Green GDP

The green gross domestic product (green GDP or GGDP) is an index of economic growth with the environmental consequences of that growth factored into a country's conventional GDP. Green GDP monetizes the loss of biodiversity, and accounts for costs caused by climate change. Calculating green GDP requires that net natural capital consumption, including resource depletion, environmental degradation, and protective and restorative environmental initiatives, be subtracted from traditional GDP. Some early calculations of green … Continue reading Green GDP

Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (SCO-RATS) has been established by the member states of the SCO to combat terrorism, separatism and extremism and shall be a permanent SCO body. The Executive Committee of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is the permanent body of the SCO RATS based in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. Its main … Continue reading Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure

Arun III Hydropower Project

Arun III is a hydro-electric project at the Arun River in Sankhuwasabha District of Eastern Nepal. In this project, 900 megawatts of electricity is expected to be produced. The power project is to be developed by Sutlej Jala Vidhyut Nigam (SJVN), an Indian state-run utility which bagged the project through International Competitive Bidding. An MoU was signed between Government of Nepal … Continue reading Arun III Hydropower Project

Local Self Government – The Panchayats & The Municipalities

Constitutional Basis - Article 40 under the Directive Principles of State Policy of the Constitution says - “The state shall take steps to organize village panchayats and endow them with such powers and authority as may be necessary to enable them to function as units of self-government.” Important Committees - Balwant Rai Mehta Committee; Ashok Mehta … Continue reading Local Self Government – The Panchayats & The Municipalities

Millennium Development Goals

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were the eight international development goals for the year 2015 that had been established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000, following the adoption of the United Nations Millennium Declaration. All 191 United Nations member states at that time, and at least 22 international organizations, committed to help achieve the following Millennium Development Goals by 2015: To eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. … Continue reading Millennium Development Goals