101. Environment 3

Environmental pollution 3 This and a few of the following blogs have been inspired by a very thought provoking article by Mr. Anil Agarwal (former Director, Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi) . I would strongly advise you to read the article published in the book Ethical Perspectives¬† on Environmental Issues in India published […]

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100. Environment 2

Environment : Bt Brinjal Indian scientists, politicians and environmental actitivists remain sharply divided over the issue of allowing the genetically modified vegetable to hit the market. Bt Brinjal is a trans-genic brinjal created by inserting a gene (Cry 1Ac) from the soil bacterium Bacillus thuringenisis (Bt) into brinjal. The insertion of the gene into the […]

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23. India’s Strategic Environment: Part Seven

This is the concluding pat of our series. If you have mastered the blogs posted here, you should be able to answer any question in both the IR paper as well as in General studies: Current Affairs International. We shall next take up in the next series India’s relations with Pakistan, West Asia and Central […]

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22. India’s Strategic Environment: Part Six

In recent times, ¬†China has resorted to reiteration and re-assertion of claims on Arunachal Pradesh. There was shrill propaganda when the Prime Minister and the Dalai Lama went there. It suits the Chinese to keep the border dispute with India unresolved. Incursions have been widely reported and continue. Foreign policy mandarins offer a different perspective […]

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19 A. India’s Strategic environment Part Three

Continuing the article referred to in the first two units. If in Afghanistan New Delhi finds itself between a rock and a hard place, in Pakistan, the situation is even worse as several doomsday scenarios continue to be speculated upon, with endless variations: from a coup, the collapse of the economy, to nuclear weapons falling […]

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19. India’s Strategic Environment Part Two

The Article referred to in Part 1 continued: Take Afghanistan, with which India shares a technical border, a notional line in official maps, but a country with which India has no direct land, rail, or sea link. India has committed $1.3 billion in various projects, built a 218-km highway between Zarang and Delaram to provide […]

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