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A Changing Energy Landscape: Could India Become the World’s Leading Clean Energy Provider?
By admin April 16, 2019

India is currently the world’s third largest economy; a result of GDP growth amid a period of serious poverty decline. However, the country also has a large and steadily increasing population, bringing with it a growing energy demand, increasing at a rate of 3.1% per annum. Since 93% of the country’s current energy supply is

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India’s Plan to Achieve the SDGs
By admin October 5, 2018

  In May of 2016, a farmer named Subash Palekar won the Padmashri award, the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India, for the development of the Zero-Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) model, a model he had been developing since 1986. The model was formalized in 1995, and quickly gained popularity among small-stakeholder farmers

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Fall Armyworm and Global Food Security: Why should we be concerned?
By admin August 21, 2018

Since its outbreak in Nigeria in 2016, the Fall Armyworm has spread precipitously across sub-Saharan Africa and has extended to India.  The Fall Armyworm (FAW), or Spodoptera frugiperda is an insect that is native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas. In its larva stage, it can cause significant damage to crops, if not meticulously

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India’s Homosexuals Quest For a Better Life
By admin July 20, 2018

      The Indian Supreme Court, this week, reserved its verdict on the issue of decriminalizing homosexuality. Queer rights activists across the nation are hopeful that this time would prove to be the last time they have to fight to decriminalize homosexual intercourse.   To provide a brief background, homosexuality is a criminal offence

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Ram Nath Kovind: Making History Before Taking Office
By admin July 21, 2017

  This week, India elected National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind to the presidency.  The 71-year-old former governor of Bihar beat United Progressive Alliance (UPA) nominee Meira Kumar with 702,044 Electoral College votes as opposed to 367,314 votes for the opposition. Post-election reports shows that cross voting in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, and Goa

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The Doklam Stand-off
By admin July 19, 2017

Over the past five weeks, the Doka La pass has become the site of one of the tensest regional border stand-offs in almost three decades. The issue emerged out of a border dispute between China and Bhutan, with both countries claiming the rights over the disputed territory in Doklam. Although India does not have a

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Are Emerging Markets Still a Good Investment?
By admin March 15, 2017

Photo by Selvan Tamilmani   Multiple factors such as political instability and limited export growth had made emerging markets less attractive in the recent years but the trend looks to soon be reversing. In 2016, emerging-market economies grew just three percentage points faster than developed nations. And even though it is lower than what it

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India of the Future: World Bank moving forward to support India’s solar power program
By admin July 5, 2016

With an energy poverty crisis and severe climate change, India is placing greater efforts on developing sun power. The World Bank Group (WBG) is also helping India deliver on its plans with more than $1 billion in lending over FY 2017. This is the Bank’s largest-ever support for solar power in any country. Currently nearly

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