India Must Beat the Heat with Precautions and Planning

The summer season of 2022 has begun with the highest average maximum temperature ever recorded over Northwest and Central India in the past 122 years–35.9 degrees Celsius and 37.78 degrees, respectively. While sharing the data, the Met Department also cautioned about the

Act Now on Emissions to Meet 1.5 Degrees Celsius Target: IPCC

Other than the shocking reactions to the gory images of civilian killings in Ukraine’s Bucha, which surfaced last Saturday, the world has been busy deliberating on its other massive failure—controlling carbon emissions and delaying, if not saving, the planet from disasters coming

Hobson’s Choice

Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine has split wide open the deep faultlines that already existed in the global energy matrix long before Russian bombs and missiles started raining down on the largest country in Europe. The inability of European powers to push

Philanthropy: The Opportunity to Serve Social Sector

A philanthropy report has found that India’s super-rich has sharply reduced their philanthropic contributions despite a surge in net worth in the past six years, from the financial year 2015-16 to the financial year 2020-21. The tally of retail contributors, or individuals

Groundwater May Help Humans Survive Climate Change

A new United Nations report, launched last week, has “looked underfoot to solve global water crises”. The focus of the latest edition of the UN World Water Development Report (WWDR) is not only to highlight the increasing importance of groundwater, a resource

Brace For Impact as International Crude Prices Surge

The much-anticipated post-Covid-19 party is over before it could even begin. The dance floor is likely to remain empty in the foreseeable future and the music that started fading out long before the pandemic struck the Indian shores has now stopped playing.

World Needs Reforms to Improve Legal Equality for Women

Around 2.4 billion women of working age are not given equal economic opportunity and 178 countries maintain legal barriers that prevent their full economic participation, says the World Bank’s Women, Business and the Law 2022 report. In 86 countries, women face some form of

Investor Alert: Look Out for Cryptic Crypto Traders

Last week, the Supreme Court asked the Centre to make its stand clear on whether cryptocurrency trade involving Bitcoin and other such currencies is legal in India or not. The statement came a week after the statement of RBI deputy governor T

India’s Experiments with Informal Employment

The dire need for modern societies to follow social justice has been driving equality advocates to look for ideas everywhere, from sports to cryptocurrencies. With stakeholders, experts and observers suggesting reasonable solutions, a solution proposed by the United Nations is formal employment – also, the

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