60,000 square kilometres of the Western Ghats have been turned into an Ecologically Sensitive Area. The order comes in after much wrangling over a decision which should have been easy enough to make. GT takes a closer look at the road blocks.
As per the 2012 global air quality ranking by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Estonia has the world’s cleanest air. Before you start scratching your head and wondering where Estonia is on the world map, look at the picture and soak in the freshness.
For more than half a century China has used pandas to keep its friends and neighbours happy and helpful. That’s right! These cuddly, slow breeding mammals have played a key role in the country’s diplomatic moves. From being gifted to political heavyweights to boosting trade deals, the pandas have done it all.
When it comes to the ‘inspirational, transformational’ talk about Aadhaar, the unique identification scheme implemented by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the agnostic in me comes alive...