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Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises – An engine to build back India better and faster

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) have been addressed as the bedrock of the Indian economy. It gives the needed space for entrepreneurs to innovate and mature with the necessary support from the state in fostering the dynamic ecosystem (TOI, 23 September 2020)[1]. They contribute around 6.11% of the manufacturing GDP and 24.63% of the […]

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Environment Impact Assessment: Overhaul of India’s green norms

Environmental impact assessment in India have been evolving since the 1900s. Amendments in existing notifications and even release of new notifications in this regard keep happening. But are they efficient enough or just namesake?

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A Swarming Challenge

The year 2020 has seen many challenges, one of them being the waves of locusts engulfing our lands and even feeding on our crop fields. These locusts growing from little to huge creatures have been greeting us for over many years. So, what exactly is the history behind these waves and how has it evolved?

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We asked, you answered

On the occasion of World Environment Day, 2020 we asked people about the environmental concerns that bother them the most.

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People and the Environment

Pointing fingers in the right direction

What led to labeling 2020 as the most devastating year of decades? Bats? Pangolins? Locusts? Or are humans at the core of it all?

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Prancing Pandemic Thoughts

The third story, in the ‘Pandemic Impact’ series, it is a collation of thoughts during the pandemic breakout. The wealthiest of nations-the ones with seemingly better approaches to public welfare approached misery. And all that the lesser developed country’s that were attempting to achieve better economic growth, got challenged.

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Striking the balance between People-Planet-Profit

The second story, in the ‘Pandemic Impact’ series, this post draws attention on the need of striking the right balance between people, environment and economy post-lockdown phase in the national economy reeling under the pandemic.

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Nature’s mark on technology

People have been lifting ideas from Mother Nature for decades. This has been termed as biomimicry with many successful examples worldwide.

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GHG Inventories- a measure to manage

International treaties have been signed since climate change became a big concern. It started off with UNFCCC with countries all over the world ratifying it. How are the countries contributing their bits to the commitments bid? How is this being managed?