Tag - development

Financing Indian Cities, Gorkhaland movement is a question of identity, not development Current Affairs 26th July, 2017

Financing Indian Cities Introduction: Cities are the engines of economic growth. Owing to a variety of factors ranging from availability of skilled manpower to the benefits of agglomeration, much of India’s future growth is expected to come from its cities. By 2030, India’s cities are expected [...]

Lynching/Mob violence: Article 21 at stake, Artificial Intelligence: Solving human and social development challenges Current Affairs 5th July, 2017

Lynching/Mob violence: Article 21 at stake Background: Over the past two years or so we have seen a rising tide of violence, mainly in northern India, against Dalits and Muslims. This has revolved around the treatment of the cow. Indians have been physically attacked by rampaging [...]

Railway regulator – Railway Development Authority, Current Affairs – 8th April, 2017

Railway regulator – Railway Development Authority Introduction Railways have been crucial arteries of the country. They serve in both trade and transit of goods and people. Decades of neglect has had its effect on railways and hence the performance of the same. The call for a [...]

Disability-inclusive development and digital push, Current Affairs – 4th April, 2017

Disability-inclusive development and digital push Introduction Digital revolution started in India from late 1990s with the IT boom. Governance also took to digitalization with major programmes like National e-governance plan and Digital India. As India catapults towards a digital economy, making ICT accessible to the disabled [...]

[Mock] Essay Paper for UPSC Mains-2016: Identity Groups vs Democracy, Chakra vs Charkha, Wisdom vs Force, UBI vs Skill Development

Instructions Section-A Section-B Analysis Essay Keypoints: Chakra vs Charkha Essay Keypoints: Identity groups Instructions Write two essays, choosing one from each of the following sections A and B in about 1000-1200 words each (2 x 125 = 250 marks) Word limit, as specified, should [...]

How to Install and Setup Compiler with Development Environment for ARM7

  If you have read the previous article – Why switch to ARM ? Introduction to ARM Micro Controllers – you must have had a basic idea on what makes ARM7 superior to other more commonly found 8-bit architectures. You must also have noticed the [...]

Access to Clean Water for Sustainable Development

AIR Debate – Access to Clean Water for Sustainable Development   more about water related issues, be inspired to tell others and take action to make a difference. In this regard we will look at certain issues and solutions in India to make water use more [...]

Rio +20 summit on Sustainable development

[Treaties] RIO +20 Summit: Meaning, Outcomes and India’s Stand at RIO +20, Sustainable Development

What is Rio+20? Objectives of RIO+20? What is sustainable development? Rio 20: 2 Themes Rio 20: Seven priority areas Rio 20: India’s stand No commitment WTO subsidy Give us the damn secret technology! Green stimulus packages Don’t lecture us in Subsidy Don’t lecture [...]

[Economic Survey Ch12] Sustainable Development, Climate Change (Part 1 of 3)

Prologue What is sustainable development? India and GHG India and Sustainable development National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) Solar Energy Water Agro Green India (forest) Habitat Knowledge Himalayan Ecosystem Hill Areas Hill areas: challenges and solutions Sustainable Agriculture Development Coastal Zone Management [...]

[Economic Survey Ch12] Sustainable Development, Climate Change (Part 2 of 3): SVA-GRIHA, Bachat Lamp Yojana, SEEP

Industries Eco-industrial parks (EIP) Steel Cement Thermal Power Vs Solar power? Coal gasification Transport Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Programme Rail freight Water-Borne Freight Public transport Green Building Codes Energy Conservation Building Code ADARSH GRIHA Sva-GRIHA Electrical appliances Bachat Lamp Yojana (BLY) Super-Efficient Equipment Program [...]

[Economic Survey Ch12] Sustainable Development, Climate Change (Part 3 of 3): PAT, RPO, REC, Cap-n-trade

Climate financing Taxation Subsidies Funds and Technology Transfers International Funds Desi Funds Market Based PAT RPO REC Cap n Trade vs Carbon Tax Green National Accounts Clean Energy challanges Nuclear Wind Power Solar Power Mock Questions Climate financing In all convention/conferences/protocols related to environment, climate [...]

economy-3 dimensions of HdI

[Economic Survey Ch13] Human Development (Part 1 of 4): HDI-2012, HDR-2013, Poverty lines, Aajeevika, Tendulkar, Sreesanth, Saxena, Sengupta

Prologue Human Development Index (HDI) HDI=Geometric Mean HDR: last three reports HDI index 2012 Tie in HDI? Experimental Indexes #1: Inequality adjusted HDI (IHDI) #2: Gender Inequality Index? #3: Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) Poverty Tendulkar vs Saxena? Saxena vs Sengupta? Rural Infra Urban [...]