agriculture

What is meaning of sustainable agriculture?

For several years, Agriculture Development has been the main target for India to ensure food security and poverty alienation. Also, about 68% of India’s more than 1 billion people depend directly or indirectly on agriculture even today. But, when we say SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE thus essence is: seeking to sustain farmers, resources and communities by promoting …

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RBI Grade B (DEPR) – Phase 2 ( Paper -2) on Economics

There were two parts with 5 questions each. 2 questions need to be attempted from each part and one question from any of part. In total, 5 questions need to be attempted. Part 1:  In this part questions were related to Economy Concepts (Macro and International Economy). Effects of Monetary and Fiscal Policy in floating …

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Understanding Language With Artificial Intelligence

This article summarizes an article titled “AI’s Next Great Challenge: Understanding the Nuances of Language”. To refer full article click here “Will  AI  ever be able to master the nuances and subtleties of human language”-This has been one of the most common and frequently asked questions for the past few years among the several developers …

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India's groundwater crisis

Report on India’s groundwater crisis?

With billion population depending on Ground Water worldwide, the significance of it is well increasing with the increasing population specially in a country like India. But this scenario is not going in right direction with central Ground Water report stating the water table is going down at an unprecedented rate in 67% of maintaining station …

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Renewable Energy Certificates

What are Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)?

RECS are an environment commodity which provides economic incentives for electricity generation from renewable energy sources. RECS is awarded for every 1 Mega Watt-hour of electricity generated. See all What are climate resilient structures? National Action Plan on climate change (NAPCC) and EA (energy act) 2003 provides a roadmap for the increased shape of Renewable …

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Evolution of Aadhaar system

How has Aadhar system evolved so far?

Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi remarked that “ for every 1 Rupee sent/allotted from Delhi, only 15 paisa reaches on the ground “. This statement explains the scale of intermediates and associated corruption, misappropriation of funds meant for welfare Delivery scheme. To avoid the issue of intermediaries and to ensure beneficiaries receive their benefits, the …

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Women’s financial literacy

How strong is women financial literacy in India?

Financial inclusion means getting access to finance on credits especially for the vulnerable section of society at an affordable cost for overall development. How financial literacy is important for women. To make them on par with men for the growth of society. To economically empower them. To become 5 $ billion economy is 5 years. …

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PMI: Purchasing Managers’ Index is 50.6: Don’t worry it is not recession.

This is dialogue between Mr Curious(C) and Mr Omniscient (O) on release of PMI which is at its two year low of 50.6 C:  Today Purchasing Mangers’ Index for manufacturing process is released. It is 50.6. Some News is claiming that it is worrisome situation. But alongwith that it also been said that PMI of …

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Priority Sector Lending in Agriculture

What is meaning of priority sector lending in agriculture?

The recent move by the state-run Bank of Maharashtra, of not to extend loans in several zones in the state, have to lead the chaos amidst the farmers of the drought-hit state. This more certainty makes the policymakers. Link the future of priority sector lending norms, which are generally decided by the Reserve Bank of …

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National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranking

Why is NIRF ranking important in college selection?

The NIRF framework is the brainchild of Minister of Human Resource and Development [MHRD] which aims to rank educational institutions on a scale based on parameters like – NIRF: Eruption Learning outcome Research Teaching Industry The 2019 NIRF ranked 860 institutions ranging from – medical, engineering, social sciences, law, universities, etc. See all- SOCIAL ISSUES: …

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disaster management in coastal regions

What is disaster management plan for coastal regions in India?

The coastline of India measures 7516km which is prone to frequent disasters like – cyclone, tsunami, floods, etc. Recently cyclone Fani has wreaked havoc in the coastal areas of Odisha. The eastern coast is more affected by such disasters than western coast due to formation of Intertropical convergence (ITCZ) in the Bay of Bengal. To …

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Uncontrolled antimicrobial resistance

What is uncontrolled antimicrobial resistance?

Antimicrobial resistance is the resistance offered by microorganisms like bacteria, virus, etc. to antibiotics used to kill microbial bodies. The role of antibiotics is important to prevent deaths from diseases like tuberculosis, tetanus, respiratory ailments, etc. However, the overuse of antibiotics in vaccinations, animal husbandry, agriculture can create the risk of drug resistance which can …

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