Insights into Editorial: A bottom-up approach to conservation

Insights into Editorial: A bottom-up approach to conservation Context: In 2018, many people thought that the floods and landslides in Kerala that caused huge financial losses and manifold human tragedies marked a once-in-a-century calamity. But again, in 2019, a repeat of the shocking train of intense floods, landslides, financial losses and manifold human tragedies has …

Insights into Editorial: Sentiment booster: On govt response to slowdown

Insights into Editorial: Sentiment booster: On govt response to slowdown Context: The government came out on the front foot to try to boost private sector sentiments, with Finance Minister announcing a slew of measures to reduce the burden on the sector, including withdrawing the controversial surcharge on Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) and reiterating the Prime …

Insights into Editorial: For the Amazon fires, the worst is yet to come

Insights into Editorial: For the Amazon fires, the worst is yet to come Context of Amazon Fires: Over the last several days, the Amazon rainforest has been burning at a rate that has alarmed environmentalists and governments worldwide. Mostly caused by farmers clearing land, the fires have thrown the spotlight on Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro’s …

Insights into Editorial: Content management: On Aadhaar-social media linkage

Insights into Editorial: Content management: On Aadhaar-social media linkage   Context: Recently, Supreme Court stressed the need to find a balance between the right to online privacy and the right of the State to detect people who use the web to spread panic and commit crimes. A Bench of Justices expressed concern over the dangers …

Insights into Editorial: The monk who shaped India’s secularism

Insights into Editorial: The monk who shaped India’s secularism Introduction: The practice of Indian secularism, despite its pitfalls, has distinguished the country from many of its neighbours. India is the nation with the third-highest number of Muslims in the world. Its ability to consolidate democracy and surrounded by unprecedented diversity could teach a lesson or …