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Nature Bytes: Odisha, West Bengal brace for Amphan

Amphan Cyclone Approx Read Time: 7 minutes In News: A rapidly intensifying Category 5 super cyclone ‘Amphan’ is moving across the Bay of Bengal and heading for the India-Bangladesh border. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the severe cyclonic storm is likely to make a landfall somewhere between Digha in West Bengal and Hatiya …

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Nature Bytes: Sal forest tortoise habitat stretches over unprotected areas

Sal forest tortoise habitat stretches over unprotected areas Approx Read Time: 6 minutes In News: A recent study by the Wildlife Institute of India found that the area designated as a protected area network for Sal forest tortoise has only a small overlap with the actual habitat it roams around in. About: Sal forest tortoise …

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Govt nod mandatory for FDI from neighboring countries

Govt amended FDI Policies Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: The government has amended its foreign direct investment (FDI) policy to put a blanket ban on investments through the automatic route by entities from countries that share a border with India. The move has been construed as being aimed at Chinese investors as such …

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Editorial Analysis: Mobile policy gets it right

Mobile manufacturing policy in India Approx Read Time: 5 minutes India is not able to manufacture at scale: India’s biggest battle in terms of becoming competitive has always been that of scale. While this was partly fixed when most industries were delicensed in 1991, many restrictions, such as those imposed due to restrictive labour laws, …

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SAARC leaders discuss virus fightback plan

Fighting with coronavirus Approx Read Time: 5 minutes   In News: Fighting with coronavirus In an unprecedented initiative, SAARC leaders recently held a summit via video-conference to discuss the way forward to fight the coronavirus pandemic. While the SAARC region has reported 174 cases so far, including 107 in India, the region accounts for one-fifth of …

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