Tag Archives: Environment

World Environment Day: PM Modi to Kick Off Plantation Drive from Home First

Begin with your home first is an ancient advice and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take it literally planting a sapling on Friday to kick off the World Environment Day. Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Cricket team captain Virat Kohli and wrestler Sushil Kumar will kick off the function at the ministry’s Paryavaran Bhawan while Sachin Tendulkar, Ajinkya Rane and ...

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Earth Day: India can show how to mitigate climate change, says PM Modi

Despite repeated assurances, India is coming under radar over its contributions to the Green Fund and following US ambassador Richard Verma’s veiled ‘caution’ that the world is “watching India”, India responded today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said India can show the way to the world in mitigating climate change, reiterating its demand that the developed world should pay ...

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Delhi Begins Checks on Old Diesel Vehicles Under Green Tribunal Directive

The Delhi government’s transport department on Tuesday started an open reality check of 10-year-old diesel commercial vehicles at the Transport Authority office in Burari in north Delhi to check their emission levels and assess their fitness. A government statement said Transport Minister Gopal Rai inspected the drive. “On this basis, the department would apprise the National Green Tribunal about the ...

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Madhav Gadgil, Jane Lubchenco Share TOP US Environmental Award

                            Former IISc professor and ecologist Madhav Gadgil has been named for the top environmental Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement along with an American marine biologist Jane Lubchenco from Oregon State University. Both recipients will share the $200,000 cash prize that is awarded for leadership in environment. ...

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Despite Vaiko’s Opposition, Centre Approves Neutrino Project in Tamil Nadu

Government has approved India-based Neutrino Observatory Project with estimated cost of Rs. 1583.05 crore, informed minister Jitendra Singh to Rajya Sabha in a written reply. The Government has approved the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) Project, to be located in the Theni district of Tamil Nadu and financial sanction has been issued on January 6, this year, said MoS in the Prime ...

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Holi: How to make your own organic colours at home?

By Rahul Vaishnavi  Getting drenched in a rainbow of colours is the essence of Holi though skin allergies and rashes caused by synthetic and chemical colours puts the health of your loved ones, especially children, at risk. According to doctors, chemical colours have solvents such as tetrathyline, lead, benzene and aromatic compounds that can lead to dry skin while dark ...

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How Much Plastic Goes into Seas? 80 Million Tons by 2020: Report

About 8 million tons of plastic waste wound up in the world’s oceans in 2010, and researchers warn that it could grow ten times to 80 million tons by 2020. Jenna Jambeck from the University of Georgia in Athens, who studied the sources of ocean-bound plastic around the world and developed models to estimate their annual contributions, said coastal countries ...

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Choosy Eaters Can Now Blame Their Genes

  Are you choosy about foods? If you have suddenly become choosy about your food choices, don’t just blame bad food or environment. You may be genetically predisposed to become a picky eater. According to a new study, genes play a major role in determining who becomes a picky eater. The study that included a group of four-to seven-year-old twins, ...

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Modi invites ASEAN to invest in India in ‘new environment’ now 

Wooing the 10-member ASEAN bloc to increase its economic engagement with India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday said his government has embarked on a “new economic journey” and places equal emphasis on ease of doing business in India as well as on making policies attractive. In his maiden speech at the ASEAN-India Summit here, Modi said his government was laying ...

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PM Modi Brings in Pachauri to Head Climate Change Panel as Sunita Narain is Out

Businessman Ratan Tata and the head of the Centre for Science and Environment, Sunita Narain, have been replaced by environmentalist R K Pachauri and economist Nitin Desai in the Prime Minister’s council on climate change, that decides on India’s stand during the global negotiations. The new panel will attend the next round of UN climate negotiations in December in Peru. ...

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How Chimpanzees Plan, Risk and Relish Fruity Breakfast?

Not only humans but even chimpanzees are adept at planning their breakfast and taking into consideration the time, menu and their social gathering, said a new study conducted in in the west-African Tai National Park in Cote d’Ivore. Led by Karline Janmaat from Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, the study showcase the kind of competition among the ...

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Environment Protection under Constitutional Framework of India

The constitution of India is not an inert but a living document which evolves and grows with time. The specific provisions on environment protection in the constitution are also result of this evolving nature and growth potential of the fundamental law of the land. The preamble to our constitution ensures socialist pattern of the society and dignity of the individual. ...

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India, China face worst consequences of asbestos use: experts

By Sujeet Rajan NEW YORK: India and China are headed for “an absolute catastrophe of death and disease” because of likely massive jump in asbestos-related diseases in the coming decades, says a report written by Pulitzer winning journalist Gary Cohn. Citing numerous scientific studies and two of the world’s most prominent experts on public health and asbestos exposure, Cohn, writes ...

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India State of Forest Report 2011: AP registers 281 sqkm decline

Twelve states/UTs have shown decrease in the forest cover to the extent of 867sqkm while AP’s decline of 281 sqkm is mainly attributed to harvesting of mature plantation of Eucalyptus and other species and in the norhte-east, it was mainly due to prevailing practice of shifting cultivation, said the India State of Forest Report 2011, released on Tuesday. Published biannually ...

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