Book Name in English : Mathrubhumi Yearbook Plus 2018 Today, we are faced with two life threatening planetary crises- climate change and species extinction. Both crises are inter-connected, and have common roots. Our current modes of production and consumption based on fossil fuels- starting with the industrial revolution and intensified by the advent of industrial agriculture, have contributed to both these crises. Climate change is not just about global warming and rising temperatures. The destabilisation of the climate system is leading to the intensification of droughts, floods, cyclones and other extreme weather events. Year after year the frequency and intensity of these extreme events is increasing. Climate Change is already a life and death issue in large parts of the world.’ – Dr. Vandana Shiva
The images of hard hitting cyclones, catastrophic floods and extreme draughts from all over the world is making it increasingly evident, that we are not living within the ecological limits and boundaries of our planet. It specifies that we are facing the consequences of violating the laws of our living Earth. Today, addressing climate change and nutritional security is a conundrum faced by policymakers in India and other developing countries. In this juncture, Mathrubhumi Yearbook Plus 2018 offers an expert view by renowned scholar and environmentalist, Dr. Vandana Shiva, on the impact of climate change on the agriculture, food and nutritional security of the country.
Mathrubhumi Yearbook 2018, which is an omnibus edition on the major happenings of national and international importance, carries 15 in-depth analyses manifesting contemporary India by a panel of intellectuals from various fields. The Yearbook also projects views by Dr. M.S. Swaminathan on the impact of climate change on the agriculture, and how a diverse country like India can achieve nutritional security through active community participation in agriculture. Again, the bookattempts to conceptualise the India of 2025 through insightful analyses and constructive suggestions for a better India focusing on the thrust areas of Population, Education and Health. The standoffin the Indo-Chinese relations is examined in the background of Doklam. The book carries a scholastic study on the history and expected outcomes of Supreme Court’s verdict of right to privacy as a fundamental right. The economic fix through which the nation is passing through is analysed through an essay on the impacts and effects on demonetisation. Furthermore, there are essays on topics like women’s rights, artificial intelligence and jobs, biodiversity, challenges and future of Civil Services, integrating Indian youth towards science education and India in international organisations.
Tracking the big breakthroughs in national and international politics, economy & business, S&T, sports and entertainment etc. the book holds a comprehensive current affairs section marking the world in 2017.
With focus on UPSC, the book introduces a segment called Study Tips, which is a pack of short easy to learn info tips on eight key topics such as: India and neighbours, Indian economy, Women in India, Space Technology, Digital technology, Recent social welfare programmes, Indian river basins and Indian art and culture. Then, there is a quiz zone called Prelims Referee Quiz with 50 Q & As from seven important topics.
Apart from this, the book deals with a number of topics with most updated facts on Indian polity, society, States, history, Constitution, service sectors, governance, geography, environment, world countries, international organisations and so on.There is also a unit called Students Zone, which is an interesting anthology of information for students.
Our brilliant panel consists of writers predominantly from public intellectuals, academicians, scientists, economists, sociologists, diplomats and bureaucrats.
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