Indian Polity International Relations

2+2 Dialogue: COMCASA and Other Takeaways

In the recent  ‘2+2 Dialogue’ concluded in Delhi signed the long pending Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) and set up a hotline between External Affairs Minister and Defense Minister with their American counterparts. It is one of the four foundation agreements which the US signs with its allies. It allows India to procure specialized […]

Climate Disaster Management

Cyclones in India

WHAT ARE CYCLONES? A cyclone is a system of winds rotating counter clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere around a low-pressure centre. The swirling air rises and cools, creating clouds and precipitation.   TYPES OF CYCLONES: Temperate Cyclone: The systems developing in the mid and high latitude (35° latitude and 65° latitude in both hemispheres), beyond the […]

Indian Economy Indian Polity Indian Society

Migrant Workers in India

As per the census, the level of urbanization in India has increased from 27.81% in 2001 to 31.16% in 2011. Urbanization in India is a consequence of demographic explosion and poverty-induced rural-urban migration. Top States in India that receive migrant workers, largely temporary and seasonal, on a large scale. They work in unskilled or semi-skilled […]

Indian Polity Science and Technology

India and The Time Zone(s)

A proposal for two time zones has come from India’s national timekeeper itself. Scientists at the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research’s National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL) have now argued that IST should be done away with at the Chicken’s Neck. The National Physical Laboratory is the National Metrology Institute of India and a Premier Research […]

Indian Health Sector Indian Polity Indian Society

Sexual Harassment at Workplace: India

Accusations of sexual assault have spread across India’s social media as the #MeToo movement. #MeToo may have landed in India recently but it’s not a new movement. We have seen one similar movement with same name in USA last year (Harvey Weinstein’s case). The numbers of complaints of sexual harassment of women at work places […]