In a new research study commissioned by Common Seas, scientists have found traces of plastic particles in human blood. Continue reading Microplastics in Human Blood
Indian society can only find its roots in Constitutional values. Those are the ideas that we collectively consent to through daily plebiscite and they form the basis on which the diverse communities of India can reconcile. Continue reading Satyajit Ray’s Ghare Baire and lessons for India’s nationalism
By Rishabh Shrivastava India is the 12th largest source of marine litter & is estimated to become the 5th largest by 2025. Water bodies are facing an enormous crisis of plastic pollution. On my recent visit to Goa, I document some of the most heart-wrenching photos of how plastic waste continues to pollute our seas. It is estimated that almost 80% of marine plastic waste is … Continue reading Photo Essay: From footwear to guthka pouches, saving our seas from plastic pollution
By Padmini Subhashree The ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine has captured almost the whole of global media attention over the past few days. And while it is unfortunate to be living in such times as to witness a massive military and humanitarian crisis unfold, it is further disappointing to read the recent report on climate change that warns about the creation of an irreversible … Continue reading Code Red: Decoding the latest IPCC climate risk report
NCRB data shows that every 6th cybercrime in India is committed through social media. Online harassment has become a common occurrence on social media and women often find themselves on the receiving end. The time is to make online spaces safe for women and #BreakTheBias. The issue of online violence against women needs a systemic inquiry. Studies & data exist in bits & pieces giving … Continue reading Making online spaces safe for women
By Rishabh Shrivastava Gender based violence (GBV) has been a long-standing challenge for Indian society. The recently released NFHS-5 reveals that 3 in every 10 women have faced GBV. Along with being a major law and order issue, GBV remains a giant barrier in realizing the health rights of women and girls in the country. It continues to deprive women and girls of bodily autonomy and … Continue reading Women’s safety and reproductive health must be the top priority for the UP government
Like always, we are once again ready to welcome a new year and bid farewell to the old. The last two years have been tough. It is hard to forget the grief and fear we all underwent during the horrific second wave of the pandemic this year. As we all get ready to welcome 2022, the threat of third-wave due to the emergence of Omicron … Continue reading To new hope and energy
By Rishabh Shrivastava What is Shakti Bill? Maharashtra Government tabled two bills on 14th December 2020 in the state assembly: Maharashtra Shakti Criminal Law (Maharashtra Amendment) Act, 2020 (also known as Shakti Bill) and the Special Court and Machinery for Implementation of Maharashtra Shakti Criminal Law, 2020. The former is making the headlines as it contains various provisions that are controversial in nature and needs in-depth … Continue reading Explained: Maharashtra’s Shakti Bill
What do we know about the new #Omicron variant till now? #Omicron variant was first reported to WHO from South Africa on 24th Nov 2021. WHO says, “this variant has a large number of mutations, some of which are concerning. Preliminary evidence suggests an increased risk of reinfection with this variant, as compared to other VOCs.” As the news of #Omicron reached nations, governments started … Continue reading What do we know about the new Omicron variant till now?
Trying to make sense of what did the Glasgow summit achieved? “Keep 1.5 Alive” – Parties have agreed to ramp up 2030 climate action plans (nationally-determined contributions) by next yr. Created a 2 yr work programme to define a global goal on adaptation. Called for an annual synthesis report to track the progress of countries. Rules for carbon markets – The new rules provide developing … Continue reading Trying to make sense of what did the Glasgow summit achieved?
J. Fathima Beevi broke the glass ceiling and became the 1st woman judge of the Supreme Court in 1989. She later went on to become the Governor of Tamil Nadu. Her appointment paved the way for other women to pursue a career in a male-dominated judiciary. J. Sujata Manohar was the 1st woman Chief Justice of Bombay High Court who went on the become the … Continue reading Women judges in the Supreme Court of India
11 women in the list of 68 recommend for the elevation as Judges for the various High Courts. These 11 recommendations have been made for J&K, Calcutta, Gauhati, Madras and Kerala High Court. The other 7 HCs do not find any woman’s names. #gender #HighCourts #judge Names of women recommended for the judgeship No woman name in the list of 13 names recommended to be … Continue reading Women Representation in High Courts
By Team Analysis We bring to you the eleventh edition of Energy Recap, an editorial newsletter by TA to track and report on major policy developments in India’s energy sector. Here are some of the key energy highlights for this week (9 – 15 Aug 2021). At 100 GW, India hails milestone for its renewables capacity India’s total installed renewable energy capacity (excluding large hydro) crosses … Continue reading Energy Recap: India hails milestone for its renewables capacity | UN climate report says it’s code red for humanity | Tamil Nadu cuts petrol price by Rs 3/l and more
By Team Analysis In the tenth edition of Energy Recap, an editorial newsletter by TA to track and report on major policy developments in India’s energy sector, we bring you some recent and major insights from the ongoing Monsoon Session of the Indian Parliament and more for this week (2 to 8 August 2021). Rural average electricity supply at 22.17 hours a day, 23.36 hours in … Continue reading Energy Recap: Rural average electricity supply at 22.17 hours a day | More than 21000 cr dues for Coal India…and more
In this whole month of July, we witnessed some really scary and extreme weather events – cloud bursts in the Indian Himalayas, devastating floods in China, raging wildfires in Turkey and more. There can be no stronger & better sign of climate change crisis than this. Scientific literature establishes a strong link between these extreme weather events and climate change. Are we still going to … Continue reading There is no PLANET B