THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
20 July 2018
Economy
ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Incandescent bulbs continue to flicker

Recent research by the Prayas Energy Group shows that notwithstanding a big spike in demand for LEDs in recent years, more steps are needed to phase out incandescent bulbs.

Energy Environment

TEESTA STAGE III HEP
Violating laws, making losses, damaging environment Teesta Urja’s penchant for getting into trouble and illegalities continues unabated. Soumik Dutta reports.
Environment Sikkim
ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS
Major problems of our time are all interconnected Recently Darryl D’Monte interviewed the famous physicist Fritjof Capra at the annual meet of Greenaccord international environmental journalists in Italy. Here he reports on Capra’s separate remarks about the environment, along with quotes from his books and blogs.
Environment Society
LABOUR WAGES
Decoding the code on wages This past August the Code on Wages was introduced in the Lok Sabha and subsequently referred to the Standing Committee on Labour for examination. Vinayak Krishnan of PRS Legislative explains the Code and its pros and cons.
Labour Issues Laws
BLACK MONEY
Demonetisation and the Rule of Law Demonetisation is primarily about the Rule of Law in our country and the capacity of the state to ensure, and abide by, the Rule of Law, comments Harish Narasappa.
Government
25 YEARS OF LIBERALISATION
Have we gained or lost? Pradeep Baisakh looks at the effects of the economic reforms started 25 years ago.
Government
COAL POWER PLANTS
Water guzzlers in water-stressed areas This summer, stories of the impacts of drought and water scarcity that mostly highlight the conditions of farmers, cattle, domestic water supplies in villages, towns and cities have been regular. What is often not reported is the situation with industries, particularly the coal based thermal power plants, reports Shripad Dharmadhikary.
Environment
SKILL DEVELOPMENT – II
The skills journey: A long history but no destination in sight In the second and concluding part of his exposition on India’s skill development efforts, Shambhu Ghatak traces the journey under the UPA and NDA governments, only to find that while the thrust remains the same, the end is far from sight.
Livelihood Education
SKILL DEVELOPMENT
The gap between where we are and where we want to be The Skill India Mission aims to provide skills training to around 402 million people by the year 2022. In the first of a two-part series, Shambhu Ghatak upholds estimates of skilled workforce from various reports to highlight the yawning gap that needs to be bridged.
Livelihood Education
WTO IMPACT
The long arms of trade As the countdown for the tenth Ministerial Conference of the WTO to be held in Nairobi, Kenya through 15-18 December commences, Shalini Bhutani emphasises the need for a cautious deliberation on how trade rules affect key sectors and all stakeholders.
Agricultural Trade
INDIA-AFRICA FORUM SUMMIT 2015
Addressing Make in Africa, at the India-Africa Summit India and Africa both share interest in manufacturing, so how will this play out at the ongoing India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) in Delhi? And will we see a coherent strategy from the present Indian government for engaging the continent? Anoo Bhuyan looks into these questions and more.
Government Opinions
NEW NATIONAL WATERWAYS
Losing our rivers to grand plans As per the National Waterways Bill recently introduced in the Parliament, 101 stretches of rivers in the country will be declared as National Waterways. There are many advantages of waterways but these advantages will be realised only when certain conditions are met, and only under certain circumstances says Shripad Dharmadhikary.
Water Government Opinions
ELECTRICITY CONUNDRUM
Idle generators in the midst of power deficit The Southern region of India is expected to face high energy deficit this year while the Western and Eastern region will have a surplus of energy generation. Kannan Kasturi explains why such regional skew in energy generation and energy consumption exists and what it will take to resolve it.
States
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