WHO declares monkeypox a global health emergency but it might not be as lethal as COVID-19 and hence no need to panic! Here’s why

By Rishabh Shrivastava Monkeypox is not a new disease, unlike COVID-19. Monkeypox has been there for quite a long time. The first case of monkeypox was reported in Congo in 1970. Since then a lot of research and development has taken place around this disease. Monkeypox is very similar to smallpox which was eradicated in 1980. Clinically, monkeypox is less severe than smallpox (with 3%-6% … Continue reading WHO declares monkeypox a global health emergency but it might not be as lethal as COVID-19 and hence no need to panic! Here’s why

Visual story: Criminalizing conversion therapy of queer people in India

By Rishabh Shrivastava Conversion therapy is one of the most brutal forms of human rights violation that people from queer community often experience. With no legal framework and a notified ban, a lot of medical professionals continue to prescribe this illegal and unscientific practice. This causes a great deal of mental and physical pain to queer people, infringing their health and privacy rights. Queer people … Continue reading Visual story: Criminalizing conversion therapy of queer people in India

Energy Recap: Gujarat’s new EV policy | Hike in petrol prices | Record high for power demand… and more this week

By Team Analysis We bring to you the sixth 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 (5 July to 11 July). Gujarat announces new EV Policy Gujarat government has announced a new electric vehicle (EV) policy which will provide an incentive … Continue reading Energy Recap: Gujarat’s new EV policy | Hike in petrol prices | Record high for power demand… and more this week

Energy Recap: Reliance to invest Rs. 75000 cr in clean energy | China’s first e-bullet train near Arunachal…and more from this week

By Team Analysis We bring to you the fourth 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 (21 to 27 June). Reliance Industries to invest Rs. 75000 cr in clean energy  The fossil fuel giant Reliance is ready to enter the … Continue reading Energy Recap: Reliance to invest Rs. 75000 cr in clean energy | China’s first e-bullet train near Arunachal…and more from this week

#PrideMonth | History, Identity, and Marginality: Revisiting LGBTQIA+ Sociology from Indian perspective

By Kanav N Sahgal Western scholars of collective memory have for a long time written about the significance of the Stonewall Riots of 28th June 1969 as the starting point for the gay liberation movement in the US, and eventually, the rest of the world. In the early hours of 28th June 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn located in Greenwich Village, New York City. And even … Continue reading #PrideMonth | History, Identity, and Marginality: Revisiting LGBTQIA+ Sociology from Indian perspective

TA Explained: Behind Israel’s successful vaccination campaign

By Rishabh Shrivastava Every time we talk about India’s vaccination campaign, we are often reminded of how Israel managed the same and became one of the first countries to carry out maximum vaccination for its people. At present, Canada leads the global vaccination tally at 65.4% followed by Israel at 63.4% and United Kingdom at number three with 61.6% vaccination. In this explainer, we take … Continue reading TA Explained: Behind Israel’s successful vaccination campaign

Second wave of COVID-19 exposes fault lines in the Child Adoption System

By Ritambhara Singh The second wave of COVID-19 has created havoc in our country. The deadly virus took many lives and left several children orphaned. As per the National Commission for Child Rights (NCPCR), more than 30,000 children were orphaned, lost a parent or abandoned during the period between April 1, 2020, and June 5, 2021. This crisis led many to put out calls for adoption … Continue reading Second wave of COVID-19 exposes fault lines in the Child Adoption System

Energy Recap: Ethanol economy | Fuel prices rise again | Bengaluru airport becomes energy neutral…and more

By Team Analysis Energy recap is an in-house and weekly initiative 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. World Environment Day: PM Modi launches Ethanol roadmap for India PM Modi released the roadmap for ethanol based economy prepared by the Oil Ministry and Niti Aayog on the … Continue reading Energy Recap: Ethanol economy | Fuel prices rise again | Bengaluru airport becomes energy neutral…and more

Some cities have lost up to 70% of wetlands. Will Bhopal face the same fate?

By Rishabh Shrivastava “Wetlands are seen as waste lands, to be encroached and built upon,” says Himanshu Thakkar, water expert and coordinator at SANDRP. “There is no effective legal protection for most of our wetlands. In fact, there are no updates on maps of wetlands. There is no system for clearance or monitoring when wetland components undergo a change.”   No wonder then that India is losing … Continue reading Some cities have lost up to 70% of wetlands. Will Bhopal face the same fate?

New abortion law disregards woman’s reproductive autonomy

By Anubhav Kumar On 16th March 2021, the Indian Parliament passed the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill 2020 to Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act (MTPA) 1971, which regulates abortion in India. The new law extends the gestation period of abortion from 20 to 24 weeks. It is also for the first time when an unmarried and single pregnant woman was placed on an equal … Continue reading New abortion law disregards woman’s reproductive autonomy

Cyber Army is getting ready for the upcoming elections!

The Bharatiya Janata Party has been the best at utilising social media campaigns for elections in the country. The IT cell is located inside the BJP state office on Pandit Panth Marg. The chamber accommodates 15 senior-level cyber warriors who have been monitoring and leading social media campaigns in various poll bound states. Assembly elections in BJP led Madhya Pradesh are scheduled to be held in … Continue reading Cyber Army is getting ready for the upcoming elections!

Coal-Bed Methane: Step towards lowering India’s Carbon emisions

With India’s ratification of the Paris climate agreement, which entered into force last week, the government will have to find the best possible alternatives to conventional energy resources. This is especially important considering that India’s coal power capacity has more than tripled from 5.6 GW per year in 2007-08 to 19.5 GW in 2014-15, with harmful effects for the environment, and in 2015-16, India’s crude … Continue reading Coal-Bed Methane: Step towards lowering India’s Carbon emisions