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Stubble burning down in Punjab, Haryana, UP since 2016

Stubble burning is the setting up of fire to the left over straw that remains after harvesting of paddy, wheat etc. The Government restricted and discouraged this practice. However, it generally helps in killing slugs and pests and can reduce the nitrogen tie-up. The harmful effects are loss of nutrients, pollution from smoke and the ..

International Volunteer Day

The International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development is observed every year on the 5th of December. The day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 1985. The UNGA adopted the Resolution A/RES/40/212 on December 17th, 1985. The international day is observed to promote volunteering culture and the importance of volunteering in ..

Government clears Code of Industrial Relations Bill

On 20 Nov, Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi  approved the Code on Industrial Relations (IR) Bill, 2019. The Union government withdrew its proposal to give big companies flexibility to off workers without seeking official consent. The government has proposed to introduce the concept of fixed-term employment in labour laws to help industries ..

Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Festival returns for its 14th edition

Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Festival returns for its 14th edition in Hyderabad.  The festival that will end on 24 November will bring a host of eight plays, two puppetry shows and three workshops with classic and contemporary coverage. The theme of the festival is on relationship. The festival will have the debut of an Argentinian ..

India approaches ICAO after Pakistan denied Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s special flight use of its airspace

India has recently approached the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) after Pakistan denied Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s special flight the use of its airspace. This is the 3rd time in recent weeks that Islamabad has refused to allow Indian leaders to use its airspace after turning down last month requests by President Ram Nath Kovind ..

Air Indi becomes world’s first airline to use Taxibot on A-320 aircraft

Air India has become the first airline in the world to use a Taxibot on a A-320 aircraft with passengers on board. Taxibot is a robot-used aircraft tractor for taxiing an aircraft from parking bay to runway and vice-versa. Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani flagged off flight AI665 and it was carried to runway using ..

Status of Policing in India Report 2019

Based on a sample survey of 11,834 police personnel across 105 locations in 21 States, the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies has published the “Status of Policing in India Report 2019.” What does the Report Say? Extra Hours The vast majority of police personnel in India, across gender, rank and contingent, work for ..

Anthropologic effects on Himalayan Forests

The rapidly changing climate is just one of the many byproducts of increasing insensitive eco-activities of humans. The Himalayan forests are one of the most crucial biomes of the country and support a large amount of biomass and organisms in their range. What has happened? Human activity in Himalayan forests ranges from trekking, camping, slash ..