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Month: June 2017

Cabinet Approves Initial Public Offer of IREDA Limited

Cabinet Approves Initial Public Offer of IREDA Limited

Green Alert
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to issue fresh equity shares of Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA). What is IREDA? For those who do not know, IREDA is a Public Financial Institution. Since its inception, IREDA has played a pioneering role in supporting and facilitating the policies and program of the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) that has nurtured the renewable energy industry in the country. Why Was it Needed? Government of India has scaled-up the renewable energy (RE) targets to 175 GW by the year 2022. To achieve this ambitious target, substantial investments in RE sector will be required. IREDA, being the premier institution for RE Sector, has to cater to the incr...
Buy Paintings – Modern Art and Buddha Paintings

Buy Paintings – Modern Art and Buddha Paintings

Green Living
There is nothing that can bring more joy and great inspiration at the same time than a work of art. Art is the ultimate form of creativity that must be inculcated in every child and must be kept close to oneself at all times. The true potential and power of art is known to all great men and women who have used art to keep themselves inspired and reach the great heights of their careers. The mental health benefits of art have long been known and used by therapists on a regular basis. Art is a great stress buster and a constant boost to reminding us that we are alive and kicking! It is therefore highly recommended that we all must give ourselves to art and reap its benefits. And to begin with, the very first step could be to buy paintings that appeal most to you and put them up in tho...
Government to Promote Segregation of Municipal Waste in Delhi NCR

Government to Promote Segregation of Municipal Waste in Delhi NCR

Green Alert
On the occasion of World Environment Day 2017, the Union Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu launched a campaign on source segregation of municipal waste for National Capital Region (NCR). The Minister felicitated individuals, Residential Welfare Associations, Hotels and Restaurants who have commendably contributed to the source segregation of waste and also administered a pledge in this regard. Speaking on the occasion, Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu urged all citizens to participate in this campaign for its success. He said that bins with different colors shall be used to segregate waste where green bins shall be used for wet waste and blue bins for dry waste. Incorrect disposal and burning of solid waste results in carbon emission leading to climate change. Greenhouse g...
Greenlco Eco Foundation Hosted Series of Events to Mark Environment Day

Greenlco Eco Foundation Hosted Series of Events to Mark Environment Day

Events
The Greenlco Eco Foundation NGO celebrated an entire week of the World Environment Day, between 29 May and 5 June 2017. A Mind Your Bin campaign also launched as part of the week long celebrations. The week long campaign was unveiled by the Mayor of SDMC and a GREENOTHON cycling rally was also organised. A Greenlco Eco MUN (Model United Nation) was also organised, where 100 students participated as delegates to discuss 'Chemical waste disposal in high seas' and 'Convention on Climate Change'. The week long celebrations also included a Painting activity on Environment for children of all ages, which was conducted on 5 June, 2017.
93.5 RED FM Partners With Inclusive India Campaign

93.5 RED FM Partners With Inclusive India Campaign

Corporate Greening
93.5 RED FM, one of the largest radio networks in India has partnered with Inclusive India Campaign with a focus on informing, involving and keeping people updated about disabilities prevailing among the citizens. The initiative has been launched to sensitise people to the need for equal opportunities, protection of rights and full participation of individuals with cerebral palsy, autism, intellectual disabilities and multiple disabilities. Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Government of India inaugurated the Inclusive India Initiative under National Trust. The initiative hopes to empower people with developmental disabilities. The Guest of Honour for this occasion included Nisha Narayanan, COO, 93.5 RED FM; Shri Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Minister
Responsible Citizen Initiative Launched by ATDC, NOIDA

Responsible Citizen Initiative Launched by ATDC, NOIDA

Events
Apparel Training and Design Centre (ATDC), Noida and Noida Apparel Export Cluster recently organised a March for Responsible Citizen Initiative on awareness of Skill Development, Swacch Bharat Abhiyan and Road Safety. The march began from ATDC Noida and the campaign was launched by Chief Guest Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Hon'ble Minister of State (I/c) of Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Govt. of India. Sh. Anil Kumar Jha (PPS), SP-Traffic, Gautam Budh Nagar, UP; Mr. Lalit Thukral, Chairman NAEC & ATDC Convener, UP State and Dr. Darlie Koshy,  Director General & CEO, ATDC were also present during the launch ceremony. The aim of the campaign was to educate people about cleanliness and sanitation under the Swatch Bharat Abhiyan, organise Road Safety Programmes through road safety march
European Investment Bank Commits to Support Small Island Nations

European Investment Bank Commits to Support Small Island Nations

Global
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is the long-term lending institution of the European Union owned by its Member States. It makes long-term finance available for sound investment in order to contribute towards EU policy goals. At the United Nations Oceans Conference held recently, the European Investment Bank confirmed support for investment around the world that strengthens conservation and enables more sustainable use of oceans and marine resources. This includes responding to the needs of Small Island Developing States to reduce vulnerability to a changing climate and supporting schemes that reduce pollution and contribute to development of a sustainable blue economy. Addressing world leaders and representatives of civil society, business, academia and science at the United N...
New York Bans Use of Elephants for Entertainment

New York Bans Use of Elephants for Entertainment

Global
A Bill that bans the use of elephants in circuses and other forms of entertainment is headed to Governor Andrew Cuomo for his signature following passage in both houses of the New York State legislature. The "Elephant Protection Act," originated and lobbied by students of the Pace University Environmental Policy Clinic and supported by The Humane Society of the United States, cites the "physical and psychological harm due to the living conditions and treatment to which [elephants] are subjected." Students of Pace's Environmental Policy Clinic devoted their spring semester to assuring passage of the legislation which would make New York the first state in USA to institute such a ban. They maintain that the methods used to train elephants have a direct impact on the survival of the sp...
Sealed Air CSR Initiative Soap For Hope Impacts 15,000 Lives

Sealed Air CSR Initiative Soap For Hope Impacts 15,000 Lives

Corporate Greening
The Soap for Hope Initiative of the Sealed Air Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, engaged in the business of food packaging and food safety, cleaning and hygiene solution has touched more than 15,000 lives so far. The initiative was launched in 2016 as part of the Company's CSR with the purpose of recycling used soap from hotels by processing them into new bars of soap and distributing the same to the poor and under-privileged. Sealed Air worked with many prominent hotels like Accor Group, Taj Group of Hotels, Ramada, Hilton, Intercontinental, Radisson, ITC, IHG Group, Lalit, Shangri-La etc on this initiative and also worked closely with Doctors for You, an NGO based in Mumbai. Commenting on achieving this milestone, Himanshu Jain, VP and MD, Indian Subcontinent and South East A...
UNESCO to Meet to Designate New Biosphere Reserves

UNESCO to Meet to Designate New Biosphere Reserves

Global
Members of the International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme will convene to designate new biosphere reserves during the annual meeting at United Nations' Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)'s Headquarters in Paris, France from 12 to 15 June, 2017. Biosphere reserves are areas comprising terrestrial, marine and coastal ecosystems. Managed in concertation with local communities, they test ways to reconcile the conservation of biodiversity with economic development and the sustainable use of resources. The International Coordination Council this year will examine proposals to add 28 new biosphere reserves to the network and extensions to existing sites. The Proposals have been received from 22 countries: Benin, Costa Rica, De...

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