Insights into Editorial: Amending and updating the 1981 Air Act will help in the battle against pollution

Insights into Editorial: Amending and updating the 1981 Air Act will help in the battle against pollution Context: As Delhi’s Air Quality Index crosses 500, the national capital has officially entered the public health emergency category. Schools have been shut, children are complaining of breathing problems. The Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority declared a …

Insights into Editorial: Pegasus misadventure: On WhatsApp snooping scandal

Insights into Editorial: Pegasus misadventure: On WhatsApp snooping scandal Context: The Government’s reaction to messaging platform WhatsApp’s revelation that Indian journalists and human rights activists were among some 1,400 people globally spied upon using a surveillance technology developed by Israel-based NSO Group is inadequate and, more unfortunately, far from reassuring. In this case, a malicious …

Insights into Editorial: What is ‘IndiGen’ project that is sequencing Indian genes?

Insights into Editorial: What is ‘IndiGen’ project that is sequencing Indian genes?          Context: The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)  conducts Whole Genome Sequencing of over 1,000 Indians for Biomedical Applications The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) has conducted Whole Genome Sequencing of 1,008 Indians from different populations across the country. …

Insights into Editorial: NITI Aayog’s Aspirational Districts Programme is a laboratory for governance reform

Insights into Editorial: NITI Aayog’s Aspirational Districts Programme is a laboratory for governance reform                           Introduction: The Aspirational Districts Programme (ADP) is one of the largest experiments on outcomes-focused governance in the world. Spread across 112 of India’s socio-economically challenged districts, the ADP …

Insights into Editorial: Substance across the Arabian Sea

Insights into Editorial: Substance across the Arabian Sea Context: PM Modi embarks on two-day visit to Saudi Arabia India and Saudi Arabia signed a raft of key pacts to significantly ramp up ties in several key sectors including oil and gas, renewable energy and civil aviation during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to the …