Fighting heatwave: Learning from Ahmedabad, making cities heat resilient

India is experiencing the hottest month of March in 122 years as per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) data. The data also notes that the number of heatwave days are only increasing with time. The country has witnessed a massive jump of 45% in the number of heatwave days between 1981 to 2020. Continue reading Fighting heatwave: Learning from Ahmedabad, making cities heat resilient

Twitter Hangouts: Reimagining Healthcare in India with Dr. Sonali Vaid

The discussion was organized on the occasion of World Health Day and the theme for this year was “Our Planet, Our Health”. The discussion was moderated by Rishabh Shrivastava who gave a brief outline of the theme and explained why it is important to look at climate change as a threat to public health. For the discussion to begin, Rishabh set a brief background by talking about the key events from the last two years of the pandemic like reporting of the first case in India, imposition of lockdown, issuance of guidelines, vaccination campaign and other landmark events.  Continue reading Twitter Hangouts: Reimagining Healthcare in India with Dr. Sonali Vaid

What do we know about the new Omicron variant till now?

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?

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?

Energy Recap: Does rising fuel prices affect the govt. and more from this week

By Team Analysis We bring to you the third 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 from the week (14 to 20 June). COVER STORY Hike in fuel prices continues, but does it affect the government anymore? On 18th June, the prices of … Continue reading Energy Recap: Does rising fuel prices affect the govt. and more from this week

As families struggle to get basic healthcare, Charter of Patients’ Rights fails to get implemented

By Rishabh and Anubhav Second wave of COVID-19 has been brutal for India. More than three lakh people have succumbed to the virus since the outbreak. As per Indian Medical Association, more than 500 doctors have died on the frontline too. Images of Ganga’s riverbed stuffed with dead bodies and news about India’s vaccine shortage are making global headlines. As active cases and positivity rate … Continue reading As families struggle to get basic healthcare, Charter of Patients’ Rights fails to get implemented

TA Explained: Examining India’s position on Net Zero Emission policy

By Rishabh Shrivastava Net zero emission – has become a new buzzword. This was especially after John Kerry, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, visited India and met the Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar. Kerry’s visit to India comes at a time when the Biden administration has re-entered the Paris agreement and has invited world leaders from 40 nations (including India) to participate in the … Continue reading TA Explained: Examining India’s position on Net Zero Emission policy

Net-Zero Goal

US President’s Climate Envoy, John Kerry was in India recently. One of the major agendas of the visit was the #NetZero goal for 2050, which the US wants India to be on board. What is net-zero? what are India’s objections? Net-zero is a situation where the country’s emissions are balanced by the absorption & removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Net-zero doesn’t mean carbon … Continue reading Net-Zero Goal

TA Explained: The Indus Water Treaty

By Gautam Kumar After fresh discussions between delegates of India and Pakistan on March 23-24 in New Delhi, focus on Indus Water Treaty (IWT) is back.   After the unfortunate Pulwama terror attack in  February 2019, there was a long gap in diplomatic talks regarding IWT, which governs the water distribution between the two neighboring countries.  The Indian government was so anguished by the attack on … Continue reading TA Explained: The Indus Water Treaty

Domestic Violence in 2 months lockdown!

A total of 727 cases of Domestic Violence in 2 months of lockdown! Data available from the National Legal Services Authority & National Commission for Women indicate that there has been a surge in cases of domestic violence in lockdown. According to NLSA, the highest number of such cases were reported in Uttarakhand (144) followed by Haryana (79); Delhi (63); Chandigarh (50); Tamil Nadu (48); … Continue reading Domestic Violence in 2 months lockdown!

Crime Against Women

In 2020, NCRB Published the’ Crime in India-2019′ report. According to the report, crime against Women increased by 7.3% in 2019 as compared to 2018 & India reported 87 rape cases daily! In this thread, we bring to you data related to crime against women. The majority of cases of crime against women under IPC were registered under ‘Cruelty by husband or his relatives’ (30.9%) … Continue reading Crime Against Women

Lessons for India from Israel in water management

The visit of PM Narendra Modi to Israel is symbolic as he has been the first Indian PM to visit Israel. Though many strategic interests has been discussed between the two nations in military, defense, agriculture, cyber security, intelligence sharing, terrorism etc., but one of the aspects to be focused upon is water management. With about 4 per cent of the water resources of the … Continue reading Lessons for India from Israel in water management