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Delhi consumed more electricity last year than all other metros put together(Power Sector,Environment)

The domestic (household) sector is the biggest guzzler of electricity in Delhi, says an analysis by Delhi-based non-profit Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). According to the newly released report of the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) on Load Generation Balance Report 2015-16, Delhi consumes more electricity than the states of

India, Bangladesh ink 22 key agreements during Modi’s maiden visit(hindu,IR)

India and Bangladesh today inked as many as 22 agreements, including on curbing human trafficking, smuggling of fake currency and setting up an Indian Economic Zone, to boost bilateral ties. The agreements were signed on the first day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s maiden visit in the presence of other

PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES(Polity)

FINANCIAL COMMITTEES Public Account Committee Estimate Committee Public Undertakings Created on 1921 Standing EC in 1921 and then first EC in 1950  1964 Members 22( 15LS + 7RS) 30LS 22( 15LS + 7RS) Representation Both LS and RS No representation of RS is allowed Both LS and RS Term of

Credit, Structure and Double Financial Repression: A Diagnosis of the Banking Sector(Banking, Economy)

The challenges in the Indian banking system classified into two categories:  policy and structure. Policy challenge Financial repression is a term that describes measures by which governments channel funds to themselves as a form of debt reduction. It means funds are channeled to the government that would otherwise flow elsewhere. The Indian

Regulating India’s nuclear estate(Nuclear Policy, Defense)

For the country’s nuclear energy sector plans to be effective, the government should lift the veil of opaqueness surrounding its civilian programme. The first step would be to establish an autonomous, transparent and accountable regulatory institution The 2014 Nuclear Materials Security Index prepared by the Washington-based Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)

Time for new environmentalism (Down to Earth ,Environmental movements,new social movemnet,polity)

This piece has been excerpted from Down To Earth Editor Sunita Narain’s article in State of India’s Environment 2015—A Down To Earth Annual. For the complete article, please click here. India’s environmental movement is at a crossroads. On one hand, there is a greater acceptance of our concerns, but on the