National Coal Index (NCI)

National Coal Index (NCI) Context: The National Coal Index (NCI) experienced a 3.83-point increase in September 2023, primarily influenced by the temporary surge in global coal prices. Relevance: GS – 1, GS – 2, GS – 3 (Growth & Development, Mobilization of Resources, Infrastructure, Government […]

Stubble Burning

Stubble Burning Introduction: Every year, as autumn fades into winter, northern India grapples with an environmental challenge – a surge in pollution levels. While several factors contribute to the thick smog, the practice of stubble burning emerges as a significant contributor. Despite a decline in […]