While detailed data on voting pattern will take time to trickle in, some interesting numbers are emerging on BJP’s election victory in Uttar Pradesh
Bibek Debroy’s Mint Metric on the Ganga and the Yamuna being recognized as having legal identities
The government needs to think about creating 250,000 smart panchayats. Or it can start with a smaller target
Why is it that most CEOs at Indian companies are likely to be using an iPhone, and not a Samsung phone or any other Android device?
Exponential doubling in genetics will force us to change the way we think about society
India’s trade diplomats will need some deft footwork to manage two trade partners—China and the US
Within most of the large states, the economic gap between richer and poorer districts is widening, not narrowing
A text-book case on how not to deal with sexual harassment at the workplace would be the manner in which The Viral Fever dealt with an anonymous social media complaint
Mint’s quick edit on Uttarakhand high court recognizing the Ganga and Yamuna rivers as living entities, a first such instance in India but has international parallels
It is now China which has taken on the mantle of defending frictionless borders, not the US
An integrated multi-modal approach is necessary for reaping the benefits of GST and Make In India
Source: AFP - Extreme weather and climate conditions, including Arctic "heatwaves", are continuing this year, after 2016 topped the global temperature charts and saw shrinking sea ice and surging sea levels.
Source: LA Times - If the average temperature rises by 1 degree Celsius, sea levels will rise, crop yields will fall and vulnerable species will see their habitat shrink or disappear.
Source: Independent - There is no room for doubt. The astonishing weather experienced by the world last year and advances in climate science demonstrate conclusively that fossil fuel emissions are causing global warming and something must be done about it.
Source: Guardian - Earth is a planet in upheaval, say scientists, as the World Meteorological Organisation publishes analysis of recent heat highs and ice lows
Source: Climate Home - The IEA and IRENA issued separate press releases for their joint report, reflecting a gulf in expectations on the relative roles of renewables, nuclear and carbon capture
Source: Fiji Times - FORESTS play an important role in the world and March 21 has been set aside by the Food and Agriculture Organisation as International Day of Forests.
Source: Pacific Standard - Women around the globe are disproportionately affected by climate change, but this gives them an edge in preparing for an uncertain future.
Source: Radio New Zealand - The Pacific Islands Forum has called on the United Nations to recognise the threat climate change and natural disasters pose to the livelihoods of women in the region.