Agra: An Introduction to the Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

“You know Shah Jahan, life and youth, wealth and glory, they all drift away in the current of time. You strove, therefore, to perpetuate only the sorrow of your heart? Let the splendour of diamond, pearl and ruby vanish? Only let this one teardrop, this Taj Mahal, glisten spotlessly bright on the cheek of time, … Read more

Monuments of Shahjahanabad: An Introduction to Lal Quila

Shahjahanabad, Lal Quila

“Once, there was nothing here. Now, look how minarets camouflage the sunset. Do you hear the call to prayer? It leaves me unwinding scrolls of legend till I reach the first brick they brought here. How the prayers rose, brick by brick?” – Agha Shahid Ali Introduction Delhi, the capital of India, has a solid, … Read more

Haryana: An Introduction to Kurukshetra

Kurukshetra, Haryana

“Desan me desh Haryana, Jit doodh dahi ka khana.” Introduction The state of Haryana was formed on November 01, 1966. Earlier it was part of the state of Punjab in India. Its region covers 1.3 per cent of the country. It is situated in India’s northwestern area and encompassed by the territory of Himachal Pradesh … Read more

Covaxin gets approval for emergency use by WHO

Covaxin Approval By Who

India’s first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine, Bharat Bio-Tech’s Covaxin, was granted Emergency Use Listing (EUL) by the World Health Organization on November 3. Covaxin is a whole virion-inactivated vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, developed in partnership with the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). It has been granted EUL for … Read more

One Sun, One World, One Grid (OSOWOG)

One Grid, One World, One Initiative

India and the United Kingdom started the initiative of on “one sun, one world, one grid” or OSOWOG on the COP26 summit held at Glasgow. The concept is based on the idea of creating a transnational electricity grid infrastructure that supplies solar energy. What is OSOWOG? The OSOWOG is also known as Green Grid. Its … Read more

Farmer Suicides in India

India Farmers Suicides

According to the National Crime Records Bureau, a total of 10,677 farmers/people whose livelihood depended on farming, committed suicide in 2020. Out of that almost half of the suicides were of agricultural labourers. This is a rise of 18 per cent when one compares it with last year.  The state with maximum cases of farmer … Read more

Climate Change Conference (COP26)

Climate Change Conference

The United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC), COP26, is held in Glasgow, Scotland, between 31 October and 12 November 2021. It was initially scheduled between November 9 and 19, 2020, but was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 meeting focuses on taking immediate actions to contain the consequences of climate change based on … Read more

India to Target Net-Zero by 2070

India Net Zero 2070

India will achieve net-zero emissions latest by 2070, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at the COP26 summit in Glasgow on November 1. There was pressure on India to set a timeline as it was the only major emitter before the summit that had neither committed to a timeline to achieve net-zero nor a year by … Read more

Pandemic Adversely Affected Informal Sector

Pandemic Adversely Affected Informal Sector

According to the recent SBI study, the share of the large informal sector in overall economic activities shrank rapidly in the year 2020-21 even though the informal workers have faced all the misery caused by the pandemic. In the year 2017-18, the economic output of this informal sector was 52% as compared to 20% in … Read more

The Boom of Gig Economy in India

Gig Economy India

After the advent of COVID-19, the Indian job sector changed dramatically. A lot of industries closed down after failing to withstand the pressure of lockdown. It hurt both the employed and job seekers. Also, the economy suffered from the loss of employment and returned a negative growth rate. According to the Indian Economic Survey 2020-21, … Read more

Coal Shortage Crisis in India

Coal Shortage Crisis

The Central Electrical Authority of India announced that India is facing a shortage of coal across thermal plants, which might lead to an electrical power crisis. As of the first week of October, thirteen thermal power plants in Maharashtra, three in Punjab, and four in Kerala is shut down due to a lack of coal … Read more