Punjab Preservation of Subsoil Water Act, 2009

Topics Covered: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment   Punjab Preservation of Subsoil Water Act, 2009   What to study? For Prelims: Key features and significance of the act. For Mains: Role in increasing air pollution in the capital and surrounding.   Context: The Punjab Preservation of Subsoil Water Act, 2009 is being …

Moody’s ratings

Topics Covered: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.   Moody’s ratings   What to study? For Prelims and mains: What does the downgrade mean for India? Implications and what needs to be done?   Context: Global ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service has cut its outlook on the …

India Justice Report (IJR)

Topics Covered: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.   India Justice Report (IJR)   What to study? For Prelims and mains: Key findings and concerns expressed by he report and ways to address them.   Context: India …

Why govt is encouraging ethanol production?

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Why govt is encouraging ethanol production?   What to study? For Prelims: ethanol- production and benefits. For Mains: Need for blending and the demand for increased production?   Context: The Ministry of Environment and …