Melting of Himalayan Glaciers

Melting of Himalayan Glaciers   Context: The government has carried out studies and maintains data regarding melting of glaciers in the Indian Himalayan region. Several Indian institutes/universities/organizations (Geological Survey of India (GSI), Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology(WIHG), National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), […]

Coal Gasification

Coal Gasification Context: • Government has initiated steps to execute the four pilot coal gasification projects. What is Coal Gasification? • Coal gasification is a process in which coal is partially oxidised with air, oxygen, steam or carbon dioxide to form a fuel gas. • […]

Nuclear Power Plants

Nuclear Power Plants Context: • Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology Dr Jitendra Singh said that the Government has accorded ‘In-Principle’ approval for five new sites for locating nuclear power plants in future. About: • The Government has accorded administrative approval and […]

Complexities in India – Nepal Relations

Complexities in India – Nepal Relations Context: • The Nepal Prime Minister, Sher Bahadur Deuba, paid a long-awaited visit to India last week this was his first bilateral visit abroad, in keeping with tradition. How is the relationship now? • India’s relations with Nepal have […]