By Rishabh Shrivastava The political battle in Madhya Pradesh is at its peak! Recently, while addressing a public rally, PM Modi made a remark where he said that MP is no longer a BIMARU state. This narrative was further promoted by other party leaders including the present CM of MP. Opposition engaged in counterclaims. But, the most interesting thing in this whole argument is neither … Continue reading Is MP still a BIMARU state or not? Explained in three simple points
By Pawan Kumar and Kumar Kartikeya The recently concluded G20 Summit in New Delhi has been hailed as a resounding success, culminating in the historic New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration. This declaration prominently addresses critical issues such as climate action, energy security, public health, innovation and technology, gender justice, and several other areas of strategic importance. Notably, non-member countries including Bangladesh, Mauritius, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Egypt, … Continue reading Delivering the promise of climate action in G20
By Team Analysis Alzheimer’s disease is a growing concern worldwide, affecting millions of individuals and their families. As we strive to understand this condition better, several myths and misconceptions must be addressed. Let’s separate fact from fiction and shed light on some critical aspects of the disease: Myth 1: Blood sugar levels are not linked to Alzheimer’s disease Fact: Recent research has revealed a surprising … Continue reading Alzheimer’s myths: What you need to know
By Akanksha Poddar On September 21st, the world quietly observes World Alzheimer’s Day. It’s a day dedicated to a cause that dwells in the shadows of public awareness. According to the Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Society of India (ARDSI), an astounding 4 million individuals in India grapple with Alzheimer’s. Yet only a mere 10% of them get diagnosed. This startling statistic demands our attention. This … Continue reading Alzheimer’s crisis in India: A growing concern
By Dr. PM Dhakate As the threat of climate change continues to loom over our planet, finding innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has become imperative. One such solution gaining traction is Blue Carbon. Blue Carbon refers to the carbon stored and sequestered in coastal ecosystems, including mangroves, seagrass meadows, and salt marshes. These ecosystems have the capacity to absorb and store large amounts … Continue reading Blue carbon: A key to climate change mitigation
By Team Analysis Rishabh Shrivastava (Co-founder and Chief Editor) and Abhimanyu Shrivastava (Programme Lead) of TA attended a two-day Climate Data Journalism workshop organized by the IndiaSpend and Azim Premji University, Bhopal on 11th and 12th August 2023. The workshop focused on training environmental journalists, communicators, editors, and researchers in data journalism, visualization, and verification. The two-day workshop was organized at the newly built campus … Continue reading Event: Team TA attends a two-day climate data journalism workshop
Since May 2023, the streets of the Jewel of India turned crimson for all the wrong reasons, propelling Manipur into a perpetual state of fear and bloodshed. However, this Northeastern state is not alien to violence and has a history of armed aggression between its various ethnic groups. Continue reading Explained: The Manipur violence
By Rishabh Shrivastava Monsoon is here, and so is the news of various flash flood events all over! As a part of our special fact-checking initiative at TA, we bring to you a series of explainer posts on some of the often-used phrases related to environment and science but we usually end up using them wrongly and knowing only a little bit about them! ✅ … Continue reading Explained: What are flashfloods?
By Rishabh Shrivastava Social media is abuzz with scary visuals of flooding, landslide and overflowing rivers in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh, Delhi and some other parts of Northern India. The region is witnessing incessant rainfall. The monsoon rains have also swung from a 10% deficit to a surplus in the last eight days. Why and How? Is it climate change? Is it the weather gods? … Continue reading Explained: Heavy rains in North India
By Team Analysis What? July 3 to 6, 2023 were the hottest days on Earth as per the official data of the US National Centres for Environmental Prediction. The Earth’s thermostat reached a record 17.01 degrees Celsius on Monday, 17.17 on Tuesday, 17.18 on Wednesday, and 17.23 degrees Celsius on Thursday. Why? The researchers have explained that this is due to the dual effect of … Continue reading Explained: Earth’s hottest days in July 2023
By Team Analysis Abortion in the Indian context is governed by statutory provisions under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 and is also a recognised constitutional right as acknowledged by the Supreme Court of India in Justice K.S. Puttuswamy v. Union of India, where it was opined that reproductive rights constitute an inalienable aspect of the right of life and personal liberty as enshrined … Continue reading All you need to know about termination of pregnancy under the MTP Act
By Rishabh Shrivastava What? In a recent cabinet meeting, the Government of India issued a list of 30 critical minerals. These minerals are essential to the country’s economic growth, climate action and national security. These minerals are highly important for the manufacturing of electric vehicles, solar panels, wind turbines, semiconductors, defense equipments, and several other products of value. Why? India is 100% import-dependent in terms … Continue reading Explained: India identifies 30 critical minerals! What does it mean?
The current implementation of the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act as well as POCSO in Assam is being done in an ostentatious manner that attempts to display the Government’s hardline stance against child marriage. Continue reading Explained: Assam’s drive against child marriage
By Gayathri G The Kerala High Court recently held that a ‘customer’ who avails the services of a sex worker may be held criminally liable under the Immoral Traffic Prevention Act (ITPA). While on one hand, punishing customers could make the process of accepting prostitution as a profession difficult, but on the other hand it could also prove to be helpful in curbing sexual exploitation of … Continue reading Explained: Examining the law on prostitution in India
By Deb Ganapathy The Supreme Court (SC), while hearing arguments in a PIL in January 2023 for the enactment of a special legislation to ban forced religious conversions, stated that the issue of the ban on forced conversions should not be given a political colour. The petition filed by a lawyer and BJP Spokesperson Ashwini Kumar Dubey, in December of last year, comes after the … Continue reading Explained: Love jihad, Supreme Court, and law on religious conversions