Category : Mains 2016 Initiative

Mains 2016: Paris Climate Change Agreement – India Mains 2016: Paris Climate Change Agreement – India

Paris climate change agreement and India Context: India recently ratified the Paris Agreement, ratification by at least 55 countries and accounting for at least 55% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions was required for the agreement to come into force.Sixty-two countries have ratified the agreement so far, hence the agreement will soon come into force.Read Full Article

Mains 2016: All about India’s Solar Policy Mains 2016: All about India’s Solar Policy

All about India’s Solar Policy Introduction About 70% of India’s electricity generation capacity is from fossil fuels. India is largely dependent on fossil fuel imports to meet its energy demands. By 2030, India’s dependence on energy imports is expected to exceed 53% of the country’s total energy consumption. Greater import dependence is a a threatRead Full Article

Mains 2016: Net Neutrality and Free Basics Mains 2016: Net Neutrality and Free Basics

Net Neutrality and Free Basics Issue · A TRAI consultation paper proposed models that would get Free Basics-like services back in a slightly altered form — by making a distinction between telecom and Internet services. Background · Over the last one year, Indians have engaged in a passionate debate on the concept of Net neutrality,Read Full Article

Mains 2016: 100% FDI for Trading of Food Products

100% FDI for trading of Food Products Introduction Recently government has decided: – · To permit 100 per cent FDI under government approval route for trading of food products · Permission has been granted only with respect to food products manufactured or produced in India. · Announcement has also extended to permission through e-commerce routes.Read Full Article

Mains 2016: Forest fire in Uttarakhand: Impacts and mitigation Mains 2016: Forest fire in Uttarakhand: Impacts and mitigation

Forest fire in Uttarakhand: Impacts and mitigation Issue Forest fire in Uttarakhand affected thousands of acres of forest including National parks like Corbett National Park and Rajaji National park. History of forest fire in Uttarakhand Since 1984, the forests of the Western Himalayas have burned every summer. There were forest fires before then, too, butRead Full Article

Mains 2016: Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code- Need and Critique Mains 2016: Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code- Need and Critique

News The Parliament has passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill, 2016. The Code which intends to give ease of doing business a push received the assent of the President of India.  Bankruptcy is a legal status usually imposed by a Court, on a firm or individual unable to meet debt obligations.  IndiaRead Full Article

Mains 2016: Globalization and impact on Indian startups Mains 2016: Globalization and impact on Indian startups

What is Globalization? Globalization is a process of interaction and integration among the people, companies, and governments of different nations, a process driven by international trade and investment and aided by information technology. What is a startup? A startup is a young company that is just beginning to develop. Startups are usually small and initiallyRead Full Article

Mains 2016: Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 – Aims and Targets Mains 2016: Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 – Aims and Targets

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (Sendai Framework) is the first major agreement of the post-2015 development agenda, with seven targets and four priorities for action. The Sendai Framework is a 15-year, voluntary, nonbinding agreement. It recognizes that the State has the primary role to reduce disaster risk but that responsibility should beRead Full Article

Mains 2016: Mitochondrial Donation Technology Mains 2016: Mitochondrial Donation Technology

Mitochondrial Donation Technology World’s first child with new three-parent technique (spindle transfer) was born this year in Mexico. Mitochondrial Donation or Mitochondrial manipulation technology (MMT) is a form of in vitro fertilization in which the future baby’s mitochondrial DNA comes from a third party apart from mother and father. This is a controversial technique because mitochondriaRead Full Article

Mains 2016: Disaster management Act in India – Salient Features and Issues Mains 2016: Disaster management Act in India – Salient Features and Issues

 Disaster management Act in India   Some basic facts • From 2002 to 2013, India was among the five countries most frequently hit by natural disasters. • These included the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004, which caused around 11,000 deaths and affected 2.79 million people in India, and the 2013 floods in Uttarakhand, which causedRead Full Article