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Earth Observation Satellites are essential for India’s national security
Sep 20, 2021

Earth Observation Satellites are essential for India’s national security

Why satellites like the EOS-3, unsuccessfully launched in August, are important instruments for the military

Afghanistan in need: A devastating Earthquake and its aftershocks
Oct 28, 2023

Afghanistan in need: A devastating Earthquake and its aftershocks

In the aftermath of consecutive earthquakes in Afghanistan, the international community’s response to appeals for funding has been tepid

China’s scramble for Africa’s rare earth elements
Sep 01, 2022

China’s scramble for Africa’s rare earth elements

Today, China is the dominant global supplier of rare earths and has a significant footprint in Africa. However, its position is now being challenged.

Five areas where Jeff Bezos’ earth fund can make a difference
Feb 27, 2020

Five areas where Jeff Bezos’ earth fund can make a difference

Climate change is the biggest development challenge that would demand sustained, meaningful investments and collective efforts, rather than individual action. The Amazon CEO’s fund could set the foundation for much greater climate action.

Glasgow COP looming: Feel earth move under your feet
Oct 26, 2021

Glasgow COP looming: Feel earth move under your feet

At the current rate of around thirty-four billion tons of CO2 emissions per year, we could exhaust our carbon budget in less than a decade

India-Australia rare earth supply chain collaboration
Jul 01, 2023

India-Australia rare earth supply chain collaboration

Australia and India as emerging partners can collaborate to strengthen the rare earth supply chain and build resilience

India’s HADR diplomacy: Earthquake relief in Türkiye and Syria
Feb 17, 2023

India’s HADR diplomacy: Earthquake relief in Türkiye and Syria

Providing relief and aid to the extended neighbourhood of West Asia bodes well for the kind of diplomacy India is aiming to conduct in the future

Money makes the world go round; lack of it could accelerate Earth’s demise
Nov 02, 2021

Money makes the world go round; lack of it could accelerate Earth’s demise

Climate change is already imposing an impossible toll on the world’s poorest and most vulnerable. It is no surprise that the key to averting catastr

Nepal earthquake: Women's special role in disaster management
Apr 28, 2015

Nepal earthquake: Women's special role in disaster management

The quick succession of large-scale natural calamities has highlighted the shortcomings in our disaster management and rehabilitation strategies at the national and state levels. Quite often, women's role and potential in disaster management and disaster risk reduction is overlooked.

Nepal: Aftermath of April 25 earthquake
May 29, 2015

Nepal: Aftermath of April 25 earthquake

Nepal is still grieving the loss of life and property caused by the April 25 earthquake and its aftershocks. The epicentre of the devastating earthquake, measuring 7.9 on Richter scale, was Lamjung, around 77 km northwest of Kathmandu.

New horizons for satellite Earth observation
Dec 01, 2016

New horizons for satellite Earth observation

The rise of small satellite platforms has brought a paradigm shift in the manner satellite Earth observation (EO) business is conducted.

Pulses: Sustaining the Earth and nourishing communities
Feb 10, 2024

Pulses: Sustaining the Earth and nourishing communities

The World Pulse Day provides an opportunity for various stakeholders to come together and celebrate the significance of pulses in achieving certain SD

The Earthquake: A Tragedy and an Opportunity
Oct 15, 2005

The Earthquake: A Tragedy and an Opportunity

Fifty-six years after the ceasefire line was drawn between the Indian and Pakistan occupied Kashmir, the underlying seismic fault lines have made a mockery of this line. This map delineation, which was renamed as Line of Control after the 1971 Indo Pak war, has gone out of control, at least temporarily, by the fury of the nature when the earthquake struck this area on 8 October.

The greatest show on Earth
May 15, 2014

The greatest show on Earth

Narendra Modi, who is projected by the exit polls done by the media to become the next prime minister, will have to embellish his strong governance image where he has to be fair and seen to be fair in his actions. If winning an election was tough, governance and delivery in India is going to be much tougher.

The quagmire of Rare Earth Elements: The strategic overtones and their critical importance
Jun 30, 2023

The quagmire of Rare Earth Elements: The strategic overtones and their critical importance

There is a need to acknowledge the REE sector as a ‘strategic sector’ with policy interventions to make it lucrative for entrepreneurs with adequa

भारत की राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा के लिए क्यों बेहद ज़रूरी है #Earth Observation Satellites
Jul 29, 2023

भारत की राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा के लिए क्यों बेहद ज़रूरी है #Earth Observation Satellites

पिछले साल अगस्त महीने में EOS-3 का प्रक्षेपण विफल रहा था. नये

भारत की राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा के लिए क्यों बेहद ज़रूरी है #Earth Observation Satellites
Jan 06, 2022

भारत की राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा के लिए क्यों बेहद ज़रूरी है #Earth Observation Satellites

पिछले साल अगस्त महीने में EOS-3 का प्रक्षेपण विफल रहा था. नये

#Geo Economics: अफ्रीका में दुर्लभ खनिजों पर कब्ज़े का चीनी अभियान!
Sep 05, 2022

#Geo Economics: अफ्रीका में दुर्लभ खनिजों पर कब्ज़े का चीनी अभियान!

आज चीन दुनिया में दुर्लभ खनिजों का सबसे बड़ा आपूर्तिकर्त

A sustainable internet: Missing pieces to a healthy future
May 13, 2021

A sustainable internet: Missing pieces to a healthy future

When looking at tools that most of us use every day, like the internet, we need to take a step back and consider their larger impact.

Aditya-L1 Mission: Another Feat for India’s Space Program
Jan 20, 2024

Aditya-L1 Mission: Another Feat for India’s Space Program

India’s maiden solar mission undertook a journey of around 1.5 million km from Earth, taking 127 days to reach its final destination.

As China surges ahead in space, India and Japan band together to keep up
Feb 08, 2019

As China surges ahead in space, India and Japan band together to keep up

The India-Japan strategic partnership has been growing stronger, and this also extends to their cooperation on matters of outer space.

Biden’s space policy: Insufficient military thrust
Feb 09, 2021

Biden’s space policy: Insufficient military thrust

The Lagrange points in the dyads — Earth-Moon and Earth-Sun — are important because they allow movement of spacecraft or objects from point to ano

Blue Economy in the Indo-Pacific: Navigating Between Growth and Conservation
Jul 28, 2021

Blue Economy in the Indo-Pacific: Navigating Between Growth and Conservation

Once a niche term, Blue Economy (BE) has matured into a popular concept in marine governance discussions in the Indo-Pacific region. As land resources reach their limits, governments in the region are keen to harness the ocean’s wealth for economic projects. Policymakers widely believe the blue paradigm allows marine activities to be earth-friendly and sustainable, and thereby guaranteeing a more equitable future. Recent developments, however,

Collision risks in outer space due to mega-constellations
Oct 18, 2021

Collision risks in outer space due to mega-constellations

The sporadic and uncontrolled launch of thousands of new mega-constellations put outer space security and safety at risk.

Congress’ magician in Rajasthan — Ashok Gehlot
Nov 01, 2018

Congress’ magician in Rajasthan — Ashok Gehlot

There is no dearth of Congressmen who think that if the Congress scores a narrow-margin victory in Rajasthan, Gehlot would be Rahul’s first preferen

Contemporary History of Anthropogenic Environment Change
Sep 01, 2009

Contemporary History of Anthropogenic Environment Change

The earth's geological past has seen violent climate shifts. The extinction of the dinosaurs, the Neolithic Revolution that followed the retreat of the last ice age, and the sudden demise of ancient civilizations, has been linked to climate change. While mankind has been altering the planetary environment ever since the Neolithic Revolution, it is only after the Industrial Revolution that it has attained the weight of numbers and technological ca

Crowded outer space: Can a global Space Traffic Management (STM) be a reality? 
Oct 17, 2021

Crowded outer space: Can a global Space Traffic Management (STM) be a reality? 

As Near-Earth orbital space gets more crowded, it is imperative that states should come to a more comprehensive agreement to regulate it

Dilemmas in disaster management: SAARC under scrutiny
Feb 29, 2024

Dilemmas in disaster management: SAARC under scrutiny

The lack of initiative and political will has led to the marginalisation of the SAARC sector of disaster management from mainstream efforts in South A

Disaster resilient infrastructure governance and public health: The role of the international community
Feb 20, 2023

Disaster resilient infrastructure governance and public health: The role of the international community

As the frequency of climate-related disasters rise, there is a greater need for a compounded cooperative approach within the global community

Disquiet in the neighbourhood
Dec 01, 2023

Disquiet in the neighbourhood

As Pakistan struggles to prod the Taliban to act on militant groups, its dual policy of supporting extremist groups has come back to haunt it

From adapting to thriving: Leveraging nature to combat sweltering summers in urban India
Apr 21, 2023

From adapting to thriving: Leveraging nature to combat sweltering summers in urban India

This year’s theme for the Earth Day, ‘Invest in our planet’, is a pivotal point in history as the need to adapt and mitigate the triple planetar

India’s infrastructure challenges: Domestic constraints and geopolitical opportunities
Sep 29, 2017

India’s infrastructure challenges: Domestic constraints and geopolitical opportunities

With $100 trillion in international long-term capital available for investment, there is no dearth of funding that can be tapped into, to bring India�

Influence of strategic competition on Human Spaceflight
Dec 14, 2015

Influence of strategic competition on Human Spaceflight

The moon and Mars initially will be mined for generating fuel and water, but permanent mines to extract helium-3 and other materials cannot be ruled out in the future. The costs are high and technology is still in the nascent stage, but these problems do not appear giant in the face of environmental degradation on Earth.

Investing in the Planet: Climate literacy as ESG enabler for Indian corporates
Apr 21, 2023

Investing in the Planet: Climate literacy as ESG enabler for Indian corporates

As per the theme for Earth Day 2023, Indian businesses should invest in green solutions and embark on sustainable and green business models

ISRO’s GISAT-1 is a first for India
Mar 30, 2020

ISRO’s GISAT-1 is a first for India

Compared to other countries, where does India stand in the launch of this category of satellites?

Kashmir Quake: Army can't lower guard
Oct 26, 2005

Kashmir Quake: Army can't lower guard

On October 8, seismic fault-lines made a mockery of the ceasefire line that was drawn 56 years ago between the Indian and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). This map delineation, which was renamed as the Line of Control after the 1971 Indo-Pak war, appears to have gone out of control, at least temporarily, by the fury of the massive earthquake that struck J and Northern Areas on that Black Saturday. Thousands have perished on either side, including

Making Sagarmala environment friendly
May 29, 2018

Making Sagarmala environment friendly

If Sagarmala is to succeed, it must define steps to manage and contain pollution.

Minimal changes to existing laws adequate to fight  corruption
Jun 24, 2011

Minimal changes to existing laws adequate to fight corruption

The controversy over the Lok Pal refuses to die down. Coupled with the Baba Ramdev's aborted fast over unearthing black money, particularly that which is stashed away in overseas tax havens, Anna Hazare's continuing call on a 'Jan Lok Pal bill'.

Musharraf's loss, jihadis' gain
Oct 26, 2005

Musharraf's loss, jihadis' gain

The October 8 earthquake devastated large parts of Kashmir on both sides of the border, and left thousands dead and millions homeless. It also exposed the Pakistan Army's abysmal lack of experience in handling civilian disasters, a clear absence of higher leadership in coordinating and conducting rescue and relief operations in areas that have been traditionally trodden by the troops.

Nepal: Finding a way forward
Jan 25, 2016

Nepal: Finding a way forward

Nepal is no stranger to Constitution drafting, having gone through six such rounds since 1948, with the seventh culminating in September 2015. is recent exercise, however, was unique as it was conducted, for the rst time, without the oversight of the monarchy. Certain populations of Nepali society had specic stakes in a new Constitution. For many of Nepal's marginalised communities such as the Madhes is, for example, the new Constitution oe

New geographies are transcending old divides
Jul 26, 2019

New geographies are transcending old divides

In a world buffeted by multiple headwinds, it appears that we have a dearth of progressive leadership. How can individuals and institutions rise abo

Off to a positive start: Jaishankar’s visit to Nepal
Feb 01, 2024

Off to a positive start: Jaishankar’s visit to Nepal

Both Kathmandu and New Delhi will need to leverage their political will and expand cooperation to ensure that both countries reap benefits from closer

Quake Impact on Jihadi Terrorism
Oct 13, 2005

Quake Impact on Jihadi Terrorism

No accurate estimate is as yet available on the human losses and material damage suffered by the Al Qaeda and other jihadi terrorist organisations belonging to Osama bin Laden's International Islamic Front (IIF) as a result of the earthquake, which struck Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) and the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) of Pakistan on October 8, 2005.

Quake in Pakistan: Anger against Musharraf
Oct 18, 2005

Quake in Pakistan: Anger against Musharraf

As the total number of fatalities in the earthquake, which struck the Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) and the North-west Frontier Province (NWFP) on October 8, 2005, crosses the 50,000 mark and is inexorably moving higher and higher as more and more dead bodies are recovered under the debris and more and more injured survivors are succumbing to death due to lack of medical facilities and protection against the severe cold which has already set in