As the Assembly elections in West Bengal draw closer, the ‘insider-outsider’ theme has grown to become one of the topics of political debate. Bengali politicians have been terming outsider campaigners as ‘bargis’. The term ‘Bargi’is of special significance in Bengal’s history. It is a reference to the several Maratha invasions of West Bengal between 1741
The Economic Survey 2021 has backed the setting up of the Social Stock Exchange in India. An SSE is a platform that allows investors to buy shares in social enterprises vetted by an official exchange. The Union Budget 2019 proposed setting up of first its kind SSE in India. The SSE will function as a
The Transparency International (TI)’s corruption perception index (CPI) was recently released for 2020. The index ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption. It uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. Denmark and New Zealand top the index, with 88
The tilt of the rotation axis of the gas giant Saturn may in fact be caused by its moons, space scientists have reported in the journal Nature Astronomy. Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second-largest in the Solar System, after Jupiter. It is a gas giant with an average radius of
Recently, the Prime Minister addressed the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Davos Dialogue via video conferencing. The WEF annual meeting in Davos (Switzerland) engages the world’s top leaders to shape global, regional, and industry agendas. The Davos Dialogues agenda marks the launch of the WEF’s Great Reset Initiativein the post Covid world. Davos Dialogue: Key Points 1. India’s Fight Against
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi approved the flagship “Namami Gange” programme which integrates the efforts to clean and protect the Ganga River in a comprehensive manner. Marking a major shift in implementation, the Government is focusing on involving people living on the banks of the river to attain sustainable results.
Climate change is one of the most critical global challenges of our times. Recent events have emphatically demonstrated our growing vulnerability to climate change. Climate change impacts will range from affecting agriculture – further endangering food security – to sea-level rise and the accelerated erosion of coastal zones, increasing intensity of natural disasters, species extinction, and
The National Broadband Mission is required to design and implement the strategy to be adopted by all stakeholders to achieve the goal of ‘Broadband for All’. The National Broadband Mission (NBM), therefore, is expected to enable holistic measures that will provide equitable access to Digital Communications across all sections and strata of our society, and