conservationists here. On December 28, three white backed vultures were found dead and another died before medical attention could be provide

Summary of Kelkar committee report on roadmap for fiscal consolidation

A 3-member committee headed by the former Finance Secretary and 13th Finance Commission Chairman, Vijay L. Kelkar was set up to devise the fiscal consolidation roadmap for 2012-13 to 2014-15 Recommendations: Tight fiscal consolidation roadmap for the government, with subsidy targets, the future course of action on administered prices of petroleum