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Environmental Studies @DU – Previous Year Question Papers

Environmental Studies @DU – Previous Year Question Papers

Green Alert
The University of Delhi took a major leap in promoting Environmental Education in 2014 and initiated a compulsory One Semester Credit paper on Environmental Studies/ Science for all its undergraduate students. The direction for introducing such a Course has come from the Honorable Supreme Court of India, as a measure to ensure justice for the future generation - in at least letting them know the status of their present environment and provide them with the knowledge and tools to secure and safeguard their future. The present batch (2014-2017) that will graduate from the University of Delhi this year will be the first such batch, where all the 80,000+ students graduating would have passed a compulsory Environmental Studies paper in their First year. Delhi Greens hopes that this educa...
Applications Open for Green Alley Awards 2017 Focusing on Ireland

Applications Open for Green Alley Awards 2017 Focusing on Ireland

Global
The Green Alley Award is given once a year to entrepreneurs and start-ups of the circular economy, organized by a network of partners in the Circular Economy and European entrepreneurial scene. Green Alley, the initiator, has been working with Seedmatch, Germany’s crowdfunding pioneer, since 2014. As a strict European Union (EU) waste package is being negotiated in Brussels, Green Alley is looking for solutions which can implement the potential provisions. For the fourth time, green start-ups and young entrepreneurs are invited to apply for the Green Alley Award, Europe’s founder's prize for the circular economy. The Green Alley Award is looking not only for business models relating to resource conservation, the circular economy, and recycling, but also for innovations in handlin
NABFINS and Swades Foundation Come Together to Empower Rural India

NABFINS and Swades Foundation Come Together to Empower Rural India

Corporate Greening
NABARD Financial Services Limited (NABFINS), a subsidiary of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is initiating its direct lending operations in Raigad in partnership with Swades Foundation. Founded by Ronnie and Zarina Screwvala, the Swades Foundation operates with the single-minded focus of empowering Rural India through its vision of Rural Empowerment through the best practices, modern technology and values. Swades Foundation is working on developing the local entrepreneurial ecosystem in Raigad focused on Animal Husbandry, food and agro-processing units, SHG based small and medium businesses. Swades-NABFINS partnership will enable the rural Households in Raigad engaged in diary activities to access the formal credit market at reasonable interest rates. As...
Proposed Cuts in US Will Jeopardize Fight to End Climate Change

Proposed Cuts in US Will Jeopardize Fight to End Climate Change

Global
The Trump Administration's recent proposals of significant cuts to funding earmarked for the environment, including the budgets for climate change, pollution clean-ups, and energy efficiency programs have become an increasing concern for all thinking individuals and companies in the US and the world. The current plans would dismantle former President Obama's Clean Power Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal burning power plants, along with defunding climate research and partnerships. The proposed budget reductions include a $2.6 billion cut for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2018, as well as a loss of $330 million in hazardous waste clean-up initiatives. Iain Milnes of Power Knot, along with other scientists, environmental advocates, and green entreprene...
Call for Entry from NGOs – 8th Spirit of Humanity Awards 2017

Call for Entry from NGOs – 8th Spirit of Humanity Awards 2017

Green Jobs
The 8th Spirit of Humanity Awards invite nomination from NGOs working across 10 categories for the welfare of humanity. Spirit of Humanity is a national-level knowledge sharing, capacity building and recognition platform for the social sector in India. Over the years, Spirit of Humanity has attracted thought-leaders, industry experts, who's who from the corporate, CSR, Government and academia, along with the Best-in-Class NGOs across India. Spirit of India Awards is hosted by the Americares Foundation India. The Spirit of Humanity Award was launched by Americares India in 2010. Americares India is a health-focused relief and development organization that saves lives & improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster. Award Categories The nominations for the Awards...
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Takes #Cycle2Work

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Takes #Cycle2Work

Green Alert
The Ministry of Electronics and IT, the key Ministry spearheading Digital India and Digital Payments is also focused on health of their employees and on Environmental Health! The National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), a key part of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has encouraged all its employees to pledge to ride a cycle to work, at least one day in a week. The Initiative #Cycle2Work aimed at fitness and well-being of the employees for greater productivity, adoption of Eco-friendly means to commute and combating pollution in Delhi through reduction of greenhouse gas emission for a cleaner and greener India. The campaign is in line with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's vision in 'Mann Ki Baat' that Government officials shou...

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