KERALA FORESTS HOME TO NEW SPIDER SPECIES

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-04-06 KERALA FORESTS HOME TO NEW SPIDER SPECIES Relevant for: Environment | Topic: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Wildlife Related Issues Habrocestum longispinum A group of jumping spiders that mostly occur in Eurasia and Africa, has been spotted for the first time in Ernakulam’s Illithodu forests by arachnologists from Kochi’s Sacred Heart…

NEW HYDRO POLICY TO HELP MEET RENEWABLES TARGET

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-03-18 NEW HYDRO POLICY TO HELP MEET RENEWABLES TARGET Relevant for: Indian Economy | Topic: Infrastructure: Energy incl. Renewable & Non-renewable While the government’s decision to re-classify large hydroelectric projects as renewable energy will certainly help the sector, the move will also go a long way in meeting the targets…

HALF-MEASURES: NEW ANGEL TAX RULES FOR START-UPS

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-02-22 HALF-MEASURES: NEW ANGEL TAX RULES FOR START-UPS Relevant for: Indian Economy | Topic: Issues relating to Growth & Development – Industry & Services Sector incl. MSMEs and PSUs After the uproar among start-up investors in the last few weeks, the Centre on Tuesday decided to ease the conditions under…

PICKING SIDES IN WEST ASIA

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-02-22 PICKING SIDES IN WEST ASIA Relevant for: International Relations | Topic: India- West Asia Over the past few years, the course of India’s relations with Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) suggests that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India finally appears to be moving away from…

LAKHS OF FOREST DWELLERS FACE EVICTION

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-02-22 LAKHS OF FOREST DWELLERS FACE EVICTION Relevant for: Developmental Issues | Topic: Rights & Welfare of STs, SCs, and OBCs – Schemes & their Performance, Mechanisms, Laws Institutions and Bodies A recent Supreme Court order may lead to the eviction of lakhs of persons belonging to the Scheduled Tribes…

‘POLICIES BIASED AGAINST RAINFED AGRICULTURE’

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-02-18 ‘POLICIES BIASED AGAINST RAINFED AGRICULTURE’ Relevant for: Indian Economy | Topic: Major Crops, Cropping Patterns and various Agricultural Revolutions A new rainfed agriculture atlas released this week documents the policy biases that are making farming unviable. Three out of five farmers in India grow their crops using rainwater, instead…

LIKE HUMANS, ANIMALS TOO HAVE A RIGHT TO MIGRATE

Source : www.hindustantimes.com Date : 2019-02-20 LIKE HUMANS, ANIMALS TOO HAVE A RIGHT TO MIGRATE Relevant for: Environment | Topic: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Wildlife Related Issues Twenty seven years after a tiger was last sighted in the Dang district of Gujarat, a big cat (5-7 years old) was spotted in the state’s Mahisagar district on…

THE CHALLENGE IN THE PULWAMA ATTACK

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2019-02-18 THE CHALLENGE IN THE PULWAMA ATTACK Relevant for: International Relations | Topic: India – Pakistan In recent months, those with experience in monitoring Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan had been getting distinctly uncomfortable. There were signals emanating from Pakistan pointing to a new turn. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan…