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Author: Aradhana Sharma

Aradhana Sharma is a nature lover based in South Delhi and takes keen interest in urging people to adopt an eco-friendly lifestyle.

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A World Elephant Day Note on the Plight of Asian Elephants

A World Elephant Day Note on the Plight of Asian Elephants

Green Lens
The Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan releasing a publication on the occasion of the World Elephant Day 2017 in New Delhi on August 12, 2017. World Elephant Day is being celebrated since 2012 on 12 August 12, to bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants. The escalation of poaching, habitat loss, human-elephant conflict and mistreatment in captivity are just some of the threats to both African and Asian elephants. In India too, elephant-human conflict are on the rise due to the shrinking habitats of this majestic animal. Of the two species of elephants known to us (African and Asian), the Asian elephant is endangered with only less than 40,000 remaining worldwide. The African elephant too is threatened, with on...
Details of Ongoing National Afforestation Schemes of MoEFCC

Details of Ongoing National Afforestation Schemes of MoEFCC

Green Alert
Trees and plants are the only source of food and oxygen for us and their growth and protection is a prerequisite for human survival on this Planet. It is for this reason that it is believed that for a country to be sustainable, it must have at least 33 of its area under forest cover. Consequently, several measures are being taken across the world to carry out tree plantation activities and also to protect the existing green cover. The Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan recently informed the Members of the Lok Sabha about the ongoing national afforestation schemes being implemented by the Ministry of Environment,Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) in India. To achieve the targets mentioned in the National Forest Policy of maintaining 33% forest...
Swachh Sarvekshan 2017 Survey Report Released by Government

Swachh Sarvekshan 2017 Survey Report Released by Government

Green Lens
The Union Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water & Sanitation and Urban Development, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar at the launch of the Swachh Sarvekshan (Gramin) - 2017 in New Delhi on August 8, 2017. The Minister of State for Drinking Water & Sanitation, Shri Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi, the Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Shri Parameswaran Iyer, the Principal Director General (M&C), Press Information Bureau, Shri A.P. Frank Noronha and other dignitaries are also seen. As the Swachh Bharat Mission approaches the third anniversary of its launch by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has launched a third party verification survey report to take stock of the progress already made b...
Toilet Ek Prem Katha Highlights the War on Open Defecation in India

Toilet Ek Prem Katha Highlights the War on Open Defecation in India

Green Alert
Media, in the form of cinema and theater is the mirror to the society. Bollywood films have often kept that in mind and have worked to highlight contemporary issues of social relevance. The next-in-line of such initiatives by Bollywood is the scheduled release of the Film - Toilet: Ek Prem Katha! Toilet: Ek Prem Katha aims to tackle one of India's biggest development challenges with the help of one of Bollywood's most bankable stars - Akshay Kumar. A supporter of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Akshay Kumar has also been a vocal champion of modernisation and equality in India, and has built toilets in rural areas in support of the film's message. The Film creates awareness and education about the link between the issues, and in doing so helps to further education about the ...
Nestlé India and Magic Bus Launch Healthy Kids Programme in Rajasthan

Nestlé India and Magic Bus Launch Healthy Kids Programme in Rajasthan

National
Nestlé India in association with Magic Bus India Foundation, one of the largest behaviour change organisation in India, inaugurated the Nestlé Healthy Kids programme in Jaipur for encouraging healthier living among adolescents by creating awareness regarding good nutrition, healthy habits and active living. This programme will reach out to 10,000 adolescents from marginalized communities of Jaipur and Ajmer. The objective of this programme is to create awareness about key nutrients, healthy eating, active lifestyles and public health facilities among adolescents, with a special focus on girls. Along with children, this programme will also include interaction with parents through workshops to encourage them to implement healthy eating habits in their homes. Speaking on the occasion, Mr.
Third Phase of Mission Million Books Campaign Hosted in Satara

Third Phase of Mission Million Books Campaign Hosted in Satara

National
Mission Million Books is a pan-India initiative aimed at providing the underprivileged with access to quality educational materials for their growth and advancement.  The initiative is led by Alibaba Group, in association with Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust. Donations are solicited and collected to deliver textbooks to schools and colleges across India. The campaign hosted the third book donation drive as part of the Mission Million Books initiative recently. The Chief Guest for the ceremony was MP and Ex-Union Minister, Sharad Pawar along with Vinay Bhartia, Senior Vice President for Strategic Partnerships for Alibaba.com India and Rajiv Mehta - Trustee, Ratna Nidhi Trust. Representatives from over 500 schools and colleges came to handpick books that would benefit their students in p
NMML Public Lecture on Smart Cities – Organic Cities

NMML Public Lecture on Smart Cities – Organic Cities

Events
The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) invites all interested to a Public Lecture on Smart Cities -- Organic Cities: Conceptual Conundrums Confronting Indian Urban Planners by Prof. A.G.K. Menon, Architect, Urban Planner and Conservation Consultant based in New Delhi. Date: 11 July 2017 (Tuesday) Time: 03.00 pm Venue: Seminar Room, Library Building, NMML, Teen Murti House, New Delhi Prof. A.G.K. Menon, is an architect, urban planner and conservation consultant. Practicing and teaching in Delhi since 1972, he co-founded the TVB School of Habitat Studies in 1990 and was its Director from 1994–2007, when it was inducted into the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, as the University School of Architecture and Planning. Image by J.M.Valenciano
Twitter Records Over 1 Million Tweets on GST in 3 Days

Twitter Records Over 1 Million Tweets on GST in 3 Days

Green Alert
Digital India has been promoted in India with much vigour and has indeed taken roots in rural and urban India. Fueled by the already ongoing digital revolution, much of everything - from information to entertainment, from banking to market purchases, from conversations to networking, has now shifted online. Arguably, Twitter and other digital platforms of this revolution do go a long way in saving paper and trees. Digital India was whole heatedly at display during the night of the launch of the Goods & Services Tax (GST) in India on 30 June 2017. Over the weekend that followed, Twitter saw over one million GST-related Tweets (between 30 Jun - 2 Jul 2017) as the whole country flocked to the platform for live breaking news and updates on the launch of GST in India. From #GSTIndia 
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...
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